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Autumn Inspiration Shoot from Anna Delores Photography

Halloween has a reputation for lacking that sophistication we adore so much on SMP. So we love, love, love when we come across a shoot like this one from Anna Delores Photography that beautifully inspires ways to incorporate the holidays with style. It doesn’t hurt, of course, to have a ridiculously cute little one holding the gorgeous florals from Stella Bloom Designs. We melt for that. Top it off with some stunning styling by A Charming Occasion, and ladies and gents, we have a winner. See it all here.


From Anna Delores PhotographyWe wanted a styled wedding concept inspired by the colors of changing seasons, but without incorporating too many of the typical representations of fall or winter. Joelle of A Charming Occasion and Amy of Stella Bloom Designs did a phenomenal job of creating ceremony and reception settings with sophisticated, understated colors and elements. With a stunning gown from BHLDN, elegantly simple invitations by Crafty Pie Press, and a vintage-style, mossy birdcage to display escort cards, the vision came to life. Gerry Ranch’s citrus orchards and gorgeous vistas were the perfect backdrop for the styled wedding ceremony and reception.

Photography: Anna Delores Photography | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Floral Design: Stella Bloom Designs | Invitations: Crafty Pie Press | Jewelry: BHLDN | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Gerry Ranch | Coordination & Styling: A Charming Occasion | Rentals: Town and Country Event Rentals

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Camarillo Wedding from Marianne Wilson Photography

With the exception of a large vanilla latte, nothing makes my afternoon better like a California wedding. And this Camarillo beaut? Off. the. charts. Made pretty by My Bride Story and Kristine Shin Designs, this al fresco stunner is what modern garden I Dos are all about. See every sunshiny capture from Marianne Wilson Photography right here and make certain not to miss the film from Studio 205.

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While undergraduates, Bobby and I first met at the UCLA Police Department. No…not as jail cellmates, but rather as fellow student employees. And although we knew early on in our relationship that we knew this was it and wanted to spend the rest of our lives together, because of graduate school (law school for him; nursing and anesthesia school for me), it wasn’t until after nine years of dating that we officially tied the knot!

Early on in the planning process, we decided the most important thing to both of us was that our family and friends enjoyed delicious food and drinks. Which made choosing Maravilla Gardens (an incredibly beautiful and hidden gem of a venue) and their exclusive caterer, Command Performance Catering, an easy decision. At the suggestion of our amazing wedding planner, Esther Kim of My Bride Story, we also had Carmela Ice Cream during the cocktail hour (which we were initially hesitant about having before the reception, but was actually a huge hit as our wedding day was on the warm side; even our venue staff decided this needed to become a staple for future weddings!). As an avid brewery visitor and beer drinker, my husband took complete control of the drinks menu and handpicked the beers, wine, and liquors. We saved a ton of money by purchasing them on sale at various markets during the months leading up to the wedding, as well as at purchasing at a membership-only club store.

Not only are we a food-loving couple, but a playful one at that, which led us to center our unity ceremony not around candle or sand, but…pizza!! We not only love pizza, but pizza was our first meal together after we got engaged, and it was also our first dinner together on our first full day as a married couple. We hid the pizza box in a small dresser, and DJ Chris Mortarillo of Elegant Event Entertainment, perfectly timed Dean Martin’s “That’s Amore” with us revealing the pizza box, which was followed with immediate laughter from our guests. Bobby wrote an incredible speech for our officiant to read; it described how a pizza is related to a successful marriage e.g. like the crust of a pizza, every marriage must be built upon a solid foundation of hard work, growth, and flour (or flowers)

After having gone through the planning process, my biggest tip for brides is to be true to you and your husband. If the two of you are silly people, don’t be afraid to let it show during the wedding somehow because it’s a day to celebrate you as a couple! Also, don’t be afraid to ask your family and friends for help, and to be specific in what tasks they can help with. They love you and want to help you!

Dress: Panache Bridal | Wedding Dress: Marisa Bridals | Cake: Sweet Lady Jane | Ceremony Venue: Maravilla Gardens | Reception Venue: Maravilla Gardens | Catering: Command Performance Catering | Event Coordinator: My Bride Story | Calligraphy: oohlie & aahlie | DJ: Elegant Event Entertainment | Celebrant: Greg Mohr | Bridesmaids' Dresses (One Should in peach): Donna Morgan | Cinematography : Studio 205 | Custom Printing: Etsy - First Snow | Florist : Kristine Shin Designs | Grooms clothing: Friar Tux Shop | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Makeup: Nicole DeAnne | Photographers: Marianne Wilson Photography | Strapless Bridesmaid Dress: Donna Morgan | Venue Coordinator: Erin from Maravilla Gardens

Donna Morgan is a member of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. La Tavola Fine Linen Rental and studio205films are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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Maravilla Gardens Wedding from Hazelnut Photography

This wedding had me at classic lace dress with a hint of pink. Yep, sold. From the copious amounts of peonies to the gaggle of little flower girls captured so beautifully by Hazelnut Photography and that dream with a hint of blush gown, it marries fresh and classic in the best of ways. And the Bride and Groom, they’re pretty darn adorable too. Head over to the gallery for the full affair.

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From Hazelnut PhotographyI think there are people that are put onto this planet to make it a better place.  I mean, we all ought to, but there are some people that actually do.  People that make it the goal of their lifetime to leave this earth in a better state than they found it.  Lindsay & Kyle, hands down, are two of those people.  I’d had this inkling before their wedding, even though I had only briefly met them.  They booked me from their moving truck, as they were heading across the country.  We had a short conversation and I immediately fell for their passion and their excitement.   (Seriously, how you can be excited while driving a U-Haul is beyond me, but they were!)  A few months ago I had the pleasure of meeting them, along with her mother & sister and I knew that this wedding would be special.  The love they shared for each other was palpable.  And the excitement from her family was contagious.  I knew it was going to be oh so good. And, it was everything I hoped it would be.  Her incredible gown had just the faintest hint of pink, so fresh and yet classic.  The details were sweet and little hints of this beautiful couple, including granola made by our bride!  There were nods to the past, and mountains of hope for the future.  It was a lovely wedding, full of passion and brimming with love.  Two people who are so clearly meant to change the world together.  It’s a beautiful thing and I couldn’t be more excited for Lindsay & Kyle as they begin this part of their story.

Photography: Hazelnut Photography | Cinematography: Paperweight Films | Floral Design: Luis Cerda | Ceremony + Reception Location: Maravilla Gardens | Bakery: I Heart Pies | Band: DeBois Entertainment

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