What do you get when you combine a floral wedding tree that looks straight out of a fairy tale with a unique color palette and an architectural wedding dress? Thanks to the fine art style of Ashley Rae Studio and the creative talents of Embark Event Design, this Central Coast wedding shoot manages to tie those elements together into a visually stunning micro wedding that is nothing short of magic! Enchanting flowers by Lori Boe Floral and a unique elopement dress by Tara LaTour add to the colorful charm of this mauve and lavender gray wedding design!
The color scheme was all about rich and romantic tones, with dusky mauve, blush, and lilac grey taking the forefront. These stunning invitations from Michelle Renee Calligraphy brought in those dreamy tones along with beautiful hand lettering and handcrafted paper to create a stationery suite elevated by mauve velvet ribbons and vintage stamps.
Romantic Bridal Boudoir Before the Wedding
Before the wedding, Ashley Rae Studio created a stunning bridal boudoir session to capture the nerves and anticipation! That breathless moment before the wedding dress goes in is a stunning feeling, and these moody portraits were the perfect balance of excited and nervous. The vintage-inspired lavender lace robe from Mary Had a Litte Lace added a gorgeous getting ready detail to these stunning fine art boudoir photos that the bride will always treasure!
The bridal boudoir session offered a unique way to capture some of the bride’s special details, from her oval halo engagement ring to the statement bouquet by Lori Boe Floral! The gorgeous pink and ivory flowers and natural greenery accents were beautifully introduced on one of the French Country chairs that would make an appearance at the ceremony and reception. The dark backdrop added to the rich and moody feel of the portraits while making it easier to capture the beautiful details that put Embark Event Design so much effort into designing!
Floral Wedding Tree Ceremony Decor
A floral wedding tree ceremony is one of the most beautiful ways to dress up a natural venue! The Italian-inspired villa in San Luis Obispo felt like a fairy tale, with flower garlands winding up one of the centuries-old oak tress that add to the Central coast California charm. The gardens at Villa Loriana need little dressing up to feel absolutely magical, so this team incorporated one of the natural focal points of the venue to create a beautiful and enchanting wedding ceremony!
From the golden hour light with airy fine art style, the bride’s unique colored wedding dress from Tara LaTour, and the elegant French country style of the wedding ceremony around a floral tree garland, this beautiful shoot is the perfect inspiration for an intimate micro-wedding that feels like a once in a lifetime moment!
How stunning is the bride’s gown! The lavender grey gown by Tara LaTour offered a unique wedding dress color, with architectural details and the shine of silk. Stunning and romantic all at once, it’s the perfect choice for a creative elopement dress or a bride who wants a non-traditional wedding dress option!
Intimate Villa Reception Ideas for an Elopement
The stunning terrace made for a private and intimate wedding reception! The unique color palette continued in lilac grey tablecloths that matched the bride’s stunning dress to perfection. Bella Couture Linen styled the beautiful reception tables with dupioni silk cloths while wood and linen chairs from GYC Rental added an elegant French country reception with romantic garden flowers.
Calligraphy table numbers and vintage crystal stemware complemented the Italian villa style of the venue to create a beautiful ambiance in the Central California sunshine!
Black tie style gets a modern twist! A classic suit for the groom is as dashing as it gets, while the bride’s one-shoulder wedding dress combined braided details, draped chiffon, and architectural cuts to the structured mermaid skirt to create a one-of-a-kind wedding dress!
Ready for cake! This is always one of my favorite parts of a wedding design, and that still goes for micro weddings and intimate elopements! Autumn Cake Design created this beautiful white wedding cake with gold deckled edge details and a fresh flower cake topper of blush pink garden roses for the perfect romantic finishing touch!
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Photo + Video: Ashley Rae Studio | Wedding Venue: Villa Loriana | Florist: Lori Boe Floral | Event Design: Embark Event Design | Cake: Autumn Cake Design | Wedding Dress: Tara LaTour | Suit: Wedding Attire by The Suit Guy | Boudoir Robe: Mary Had a Litte Lace | Makeup Artist: Beauty Goes Everywhere | Hair Styling: Moon River Salon | Event Rentals: GYC Rental | Linen Rentals: Bella Couture Linen | Calligraphy: Michelle Renee Calligraphy | Models: Lauren Ikuye & Aaron Chavarria