Southern California golden hour wedding inspiration

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California golden hour portraits

Utter the words ‘golden hour’ and ‘wedding’ in the same sentence and you’ve captured our attention for sure. Toss in a collection of vintage bridal wear and one of the dreamiest mountaintop settings and we really can’t look away. LB Events + Details, Darling collaborated on a series of wedding portraits and ceremony ideas inspired by a single song. We’ve got part I of Scott Clark’s images, plus the story below…

Two-piece wedding dress

California golden hour portraits

California golden hour portraits

California golden hour portraits

California golden hour portraits

Two-piece wedding dress

Kiersten of LB Events says, The song “Awake My Soul” by Mumford and Sons was the true inspiration behind this free-spirited shoot. The vendor team wanted to create something much like the song—a song that has lyrics that reach deep into your soul and a melody that evokes all kinds of good feels. The goal between all the vendors was to create beauty from simplicity. The location was truly something unique—the winding, twisting, unending road that leads up to Great Spirits Ranch seemed daunting at first, but there was a collective sigh of “ohhhhhh” upon arrival. The view is simply breathtaking. It’s one of those places that you feel like you’ve searched for your whole life, so there’s an immediate sense of peace once you are there.

Two-piece wedding dress

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White bridal bouquet

A bouquet by Jess of Taylor + Taylor, complete with ranunculus + garden roses + lots of wild greenery.

Golden hour portraits

White bridal bouquet

Outdoor California ceremony

White wedding decor

Ceremony ribbon

Outdoor California ceremony

Like we said, this Malibu backdrop sure is dreamy… The setting could not have been more perfect for our natural feel. Wisps of dried vines and the lush shrubs that covered the mountainside perfectly blended with our neutral color palette of green, ivory, and shades of oak.

White wedding decor

White wedding decor and flowers

White bridal bouquet

Golden hour portraits

How is this a real place?! Sigh.

Golden hour portraits

Golden hour portraits

More ceremony ideas in the gallery below.

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PS: Tomorrow we’re featuring the other half of this shoot, so stay tuned.

Photography: Scott Clark / Associate photographer: Katie Edwards Photo | Venue: Great Spirits Ranch / Design & Coordination: LB Events & Details, Darling / Floral Design & Lounge Rentals: Taylor + Taylor / Hair & Makeup: Girl Meets Bongga / Invitations: Prim and Pixie / Calligraphy: Details, Darling / Tabletop Rentals: Borrowed Blu / Table & Chair Rentals: A Rental Connection / Fashion: Bride Boutique LA (styled by Maria)

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Yours Truly Wedding Albums on Jun 15, 2015

Breathtaking view! That dress is just magical!

CATHLEEN on Jun 17, 2015

one word BEAUTIFUL!!

Lisa on Jun 17, 2015

Absolutely breathtaking!

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