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Summery and Sweet Garden Bridal Session in Santa Barbara

When it comes to defining your bridal style, my advice is always to go for personality and preference over trends. There is no one way to feel like a bride, but this stunning shoot by Lauren Michelle Photography and Gather Floral Co. magnificently channels romantic vintage vibes paired with modern boho trends! A private garden in Santa Barbara inspired the laid-back Southern California aesthetic of the shoot, with blooming lavender and spring flowers that Gather Floral Co. channeled into the dreamy floral arrangements!

Summery and Sweet Garden Bridal Session in Santa Barbara

How stunning is this half up hairstyle by Attaway Glam? She created a braided crown and left long curls to frame the bride’s face. A crystal halo headpiece added just the right touch of sparkle to the gorgeous bridal look!

Every aspect of this shoot was focused on romance, from the bride’s delicate makeup by LYS Beauty to the effortless flower arrangements by Gather Floral Co. Soft colors of yellow, mauve, peach, and pink created the dreamy palette inspired by the blooming Santa Barbara garden!

Lauren Michelle Photography chose this Watters lace and tulle wedding dress from Ever After Bridal  because it moved so beautifully! The full a-line skirt added classical romance to the Southern California garden setting!

The bride’s dreamy bouquet looked as though it could have been picked out of the garden at the private estate venue, echoing the shades of lavender and white.

West + Rose channeled Southern California home design to create this stunning Sweetheart Table, pairing a peacock chair with a white and natural wood hairpin table. The combination perfected the Santa Barbara aesthetic of upscale bohemian with hints of mid-century modern!

To keep with the effortless glam style of the shoot, West + Rose dressed the minimalist head table with a draped silk runner and taper candles in vintage holders.

The perfect finishing touch to this romantic bridal session? The bride’s veil! The sheer veil from Ever After Bridal made for the most enchanting and ethereal portraits as the evening light softened!


Photography & Planner: Lauren Michelle Photography | Wedding Venue: Santa Barbara Private Estate | Floral Design: Gather Floral Co. | Bridal Boutique: Ever After Bridal | Wedding Dress: Watters | Hair Stylist: Attaway Glam | Makeup Artist: LYS Beauty | Event Rentals: West + Rose | Bride: Summer Sweeney

Summery and Sweet Garden Bridal Session in Santa Barbara

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