For this eye-catching styled shoot, I aimed to create a celebration that would capture those two elements that I always aim to incorporate in every wedding I design: the deep and vibrant love of the couple and the rich, diverse and uniquely personal family traditions that the bride and groom bring to their wedding and their new life together.
In this case, the resulting creation was an imaginative and vivacious styled shoot that intertwined modern elements and traditional Mexican style in a joyous, festive and chic celebration.
With MariachiMiSD performing traditional mariachi music, the shoot was punctuated by eye-popping florals created by Fox and Flora Designs. I wanted to have deep purple and airy pink bougainvillea flowers serve as the common color scheme throughout the floral creations – from the colorful headdress to the table displays - with sporadic and vibrant pops of color to represent the festive and colorful traditional designs of Mexico as well as highlight the darker brown and gray tones of Sandbox Venue and the furniture from Witty Urban Rentals.
Milly's Fine Cakes designed a decadent, two-tier cake and sumptuous, delicately-crafted cookies inspired by the colors of Oaxaca. Milly’s Fine Cakes maintained the elegant and chic vibe of the styled shoot by keeping the cake and cookies white with highlighted pops of gold, burnt orange and deep greens to add beautiful contrast and color. The cake was placed on a wooden, farmhouse table made by Stecklair Event Company to add a rustic, informal touch to the event.
Snake Oil Cocktails created beautiful, festive (and tasty!) drinks for the couple and Lavender and Sea added intricate calligraphy to personalize the day.
By holding the event at Sandbox Venue - an industrial warehouse space in San Diego, California with clean cement lines contrasted against beautiful, deep red brick walls – the celebration had a perfect backdrop for this modern and chic, yet traditional, shoot. And, last but not least, this joyous and vibrant celebration was expertly captured by the lens of Brogen Jessup Photography. I hope you like my styled shoot! It was so much fun + this vendor team was a dream to work with. Enjoy!
- STYLE, DESIGN, COORDINATION + CREATIVE DIRECTION: LAUREL STREET EVENTS
- PHOTOGRAPHY: BROGEN JESSUP
- VENUE: SANDBOX VENUE
- FLORALS: FOX + FLORA
- MUSICIANS: SD MARIACHI
- CAKE: MILLY'S FINE CAKES
- CALLIGRAPHY: LAVENDER + SEA
- STAGING DECOR: WITTY RENTALS
- FURNITURE: STECKLAIR EVENT CO.
- VIDEOGRAPHY: STUDIO LUNISTE
- COCKTAILS: SNAKE OIL COCKTAIL CO.
- MAKEUP: VANESSA
- DRESS: THE DRESS THEORY SD