When we were brainstorming for the Issue #14, themed “white”, we wanted to incorporate something that wasn’t typically the first thing you think of when you think white. Since this issue was coming out the beginning of the year, “white” was perfect. Staring fresh, it’s a new year, a blank slate to start a new part of your life, and when you think of weddings you can’t help but think of white. We wanted to redefine “white”. I had to go back 9 years of my memory file and to discover what “white” meant to me. I remember the first year of dating with my husband we spent a lot of time laying on grass, talking for hours, napping under trees, and staring up into the sky and ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the clouds. That sounds cheesy, but it wasn’t. Because it was during those moments we talked, shared our dreams and it was there our relationship blossomed. And bam, that’s where our idea came from. Let me break it down for you, to show you how my creative thought went when I was brainstorming… this was all happening in my mind while I was driving.
Look at those big fluffy clouds.
Gosh, I remember those days when Phil and I would just lay and talk for hours.
I still can’t believe we’re going to celebrate our 9 years of dating soon.
That’s it. Cloud 9! I need to go home now.
I have to Jesi Haack. Only she can make this happen. AHHH.
So as you can imagine, I had to rush home and create this inspiration board that I had in my head.
I wanted the end result to be magical, fresh, innocent, sweet, intimate, ethereal, beautiful, soft, glowing and especially loving. And the amazing team behind did all that and more. When I walked on set for the photoshoot. I literally teared up. They heard my vision and brought back memories of the first time I fell in love with my husband. I just wanted to sit and savor every little detail. Jesi, Jill, Shelby, Melinda, Amber, Jeni, Allison, Maureen, and Erica – what a dream team, you’re all so amazing.
What do you think? Are you blown away by how this came to life. I know I was. BRIDES, one tip we would love to share with you, take inspirations from your love story and share it with your guest. It’s the inspiration from your love story that will make your wedding day so unique and amazing. Look how a little memory from 9 years ago when we first dated, sparked into something so beautiful. When I renew my vows with my husband I’m going to walk down that aisle full of clouds! HAHA. I’m not lying.
Do you want to see more of how it all looked like when we made this idea come to life… click here to see it in our latest issue. Today is your lucky day, because the sweet Megan of Forget.Me.Knot.Weddings. is featuring a lot more images that were not shown in the issue. Run don’t walk! You’re going to love all the eye candy.
My heart and love goes to the amazing wedding vendors behind this photoshoot. They are seriously, outrageously talented!
concept & art direction LUCIA DINH PADOR of Utterly Engaged
design & stylist JESI HAACK DESIGN
photographer JILL THOMAS
props FOUND VINTAGE RENTALS
venue RED HORSE BARN at HUNTINGTON BEACH EQUESTRIAN CENTER
floral design GREEN LEAF DESIGNS
cake CAKE GOODNESS
wedding gown LASARA by WATTERS at MARIPOSA BOUTIQUE
paper PITBULLS & POSIES
hair stylist MAUREEN FUERTE
makeup artist ERICA KAWAI
hair accessories feather:CHINNYLULU DESIGNS | flower: Forever 21