Nestled within an inspiring landscape of rolling hills and mountains is the tranquil valley of Vista.
A hidden gem of California, it became the perfect setting for this timelessly elegant styled shoot. On country club grounds a team of wedding professionals came together to create this ethereal dream sure to inspire your next ceremonial event.
“Today’s editorial’s inspiration transports you into the tranquil valley of Vista, California’s hidden gem. Surrounded by glorious mountains and lavish rolling hills that invite you into an environment conveying such timeless romance with historical descriptions guaranteed to leave you feeling inspired… From the composed sounds of flowing fountains paired with climbing ivy emerging among the rooftops, you can guarantee on clear nights stars are pinned on velvet skies above while the area boasts the most spectacular views. Among the brimming shrubbery of boxwood hedges intimately rested an inviting tablescape inside the venue’s foyer fit for a regal gathering paired with trickling tapers, an extravagant fern runner, assorted blooms of garden roses, clooney & spirea, to handwritten cloth menus that draped ever so slightly over the table welcoming guests with timeless elegance. The color palette is simple but elegantly inspired by the Venue’s natural stone, hues of blush, and subtle hints of French blue.
“The old world venue harmonized beautifully from the creative art direction of Bree Hueners of I Love You More Events, which could not have paired more elegantly to a French provincial touch. Taken from the words the French painter Claude Monet, “I must have flowers, always, and always.” From the spirited Tulips to the gallant ranunculus, florist Holy Bath of Intentional Blooms created a masterwork of floral flawlessness from blossoms afloat in water, breathtaking centerpieces and a ceremonial backdrop on the French doors that would leave the French painter himself inspired to paint. Even the calligraphy showcased a tribute to the renaissance by Michelle Renee Calligraphy painting an abstract oil piece and inscribing authentic French wording on custom velum that were taken from the passages of The Song of Solomon that made this suite so exceptional.
Claire Pettibone’s Merlot gown with delicate sheath silhouette with a hint of vintage added to this story. Her hair and makeup are ethereal and natural—soft waves and fine art inspired by Regas Haston & Alexis Nicholas. Accessorized beautifully in diamonds & pearls courtesy of Petals & Stones while fitted in soft blue Bella Belle shoes. Our groom looked debonair in his tailored suit on behalf of Friar Tux honoring tones of navy blue.
The most delectable looking geometric white cake from Peggy Liao, topped with striking sugar flowers beckoned our affinity with florals, in soft shades of peach, ivory and a pop of red. With its European exterior and beautiful grounds, this romantic editorial was the perfect place for this elegant spring wedding inspiration in its pretty palette of natural tones.”
~ Ashley Kekuva of iamlatreuo photo
Photographer: Ashley Kekuva of iamlatreuo photo
Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab
Stylist / Planner: Bree Hueners of I Love You More Events
Floral Designer: Intentional Blooms
Model: Hiwot Yimer
Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone
Rentals: Adore Folklore
Jewelry: Petals & Stones
Venue: Vista Valley Country Club
Cake Designer: Peggy Liao Cake
Make-up Artist: Alexis Nicholas
Calligraphy: Michelle Renee Calligraphy
Hair: Hairology 1121
Chairs & Flatware: The Chiavari Guys
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Tux: Friar Tux
Ribbon: Illume Silks