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Kirstie Kelly Couture

Last week we went to visit the beautiful showroom of Kirstie Kelly with Kristen Maple of Chris and Kristen Fine Art Photogarphy to choose some of her amazing dresses to showcase for an upcoming shoot that we are planning at Cal-a-Vie (the venue itself deserves a whole other post all to itself!) Kirstie’s gowns are so beautiful, classic and elegant…I was wishing that it was my turn to get married again! They showed us all around and told us all about their gorgeous dresses…the most amazing thing is that they can totally customize each dress to be exactly what you are looking for by changing little things here and there to be just perfect for each individual bride.  They have a beautiful collection of Bridesmaids dresses as well, that again, are totally customizable and come with a full service assistant (the amazing Sarah) who will organize and communicate all of the details with your lovely Bridesmaids, totally taking the stress of off the Bride.  If you are a Bride looking for a full service PHENOMENAL  experience, you must pay this place a visit!

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{Manhattan Beach Engagement Shoot}

Here is a fun photo shoot that I worked on with Constance Curtis Events in Manhattan Beach  We used beautiful rustic elements like an old farm table with mismatched vintage chairs from Ribbons and Rust and mixed them with a flowing linen backdrop that created a perfect Ocean vignette.  We used simple hydrangeas, viburnum and kale set in vintage milk glass.  The Shoot was featured on Style Me Pretty a few weeks back…here is a small snippet from Constance herself! Read on for all of the details…

“When Kara + Jason were first engaged, I wanted to gift them with something special. With the help of my fabulous and very talented vendors, I was able to create an engagement shoot and inspired engagement party that symbolizes them as a couple. As a planner, when creating a wedding or any event, it’s important to get to know the couple and create something that is unique for them. My overall vision for this shoot was earthy meets clean lines and crisp white color on a sandy beach that captures both Kara’s style and the great memories we have together.”


Signs and graphics:
Chanel Schafer Visual and Graphic Design

beach engagement photosengagement photos with a bike

table on the beach

Vendors
Production + Design: Constance Curtis and Candace Amoia of
Constance Curtis Events
Photography:
Aaron Young Photography
Rentals:
Ribbons and Rust
Flowers:
The Vines Leaf
Dessert:
Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach