Urban Oasis Shoot from onelove photography + Charlie and Olivia
January 25, 2013
United States
ModernGarden Weddings
I would classify this photo shoot as a little bit rock n' roll and a lot a bit glam. Just the combo I prefer when combing for wedding inspiration. Think Gwen Stefani meets Los Angeles garden party handcrafted by Charlie and Olivia along with images by onelove photography. With layers upon layers of texture and beauty, I'm sure you'll find many a detail to tuck away for safe keeping and that golden Sarah Seven dress is a great place to start. Or maybe it's the fabu invites by Prim and Pixie? It could also be that crazy good cake by Sweet and Saucy Shop. Whatever detail it is that you need-want-gotta-have, there's more if it right here in the full gallery.
Charlie & Olivia's inspiration for this shoot was fashion meets natural urban oasis. We wanted the backdrop for this wedding to be organic and raw and to also reflect the natural beauty of our quaint little neighborhood of Echo Park within the Los Angeles. Between us existed a definite desire to have all of the various elements appear seamlessly woven, even though each individual element was strong in its own right. We wanted the event to feel textural and alive. Wire baskets were used thoughtfully to create a floating element, hung on birch branches above the table.

The brides dress, made available to us through the lovely bride and designed by Sarah Seven, was cleverly infused with tiny wire decals throughout its entirety. In regards to textiles, we thought it would be interesting to use bold patterns that were opposing in design yet very united in style. The chairs, classic in shape, were revamped with a warm color pallet of corals mixed with gold and copper metallics. Floral fashion belts and hairpieces, also made with copper wire, were designed to complement the simple yet textual beauty of the bridesmaid’s dresses and bouquets. A small floral embellishment was also added to the bride’s gown. The escort cards were slipped through a custom made chicken wire frame. The outer frame was embellished with garland and complementary painted table leg finials.

We decided to go bold with our floral choices, choosing to mix sweet pinky romantic blooms with brushy earthy stems infused with a natural raw edginess. Sweet and Saucy designed a divine abstract cake inspired by the table top textile pattern. The idea to display the cake so geniusly, came from the talented Sara, of onelove photography. Sara has extraordinary vision and a to die for approach to photography. She was the ideal conductor for our creative vision as a whole. Jen, of Prim and Pixie, created all the paper goods that echoed the very pulse of this couple, fresh and luxe. All in all, we strived to create a modern and classic wedding adorned with layers of cool style.


Photography: onelove photography / Photo Shoot Design + Planning + Floral Design: Charlie and Olivia / Wedding Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Stationery: Prim and Pixie / Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven via Lovely Bride /Bridesmaids' Dresses: BCBG Max Azria / Hair: Chelsey Booth / Makeup: Huani Ostendi