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Romantic Bridal Boudoir Inspiration at Luce Loft

Inspired by the quiet moments of morning, this inspo from the lens of Whiskers & Willow Photography is blissfully beautiful. Capturing the essence of anticipation, every image proves to be an elegant and ethereal composition complete with Native Poppy blooms. It’s a gallery as lovely as an early morning sunrise and you can see it all here!

From Whiskers & Willow Photography….“There’s a moment between a glance, and a kiss
Where the world stops, For the briefest of times.
And the only thing between us is the anticipation
of your lips on mine.
A moment so intense,
It hangs in the air as it pulls us closer.
A moment,
So perfect,
That when it comes to an end,
we realize,
It’s only just the beginning” – Anonymous

Inspired by anticipation, we are sharing a shoot full of ideas. We wanted to tell a narrative of a fine art bride getting ready for her big day in a moody and romantic setting. What drew us to the getting ready story is that moment of anticipation – before she sees the groom, before she walks down the aisle – she contemplates the moment when her union will soon be made official and their love sealed with a kiss.

Floral Design: Native Poppy | Wedding Dress: The Dress Theory | Reception Venue: Luce Loft | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Ring: Trumpet and Horn | Calligraphy: Four Things Paper | Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone | Film Lab: The Find Lab | Lingerie: Elle Bridal Boutique | Makeup and Hair: Beauty by Stacey for Bridal Artist Agency | Model: Kylee Poling for Elite LA | Photography & Design: Whiskers & Willow Photography | Rentals: Pow Wow Design Studio | Ring Box: The Mrs Box

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Tara Keely and Blush by Hayley Paige Trunk Show

With all the wedding dress options out there, I’m always drawn to that timeless combination of classic + modern, which may explain why I’m head over heels with the Fall 2015 Tara Keely + Blush by Hayley Paige collections. And lucky for you Southern California brides, they’ll be featured at the JLM Couture trunk show July 10-12, 2015! Mark your calendars m’dears!!

Held at the JLM Couture West Hollywood Flagship location, this is a trunk show you won’t want to miss. Known for their gorgeous silhouettes, amazing detailing and luxe fabrics, the dresses in the Blush by Hayley Paige + Tara Keely collections are as lovely as can be. All dresses featured are not only stunning but affordable (We’re talking under $3000!) plus all brides who purchase a gown that weekend will be given 10% off!

Head over here to find out more about the show and to book your appointment! Happy dress hunting, dears.

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Casual San Diego Engagement with Hints of Red, White & Blue

If you’re in need of some red, white and blue inspiration this Fourth of July, look no further than this seriously stylish duo. Taking to San Diego’s Sunset Cliffs and Presidio Park with Whiskers and Willow Photography, this bride-and-groom-to-be looked the epitome of California Cool in easy silhouettes and summery prints. Get inspired by their fashion and romance here.


From Whiskers and Willow Photography Kiah and Derrick are a couple from San Antonio, Texas who are getting married in Temecula, CA spring of 2016. Kiah and Derrick were engaged on the famous Love Locks Bridge in Paris, France, so these two know a thing or two about romance. Kiah has family in San Diego so they are both familiar with the area and wanted to take photos at Sunset Cliffs, a dramatic cliffside backdrop for dreamy engagement photos. Complimentary to that, they chose Presidio Park as a second location, which boasts the beautiful, historic Junipero Serra Mesuem.

Photography: Whiskers And Willow Photography

IQ Videography

I’ll admit it — I’ve been married almost four years, and I still watch my wedding film all the time. So you can imagine my excitement that I get to introduce you all to the incredibly talented and award winning IQ Videography.

Based in San Francisco, IQ Videography specializes in an artistic, modern style that beautifully captures all the details of your wedding day. Their unobtrusive approach allows for a more intimate filming of your big day and their top-notch HD technology and editing techniques create a finished product that is something you’ll watch on repeat for years to come. IQ Videography also uses combinations of 8mm film and video — swoon! The combination of nostalgic + crisp footage is so unique and seriously special.

Capturing all of the most special and emotional moments from your big day, from gift exchanges to hand-written emotional vows, IQ Videography crafts wedding films that are as visually stunning. For more information and to book them for your big day, head over here.

Ceremony Venue: Calistoga Ranch | Reception Venue: Annadel Estate Winery

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La Jolla Beach Anniversary Session

Ever wonder what happens when a pair of photographers photographs another photographer? It’s usually really, really good even if it is a mouthful. And if you want proof, then spend a moment devouring this anniversary shoot from Orange Photographie, as she spent a day snapping fellow photog Michelle Cross and her husband Colton. Pure magic. And so much more here.


From Orange PhotographieWe love to connect with photographers and make new friends when we travel. On this particular trip, we drove up the coast of California, starting in the San Diego area, where we met up with the beautiful Michelle Cross and her husband, Colton. Michelle is a very talented wedding photographer, and it was such fun to photograph a photographer, especially for their anniversary session!

We met up with this beautiful pair on a gorgeous evening in La Jolla (is there ever an evening that is NOT gorgeous in La Jolla?!?) and walked along the rocks and cliffs, enjoying getting to know each other and laughing when the waves got a little too close for comfort! We loved Michelle and Colton’s styled – it was a bit of New England preppy combined with California relaxed. It worked perfectly for the setting. And I’m always a sucker for navy and white stripes!

Anniversary sessions are so special. We believe they are a powerful visual reminder of the love that you share and your continual commitment to your other half. The time leading up to marriage is so full of excitement and change, but once you are on the other side of the wedding, it’s easy to get caught up in busy lives and be pulled in different directions. Remaining head-over-heels in love with your other half is a constant choice, and one that should be celebrated. What better way than through photos?

Photography: Orange Photographie