March 24th, 2014
Weddings on private estates are at the top of my list for favorite places to shoot weddings. This was family property up in the Santa Ynez valley near Solvang. The landscape in that area is so picturesque with the rolling hills and moss covered trees. I acutally met Anne and Marc while I was photographing a concert (here's a link to the actual show I shot that night of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) So we connected over a love of music and I got to spend a day with them shooting their engagement photos around an old airport Anne's dad was a big part of.
Here are their photos. Loved this wedding:
Photographer: Braedon Flynn / Videographer: Max & Molly Films / Planner: Carla Jacobsen, Special Occasions / Dress: Vera Wang / Hair: Sean Stotts, AVEDA Richard Michael Salon / Makeup: Paulina Bustos, Doll Me Up Paulina / Boots: Old Gringo Boots, from Allens Boots / Invitations, Programs, Chalk Boards, and Ribbon Wands: Designed by the Bride, Eagle Egg Creative / Flowers: Renae’s Bouquet / Garden Roses: Blushing Hills Roses / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Tent, Glassware, Tableware, Tables, Chairs: Town & Country Rentals / Catering: JR’s Catering / Music: Owen Plant / DJ: Matt Armor, The All Occasion DJ / Cake & Mini Cupcakes: Enjoy Cupcakes
June 28th, 2013
Anna and Jason are the sweetest couple, married last December at the Granata Theater in Santa Barbara. We had some rain, we had some sun, and I had a blast being a part of their celebration. There's a post live on Style Me Pretty this morning from this wedding so definitely check it out over there as well. If you didnt' see their engagement shoot when I originally posted it, it was one of my favorites. Check that post HERE. The event was designed and coordinated by the crazy talented Saralee from XOXO bride. Such a fun day!
Photographer: Braedon Flynn | Event Planning: XOXO BRIDE, Saralee Franchi | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Granada Theater | Floral Design: Modern Day Design | Music: Gavin Roy Presents | Linens: La Tavola | Ceremony Music: Santa Barbara String Quartet | Cake: Christine Dahl Pastries | Catering: Santa Barbara Barbeque Gourmet Catering | Cinematography: Urbane Wedding Company | Rentals: Ventura Rentals | Hair + Make up: Chiali Meng | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Shoes: Christian Louboutin| Groom Suit + Tie: Ermenegildo Zegna | Groom Shoes: Hugo Boss | Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan
April 3rd, 2012
Jamie and Jabdiel were guests at another wedding I was photographing the year before and while talking, we immediately clicked. Similar passions, and they were just the sweetest couple. They hired me for their wedding soon after and are people I hope to continue to remain friends with. For their engagement shoot, I spent the day with them doing things they love. You can check that out HERE. It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of their wedding and document their celebrations and love.
The decor and details of the wedding put together by Lisa Vorce and her awesome team at Oh How Charming, were stunning. And teamed up with R. Jack Balthazar for the florals was a perfect match. So many unique aspects of this wedding that I absolutely loved!
And Here's a beautiful film by Joel Serrato:
event production + design: Oh, How Charming by Lisa Vorce // photography: Braedon Photography // videography: Joel Serrato Films // venue: St. Malo Beach in Oceanside, California // rentals: Classic Party Rentals San Diego // bridal attire: Monique Lhullier and Jimmy Choo shoes // bridesmaids attire: Amsale dresses and Glint shoes // groomsmen attire: Perry Ellis linen pants, Debra Torres shirts, Reef sandles // floral design: R. Jack Balthazar // lighting: Lighten Up Inc. // linens: Custom by Oh, How Charming and La Tavola Linen // catering: The Food Matters // specialty décor, drapery, dance floor & stage: Barker Décor Service // hair and makeup: Symmetry Beauty by Nyrie // band: Impulse from West Coast Music // ceremony + cocktail music: Supernova String Quartet // paper: Papel Paper & Press // celebrant: Casey Caston // wedding cake: Sweet & Saucy Shop
March 21st, 2012
Angela is an event coordinator herself with her company, Sterling Social. I asked her how it was planning her own wedding. She responded, "My own wedding was one of the most exciting projects I have ever worked on. It was my opportunity to do what I love for the people I love. I work with the most brilliant, creative people on a daily basis and we had so much fun designing this wedding. The design was really inspired by texture. I wanted to bring to life a neutral color palette through the use of interesting textural elements such as mica wallpaper, mercury glass, and cut crystal. The overall look and feel was soft and romantic. It was magical to watch the elements tie together throughout the planning process"
Reflections from Angela, "Experiencing what it's like to be a bride is incredible. You feel an overwhelming amount of love from your friends and family. I have to say though, one of my favorite things about our wedding was the energy! It was insane! The only time we sat down that night was for speeches. Otherwise, we were dancing our hearts out on a packed dance floor surrounded by our favorite people in the entire world. I've never had so much fun in my life." - I think that's how a wedding should be! And it was a blast to photograph too.
Venue: St. Regis Monarch Beach Wedding Dress: Amsale 'Harlow' Gown Hair and Makeup: Make-Up (Danika Blood of Artistry By Danika) and Hair (Tara Shakespeare) Shoes: Jimmy Choo Bridesmaid Dress: Amsale Hairpieces: Veil, Amsale Groom Suit: Theory Tuxedo Groom's Gift (watch): TAG Heuer Carrera Photography: Braedon Flynn Cinematography: Manifest Videography Event Design: Sterling Social Events & Experiences Event Planner: Sterling Social Events & Experiences Floral Design: R. Jack Balthazar Lighting Design: Lighten Up, Inc. Invitations/Paper Goods: Graphic Design (Messex Industries) and Letterpress Printing (Traction Press) Cake & Dessert Bar: Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach Music: JB Project from West Coast Music & DJ Infrared