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California Wine Country Engagement Shoot

Forget everything you’ve ever known about traditional engagement photos – *ahem* awkward poses, matching outfits – and turn your eyes to this wine country lovefest that’ll sweep you off your feet. Styled in the dreamiest of fashions, it’s the e-sesh elevated and Patrick Moyer, Twig & Twine, TEAM + Valerie & Valerie are the creative geniuses who made it happen. Want even more? We’ve got it right here.

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From Valerie & Valerie Weddings And Events… Wedding planner turned bride in this breathtaking engagement shoot captured by the oh so talented Patrick Moyer of Patrick Moyer Photography in the fields of California wine country. Valerie Jen, Co-Owner of Valerie & Valerie Weddings and Events in Dallas, Texas ventured out to her fiancé’s home state where their wedding will take place next September at the stunning Tuscany Oaks Vineyard in Malibu, California. Organic and simple was the inspiration behind this shoot – not to mention a touch of floral by the talented Heather of Twig & Twine and the raw and natural makeup by Creative Director Mar of TEAM Hair & Makeup. This couple truly grows more and more in love with each passing day, this my love…is a beautiful one.

Photography: Patrick Moyer Photography | Styling: Valerie & Valerie Weddings And Events | Dress: "Zarita" By DVF | Dress: "Olsen" By Religion | Jewelry: "Eden" By Stella & Dot | Blazer: Hugo Boss | Floral Halo: Twig & Twine | Guy Shirt : "WRK" By Matteo Gottardi | Hair & Makeup : Mar - TEAM Hair And Makeup | Plaid Guy Shirt: Canali

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Santa Ynez Wedding from Sitting in a Tree Events

Tori of Sitting in a Tree is the reigning Queen of Bohem. She whips up these affairs that are such a fabulous mix of unique, fun details, layers of color and boho elegance woven throughout. And we eat it up every time. For this affair, her design musings have met their match in Santa Ynez with photography by Studio Castillero. It’s a scene of love-filled “I Do’s” and feasting family style under the stars. Have a look here for so much more.

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Jesse and Mike were married in beautiful Santa Ynez, California at a dreamy venue full of all the best things- vineyards, nature, and a sprawling lawn for drinks and dancing, mountain views, bocce ball and a gorgeous tree under which they were married. With one hell of a backdrop on their side, a whole lotta love, a super fun group of family and friends, and a team of all star vendors, these two had one of my favorite weddings to date!

We took inspiration from some of Jesse’s favorite colors- aquas, greens, pinks and golds and created watercolor place cards, hand dyed fabric and ombre signage. Vintage glassware from Hostess Haven and gold flatware dressed up the farm style tables that were covered in eucalyptus garlands and flower heads for bursts of color. Wine flowed and loaves of bread were passed around family style at a giant U shaped table for 120 with a dance floor set in the center. This unique layout created an interactive and intimate dining experience for the guests. As we sat there on the lawn hearing glasses chink and watching Jesse and Mike glow with happiness, the hillside and surrounding vineyards lit up, and at that moment- there was no better place to be for a wedding. It was truly magic that night.

Jesse’s bridesmaids stunned in dove grey Amsale dresses from Nordstroms and accessorized with statement necklaces for a personal and colorful touch. We adore when bridesmaids get to have fun with their wedding wardrobe in this way! Each of their bouquets from Riley’s florals had different pops of color, while Jesse’s bouquet stood out in creamy white.

Jesse and Mike were a dream couple to work with and getting to see the wedding brought to life by Studio Castillero only makes us miss their wedding all over again! Such an amazing couple brought to life in a perfect setting.

