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A Free-spirited, Bohemian Yosemite Elopement Inspiration

I am so so excited to be sharing this amazing shoot with you all on the blog today! An absolutely amazing team of vendors came together to create an adventorous and free-spirited shoot! When I was designing this shoot I started brainstorming ideas with Kristine Herman, of Kristine Herman Photography! We knew we wanted something totally unique that an adventurous, free-spirited couple would absolutely fall in love with, so deciding on Yosemite seemed like a no-brainer! While we could have taken the shoot in a more ethereal direction, I wanted something a little more funky with a fresh color palette. I opted for a palette made up of melon, tangerine, french blue, and navy! The ceremony took place at glacier point where an amazing view of Half Dome took center stage. We kept the rest of the set-up simple (this is an elopement after all! lol) with fun bohemian rugs and a broken horseshoe floral arrangement created by the always talented Tumbleweed Floral Truck! Our reception was a low-seated table with a mix of fun poofs, multi-colored taper candles, and mix-match tea cups! We used acrylic place cards with non-traditional calligraphy, wicker accents, vintage china, and tie-dyed napkins to show how you can take a mix of styling elements to create something fresh! The invitation suite is one of my favorite design elements because Honey Brush Designs created all the art work, the liner pattern, as well as the calligraphy! The info card actually has thread stitched into it to create the border! It’s seriously so cool! With stunning portrait shots, a unique venue local, and all the bold styling elements, this is one of my favorite shoots I’ve ever done!

Design + Planning Brannan Events & Design Photography Kristine Herman PhotographyFlorals Tumbleweed Floral TruckInvitation Suite + Calligraphy Honey Brush Design | Hair Stylist Tay C Styles | MakeUp Artist Allie Nicole MUA | Rentals Bright Event Rentals | Speacialty Rentals Botanical Events | Dresses BHLDN at the Walnut Creek Anthropologie | Linens Party Crush StudioModels Ashley Grimaldi, America Whitten, Jason Orloff, and Alec Howard

 

Kendall + Pierre’s Romantic Marin Art and Garden Center Wedding

Hey guys!! I am soooo excited to share the wedding photos of two of the sweetest people on the planet! Seriously Kendall and Pierre are too darn adorable! It was such a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with them, coordinating their wedding! The two met on a dating app, which is a win for technology and humanity by bringing these two together! After dating for about 2 years Pierre proposed to Kendall on a sunset beach in Puerto Rico!! Seriously, how romantic?! The groom was born and raised in France and Kendall is a local gal from right here in Marin. Kendall always wanted to get married in the church she grew up in and that dream came to life when she and Pierre tied the knot in front of 80 of their closest friends and family! Sage and succulents took center-stage throughout the wedding through the decor and florals:). People traveled from across the globe to this celebration and during the ceremony guests gave readings in both English and French! It was such a lovely touch, seeing their two families and cultures intertwine. Then all the guests headed down the road to the Marin Art & Garden center to celebrate under market-lit trees! Lots of good food, lots of dancing, and a night of love ensued:)! It was a truly wonderful day for two amazing people! Hope you enjoy!

Coordination + Florals Brannan Events & Design // Photography Cassie Xie Photography // Videography George Street // Bridesmaid Dresses Show Me Your Mumu // Bridal Gown Hayley Paige // Entertainment Heart of Gold DJ // Caterer + Rentals La Bonne Cuisine // Venue St. John’s +  The Marin Art & Garden Center

My Cousin’s Wedding! A Virginia Backyard Bash

It’s true what they say, Virginia is for lovers! Michael and I traveled across the country to be a part of my cousin’s wedding, and it was such a blast! My cousin, Alexandra, and I are only a few years a part so we were raised together:) From a young age, our parents forced us to wear way too many matching outfits and then took embarrassing photos so we could look back on those memories fondly lol. We also shared a room for a while in high school, so needles to say, it made us even closer! (Proximity and our bond lol)

Alex and, her now husband, Ben live in Indianapolis but Ben’s sister has a beautiful property out in Virginia so that’s where they decided to get hitched! I was able to help her coordinate their vendors from a distance and was also lucky enough to be in their bridal party!!

For this wedding we were lucky enough to work with an amazing Virginia wife + husband photography team! They love to travel and shoot destination weddings so definitely check out their website! Michael & Jasmine Photography

The couple opted for a spring color palette of lavender, sage and ivory! The bridesmaids got their dresses bright lavender dresses through Union Station, which was super convenient!  Fun Spring florals gave the bride the fresh-picked, wildflower bouquet look she was going for! We ate BBQ, sipped on cocktails and played lawn games the whole night:) It was relaxed and a ton of fun! We loved being apart of this wedding and hope you will enjoy the pictures!

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