September 18, 2014 | carrie
We were blown away by Whitney and Nick’s simple and sophisticated wedding in Oregon a few weeks ago. Similar to their wedding, their love story is just as modest and sweet. We know you’ll fall in love with their story, especially Nick’s low key beach proposal!
How They Met
“We have known each other since riding the bus together in second grade. We grew up as neighbors and were high school sweethearts.”
When They Knew it was Love
Whitney: “There wasn’t one defining moment, but I knew I loved my best friend when I couldn’t imagine my day not starting and ending with him. The, “good morning love,” and goodnight kisses mean the world to me. He brings such love, laughter, and happiness into my life that I can’t even begin to imagine what life would be like without him. He is my best friend.”
Nick: “I knew it was love when I realized I could completely be myself with her and she would always be there for me. Being able to come home to my best friend is the highlight of each day.”
Whitney: “Nick had one of his friends and his wife set up over 100 lanterns and rose petals at Victoria Beach in Laguna early one Friday evening. When Nick got off work he convinced me that we should head to the beach, which is not unusual since we regularly pick up coffee and sit on the beach at night with our dog Natasha. As we started walking down the stone steps to the beach I could see lanterns lined up down the stairs, scattered across the beach and clustered around a cove. I asked Nick what was going on, but instead of responding, he just grabbed my hand and led me to the cove where he dropped down on one knee and proposed. There was no one on the beach but our friends and a photographer, so it was a very romantic, private moment. It was absolutely perfect! It was a true reflection of us, low key and intimate. It was nothing out of character and something we do all the time, Nick just found a way to create something beautiful out of just another coffee date with our dog.”
Whitney and Nick, thank you so much for sharing your story and wedding with us! Loving Whitney and Nick’s low key attitude? Check out their Romantic Camp Wedding in Oregon.
Photos by Terra Lange Photography.
September 18, 2014 | carrie
We are obviously huge fans of Studio Uma, and we love everything Uma and her team put together. This Victorian romance bridal fashion shoot is exactly what we adore about Uma’s photography. With its hauntingly beautiful portraits, vibrant colors, and unique fashion, we hope this styled shoot gives you a little bit of Victorian fever!
From Uma – “It was a cold and rainy day in November. We had been planning and plotting for weeks to do this opulent Indian bridal fashion inspiration photo shoot outdoors – on the lush grounds of Chateau Polonez in Houston. But Mother Nature had other plans, and thanks to the dismal weather, we were forced indoors.”
“I had such a blast working with the lovely Kairavi and Alison on this shoot. Top wardrobe stylist Sobi Qazi outfitted the girls in the most stunning bridal saris and lenghas. The jewelry she chose is jaw-droppingly beautiful! I fell in love with that headpiece and the black lace mask.”
The opulent jewels, horse, and masks are straight from a Victorian dream. Thank you so much, Studio Uma, for letting us share your beautiful work! You can view Studio Uma’s member portfolio here.
If you’re looking for more Victorian inspired styled shoots, check out our Romantic Styled Shoot at Semple Mansion.
The Photo Shoot Team
Photography – Studio Uma
Event Coordinator & Design – Lion & Lamb Event Services
Wardrobe Stylist – Sobi Qazi
Venue – Chateau Polonez
Models – Alison Taylor & Kairavi Patel
Makeup & Hair – Inftinite Perfection by Soniya
Wardrobe – Almas Tejani Desi Couture
Decor Rental & Jewelry – Prashe Decor & Showroom
Hair Accessories – Eye Heart Me
Lace Mask – Miss S-A Headbands
Florist – Lexis Florist by Sue Habib
Linens – Over The Top Linen
Horse – Houston Wedding Horses – Sheila Mayo
Graphics & Paper Goods: Pintobean Creates
Dinnerware: A Finer Event
September 18, 2014 | olivia
Rebecca and David’s crisp autumn beach wedding was reminiscent of the coast, harboring both elegant and natural beauty. From the stunning waterfront couple’s portraits to striking detail shots, the special day was photographed by the talented Gabe McClintock. The wedding’s vibrant pops of cherry red were a fun addition to their subdued color palette of gray, navy, and blush, perfect for the fall season.
The Couple: Rebecca and David
The Wedding: Middle Beach, Tofino, BC
The Inspiration: Our inspiration was warm coastal elegance.We both love the south of France and the West Coast, so we tried to intertwine both into our wedding day. We wanted it to be simple, clean and elegant with a little punch of color.
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Gabe McClintock
Event Stylist: Pink and Honey Event Styling
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Middle Beach
Videographer/Film Maker: Mark of Tofino Wedding Video
Invitation Designer: Uh Oh My Deer
Florist: Rebecca Dawn Flower Design
Cake: Zoe’s Bakery
Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror
Wedding Film: Mark at Tofino Wedding Video
Thank you to Rebecca and David for sharing your beautiful wedding with us!
Love the natural beauty of this wedding? Check out Morgan and Holly’s Northern California wedding!