Styled Bridal Shoot | Jessica Velarde Photography

Oh friends, I have been waiting with bated breath to share these photos with you. I had the privilege of being a part of this incredible shoot, which actually took place right behind my parents’ house in Carmel Valley, California. (Lucky dogs, aren’t they?) As soon as I told my friend Jess (who also happens to be an incredible wedding photographer) about my blog, I could see the inspiration for this shoot dancing in her eyeballs. I couldn’t have been more thrilled that she wanted to do this. We teamed up with an incredible group of vendors who were amazingly generous, as well as three beautiful ladies who offered themselves as models, and voila! Magic. Feast your eyes on these beauties.

A Huge Thank You To The Wonderful Vendors:

Photography by Jessica Velarde Photography

Flowers by Hanni, Lilify Designs

Bridal and bridesmaid gowns from Epiphany Boutique Carmel, California

Shoes and accessories provided by Megan Koontz, Second Season Vintage

Makeup by Elsa Velarde with Mary Kay Cosmetics

Models: Brianna Bell Coulter, Abby Craegar, Megan Koontz

Kathy Ryan - May 18, 2011 - 8:19 pm

Wow ~ these photos are amazing!! The meadow was a great
backdrop. Just Beautiful….

Sarah {A Paper Proposal} - May 18, 2011 - 9:06 pm

Lots of gorgeous gowns in this shoot! Congrats on a beautiful new site, too, by the way!

Liesl - May 19, 2011 - 7:15 am

Loving your new layout and what a pretty wedding shoot…lovely!

Liesl :)

WhoWhatLogos - May 19, 2011 - 7:08 pm

Beautiful…love the “vinyl” and shoes!

Alicia @CharityWedding - May 19, 2011 - 7:44 pm

Gorgeous shoot and dresses! Plus I love the look of the new site!

lilify - May 22, 2011 - 3:35 am

Colleen,

The images are amazing. Lovely x3.

Your new site is totally charming.

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