Warm sunshine, beautiful blooms and a whole lot of hillside frolicking… my, oh my, does this Spring inspired photo shoot have us celebrating the new season in a big, big way.  From the vibrant purple and pink hues to that gorgeous floral wreath (swoon!) to the sweet, whimsical vibe, every.last.moment is downright magical.  I’m sending BUNDLES of virtual hugs straight to the oh-so-talented team at Locally Grown Weddings… and once you take in these gorgeous images captured by Aurora Meneghello, you’ll most certainly see why.  Click here for more.

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From Aurora of Locally Grown WeddingsReady for the freshness of springtime? The Locally Grown Weddings team crafted this styled shoot to help serve as an antidote to any lingering chilly weather. It’s all about fantasy, whimsy, and a sweet touch of romance! Madeline, the architect behind the shoot, found inspiration from romantic painters such as Herbert James Draper, Charles Shannon and John William Waterhouse. They all bring a soft and dreamy approach to their work, and we wanted to showcase a look that was both classic and whimsical. We used soft muted colors and textiles to lend the feminine touch, and added in some fantastic vintage pieces like the gorgeous chaise lounge. The top of Bernal Hill provided us with the perfect backdrop, fit for a fairy princess.

The dress was actually a slip from the 1930’s and would typically have been worn underneath a wedding gown, but it was just so simple and elegant on its own that we wanted to showcase its beauty. Angela is a huge fan of clothing from this era, particularly dresses that are cut on the bias like this slip. The color palette for the makeup was all about pastels, and the demi-lash Angela applied to the outer edges of Mandy’s eyes gave that delicate, doe-eyed look. A touch of light pink lip gloss completed the romance. And with the crisp and clear winter day that we had, Aurora was able to use just natural light to capture the softness and beauty our lovely model, Mandy. The florals carried this light and sweet theme, as Madeline incorporated soft pink tulips, heather, vintage trim and lace into the bouquet and boutonnieres, as well as the gorgeous floral headpiece.

In keeping with the light and dreamy feel of the shoot, Pei-Yee crafted a trio of sweet and savory little bites, including crisp and delicate puffs filled with an airy lemon cream, buttery and tender Parmesan crackers with a hint of black pepper, and rich and decadent chocolate tarts with crunchy cacao nibs. The dessert plates are vintage discoveries of Madeline’s that she personalized by hand-painting “LOVE” with ceramic paint — a great way for a DIY bride to add that personal touch to her wedding day or bridal shower. Locally Grown Weddings is the creative team that will design and produce your unique and sustainable event. Our goal is to support each of our couples in having a creative, beautiful, and green wedding that celebrates this important milestone in their lives. We’d love the opportunity to introduce you to our talented team and help you tell your story!

Photography: Aurora Meneghello of Locally Grown Weddings / Locations: A Private Residence + Bernal Hill, Both in San Francisco, California / Event Planning: Sadie Waddington of Locally Grown Weddings / Floral + Event Design: Madeline Trait of Locally Grown Weddings / Catering: Chef Stephanie of Locally Grown Weddings / Desserts: Pei-Yee Woo of Locally Grown Weddings / Wedding Dress: A Vintage Slip / Hair + Makeup: Angela LaFlamme of Flame Angel Design / Model: Mandy Rose