Not only is this luxe bohemian wedding shoot absolutely stunning, but it was created by a number of wedding professionals who have been an enormous part of my career in the event community! Every stunning detail captured by Carlie Statsky Photography, Christine Cater, Edith Meyer and Haute Bride is a feast for the eyes and a gorgeous reminder of what I love about this job!
The rolling golden hills of Carmel Valley Ranch set the scene for an incredible shoot that simply reveled in unexpected modern details. A lace Amsale wedding dress from Los Gatos salon Haute Bride created the perfect boho glam bridal look, with an antique gold pendant showcasing the plunging back. A romantically messy updo and gold linked headpiece attributed to the bride’s effortless style, while turquoise Louboutins and a vintage gold and amethyst ring added a hint of the jewel toned color that pervaded the entire shoot. Incredible designer and floral artist Christine Cater created a fuchsia and blush bouquet of peonies, roses, ranunculus, calla lilies, and ferns, tied with cascading gold velvet tassels for a rich, textural detail.
The luxe reception details called back to the golden velvet grasses carpeting the summer hills. The farm table from Blueprint Studios was laden with crystal candleholders, colorful flowers, and place settings in gold and cobalt ceramic place settings. Acrylic sheets served as both menu and place setting with their legend in elegant gold script. Ghost chairs set around the table were decorated with ferns and flowers to tie the simple modern silhouette into the lush botanical florals on the table. The geometric gold and white cake by Edith Meyer boasted a cascade of ferns and flowers, spilling over the round tabletop to the gold wire frame.
One of the most striking details of the shoot has to be the ceremony itself! Rows of ghost chairs faced the spread of the California hills at sunset – the vista itself would have been striking enough, but the intricately detailed floral runner in an ombre palette absolutely stole the show. The bride and groom faced each other in an enclosing circle of native pampas grass, a gorgeously unexpected detail that celebrated the natural beauty of the Bay Area.
PHOTO CREDITS –
Photography by Carlie Statsky Photography | Coordination and Floral Design by Christine Cater | Located at Carmel Valley Ranch | Equipment Rentals from Blueprint Studios | Wedding Cake and Desserts by Edith Meyer | Wedding Dress by Amsale from Haute Bride | Bride’s Jewelry by Fourtane | Bridal Hair and Makeup by Bianca & Kate | Bride’s Shoes from Christian Louboutin | Flower Girl’s Dress from J.Crew | Groom’s Attire by Franco Uomo | Videography by Luke Goodman
Would love to know where the florist purchased the cascading tassels!! Thanks
Hi Chloe! The exact source for the tassels was not included in the submission, but a lot of event designers find decor items at fabric or craft stores and personalize them to fit their vision! These are a silk cord tassel, often used for curtain ties, so a textile store should have similar materials that can be used together to create the cascade effect.
I found this on Pinterest, and I have to say over 3 engagements and planning two weddings, this is one of the only styled shots I thought was an actual wedding! It is so beautiful!
So glad you like it! I love sharing shoots because I feel the ideas can be distilled into a real wedding, but I completely agree, this team knocked it out of the park! It’s a great sign that they know what they’re doing, whether it’s for inspiration or the real deal!
I have a question. Were these photos done before or after the wedding? Was there a real wedding or was this just staged? I’m just amazed that there are no guests in the shots because working around the guests is always a challenge for me.
Hi Olivia, this was a styled shoot, so there weren’t actually guests in attendance. It’s definitely a challenge to get all of the detail and decor shots at a real wedding when there are so many people in play – when I coordinated weddings I always built shooting time into the timeline so the photographers could get the ceremony before the guests arrived, the reception space and details before people took their seats, etc. We would finish set up and clear the space of the crew to make sure there wouldn’t be interruptions or staff in the background, and usually have the second shooter come and capture details while the primary took portraits. It’s not quite as clean as a styled shoot, but it definitely helps!
Thank you so much for sharing our shoot! This was fun one !!
Such a delight to share your gorgeous work – this one is definitely a favorite of mine!
Really great photography. Thank you!
Perfection! Amazing work, totally inspired!
I love the bride’s gold headpiece. Where can I purchase that for my own wedding???
These photos are absolutely beautiful! Thank you!
Wow, this is beyond beautiful! I am obsessed with every detail, from the teal suede Loubies to the floral aisle runner. Spectacular!
The bride’s entire look is exquisite!