In the spirit of the holidays we couldn’t help but fall in love with this inspiration shoot captured by our talented friend Jessica Claire. This soon-to-be-wed couple got snuggled up in the cool California air on the beaches of Laguna to capture what would turn into a fantastic Christmas card (or so we hope) and a magical engagement shoot.
Designer and planner, Lindye Galloway wanted to create an elopement setting befitting of a California Christmas – mission accomplished! “The ceremony had a simple elegance with a custom chandelier made out of ornaments suspended above the couple, embracing the ever-popular ombre style.”From ceremony to “reception” and even a snuggle station in a cave, no detail was left undone. How they managed to get a Christmas tree onto the beach without incident is pure holiday magic! I wonder if they surprised each other with real gifts under that tree?What a great time it must have been to produce a shoot so festive! Especially knowing the bride and groom are getting married next year and what a gift this will end up becoming for them!
But back to the decor – when frolicking in the sand when finished, the duo settled down at a dinner table built for two!For dessert, the couple delighted in a two tiered ruffle cake and two jumbo cupcakes tying in the theme of what winter in California is really like. Oh what fun!Photo Shoot Credits: Location: Private Beach, Newport Beach, CA, Photographer: Jessica Claire, Designer & Planner: Lindye Galloway Events, Flowers: Honey and Poppies, Rentals: This & That Vintage Rentals, Hair/Makeup: A Lovely Bride, Invitations: Copper Willow, Cake/Cupcakes: Design Cakes and Cupcakes, Model’s Attire: H&M and Zara