White on White Wedding- Inspiration Session

Every year we like to put our imaginations together with other amazing vendors and photograph a wedding inspiration, to give our couples ideas for wedding decor and theme while also doing a creative and super fun photography project! This year we came up with the idea of a “white on white” wedding utilizing a monochrome color pallete with hand crafted decor adding touches of rustic and vintage whimsy. The combination of cream, white, off-white, metallics, greens, and a hint of shabby chic come together with our beautiful brides and sparkled dresses from A Heart’s Desire Bridal in San Luis Obispo. The session was shot in our studio with the team of incredible vendors listed below. Be sure to check out their websites, this is a fantastic team of professional resources for your wedding. We hope you love this shoot and take away a few super fun ideas for your big day!

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Here is the awesome team of San Luis Obispo and Central Coast wedding vendors that took part in this shoot!

Dresses

A Heart’s Desire Bridal
www.aheartsdesiresbridal.com

Catering

Catering By Crave
www.cateringbycrave.com

Event Decor and Design

Zest it Up
www.zestitup.com

Cupcakes

Sea Breeze Cupcakes
www.seabreezecupcakes.com

Cake

La De Da Bake Shop
www.ladedabakeshop.com

Hair and Make-up

Courtney Rossi Artistry
www.courtneyrossiartistry.com

Flower Arrangements & Bouquet

Clover and Branch
www.cloverandbranch.com

Plates & Linens

Taylor Rental
www.taylorrents.net

Menu & Place-cards

Rosey Calligraphy
www.roseycalligraphy.com

Photography

Looking Glass Photography Studio
www.mylookingglassphoto.com

All About Eyes- Boudoir

We think being a woman is one of the best things on the planet. Seriously, we LOVE being women, and we love helping other women feel great about themselves. As two people that love people, we both love to photograph myriad stages and phases of life- but we especially love empowering women in their lives. Wether that be a bride glowing on her wedding day, a dreamy maternity session, or a classy boudoir shoot, we just want to show our fellow women the beauty we see in them! Every women, no matter her shape, age, or stage in life should give herself the gift of feeling beautiful.

Boudoir sessions take some bravery to do, but they are SO worth it. Not only are they an amazing way to say “I Love You” for that special someone, but they are so EMPOWERING and just plain fun! At Looking Glass we want to send a message loud and clear about the beauty of the body. Boudoir is not just for men, nor is it even mostly about men- it’s about subtlety, sensuality, embracing femininity, and celebrating oneself.

Leana & Annie

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Vendor Spotlight: Megan Michelle Films

We love to showcase our awesome co-vendors. This week we are thrilled to introduce Megan Michelle Films, the sweetest videographer you may ever meet! We love her fresh and romantic style and her bubbly personality! If you are looking for a videographer for your wedding or special life event, check her out!

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Name: Megan Michelle Amideneau

Name of you Business: Megan Michelle Films

Address: PO Box 571 Avila Beach, CA 93424

Email: megan@megansfilms.com

Website: www.meganmichellefilms.com

Facebook Page

Type of Business: Wedding & Lifestyle Videography

Short Description: Stylistic and modern filmography for weddings and life events.

Where are you located? Central California, Avila Beach

How Long in Business? 3.5 years

What made you decide to start you business?

I fell in love with filming weddings by chance! My best friend was getting married and did not have a videographer! I thought: how could she not have a wedding film? Because I loved filming and had been learning video for the company I worked for at the time, decided to offer my services for her wedding. I road tripped to south Texas to film her wedding, my first, and it was true love!

What do you enjoy most about it?

I love the people I have the honor of filming. I love my brides and often grow friendships with them.

What is your philosophy?

Video is powerful; it evokes emotion in a unique way. I love getting to know my brides and then I get to be a part of the creative process of dreaming up a beautiful wedding video piece for them to cherish. It is such a fun process.

What is your favorite part of your business?

My favorite part about my business is editing! Ha, most videographers would not say this but I love to edit. I feel like that is where the magic happens.

Best memory from last year?

Is it terrible that the first thing that came to mind was when a brides dress caught on fire! haha:)It was really funny especially because the bride was such a good sport about it. Sparklers at weddings can be dangerous ladies. ☺

Funniest/sweetest/most romantic thing that ever happened at work?

