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January 11, 2017
Bright bridal bouquet

Morning Cakies! We just peeped the photos by Megan Sorel of stylist Kelly Oshiro’s workshop, The Principles of Styling, and it’s full of not only romantic, slightly tropical florals by Lavenders Flowers a la the shot above, but lots of ideas for designing a modern California wedding too. And what better place than Santa Barbara Historical Museum to put it all into action?

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Let’s break this vibrant bouquet down a bit for ya…

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Kelly explains, Inspired by the colors of the late 60’s and early 70’s the dark eggplants, orange-y reds, and deep cranberries, I wanted to create a contemporary wedding editorial that was all about color. For the first look, I picked a simple Alexandra Greco dress from Solstice Bride and paired it with modernist jewelry from VLM Jewelry.

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The vibe for the table = Dutch still life meets colorful retro.

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For the second look, I pulled a fitted, short, peplum dress from Stone Fox Bride to wear with gold strappy shoes from Kate Whitcomb. Jess Wilcox put her hair up into a simple chignon and I switched up her jewelry. And for her bouquet, bright reds were accented with lavender, cafe tones of Distant Drums. All was paired with a plethora of mustard ribbon called Oro from Tono & Co.

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Doesn’t this whole scene convince you not to shy away from daring color? See our gallery for more!

Thanks to the team below for inspiring us today…

Photographer: Megan Sorel / Location: Santa Barbara Historical Museum / Stylist & Production: Kelly Oshiro / Flowers: Lavenders Flowers / Hair & Makeup: Jess Wilcox / Paper: Susan Silverberg / Pie: Lele Patisserie / Table, Bench, Black Plates: Barn Relic / Ribbon: Tono & Co / Place Settings: The Ark / Candles: Creative Candles / Tabletop Platters & Vases: Porch / Boards: Heirloom Bindery / Slinky Long Dress: Alexandra Grecco from Solstice Bride / Short Dress: Stone Fox Bride from Solstice Bride / Shoes: Kate Whitcomb / Headpieces & Belts: Untamed Petals / Modern Jewelry: VLM Jewelry / Wedding Ring: 33 Jewels