Tag: California

Engagement Shoot – Have Love Will Travel

13/03/2014 | 6


Desiree & Michael   ♥   California, USA

Photographer:   Lauralynn Photography


If you’re considering capturing some of your special moments before jetting off to your destination wedding, today’s adorable travel inspired engagement shoot has plenty of steal-worthy ideas and DIY details.


Desiree and Michael are getting hitched in the heat of the Dominican Republic and to start the celebrations they headed to the airfield to capture their special pre-wedding moments. Cute paper planes, colourful globes and their darling daughter all added to the charm of this sentimental shoot.






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Laura says:

“Desiree and Michael are a boho, travel loving, free spirited couple who are getting ready to jet set to the Dominican Republic for their 2014 Wedding.  Our session was travel inspired to say the least! The cute planes and props didn’t steal the spotlight off Desiree and Michael’s enduring love though. They love to travel and most of all make memories; memories and photos that tell their story. Marley, their adorable little fashionista, is right along side them, ready to share in the adventure too. I’m excited for their journey!”






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Real Wedding – Beautifully Chic In Santa Barbara

12/03/2014 | 1


Megan & Carver   ♥   Santa Barbara, USA

Photographer:   onelove photography


If you’re looking for a far-flung wedding location with more heavenly honeymoon hotspots right on your doorstop than you could ever wish for, then a destination wedding in sunny California should be a contender for your consideration.


With striking scenery and the sophisticated Pacific Coastline cities of San Fran, LA and San Diego (to name just a few) and with the blissful beaches of the Hawaiian Islands a mere plan ride away, the legendary county of Cali could make a dreamy destination and honeymoon combo.


Not only that, but the venues and the wonderful weddings that take place there are some of the most stunning events that your eyes will ever see.








Megan and Carver tied the knot at the impressive Villa Sevillano, situated in picturesque Santa Barbara. This classic Italian Villa oozes with luxury and old world charm and the couple held their ceremony within the manicured gardens, overlooking the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean. 



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Real Wedding – Rustic Romance In Carmel Valley

12/02/2014 | 0


Kersten & Christian   ♥   California, USA

Photographer:   onelove photography


Kersten and Christian tied the knot in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley in California and successfully added loads of local flavour to their romantic rustic wedding.


With delightful DIY details done right, the result was a unique, highly personalised and handmade wedding celebration – there’s even a pretty little piglet named Hamilton at the party!









Kersten says:

“We wanted to highlight the best of California, so most everything was local, seasonal, homegrown, and community-driven. A friend made our invitations using photos Christian took of Carmel Valley (reproduced in the program we made); Christian brewed all the beer; a groomsman with a knack for mixology created a signature cocktail; my DJ brother got everyone dancing; a family friend made the delicious lemon cake; and my super-artsy sister Katherine did all the signage, escort cards, and table signs depicting things that are meaningful to us-a cypress tree, Half Dome, a pig. We just wanted the wedding to reflect our love and friendship, and the love we have for our families and friends. And we wanted it to be an awesome party.”



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Real Wedding – From London To LA

18/12/2013 | 2

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Bora & Will   ♥   Los Angeles, USA

Photographer:   onelove photography


Today’s real wedding is picture perfect. Of course, Bora the beautiful bride steals the show in her delicately detailed dresses and just wait until you see her shoes – you’ll definitely go green eyed!  


Bora and Will held their reception in one of California’s chicest hotels, The London in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. With panoramic views across the City of Angels as their backdrop, the couple put their heart and soul into adding a personal stamp to the venue (including a giant monogram topiary no less!) and they really made their special day their own.


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Sara says:

“Okay, I have to spill a guilty secret. I was ‘this’ close to hijacking these two wedding dresses for my own, after seeing Bora stun in them. If only I was getting married again… swoon! Simply breathtaking! Bora is a designer for Tory Burch so it makes sense that her wedding would be so absolutely stunning!”


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Bora says:

“My love of design, decor, interiors, fashion…I wanted it to be a mix of classic and modern with lots of greenery. Instead of how a ‘wedding’ should be with colour themes – I wanted it to be ‘how I would decorate my home’ or a ‘dinner party’. Romantic, classic, a bit quirky with all my favourite things – topiaries, blue and white Chinoiserie vases, black and white checkered floors, chandeliers, candelabras and I definitely wanted long rectangular tables. I also had my ‘Olympia Le Tan’ book clutch for the wedding- as something blue, which I loved!”


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Engagement Shoot – California Dreamin’

10/12/2013 | 0

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Janelle & Tom   ♥   San Diego, USA

Photographer:   onelove photography


Oh to be in sunny SoCal right now. In the words of ‘The Mamas and the Papas’: 

“All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey. I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day. I’d be safe and warm if I was in L.A; California dreamin’ on such a winter’s day.”


Today’s super sweet couple had the same thought. So they jetted off from The City That Never Sleeps to The Sunshine State for some California love and to celebrate their engagement with this uber cute, laid-back destination shoot.


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Jessica B says:

“You know what we love? A couple that doesn’t take themselves too seriously. Just like these two love bugs from New York who planned a destination engagement session in California to shoot in the sunshine. With equal parts fashion and surfer vibes, they topped it off with a few fireside drinks that are smokin’ up the screens over here! Ow ow!”


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You Mean The World To Me

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