TYPE OF EVENT: STYLED SHOOT
GUEST COUNT: 4
LOCATION: CORONADO BEACH
CITY + STATE: CORONADO, CALIFORNIA
TYPE OF SERVICE: EVENT STYLE, DESIGN, FULL COORDINATION + CREATIVE DIRECTION
How many of you are still really close to your childhood friends? I am! As I get older, I realize how special this type of friendship is in life. As you get older and move through chapters in life, you naturally meet new people and form close bonds to people who you share commonalities with from work or your personal life. They too are great friendships and you may have even received new best friends that you can add to your list of 'forever best friends' along the way.
For me, I know that each of my friendships today represent different chapters in my life and I am grateful to all of them. However, there is something about childhood girlfriends that remain different and quite silly. It's a type of friendship that has matured because of life, but has stayed the same after all these years...this is even, after marriage and having kids!
This photo shoot was dedicated to my childhood friendships with some special people who I grew up with in a small town in San Diego, California called Coronado. When I had the idea of doing a "bridesmaids" photo shoot, it was only natural that I call upon my childhood friends to be my models for the day. I was thrilled when they agreed and were excited to do this for me. I knew that natural feelings of excitement, humor and most of all, a genuine type of love would shine through so I couldn't wait for the shoot to begin.
I had a picture of Hamptons, New York in mind when I began visioning what the scene would look like. I knew that I wanted it to be natural, simple, timeless and most of all, effortless. I knew that I wanted my friends' natural beauty to be the focal point of this day while wearing simple robes and bridal dresses that were chic and effortless while celebrating a wedding at the beach.
I invite you to scroll through the photos below that were captured magically by Bree and Stephen Photography. Aren't the robes gorgeous? My friend at Robed With Love designs them! Thank you to La Tavola Fine Linen and Stecklair Event Company for your beautiful linen and farmhouse tables that made the perfect tablescape for my "Hamptons-esque" vision that I had in mind. Enjoy!
EVENT STYLE, DESIGN, FULL COORDINATION + CREATIVE DIRECTION: LAUREL STREET EVENTS
PHOTOGRAPHY: BREE + STEPHEN PHOTOGRAPHY
FLORALS: FOX + FLORA
LINEN: LA TAVOLA FINE LINEN
FURNITURE: STECKLAIR EVENT CO.
DRESS BOUTIQUE: HERE COMES THE BRIDE SD
MAKEUP + HAIR: KYLA HEARTZ
ROBES: ROBED WITH LOVE