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Wedding Photographers Take a Romantic Turn In Front Of the Camera

When you know, you know, and these two knew after three months. And being wedding photographers (the duo behind the amazing Sally Pinera) they also know the importance of capturing life’s memories and moments so they had the talented Joel Serrato work his magic in the Los Olivos hills. And oh are we glad they did because the results? The speak for themselves – all in our Vault right this way!

From Sally PineraRobert and I met through a surprise brunch date via our Cupid friend. Popovers, butter and coffee had us going in the city of New York that day. And an hour of brunch turned into an all day event! Three months later, we found ourselves saying “I do” and starting our adventurous life together. As wedding photographers, we knew the importance of having our life photographed so that we can cherish each and every milestone, moment and memory. We are so happy to have had Joel photograph us in the beautiful hills of Santa Barbara.

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Keep that love alive! Anniversary inspiration this way!

Photography: Joel Serrato Films + Photographs

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Bouquet Breakdown: Rustic Elegant Farm Wedding Inspiration

If you even so glimpsed at the Rustic Elegant Farm Wedding Inspiration from Sally Pinera and Poppy Design Co., then it’s basically a guarantee that you pinned every last stunning image fromThe Vault! Using soft, warm hues to reflect the California hills and sunshine, Emma Avalos crafted this sweet bouquet with the utmost care, and, lucky for us, she shared this blushing beauty’s breakdown below!

Rustic Elegant Farm Wedding Inspiration

  • 15 Stems Distant Drums Rose
  • 12 Stems Peach Ranunculus
  • 6 Stems Hellebores
  • 6 Stems Tuberose
  • 15 Stems Silene
  • 6 Stems Sage Foliage
  • 6 Stems Lambs Ear Foliage
  • 3 Stems Chilean Fern Foliage

From Emma…. Sally Pinera of Sally Pinera Photography and I spoke a lot about pulling together many layers of tones and texture in a warm, earthy palette, with tinges of peachy, apricot tones. Our team, Poppy Design, is made up of my mom and l, and she focuses on creating a mood with elements of the table top decor and allowing that to compliment the tones and mood I choose to use in flowers.

My theory in flowers is quite simple, I try to leave create a loose color pallet, and choose different variances in tones and textures to work with. For this shoot, that mood was classic California al fresco dining, laid back, approachable, yet laced in with classic California wine country elegance in details such as the crystal stemware and decanters.

We dreamt of a warm, sunlit setting, with lots of sunbeams and light coming through the images. The layers of textures and tones in the white chipped French chairs, the rich wooden farm table, paired with a hint of powder blue linen napkins on porcelain plates really allowed us to dream up a pallet in the florals that were reflective to our setting.

We chose to use warm hues to reflect the golden California hills and sunshine, the soft palette allows you to soak up the surroundings, rather that compete for the attention.

Floral Design: Emma Avalos of Poppy Design Co. | Photography:  Sally Pinera

Romantic Lavender Field Inspiration Session

Purple is my alma mater’s color, but I haven’t been particularly in love with the hue since I was a little girl. But this ethereal lavender field inspiration shoot from Jennifer Kulakowski has me completely smitten. From the rich berry hues of the flowers to the breezy backless gown and stunning tabletop china, I’m in truly, madly, deeply in love. One look in The Vault, and you will be too.

Rustic Venue

From Jennifer KulakowskiOur vision for this editorial session was to capture the simplistic beauty of a bride on her wedding day in an equally tranquil environment. We choose the alluring Clairmont Farm Lavender Field to perfectly complement our vision with their endless fields of purple, unique singular blossoms, and not to mention the divine relaxing scent. We combined unique details to tell our story using a wedding gown of grey layered chiffon, place setting calligraphy on macaroons, and stunning florals of amnesia roses and burgundy anemones. Our desire to capture the emotions and sweet expectation surrounding a bride on her wedding day, led us to this romantic daydream of a session.

Photography: Jennifer Kulakowski | Event Styling: Hint Of Chic | Floral Design: Hint Of Chic | Wedding Dress: ASOS | Cake: Enjoy Cupcakes | Hair & Makeup: 805 Makeup | Calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy | Venue: Clairmont Farms | Chair Rental: Town And Country | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Linens & Ribbon: Silk & Willow | Model: Isabelle Rosa | Plates: Anthropologie | Table Rental: Chalk and Ribbon

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