Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: A 'Christmas in California' Beach Elopement . . .


When I think of running off to elope at Christmas time, (which I don't often do, considering I have a husband and little boy at home:)  I think of falling snow, twinkling lights in the village square, perhaps a chilly little town in the mountains with a pond for skating and a towering Christmas tree set amidst shops decked in garland of red & green.

What doesn't often cross my mind, however, is bringing those very merry vows to the beach in California,  which is why I love that  Green Wedding Shoes has stepped out of the box and brought us this gorgeous inspiration shoot, designed by the ever-so-talented talented Lindye Galloway Events.

You see, California may be full of sunshine, but what they often fail to mention in the movies is that it can be a tad chilly in the winter months, so this splendid bride and her handsome new husband have gotten it just right with the faux fur and piles of rustic firewood, and a white Christmas tree on the beach is just an image I will never forget . . .









I am so happy with this small shock of golden glitter combined with the rustic wood of the box of flowers . . .


And how about those sparkly, glitter leaves placed ever so elegantly underneath the winter white plate?  LOVE!!


A pile of firewood is an unexpected and beautiful natural element  . . .



And everyone loves a ruffle cake . . .




So stunning & romantic, right?  Simple, thoughtful, & unforgettable and such a beautiful way to start a life and a New Year together too!

Fabulous Vendors: 
photographer: Jessica Claire // designer + planner: Lindye Galloway Events // flowers: Honey and Poppies // rentals: This & That Vintage Rentals  // hair and makeup: A Lovely Bride // invitations: Copper Willow // cake + cupcakes: Design Cakes and Cupcakes // attire: H&M and Zara Photobucket

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