What happens when a plethora of talent, fun and creativity combine? You get a photo shoot of stellar magnitude! We had Desi Baytan of Desi Baytan Photography snapping the cool killer shots with his wife Connie. Then Veronica from La Soie Bridal provided the wardrobe of bridal gowns and accessories, which you will see, has impeccable taste.
Our entire backdrop was furnished by the Brookside Equestrian Center and Rose Wade Norton of Rose Wade Events – and what a sprawling backdrop it was, no wonder Elizabeth Taylor rose to fame overnight in the MGM hit National Velvet. She had the perfect location to do it! Yup, the hit was filmed there in 1944. Then to accent the natural flora and fauna of the venue, we had Nancy of Oak and the Owl design the floral arrangements and dress up the bridal table and sweetheart table.
This was then taken a step further with Erica of Twine Events, who stylized the entire design of the tables. She went for a simple, but elegant white motif out of a storybook fable. She was assisted with the rentals from Baker Party Rentals, who are fab folks we love. Then, not to mention the stationery artist Amber from Pitbulls and Posies who put the flair on the menus and the like.
We of course can’t forget our gorgeous models Mark Finochiaro,who has come here from Nebraska to make it big and be the model who is known as “the guy next door”. Then our sweet and beautiful Nicole Maxwell a fellow Long Beach State 49er, who has the style and brains to set off to the runways of Milan and not miss a beat.
Making our models look fab is our witty hair designer guru David Harrington and our makeup designer Kat Laskey. I want Kat to do my makeup every morning, her talent is beyond words. Our drapery was provided by Kismet Event Design, which gave it that extra pizzah, along with the antique decor from Barnhill Boutique to finish it off.
Capturing all this life and love, was none other than your favorite wedding cinema company Charles Lauren Films, David and I had a ball capturing the beauty of it all and catching Desi off gaurd here and there as you will see in the film. I know it’s a long list to digest, but as Rose from Brookside Equestrian says, the industry professionals showcased in this shoot and film are the most creative and professional in the industry, which if you watch the film you’ll see what she’s talking about, ENJOY!