The Playbook for Adding All Out Romance to Your Wedding Day
April 3, 2017
California
RomanticWeddings in Historical VenuesSpring Weddings
There is nothing, and I mean nothing, that a huge grouping of candles and an abundance of florals can't solve. Together they are a power couple for adding all out romance to your wedding day. A gorgeous backdrop like Vibiana doesn't hurt either. Take notes from this stunning inspiration crafted by Smith + James, with florals by Plenty of Petals and images by Valentina Glidden. Plus even more right here!
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For this shoot, we were inspired to put a delicate, romantic Old World vibe into the gorgeous white-marbled architecture of Vibiana. Vibiana is an event space that used to be a Catholic church in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. We used soft pastels in the floral, tabletop, and even the bride's dress to compliment the candlelight and a bit of European charm.

Valentina Glidden really knows how to work with film in the most delicate, beautiful way. It's difficult to create such clear, perfectly-lit photos with low lighting and Valentina was not held back by shooting indoors. She always makes brides (or in this case, models) feel so comfortable and captures their most gorgeous moments on film.

We love the idea of a slight rebellion in Carol Hannah separates instead of the expected white dress. The vanilla and blush colors together in this combination felt like soft candlelight.

Kasia with Plenty of Petals always knocks our socks off. She finds the most beautiful things at the market and turns them into magic. We love the dreamy soft pinks and white she chose for this shoot. Danielle Keene of Sheila Mae made the prettiest cake and styled it so beautifully. It's one of my favorite parts of this shoot. Kara Anne with Kara Anne Paper does such beautiful calligraphy and paper design. I really love the details she creates in each piece. Rachelle from the Halcyon Agency totally nailed the model's hair and make-up look based on the inspiration we gave her.

This shoot day was so fun, working alongside a great team. I hope it shows through the photos how happy we were to put this all together!
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