When one of my grooms danced with his grandmother who was in a wheelchair. It was so sweet!! I totally teared up.

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What does the next 5 years look like for you?

Becoming more skilled at what I love to do, wedding films:)I want to grow my pregnancy film business as well. It is wonderful to be a part of a mother’s life as her baby is growing and meets the world for the first time. Probably one of the most amazing things there is.

If you had any advice for couples what would it be?

You are not like anyone else and that is what makes your wedding day special.

What challenges do you face most often?

Finding music for my videos! Sometimes that takes longer than editing. I am obsessed with finding the perfect songs for each couple and sometimes that is a challenge, it always works out in the end, but sometimes takes hours of listening to licensed songs.

What would you recommend for couples looking for a wedding videographer? What qualities should they possess?

Someone who is at peace and will contribute to your wedding day. Having happy peaceful vendors can have a huge effect on your wedding, so get to know your vendors before you hire them:)

What difference do you see in clients who hire professional photographers and those who do not? (we had to ask!)

You have incredible pictures you can look back on for years to come! It is a day you will always want to reminisce about, so get quality pictures and video so you can remember just how amazing his smile was when he saw you walking down the aisle.

How important is a time line?

Soooo helpful. It may not go exactly according to the timeline, but it helps cut down the confusion that day if everyone is on the same page with what is happening at what time.

What are some of your favorite things about current wedding themes?

Vintage is so pretty:)I love these organic tones and styles we are seeing these days, so fun.

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Winter Romance Wedding at Camp San Luis Obispo

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Courtney and Mark had decided to have a winter wedding right around the time “The Great Gatsby” came out, and I remember how excited Courtney was about tying in their wedding theme to the movie and the 1920’s era in general. Their invitations were gold glitter Gatsby Style, they had glitter, crystals, and sparkle throughout the décor and the red velvet accents really brought out the winter romance. Their flower arrangements were an area Courtney put a lot of thought into, as she wanted to create something very unique. The end result was a combination of red Peonies, roses, and cattails that looked a lot like fur!

All together it was really something different and beautiful. They elected to do a “first look” at a beach house in Cayucos. Some couples bring out the best in each other and it seems that way with Mark and Courtney. She is calmer and more centered when he is around and he is her happy place. I love that! It was a glorious moment out on the beach as Courtney flies into a full spin showing off her dress to Mark. Amazing! Their ceremony was in an old fashioned chapel at Camp San Luis Obispo army base, the perfect traditional venue for a religiously themed ceremony. The Officer’s Club at Camp SLO provided ample space for their 200 guests. They told me their favorite thing about their wedding was how fashionable their bridal party looked and how everything came together just right! They are a couple with many close friends and making sure their wedding party looked and felt great was very important to them. Mark and Courtney mutually love the outdoors, and chose to take their engagement photos on Courtney’s grandmothers ranch. They stood in a river, kissed under the sunset, and I screamed while we forded ravines in her grandmother’s jeep. Her Grandmother was driving and talking about how many rattlesnakes she’s killed that year and I am just looking around wishing I had worn boots! I can see where Courtney gets her sense of fun.

Courtney could be described as a fancy girl with a down to earth spirit. They don’t have any kids (yet) but you could call their fuzzy coordinating dogs their kids. Marks huge black oversized poodle dog is the polar opposite of Courtney’s toothless, mop hair Chihuahua (or something resembling one) but somehow they seem to fit right together, just like Mark and Courtney. The four of them are quite the high-energy pair and so much fun to be around. The wedding itself seemed to represent them perfectly: a little traditional but with high fashion elements, set in a country surrounding, warm and cozy and all the elegance of winter.

See their Engagement Session HERE

Vendors

Ceremony/Reception
Camp San Luis Obispo
Contact: Taffy Gonzalez
Website

Coordinator
Heald Wedding Consultants
Cristina Heald
Website

Photographer
Looking Glass Photography Studio
San Luis Obispo
805-703-3659
mylookingglassphoto.com

Officiant
Scott Peterson
805-459-8120

DJ
Kramer Events
Website

Flowers
Melinda at Festive Designs
Website

Catering
Upper Crust La Trattoria
Website

Cakes
KKS Bundt Cakes
Website

Taylor Rentals
Website

Got You Cover’d
grcrentals.com

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