Tyler & Sadie loved each other and while Covid shut downs weren't going to stand in their way, it did mean that a wedding was out of the cards. For the time being. So they went to Vegas and tied the knot in the midst of shut downs, savoring the fact that they were together and the future would unfold as it would--a communal journey now marked by the rings they both shared.
More than just saying words or celebrating with guests, a wedding is an intimate experience. It's a way to honor the stories that have woven and interwoven before us. A chance to see all the intertwinings of our lives come together, thanks to us, but also thanks to the people surrounding us on that day.
But S + T's life took another turn as they welcomed the sweetest new babe into their lives. So a wedding became something that wasn't looked into, something they thought would be too much to organize with life underway.
So this opportunity was perfect.
With that philosophy behind weddings behind as the lens for which to create this experience, an incredible team came together for an editorial at a private estate behind the rolling orange orchards of Ojai, just thirty minutes from Santa Barbara.
Using the vogue modernity of their Vegas wedding, this design was planned with the modern bride in mind. Cool-girl-chic meets the Spanish old world.
Overflowing florals shaded with citrus lemons, terracotta pinks, dusty peaches, and burnt sienna oranges littered the aisle and tables. The painted colors of a California sunset burned in their centers. Just as the bursting color of day turns into night, the twilight was brought to life in the invitations, onyx flatware, and even the 18th century Babele Black dinner plates by Richard Ginori.
Of course, we can't forget about fashion. It was absolutely dripping from this day. With Sadie opting for three looks (who can chose one?), she was stunning in each. Ines Di Santo gown and her cathedral-length train was the star before shifting for a flowing Leah Da Gloria gown for a relaxed time of portraits. As any modern fashionista should, Sadie brought us back to Ines Di Santo in her party dress, which she wrapped up the evening with during an intimate dinner. Even our vendors-turned-guests wore all black to bring another element of twilight and sophistication.
This editorial experience was incredible and the joy, despite not being a real wedding, was tangible. From Sadie and Tyler finally getting wedding portraits to the maid of honor (Kacee) and best man (Zak) gearing up for their own wedding just a month later, excitement and quiet joy lingered on everyone's faces. Especially when Zak jumped into the pool, Kacee in arm.
A huge thanks to the brilliant creative team for pulling together such a seamless day and creating the most beautiful wedding photos for S + T.