Summer is quickly approaching which means the gorgeous Sunstone Winery
is likely booked up for some very special weddings! This French inspired romantic venue housed a few of my gorgeous creations for a dreamy photoshoot beautifully captured by Sean Thomas Photography
and I can't get enough! Featured on Style Me Pretty
, this creative team can't wait to inspire your own summer bash.
The breathtaking Odessa
gown couldn't be more perfect for this old world location. With her French embroidered tulle fabric adorned with ivory, silver, and champagne flowers, and lined in buttery silk charmeuse, this dress is as timeless as it is modern. Keep the midriff sheer, or line it with pearl silk - either way is fabulous! This version was made with delicate floral applique straps trailing along the shoulders, but strapless is a favorite among our brides as well. I'm loving the florals by Charming Peony Studio
as they enhance the look in a romantic fairytale way; the arch adds a decadent secret garden detail to compliment the mood...beyond dreamy!
For my brides that aren't sure about a veil, have you ever considered a cape? Our Gypsy Moon Cape
perfectly completes this romantic look for our bride, with shimmering climbing vines and delicate, silk organza petals. The cape is dramatic, yet not too overpowering; it compliments the softness of the gown and adds just the right amount of wedding 'wow". Also, how lovely are this bride and groom? That gentle embrace is what it's all about!
Along with Odessa, the gorgeous Elizabeth
dress was featured as well. This decadent, soft mermaid gown is adorned with hand beaded Chantilly lace, a dramatic open back, long train, and delicate eyelash lace to frame the décolleté. A classic beauty with a little sass! I'm also loving the blush and mauve details of the reception set-up to perfectly compliment the summer-in-Provence mood!
I love how in-the-moment these two are...an important take-away for my brides-to-be! Don't be afraid to let your photographer capture those intimate shots, the dramatic ones, and of course the fun ones! It all goes by so fast, and yes, you'll have the memories of the big day, but these photos are what you'll be looking back on for years to come.
Dresses: Odessa and Elizabeth by Claire Pettibone
Hair and Makup: @beautybespoken
Tabletop Rental: @borrowedblu
Furniture Rental: @theonicollection
Jewelry Boxes: @amonieringboxes
Bride Model: @chelsey.malm
Groom Model: @chasemanakai