Particularly with this baby on the way, sleep is something of a priority in my book so it’s a rare occasion to find me up at 4:45am on a Saturday! But let me tell you, I would have gladly gotten up far earlier if it meant being able to work with these amazing vendors, being able to capture their artistry and hang out with some amazing people willing to hike a whole table, chairs, table settings, 2 layer cake, desserts, and bouquets up a mountainside. This shoot was a long time in the making. Trying to find the perfect pieces, pick a date, and find the right location wasn’t easy but with the help of amazing vendors and team, it all finally came together and I am so excited to show off the work of so many talented people.
After loading up the van, the team and I arrived at Lake Hodges at 6am. Surrounded by the most spectacular fog, we hiked up the trail and started setting up this beautiful mountaintop elopement. Being San Diego, we knew it wouldn’t be long before the sun would show itself, which fortunately it did because it cleared up the fog for the finale, giving us the incredible lake and mountain view for our last few portraits.
The cake made by Cute Cakes is something out of a dream with amazing desserts to match. The most beautiful florals designed by Rosemary-Duff Florist decorated our table made out of antique shutters from Urban Barn. Elegant stationary designed by Queen B Invites ‘N’ More were just perfect to match our theme and aesthetic. And the most perfect gown from Something Old Something New, with beautiful hair and makeup done by the one and only Natasha Doran completed the picture for our bride, wearing a stunning diamond ring, necklace, and earrings by The Leo Diamond.
I am 100% in love with these amazing vendors! Not only is their work beyond beautiful, but the people behind these businesses are such a joy to work with and I am so excited to share them with all you lovely brides out there, and anyone looking to celebrate in a beautiful way! So without further ado, take a look at our dreamy, fall inspired, mountaintop elopement.
- Vendors -
Cake Designer: Cute Cakes Floral Designer: Rosemary-Duff Florist Stationary: Queen B Invites ‘N’ More Wedding Dress: Something Old Something New Antique Finds - Table and cake tray: Urban Barn Jewelry: The Leo Diamond Hair and Makeup Artist: Natasha Doran Bride Model: Shelby Turner Groom Model: JJ Shindler
- Huge Thanks to -
Yellow Line Studios Emily Snell Elisa Litke Josh Reznicek