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Rustic Styled Photo Shoot at the Beautiful Hamilton Oaks Winery

By | Hamilton Oaks Winery, Styled Shoots, Wedding Reception Ideas, Wedding Venue, Weddings in California | No Comments

It’s no surprise that the lush landscape, blossoming citrus grove, and historic 1920’s carriage house make Hamilton Oaks Winery a photographers dream, but can we say that the icing on the perfectly moist buttercream cake is that this gorgeous venue is located in San Juan Capistrano, recently named “America’s Paris”. What better place to say “I DO!”

Thank you to Colorful Snapshots for these breathtakingly beautiful photos. And thank you to the rest of the hardworking team of vendors that made this shoot our favorite to date!

Needless to say, we are head over heels in love with everything about this shoot!

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Venue: Hamilton Oaks Winery
Photography: Colorful Snapshots
Event Design & Rentals: Jake Duke Studios
Hair & Makeup: Katelyn Alford Makeup Artistry
Flowers: A La Carte Flowers
Deserts: Sweet Misty’s Custom Cookies
Bridal Gown & Stylist: Mary Me Bridal
Models: Dani McElwee & Josh McCuistion

New York Bridal Fashion Week

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Last week marked New York’s Bridal Fashion Week where some of the industry’s hottest designers showcased their Spring/Summer 2014 Collections. We were so jealous as we sat from our computers watching clips from our favorite designer runway shows. And while we couldn’t be there to soak in all the couture, it didn’t stop us from hosting our very own version of “Fashion Police” from the desks of our office. See what trends we are in love with, and which ones we hope come and go quickly…

Our Favorite Trends:

Oscar De La Renta

Illusion Necklines

Vera Wang


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Monique Lhuillier


Anne Barge

Kate Middleton Inspired

Oscar De La Renta

Our Least Favorite Trends:

Too Low V-Necks, Elaborate Headwear, Tutu’s, and HOT Pink Bridal Gowns (sorry Vera, we still love you!)

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Do you agree or disagree? Were there trends you loved that we missed? We would love to hear!


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