Let’s chat about how adorable this photo shoot is for a minute, shall we? Because I just can’t get over all the preppy, picnic-inspired cuteness. Allure Consulting and Kaella Lynn Events really put every last detail that makes my heart sing into this sweet shoot, and they topped it off with a real, so in love, couple and two cute pooches decked out in their picnic finest. With all of that, I’m already giddy with excitement, but when Meg Perotti captures it all? I’m done. See all the pretty picnic pictures right here!

From Allure ConsultingWe love our two grooms dressed in their weekend best for this garden ceremony and picnic reception! The blankets invite lounging and the lemonade refreshes after a round of croquet. We are inspired by the opaque white vases, the monochromatic clusters of flowers (so versatile!), and the Pantone color of the year, tangerine! Upside-down crates serve as picnic tabletops — great for layering and re-using for different parts of a reception. I really wanted to do a gay wedding shoot and I couldn’t get the idea of a picnic out of my head. The lawn at Swedenborgian was perfect — Swedeborgian Church is actively supportive of gay marriage, as are all the vendors involved in this shoot. That was a very important element to me — the most important, actually, followed closely by the “preppy picnic” theme and incorporating lots of bright colors. Kaella and I wanted to create an accessible DIY party with modern touches (like the oversized kale boutonnieres and the white vases) and pretty vintage props. In the end, our models (a real couple) reminded us all why we started this…to share our passion for marriage equality and beautiful parties!

Photography: Meg Perotti / Photo Shoot Venue: Swedenborgian Church in San Francisco, California / Coordination + Concept: Christy Daly of Allure Consulting / Event Design + Styling: Kaella Lynn Events / Floral Design: Ingela Floral Design / Cinematography: Sean Basaman / Wedding Cakes: Glass Slipper Gourmet / Invitations + Signage: The Aerialist Press / Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals / Models: Randy Bernard + Kresimir Grgurevic

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