In honor of mothers day I am excited to share with you this amazing photo shoot. I had the pleasure of working with a very talented team to create the beautiful Mother Earth, Father Sun shoot. The theme was an earth-inspired wedding editorial that highlights the raw emotions of love and connection. The feeling of love shown in these pictures is real - the shoot captured a 5-year vow renewal between the couple. Their love for each other exudes in each photograph.
This shoot incorporated many details which showcase the beauty of nature and union. The Bride was styled to represent Mother Earth, who is the divine energy of femininity, nurture and compassion. The Groom was the representation of Father Sun and he encompassed a sense of openness, warmth and strength. Their unity creates balance, harmony and infinite possibilities. The bride wore a simple J Crew Arabelle silk chiffon gown and was barefoot in the mountains to represent a grounding energy on the path taken in marriage. The details in this shoot, including crystals and a floral crown, all highlight natural elements and beauty.
With the collection of creatives from both the East and West Coast, the vision of Mother Earth, Father Sun manifested into fruition through the lenses of Emily Magers and Garrett Wedel under the creative styling and coordination of Carolyn H. Brown.
Florals & Coordination // Carolyn H. Brown of THE CROWN COLLECTIVE
Photography // Emily Magers
Cinematography // Garrett Wedel of THE WEDEL COLLECTIVE
Hair & Make-up // Alexandra Flores
Bridal Dress // Adina's Bridal
Macrame & Jewelry // Lindsey Taylor of Laurelwood Gems
Prints // Juliana Tyson of Good Juju Ink
Desserts // Adri Pioquinto of Maskipops
Crystals // Evangeline Summerville of The Lunar Fae
Music Composition // Robert Raymond
Colorist // Kelsey Rae
I recently had the privilege of working on an underwater engagement shoot. What a unique way to capture the beauty and grace of love in an ethereal underwater setting. Adina’s Bridal provided dresses for the shoot and Poom Gems provided the beautiful jewelry. A talented team of vendors worked together to create this beautiful engagement shoot and H2O Shots took the gorgeous pictures. If any brides are looking for memorable and one of a kind engagement photos, you should definitely contact H2O Shots and schedule an underwater photoshoot!
Dress design: @adinasbridal
In honor of Halloween, Adina’s Bridal participated in an Enchanted Bohemian Shoot at The Sepulveda Home in San Pedro, CA. The shoot was soooo much fun to work on, thanks to our team of amazing wedding vendors. The dresses, flowers, tablescape, and venue were perfection! We are so thrilled this shoot has been featured on 100 Layer Cake blog!
The idea for this shoot started out with just the concept and the dress. I have some dresses and accessories that have a darker and edgier feel, so I thought it would be fun to put together a Hallow’s Eve shoot. Jenny from JenEvents brought this inspiration to life and created a glamorous bohemian wedding that had hints of Halloween to it. Meghan Elise Photography captured all of the details in the gorgeous pictures below.
I provided the dresses for our bride that embodied the Hallow’s Eve theme with a hint of glam. The bride’s first look consisted of a two-piece wedding dress - the Black Obliquely Waistcoat paired with the Callistemon Skirt. The combination of black and white gives this look a touch of moody elegance.
The bride’s second look for the reception was a little more casual and a lot darker. She wore the Stagecraft Dress in black velvet paired with a dramatic ink colored Conspicuous Cape. A cape is a great alternative to a traditional veil and looks oh-so-glamorous!
The groom wore a stylish grey suit from Friar Tux and made the enchanted Halloween vision come to life!
Kat's Creations Floral Design created the most beautiful arrangements and accent pieces, incorporating lanterns, flowers, and even pomegranates. And I still can’t get over how breathtaking the bride’s bouquet was!
Party Pieces by Perry & Cherished Rentals provided all of the furniture and tablescape to complete our wedding day look. Pieces by Perry brought in a beautiful large farm table, a sweetheart table, and a gorgeous Victorian style lounge couch. Cherished Rentals did a wonderful job piecing together our tablescape with their beautiful dishes and tableware.
LoveCakes created a beautiful black naked cake that was adorned with flowers and purple magnolia leaves. This cake was a show-stopping centerpiece and we were all obsessed with it!
Check out this beautiful invitation suite created for us by Pirouette Paper.
We have several new authentic sample Wedding dresses in stock and they will be listed on our website soon!
The brands of the new dresses include: Justin Alexander, Pronovias, Lillian West, Allure, Augusta Jones and more!
Below is a sneak peek of some of our new dresses.
You can also see all of our current wedding gowns here.
Fourth of July weekend is coming up! Get ready for some BBQ and fireworks.
In honor of 4th of July weekend, we are having a 20% off everything in our store sale!!!
The sale only lasts Friday through Sunday, July 3rd - 5th so don't wait to buy that special dress.
Simply enter the code: HAPPY4TH in the discount code section to receive 20% off your entire purchase.
We hope that you have an amazing 4th of July!
We have a large selection of sample wedding gowns that we source from a high end bridal salon.
Sample wedding dresses are a great way to get a designer wedding gown for a fraction of the cost of purchasing the gown brand new.
In addition, many of the sample gowns are in such great condition that you can't even tell that they have been tried on before.
I only have one of each of the sample gowns I carry so once they are sold, that's it. Usually the sample gowns come in a larger size like 10 or 12 and they can be altered down to fit quite easily.
They are all authentic designer gowns which have never been altered or used. They typically are tried on at the salon and some have slight wear and tear. Details about each dress are discussed in the dress description.
Some of the designers I carry include: Justin Alexander, Pronovias, San Patrick, Ysa Makino, Allure Bridal, Coco Anais, Hayley Paige, Monique Lhullier and more!
Good luck with your dress search and please contact us if you have any questions!