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California dreaming shoot

July 9, 2012

The stereotype that Californians are laid back, go to the beach a lot, and have palm tree views, definitely has some truth to it. It’s a lifestyle that photographer, Swoon by Katie & event designers, Beau & Arrow find themselves most enamored with when they see it pop up in weddings – that effortlessly chic and playful West Coast vibe that makes California weddings so dreamy. That’s what inspired this summery, sun-kissed inspiration shoot. Gourmet popsicles, bright florals, pink skateboards and all!

pitbulls & posies designed wedding invitation suite

Using washed pastels, Pitbulls & Posies created dreamy paper elements such as the round menus that fit perfectly into each plate describing all of the yummy California inspired cuisine.

vibrant floral arrangements and dinnerware vibrant floral arrangements and dinnerware bridesmaids heart-shaped sunglasses custom-printed skateboard wedding accessories vibrant bouquets

We’re loving how those florals pop against their neutral, laid back looks.

casual khaki and pastel groomsmen fashion california-themed wedding heart-shaped bridesmaid sunglasses vibrant bridal bouquet casual group photos orange boutonniere stone cold fox wedding dress california-themed wedding vibrant wedding accents colorful dessert table

The cake table houses a smaller cake for the cake cutting, but tons of freshly baked donut holes that are the perfect treat for the laidback couple and their guests! Specialty gourmet popsicles are adorned with tags that read “you make me melt like a popsicle on the 4th of July” and “ice-dream” for a humorous detail. Custom popsicles are such a cute way to bring your wedding colors into the treats.

viva pops gourmet popsicles

Thanks to all the talent involved!

Photography: Swoon by Katie / Design & Styling: Beau & Arrow Events / Florist: Root 75 / Venue: The Ranch at Bandy Canyon / Paper Elements: Pitbulls & Posies / Table top china & flatware: Casa de Perrin / Tables, chairs, & cake plates: Moss Vintage / Cake & Donuts: VG Donuts & Bakery / Gourmet Popsicles: Viva Pops / Make-up: Brides by Brittany / Hair: Hair by Jillian Rae / Bride’s Attire: Stone Cold Fox / Ties: Speak Louder on Etsy