Coastal Bohemian Wedding Inspiration at the Shelldance Orchid Garden // Bay Area Wedding Photographer

This shoot was a collaboration with talented female-owned businesses throughout San Francisco, inspired by the wild botanicals of California, native plants, and unique, stylish details. Our color scheme was influenced by the organic color palette of the California coastline (burnt amber ice plant, abundant greenery, golden poppies, and soft aqua water).

Shell Dance Orchid Garden features a series of beautifully curated greenhouses filled with lush, exotic botanical rarities that sit above HWY 1 in Pacifica, CA. This setting was aesthetically perfect for our shoot. It was important to us to feature a mixed-race couple, small businesses with BIG talent and creative, unique taste across the board. Liza of Studio DBI was my partner in crime for bringing this shoot to life, and we hope you enjoy ;) The combination of the distinctive details, bohemian accents, and chic flair are unparalleled. We’ve both been in the wedding industry for 10+ years, and have not seen this done before! It is our goal to inspire readers, couples and wedding professionals alike, to take the road less traveled and bring energetic, artistic elegance to the wedding industry.

VENDOR TEAM:

 

·       Photography: @kreate_photography // http://www.kreatephotography.com/

·       Planning + Design: @studiodbi // https://www.studiodbi.com/

·       Florals Design: @bewilderisms // https://www.bewilderfloral.com/

·       Beauty: @marisaperel // http://www.marisaperel.com/

·       Jewelry + Rings: @portergulch // https://www.portergulch.com/

·       Ring Box: @essellesf // https://www.essellesf.com/

·       Bridal Boutique: @wild_bride // https://www.wildbride.us/

·       Bridal Gown Designer: @islandtribe_ // https://shop.islandtribeusa.com/

·       Bride’s Shoes: @carlos_shoes // https://www.carlosshoes.com/

·       Stationery: Bright Line Studio @thebrightlinestudio // https://linktr.ee/thebrightlinestudio

·       Tabletop Rentals: @brighteventrentals // https://bright.com/

·       Linens: @latavolalinen // https://latavolalinen.com/

·       Bride: @elenaschwabe

·       Groom: @cameronjmatthews916 // http://www.cameronjamesmatthews.com/

·       Groom's Suit: @stitchandtie // https://stitchandtie.com/

·       Dessert: @miette // https://www.miette.com/

·       Venue: Shelldance Orchid Gardens // @shelldance_gardens // http://www.shelldance.com/

Elegant Playa Mujeres Wedding, Cancun Mexico // Alex + Joe // Destination Wedding Photographer

Last May, I had the pleasure of meeting the most incredible group of people and the most wonderful couple, Alex + Joe. This wedding was filled with personal details, laughter, old friends and of course, the white sandy beaches of Cancun which brought all the tropical vibes! I arrived the Friday of the rehearsal dinner and had the pleasure of meeting the crew prior to the wedding. Although Saturday was warm and humid, there was a calmness in the air and we all had a BLAST! Alex and I hit it off from our first phone call, and it was clear why :) This group of friends had me laughing and engaged all day long. When it finally came time for the couples session - my inspiration was through the roof. Their love was effortless, authentic and genuine. What more could I ask for in a destination wedding experience!? ENOJY! 

Krissa + Rob // Intimate Villa Montara Wedding // San Francisco Wedding Photographer

Krissa and Robert got married at a gorgeous private estate off HWY 1. Villa Montara is a unique architectural gem that offers sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean and coastline. Krissa and Robert wanted an intimate, relaxed and elegant coastal wedding....and that is exactly what it turned out to be. From the photography perspective, I was in awe by the clean lines, textures and natural art installations of the venue. The simple green and white color palette lending itself beautifully to the aqua water backdrop. And most importantly, the level of comfort and ease these two embodied was inspiring in itself. Enjoy! Planning + Design: Elise Brannan // Brannan Events