For all you true romantics at heart, this ones for you. It’s gilded-blush goodness inspired by the sweet JuLee Collection, paired with loose and lovely hairstyles by Skyla Arts and adorned with gems from One World Designs. From laced-backs to ruffled necklines and all the sweet treats in between, U Me Us Studios caught it all behind their lovely lens. See more in the gallery!
From U Me Us Studios…This gorgeous romantic and vintage styled shoot was photographed by husband-and-wife duo, Evonne & Darren Wong of U Me Us Studios at the amazing Allied Arts Guild. It is a cooperative of artists and since 1929, it has been a San Francisco Bay Area landmark and an inspiring sanctuary for both artists and craftsmen. Originally owned by a Spanish King in the 1700s, it was purchased by art lovers and designed in the classic Spanish Colonial Style with tile work brought over from Spain and Morocco. The entire location with its Spanish architectural details of the red-roof tiles, archways, courtyards, wrought iron and the stunning Spanish-style gardens are very picturesque, making it the perfect destination-wedding venue.
Our soft color palette of blush pink and a hint of gold was inspired by the romantic vintage details of Judy Lee’s JuLee 2015 Collection with sexy, charming silhouettes. Playing with textures and colors, each dress features delicate lace, tulle, chiffon, and satin with a touch of gold or rose gold tone that shines subtly. The collection is designed for brides who are true romantics at heart yet bold and chic. They believe in tradition, but are not afraid to step outside the box and be unique. The collection reflects this daring personality in what we called “sweet and spicy.”
Complementing the dresses were hand-made hair accessories by Bonnie Harper of One World Designs Bridal Jewelry, featuring materials in gold, pink and blush tones. Some of the favorite pieces of the day were the pink hair flowers, gold rhinestone hairpins with champagne pearls that matched the bride’s necklace and add a little bit of sparkle to the overall theme. A few more favorites were the bridesmaid’s headband and set of pearl and gold hairpins with hand painted leaves to match her dress.
Skyla Arts provided a simple “Barbie,” high ponytail for Rashmi. As for Victoria, they did one of their favorite looks, a faux bob. It is the type of look that is fabulous on just about anyone, a combination of retro and modern, and it fit the style of the short gold dress perfectly. Makeup was simple classic beauty choices that never date and always looks modern. The eyes were framed in individual lashes and the lips were glossed to suit the model’s
The venue was the perfect place for inspiration for floral designer, Cary Li of Petals by Cary. The red tiled roof, walkways and wrought iron details sought for a rustic and sweet flower accent. Color driven by the softness of the bridal dresses; white fragrant freesia and buttercup ranunculus was a must, especially in the spring time, when they are in season. The bridal bouquet comprised of Juliet garden roses from David Austin Rose provided shades of glowing apricot as they bloomed – cupped when freshly cut and opened to form large rosettes with perfectly arranged petals which complemented the gorgeous dresses. And of course, what is not to love about the matching floral hair pieces!
Yummy and scrumptious desserts were provided by Alison Okabayashi of Pretty Please Bakeshop, which included a trio of 6-inch mini cakes – fondant frills with gold edging, gold fondant with blush and light peach sugar rosettes and white fondant with oversized dahlia in blush. Of course, the dessert spread won’t be complete without the blush colored french macarons, mini rice crispy square dipped in white chocolate on a stick, mini coconut cream pies and the mini tea cakes with sugar peaches with gold leaves on top… all of which were inspired by the color and texture from the dresses.
The peony letterpress invitations with gold foil lined envelopes by Kristen Schenck Jackson of Letterpress Printables were an absolute match for the overall inspiration. The colors and textures were perfect complements to the gorgeous blush and gold linens by Napa Valley Linens.
Photography: Evonne & Darren Photography | Floral Design: Petals By Cary | Wedding Dress: JuLee Collection | Invitations: Letterpress Printables | Ceremony Venue: Allied Arts Guild | Reception Venue: Allied Arts Guild | Hair & Makeup: Skyla Arts Makeup & Hair | Cake & Desserts: Pretty Please Bakeshop | Hair Accessories: One World Designs Jewelry | Linens: Napa Valley Linens