Carmen Santorelli is one of our talented Select vendors, and we were thrilled when she sent over this totally dreamy photo shoot from the coast of southern California. That veil! The bouquet! And those views! Romantic barely begins to describe it. To La Lune did such a lovely job with the concept and design, and I really can’t get over the bouquet by Plenty of Petals (did I say that already?).

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Carmen Santorelli | Snippet & Ink Carmen Santorelli | Snippet & Ink
Carmen Santorelli | Snippet & Ink Carmen Santorelli | Snippet & Ink
Carmen Santorelli | Snippet & Ink Carmen Santorelli | Snippet & Ink

From Carmen: The main inspiration for this shoot was the setting that we chose as our backdrop, the stunning Sunset Cliffs area in San Diego. The raw, organic beauty of the California coast line in this particular area is breathtaking, so we intended to keep all the design elements to a minimum, in order to let nature shine. Since the colors we were working with were tan (the cliffs and the beach) and blue (the sky and the ocean), we gravitated toward non-competing colors, like a nude/blush colored Claire La Faye gown, and a light gray J.Crew suit. Plenty of Petals created the most beautiful all-white bouquet with clematis, garden roses, and ranunculus, and To La Lune brought all the elements together, in perfect harmony. Last, but not least, our ‘bride’ is the principal ballerina of LA ballet (Allyssa Bross), so her grace and beautiful, fluid lines were one of the main elements that we wanted to focus on.

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Sweet Lydia’s created two charming cakes for the shoot, both displayed on simple glass cake stands.

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Photography: Carmen Santorelli / Event Design & Coordination: To La Lune / Floral Design: Plenty of Petals / Hair, Makeup: 10.11 Makeup / Dress: Claire La Faye / Veil, Hair Accessories: Erica Elizabeth / Suit: J.Crew / Bakery: Sweet Lydia’s / Rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals
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  • Coastal Photo Shoot by Carmen Santorelli

    4 June 2014
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    2. Laurel

      Love everything about this shoot! Beautiful work!

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    3. Alexandra McNamara

      Just lovely! So soft and pretty.

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    4. clairelafaye

      Such a gorgeous collection of images and beautiful teamwork bringing it all together! And thank you so much for featuring my dress! xoxo

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    5. Lucy

      This is gorgeous! The bride’s pictures make me want to get married again.

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    6. Diana McGregor

      Wow- These images are just lovely! Stunning! To La Lune’s vision and styling is amazing!

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    7. Cecilia Heart Aflutter

      Oh my – wonderful images! Such a dreamy atmosphere!

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    8. Occasions In Print

      So pretty! I love the long veil and the color of her dress is gorgeous!

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    9. Penny

      This beautiful model, Principal Ballerina of Los Angeles Ballet Allyssa Bross, is currently starring in LAB’s “La Sylphide” – June 7 at Glendale’s Alex Theatre, June 14 at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, June 21 at Royce Hall, UCLA, and June 27 at McCaw Hall in Seattle. Tickets/information at LosAngelesBallet.com

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    10. Kristen

      ethereal perfection!

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    11. Tanzanite studs

      Nice wedding inspiration. people really love to implement on their own wedding. wedding dress is a masterpiece of his own kind. wonderful images with perfection.

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    12. Tre

      Stunning photo shoot!

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      […] Catch more of the Principle Ballerina of the Los Angeles Ballet, Allyssa Bross, & her love Cameron Bennett on Snippet & Ink! […]

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