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Wayfarers Chapel Wedding from Blissfully Illuminated Fine Art Photography

This is the kind of duo that just knows how to have a good time.  The kind of duo that announces they are tying the knot and you simply can.not.wait for their wedding.  Because if anyone is going to throw a drop-dead gorgeous + super fun soiree, it’s these two… and it’s one that is chock-full of beautiful details and heartwarming moments that will seriously take your breath away.  See it all captured by Blissfully Illuminated Fine Art Photography in the full gallery.


From Blissfully Illuminated Fine Art Photography… Capturing the love between Marissa and Davin on their wedding day was such a joy! After shooting their urbex engagement, we couldnt wait to see their beautiful wedding would be like.

M + D chose the Wayfarers Chapel in Racho Palos Verdes, California to say their I do’s. Seated on the cliffs of the Pacific Ocean in a garden of young redwoods, the glass chapel was designed by Llyod Wright to be natural sanctuary. Marissas elegant lace wedding gown paired with the modern and romantic architecture of the chapel was breathtaking!

Their reception was held at the Cabrillo Marina in San Pedro. The bride and groom shared their vision with their friend and designer, Liz Mahlo, who brought the marina to life with bold colors and patterns, vintage props, and one of our favorite decorations – the ribbon divider! Marissa shared one of the sweetest dances with her father while her brother played a ukulele version of Butterfly Kisses. Twinkling lights strung across the courtyard amplified the romance of the evening, and laughter and silly dancing filled the dance floor. As the sun set and the moon rose higher, Davin serenaded his wifey under the stars with his guitar, with friends and family singing along. All of the love in the air pointed to one thing the love between M+D is brings great joy to everyone around them, and they will surely be missed! The happy couple departed the next day for their honey-move to Hawaii, where they will make their new home together. We couldn’t be happier for them! Mahalo, and blessings, to M+D!

Photography: Blissfully Illuminated Fine Art Photography | Cinematography: 24kt Sound + Video | Dress:Shelly at Dressing Up, Orange, California | Floral Design: Paula Vasin | Ceremony Venue: Wayfarers Chapel, Racho Palos Verdes, California | Reception Venue: The Plaza at Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro, California | Bride’s Shoes: BCBGeneration | Caterer: Love at First Bite | Event Planning: Liz Mahlo 

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Palos Verdes Wedding from Emily Blake Photography

This sweet little family of three has officially stolen my heart. Like forever and ever, throw away the key, and it’s got everything to do with these incredible snaps from miss Emily Blake. She let story unfold behind the lens, and today we’re reaping the rewards. I’m talking all-white blooms by Art With Nature Design, a chocolately yum-fest from Susie Cakes and sooo much happy it could almost hurt your heart. Almost. Dive straight into this Italian style fête right over here.

Carly & Clay chose the symbol of olive branches throughout their wedding especially to remember the peace God provides. It also tied in perfectly with an Italian theme inspired by their honeymoon adventure in Italy, which they left for the very next day. Their wedding was designed to celebrate the goodness of God in their lives, their love for one another & the start of their life together as a family with Carly’s 2-year-old daughter Savannah, who was the special guest of honor. To them nothing said celebration like an Italian family feast! A menu of Bruchetta, stuffed mushrooms, hand-tossed gourmet pizzas & of course GELATO set the tone, along with decorations featuring their olive motif. Clay’s mom handmade napkins for each guest featuring rustic black & white ticking fabric & strewn throughout the event where hits of their rustic/elegant Italian theme.

Clay & Carly will always cherish the memories of their special day. Especially being surounded by their friends, family & special little guests- the children! A father daughter dance was held for Clay & his new daughter Savannah, who were later joined by all fathers & daughters in attendance. It was especially important to the bride & groom that Savannah have a memorable day she could look back on as the start of her new family. Clay included a beautiful vow to her during the ceremony & a special table was set for Savannah to enjoy the evening with some of her little friends.

We are so very grateful to all of our amazing vendors, family & friends who made this season of celebration so rich & memorable for us! We could not have imagined a better beginning of our journey together as a family of three.

Photography: Emily Blake Photography | Cinematography: Luke StHilare | Wedding Coordinator: Hilary Larkins | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Wedding Cake: Susie Cakes | Bridesmaid Dresses: H&M | Catering: Pizza 900 | Catering: Persiano Events | Hair and Makeup: Emily Barton | Florist : Kim Sanders, Art With Nature Design | Flower Girl Dress: Gilly Gray | Gelato : Bulgarini Gelato | Venue: Catalina View Gardens | Vintage Rentals: Found Rentals

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Vintage Spring Wedding Inspiration from Zoom Theory Photography

When we see a team of talents like this group has joined together to create inspiration magic, we can barely sit still due to excitement. We just know that we are in for the prettiest of posts, and that is precisely what happened. Captured by the talented Zoom Theory at the La Venta Inn and overflowing with beautiful blooms from The Bloom of Time, it’s no surprise that this shoot is swimming in pretty. Topped off with vintage props Archive Rentals, and ice cream truck from Sweet Lucie’s, cakes from Charm City Cakes West and an adorable photo booth from the Mobile Photo Booth, and ladies and gents we have a winner. See it all here!

From Zoom Theory Photography… This shoot was inspired by the Wedding Love Tour team. We styled two looks; a tea length playful petal dress paired with teal Tieks and also a stunning blush layered chiffon garden collection gown. The pink vanity, arched hutch, glass globes and window pains create a beautiful backdrop. The bride and groom are authentic with their throw back look, mustache and all. (They have been married for 10 years and are the owners of Mobile Photo Booth. Their photographer lost their wedding images so these are the first wedding portraits they have ever had.) A flower girl in a bathtub of petals and ring bearer rocking in the ice cream truck adds a bit of sweetness. The florals are pale with pops of spring colors with ribbons lining the table scape. Two hearts with an infinity sign for a cake topper. We were lucky to gather such a talented bunch of creative industry pros to create and inspire this shoot! 
Photography: Zoom Theory | Venue: La Venta Inn | Floral Design: The Bloom of Time |Invitations: Allison-Kate Stationery |Wedding Dress + Flower Girl Dressess: Kirstie Kelly Collection | Ballet Flats (teal): Tieks | Wedding Cake: Charm City Cakes West | Vintage Furniture: Archive Rentals | Linens: Napa Valley Linens | Hair + Makeup: Design Visage | Ice Cream Truck: Sweet Lucie’s |Vintage Photo Booth: Mobile Photo Booth | Champagne: OneHope Weddings

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