When Mirelle Carmichael sends a little something pretty our way, we know it’s not only going to steal our hearts but it’s going to tell a beautiful story of love. And this forest fete? It’s so enchanting, you could almost step right into the lovely imagery, smell the fresh, wild air and hear the glow of laughter and happiness. Feast your eyes on all the lovely right here.


From Mirelle Carmichael Photography… Michel and Jeff flew in from New Zealand for a beautiful destination wedding in the Mariposa forest, where Michel spent her summers as a child. There was so much thought put into every detail of their wedding day, from the event design and florals from the bride’s mother, to the perfect music chosen by the bride’s sister Allie, who is a radio DJ in San Diego. They had 60 of their closest friends and family from around the world there to celebrate with them. One of my favorite parts of the day was when we hiked through fields of wildflowers and into the forest to visit a giant oak tree that Michel used to play at as a child.

Photography: Mirelle Carmichael | Wedding Dress: Thurley | Cake: Pioneer Bakery | Wedding Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell | Bridesmaids Dresses: Anthropologie | Catering: BB's Catering | Hair: Mount Tabor Park | DJ: Allie Himes | Groom's Suit: Jack London | Venue: Mariposa Forest | Wedding Rings: CommitMe Etsy