What do you get when you blend the colors of a beach sunset with the most gorgeous wedding gown? Answer: this stunning bridal shoot on the coast in Malibu! Austin, Texas, based photographer Penelope L’amore Photography is always willing to travel, and the beaches of Southern California captured her heart and inspired this portrait session worthy of a mermaid bride! From the whimsical pastel palette, unique handcrafted decor, and stunning Monique Lhuillier gown, this inspiration shoot is sure to enchant every color lover!
Colorful Beach Sunset Bridal Shoot
From the team:
This beautiful gown by designer Monique Lhuillier was made for the whimsical and passionate bride. Every detail is perfectly imperfect. When looked at in most light you see a white gown but when you look just right the pink shadow cast out from underneath this tulle dream. Every element of this romantic sunset inspiration was hand selected and some even handmade like these delicate hand-painted table settings. Each swirl of paint is unique. Speaking of unique, rose gold flatware is what all our brides have been begging for. We made it happen. Our French bride delicately read the beautifully put together with love letter from her groom as the sun set on these intimate romantic dinner setting. To match his style of a written vow and love letter, their invitation is a beautiful love letter to each of their guest and a delicate hand-drawn map to their destination wedding on the edge of the US on the west coast beach of Malibu. Every detail matched the dazzling sunset of the moving ocean and all the colors it brings.
Little Duck Calligraphy created a stunning invitation suite of handmade paper in pastel colors that perfectly captured the sunset tones behind the shoot. An opal engagement ring added a beautiful and unique touch that could not have been more perfect for this mermaid bride!
Event planner Alexandra David had the chance to play bride in the most romantic Monique Lhuillier wedding dress with an applique lace bodice and flowing tulle skirt that moved beautifully in the ocean breeze! Lip Glam Artistry kept her makeup sunkissed and natural while she embraced beachy waves like any SoCal bride!
Flower artist Lo Ihi created a colorful bouquet and floral arrangement with the most gorgeous pastel palette! The colors of the tabletop echoed the bleeding colors of the sunset sky, with peach, pink, and purple tones. The table decor blended in gold flatware, amethyst glasses, and sea green candles for a mermaid inspired table. Marbled place settings with hand painted design perfectly pictured the swirls of cotton candy clouds in the sky. Sweet treats from Fluff Meringues echoed the airy and whimsical decor of the shoot!
Speaking of cotton candy!
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Photography by Penelope L’amore Photography | Floral Design by Lo Ihi | Wedding Dress by Monique Lhuillier | Makeup by Nancy Lares with Lip Glam Artistry | Videography by Rebecca Maas | Stationery Design by Little Duck Calligraphy | Desserts by Fluff Meringues | Linens from Party Crush Studio | Champagne Glasses from Anthropologie | Ring Box from Mrs. Box | Model: Alexandra David