Photography: Studio Castillero | Event Design: Sitting in a Tree | wedding dress: pronovias | cupcakes: enjoy cupcakes | shoes: Badgley Mischka | bridesmaid dresses: Amsale | dj: red shoe la | catering : santa babara catering bbq | florals: riley's flowers | linens: La Tavola | rentals: hostess haven | wine club: sogno del fiore

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Santa Ynez Engagement from KT Merry

By now this might seem like the biggest blog tease ever, but you better believe this year’s Fashion & Beauty e-mag is totally worth the wait. And in the meantime, we’ve managed to scout out one of the most stylish engagement to ever hit the pages of SMP. It what happens when LA fashion blogger Her Imajination, her handsome beau, and KT Merry team up for a shoot straight from e-sesh heaven. And wanna know a secret? We’re completely, madly, absurdly obsessed. Find every single image waiting right here.

From Annie of Her Imajination… Going into 2 years of our relationship, Tad drove me up along the coast to Carmel where he got on one knee, popped the question and I said, “yes”! During our trip, I instantly fell in love with the beautifully quaint scenery and knew right away that I wanted to come back to Northern California for our wedding. Carmel Valley, Big Sur, Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez were our top picks, but realized these destinations would be too far for our guests. Having to scratch the idea of getting married outside of Los Angeles, we thought our engagement shoot would be the perfect chance to capture some of our moments to cherish at one of these destinations.

We both fell in love with the romantic, rustic scenery of Santa Ynez. So, when it came to looking for a spot for our engagement photos it was a no brainer! Our photographer KT Merry was also going to be in the area, which worked out perfectly! It almost seemed as if it was all meant to be, so without hesitation we set our engagement shoot for Santa Ynez.

Having set the location, my only “to do” list before the shoot was to pick out the outfits. Even days before our engagement shoot, I wasn’t quite sure what to wear. However, I knew I wanted outfits with dimension, texture and detailing, complimented with the right accessories to add richness to the photos — something I’ve learned over the course of blogging. Keeping that in mind, I started to build out a few looks. Coming close to the day of our engagement shoot, I shared with KT the looks I was going for and she knew exactly which locations would suit the outfits in Santa Ynez — Sunstone Winery and Figueroa Mountains.

Sunstone Winery was one of the venues we were looking to get married, so it was perfect that we got the opportunity to shoot there. With the soft backgrounds of the villa and the winery, I wanted something classic, formal and bold. My mother’s vintage Oscar de la Renta skirt was exactly that, if not more! So, we worked everything from Tad’s outfit to my jewelry around that skirt. The skirt definitely was a special addition and was even more special to me that something of my mother’s belonging was able to be a part of the pictures.

For our second location, knowing we would be surrounded by nature in the Figueroa Mountains, we wanted to blend with the backdrop for a softer, relaxed, romantic look and feel. To keep from looking too washed out, I chose a dress that had embroidery and beading details and added a gold pearl jeweled hairpiece as an accent piece while Tad balanced out my soft look with stripes with pops of grey. For a personal touch, we brought along my bike “Tofu,” to add a little character to our photos. The Figueroa Mountains scouted by KT was so breathtaking and magical that everything tied in so magically. The sun shined perfectly over the fields giving it a gold glitter effect while providing the perfect soft lighting.

Our amazing photographer, KT Merry, not only chose the perfect locations for our engagement session in Santa Ynez, but captured breathtakingly beautiful memories we will forever cherish. Everything that day was perfect and we couldn’t have asked for a better location and photographer!

Photography: KT Merry | Venue: Sunstone Winery | Bike: Linus Bike | Annie’s Winery Outfit: Top: Diane von Furstenberg, Skirt: Mother’s vintage Oscar de la Renta, Bracelet: J.Crew, Shoes: Emporio Armani | Tad’s Winery Outfit: Suit: John Varvatos, Shirt + Shoes: Hugo Boss, Tie: Theory | Annie’s Mountain Outfit: Dress: Free People, Bracelet: J.Crew, Shoes: YSL, Hairpiece: Unknown | Tad’s Mountain Outfit: Shirt: James Perse, Cardigan: Bloomingdales, Pants: James Perse, Shoes: John Varvatos

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