JAMIE + BLAKE: DESCANSO GARDENS WEDDING | PASADENA CA

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May 23, 2018

I am so honored to have had the opportunity to shoot Jamie and Blake’s engagement and wedding! They are truly a match made in heaven, which is every photographers dream! Their love is effortless and playful with beautiful depth and can been seen in their images. Accompanied by their closest family and friends, Jamie and Blake’s intimate wedding was a dream come true and a fairytale for the books. Nestled in beautiful gardens, the two exchanged vows and promised each other forever.

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From Laura at Perfectly Poised Events:

​”An evocative botanical oasis of beauty. Our canvas consisted of eloquent landscapes and ​picturesque vignettes -​​ to which we painted the perfect fairytale for Jamie and Blake’s dream wedding. When Jamie came to us with her vision for a vintage​ sunset-inspired garden wedding, we were ecstatic to plan this beautiful day and pull out all the stops! First thing – cultivating a stellar team of vendors who could flawlessly execute our grand plans. Not only did this amazing team of creatives put their heart and soul into every detail, they produced some serious #WEDDINGGOALS!

We worked hard to create a meaningful guest experience – one that Jamie and Blake would dream about for the rest of their lives. From the bespoke vintage lounge to the ​carefully curated tabletops with unique tableware combinations, luxurious textured linens, ombre floral accents, and individual mini cakes – every ounce of Jamie and Blake’s reception dripped with character.”

From Rachel with Joy of Bloom Florals:

“For Blake and Jaimie’s wedding I pulled inspiration from Jaimie’s sophisticated free-spirited personal style and the gorgeous sunset color palette. I wanted to take advantage of as many lush seasonal blooms as I could and used butterfly ranunculus, juliet garden roses, sweet peas, and Japanese spirea. We also wanted to create a special installation piece hanging above the sweetheart table to capture the ethereal romantic beauty of  the venue and went with a hanging chandelier of babies breath and hand strung floral. Hints of ombre throughout the reception allowed us to create a cohesive flow. It was truly a fairytale dream.”

From Rachel with Elise Cakes:

“We designed a dessert table just as fun and free spirited as Jamie and Blake! There were endless options for their guests – from mini donuts, to macarons, cupcakes, and more. To create a personal touch, each guest also had their own personal mini cake – which doubled as place settings. They were adorned with custom acrylic name toppers by Double Dipped Calligraphy and soft blooms from Joy of Blooms. For the couple’s cutting cake, we pulled inspiration from the enchanted garden setting and gorgeous spring hues used all throughout the wedding. A beautifully tall and elegant 3 tier cake, draped in an ombre cascade of vibrant fresh florals.”

From Stephanie with Double Dipped Calligraphy:

“Inspired by Jamie and Blake’s intimate garden wedding, I wanted to create pieces to compliment the gorgeous setting as well as bring in a modern and romantic feel. Acrylic was our main material of choice with it’s clean modern look while the calligraphy and designs lent a romantic vibe. A large clear acrylic welcome sign ushered guests into the ceremony, making a statement and showing off the beautiful garden background.  I loved that the bride and groom were very intentional with each guest that was present at their wedding, and we were able to incorporate little details like personalized acrylic cake toppers atop mini cakes at each guest’s seat.”

From Matt & Nick with Groom’s Grotto regarding Blake’s custom Suit:

“We had a lot of fun working with Blake and Jamie to design Blake’s custom wedding suit. Blake was looking for a suit that was formal and timeless yet unique to him for his big day. We ended up designing him a dark charcoal wool/cashmere blend with matching charcoal satin accents on a classic peak lapel and pocket besoms. He selected a custom jacket lining and embroidered the wedding date to make the suit extra memorable for their wedding day. We made his pattern using our proprietary 3D technology and cut the suit to perfectly compliment his style and body type. We are super proud of how it turned out and wish him and Jamie the very best in life!”

From Daphne at Daphne Newman Design regarding Jamie’s custom robes and veil:

“From the first time we met Jamie she had a very clear vision of what her wedding details would look and feel like – all revolving around her love for flowers, bold colors and her beautiful engagement ring from Blake. The robes were inspired by these details, and she handpicked a burnt orange and pink salmon tone for the silk charmeuse on her bridesmaids robes. They were edged with soft floral Alecon lace, hand dyed to match the tone of the silk. For herself she chose a rich champagne color with a softly beaded Chantilly lace for the sleeve; it featured beautiful flowers significant of French lace and tied the important floral details.

For Jamie’s cathedral veil, she opted out of the traditional lace around her face for a raw silk tulle edge to let the details of the bodice speak. However it was important to her that we included lace on her veil so we used the same French Chantilly lace from her robe and started it at her fingertips to border the bottom edge. The soft beading added dimension, and complimented the scallop edge of the train perfectly. The veil extended 18 inches past her train to create a dramatic silhouette and beautifully complete her look.”

From BBJ Linen:

“At BBJ Linen we believe events are fleeting works of art. Simple or complex, they are beautiful to the beholder. Like a great story, events should capture you at the beginning and they should leave you with something-something memorable and transformative. The color, texture and style of our fabrics, spark emotions that can inspire, encourage and transform your events. Jamie & Blake’s gorgeous day was graced with subtle textures of Rose Quartz & Bone velvet, Ivory floral damask, and soft Buttercup lamour. This rich combination evoked an atmosphere that was flirty, contemporary, and wildly romantic.”

From Angela with Beauty by Alessi:

“Jamie is a natural beauty! I played up her gorgeous tan skin with warm blushes and loads of bronzer and contour! For the eyes I wanted them bright, yet defined, so I used her favorite strip lashes with mascara on the upper and lower lashes. Jamie has a great deep rosey pigment to her lips, so we just enhanced with a bit of rosey lip liner and clear lip balm! As for her hair, she’s got gorgeous long locks! I used a 1″ marcel curling iron to achieve an effortless beachy – wavy style that would last for the entire night! I decided to bombshell it up a little bit by teasing the roots, then sealed it with a tiny bit of texture spray and hairspray! She was absolutely the most perfect version of herself that day!”

From Nancy at MJF Bridal:

“I wanted to handcraft a headpiece that complemented, a piece that did not take away from Jamie’s beautiful face frame.  I opted for a simple sparkle design featuring rhinestones, crystals, and glass pearls along with cute, tiny, natural shell sakuras. After creating the bridal headpiece, the bridesmaids’ version was designed similar, simple and fresh, with hints of peach to match their dresses. The many facets on the crystals captured light beautifully and made the girls shine! Like most of our work, we create quality pieces that are inspired by love that can be worn more than once to be cherished forever.”

“Just for a moment, let’s get lost forever.” – Wilder