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Romantic Carlsbad Beach Elopement + Honeymoon Inspiration

I’ve never claimed to be a beach babe but by golly, this shoot by Mirelle Carmichael has me rethinking some life goals. The romance of the boho elopement is ridiculously pretty on its own but toss in the surfer inspired honeymoon pics and I’m smitten (and that classic, chic striped bathing suit? I’m ordering it ASAP). Summer isn’t over yet so until that first leaf falls, this gallery will be my daydream destination.


From Mirelle Carmichael Photography… A late afternoon elopement inspiration shoot, and a romantic surfer-inspired honeymoon shoot!

Photography: Mirelle Carmichael | Event Styling: Boho Beach Babe | Floral Design: Modern Bouquet | Makeup: Amber Silva | Hair: French Twist | Venue: Leo Carillo Ranch | Blue Bikini: Stone Fox Swimwear | Blue Striped One Piece: Aila Blue | Bridal Boutique: Camille Wynn | Female Model: Sydney Lee | Gold Rings, Earrings & Crocodile Bracelet: Zoe & Morgan | Hair Accessories & Pearl Bracelet: Percy Handmade | Lace Wedding Gown: Claire Pettibone | Male Model: Ryan Walker | Model Agency: Sydney Lee | Strapless Wedding Gown: Sarah Seven | Surfboards: Ryan Walker | Swimwear: Boho Beach Babe | White Bikini: Salt Swimwear

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Rustic Carlsbad Ranch Wedding

From the fun lawn games and dangling mason jar floral arrangements to the array of Jenny Yoo bridesmaids dresses and retro figurine cake toppers, it’s clear this wedding was something special, in large part due to amazing vendors like I Do…Weddings & Events. Zelo Photography captured all the thoughtful details that made up this magical day.

Rustic Venue

From I Do…Weddings!…This venue has such a rustic charm in the architecture and landscaping. With such lush greenery surrounding the property, weathered barns scattered throughout, antique windmills, peacocks roaming around, and the warmth of the sunshine, you just can’t help but smile.

From the Mother of the Bride…My daughter’s dream was to have a ‘shabby-chic,’ vintage wedding with lots of crafty and personalized touches.” With so much love and thoughtfulness, Jamie’s family put together many decorative DIY projects. Each detail was well thought out and truly expressive of them and their love story. From the lit-up “J” initials, vintage plates used for guest seating and table numbers, lawn games, and wood signs, their décor was the perfect setup for their wedding day!

Jamie Jeremiah’s wedding ceremony was held under this giant pepper tree. Mason jars were delicately hung from the trees and chairs filled with an array of gorgeous blooms and accented with lace.

Guests were then invited to enjoy cocktail hour, where they enjoyed playing personalized lawn games and taking fun pictures within a vintage photobooth.

Guests then took their seats at the rustic feast wood tables, which were accented with Jute Wheat table runners, and beautiful blush pinks, soft peach, ivory, and soft green floral arrangements. This definitely set the tone for a beautiful shabby-chic and pastel color palette wedding!

The Bride looked stunning as ever in her white dress, and her beautiful bridesmaids dressed in long dresses all mixed and matched with an assortment of pinks, charcoal and light grey. I absolutely LOVE the Bride’s and bridesmaids bouquets created with vibrant garden roses, roses, spray roses, lisianthus, succulents, and wrapped with burlap and ivory lace. Groom and Groomsmen were looking sharp in their grey suits accented with a black tie and a gorgeous succulent boutonniere.

Jamie and Jeremiah’s wedding day was magical; especially with their nearest and dearest family and friends there to celebrate and dance the night away under the stars.

Photography: Zelo Photography | Videographer: Side by Side Cinema | Wedding Coordinator: I Do…Weddings & Events | Florals: Cherry Blossom Floral Design | Wedding Dress: James Clifford Collection | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein | Groomsmen's Attire: Friar Tux | Allie’s Party Rentals: Allie's Rentals | Dessert/Cake: VG Donut & Bakery | Guitarist/DJ: Dennis Bergstrom | Hair/Makeup: Style Lounge | Leo Carrillo Ranch: Charles Balteria | Photobooth: Vintage Vault Photo Booth | Root Cellar Catering : Root Cellar Catering Co.

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Marmalade Sky Films + A Discount + A Giveaway!

There is something so special about having your wedding day captured on film for you and your honey to relive over and over again. And when the film is done by the insanely creative Northern California boutique cinematography company Marmalade Sky Films, you’ll find any excuse to press play.

Behind the lens is a team of best friends, Eugene + Matt, who worked in the film industry prior to discovering their passion for wedding cinematography. Thanks to this experience, every film they create is based in a deep love for visual storytelling. Their films capture all the special moments of the couple’s big day, from the kisses to the laughter and tears, in a way that is authentic and genuine, to tell each couple’s individual and unique love story.

Are you head-over-heels yet? Well now’s the time to book your big day with Marmalade Sky Films because they’re giving SMP readers who book before September 2015 $200 off a Wedding Cinematography Package of their choice! Simply mention this post when booking to redeem the offer. Check out their packages here.
Oh and there’s more! Marmalade Sky Films is giving one lucky reader a Save the Date film shot on Full HD ($499 value).

To enter:Comment on this post with why you’d love to have Marmalade Sky Films tell the story of you and your honey!

To win: A winner will be randomly chosen and announced in WIUP on Friday, April 24, 2015.

The details: Session must take place in San Francisco or mutually agreed upon location on mutually agreed upon date. The giveaway includes session time and one Engagement Video or Save the Date Invitation video (30 seconds to 1 minute in length).

Cinematography: Marmalade Sky Films