Do you believe in love stories? Inspiring and encouraging stories that have you believe in love again? When this styled shoot was created for Donny Zavala’s workshop, we imagined a groom who was a writer, who’s his constant muse was his wife. Little did I know that, when we discovered real couple Lauren and Josh, their love for each other was just as I had envision and more. They were enamored with each other. The way he looked at her, how he gently kissed her, the sparkle in her eyes… everyone couldn’t keep our eyes off them. It was beautiful to witness. What started off as a styled shoot turned into something that left me believing that love, like theirs, do exist. I hope as you scroll to see the images of them together, that it moves you to love more too.  To just love. To love each other. Love what you’re doing. Love people. Love your life story. Love what you’re living.

“She writes things with her movements that I for the life of me could never write with a pen.” – Christopher Poindexter

Beautiful calligraphy by Sarah Ingram

The Dillingham Ranch is the most beautiful place to celebrate your wedding in Oahu, Hawaii.

I love how the Hawaiian breeze just moves her delicate Sibo Designs veil so softly. Take me back to Hawaii please?!

I’m in awe by the colors and textures from the bride’s bouquet!

A table that’s perfectly imperfect. The swooping La Tavola velvet linen. The fine details in the plates and gold flatware from Maison De Ware. The lush and organic flowers created by Catalina Neal. Finishing it with Creative Candles, it was such a sight to see it all come together. The leather chairs from the ranch were calling me to sit and dine!

This Queen Liliuokalani peacock lounge chair from Roam Rentals in Hawaii was amazing!

It’s rare to see a gown that has soft colored lace. The exquisite details in Claire Pettibone‘s gowns fitted the bride so perfectly.

PHOTOGRAPHER & INSTRUCTOR Donny Zavala | CREATIVE DIRECTOR & STYLIST Utterly Engaged | FLORAL DESIGNER & STYLIST Catalina Neal | MAKEUP ARTIST & HAIR STYLIST Hikari Murakami | CREATIVE ASSISTANT Caroline Cervantes | SPONSOR Mastin Labs | FILM LAB Photovision | VENUE Dillingham Ranch | WEDDING GOWN Claire Pettibone | VEIL & HAIR ACCESSORIES Sibo Designs | GROOM SUIT The Black Tux | PAPER GOODS & CALLIGRAPHY Sarah Ingram | VINTAGE RENTALS Roam Rentals Hawaii | WEDDING RINGS Susie Saltzman | BRIDAL SHOES Bella Belle Shoes | PROPS & STYLING DETAILS BHLDN |The Found Shop | SILK RIBBONS & RUNNER Tono & Co. via Shop Utterly Engaged | DISHWARE & FLATWARE Maison De Ware | VELVET LINEN La Tavola Linen| CANDLES Creative Candles | BRIDE MODEL Lauren Riboldi | GROOM MODEL Josh Riboldi