I’m a huge believer in the beauty of simplicity, and these California nuptials encompass that idea in perfect form. Surrounded by sweeping views and sandy shores, Erin and Ben let the setting speak for itself and focused on what’s most important – the love. With Natalie Bray behind the camera every light-filled moment is beautifully documented all waiting right here.
From Natalie Bray Photography… Meet Erin and Ben! They are the most heartfelt and sincere couple I have ever met. Incredibly kind, generous, and soooo in love! You can see it in all the details surrounding their spring wedding at the Levyland Estate in Carlsbad.
Erin wanted a spring wedding with stunning wildflowers and the light and airy feeling of the ocean encapsulating their day. And the Levyland was the perfect location to capture her vision. Erin and Ben wanted the wedding day to be laid back with romantic touches to juxtapose the modern lines of the venue. She did that with lots of vintage details, such as an antique library desk seating chart…where guests names were hand typed and placed like an old library system. A great way to start guests on the journey through their wonderful celebration. She had a vintage type writer and sweet notes to complete the look. Also, a beautiful banner over head by rifle paper company to welcome guests. Such a lovely detail!
Erin’s dress was stunning chiffon full length gown from a small shop in London … she loved the back and the silhouette. Chiffon and lace truly complimented Erin’s petite frame. Also, Nancy Lui did a beautiful job with a natural look to highlight our stunning bride. She looked like a dream!
The maid-of-honor hand painted each bridesmaids name on the hangers as a gift. Such a sweet detail. Her bridesmaids chose complimentary colored dresses, but not matching, with light blush and cream, which made for a stunning addition to her wedding party. From lace to chiffon their dresses added a nice detail. Plus, the ladies can use the dresses again. Erin bought each of her bridesmaids a Kate Spade rose gold rope ring. Gorgeous!
Florals by L& S truly completed the look romance with pops of color and whimsy. Erin wanted the reception to be romantic as well. With market lighting overhead and handmade paper garland lining the dance floor made for a perfect atmosphere for family and friends to dance the night away. For a different look L&S made a beautiful floral crown for the reception as well. The day was full of stunning light and wonderful moments between family and friends. So happy we got to celebrate and share in this joyous occasion.
Photography: Natalie Bray Photography | Florist: L & S Florals | Banner : Rifle Paper Co. | Catering : Four Seasons Catering | Coordination: Stecklair Events | Make-up : Nancy Lui | PHOTOBOOTH: Mobile Photo Booth | Rentals : Platinum Party Rentals | Rope Ring : Kate Spade | Videography : Natalie Bray | Wedding Venue: Levyland Estate