Mother Earth, Father Sun - Vow Renewal Shoot

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

 

 

Mother Earth Dress Side By Side

Underwater Engagement Shoot

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! 

Ivory Couplet Dress Underwater Swimming

Ivory Couplet Dress Underwater

Ivory Couplet Dress Underwater Holding Hands

Wedding Dress Underwater Holding Hands

Wedding Dress Underwater Mirror

Berry Couplet Dress Underwater

Wedding Dress underwater swimming

 

Producer/Planner: @experiencehush
Photographer: @h20shot
Dress design: @adinasbridal
Makeup: @beautycrave83
Jewelry: @poomgems
Florals: @katcast1

Halloween inspired Enchanted Bohemian styled shoot

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.  

Callistemon Skirt with Black Obliquely Waistcoat

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.  

BHLDN Callistemon Skirt with Black Obliquely Waistcoat

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! 

 BHLDN Conspicuous Cape

The groom wore a stylish grey suit from Friar Tux and made the enchanted Halloween vision come to life! 

 BHLDN Conspicuous Cape and Friar Tux Tuxedo

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! 

Kat's Creation Flower Arrangmenet

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. 

 Furniture and Tablescape from Party Pieces by Perry & Cherished Rentals

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! 

Black Wedding Cake by LoveCakes

Check out this beautiful invitation suite created for us by Pirouette Paper. 

 Wedding Invitation Suite by Pirouette Paper