This styled shoot combines the best of both Northern California worlds – Avenue of the Giants and Trinidad State Park Beach. It offers the juxtaposition between the rich, deep forest and the open, salty sea. Both are equally beautiful and different. The invitation suite is earthy, cool, and mellow – perfect for this experience. Flower-designed pieces, light purple envelopes and amazing capiz shell place cards are a cohesive combination thanks to the stylish calligraphy.
The blonde bride dons a crown made of ferns and leaves. She wears a dark plum lip that pops against her fair skin.
The couple lean against a gigantic Redwood resting on its side. The bride’s gown is an ivory stunner with beaded embellishments from the neckline and straps to the waist. The groom sports a handsome blue suit that is complementary to the bride’s style.
The tall Redwood trees nearly disguise the couple as they stand atop the fallen tree.
With just the right angle of sunlight, the couple are illuminated in the dark forest. The shadows are foreboding but together they cast a certain brilliance as the rays shine upon them.
The fallen Redwood is so thick that the couple can stand completely inside of it, producing what is certainly a jaw-dropping shot.
They hold hands and make their way slowly out of the woods. As the thickness begins to clear, they hit the road to find a sunnier spot to shoot.
The bright California sunshine awaited them as they made their way to the beach.
The bride looks chic in a gown made with a beaded bodice and flowing tulle skirt. The champagne color is elegant and sophisticated. The groom wears a bright blue shirt and khaki pants.
An artistic contrast can be seen between the rocky shoreline of the beach and the bride’s graceful dress.
The groom looks stoic and calm on the shores of Trinidad State Park beach.
Together, they hold onto the capiz shell escort cards from the invitation suite. It’s a perfect reminder of their location.
They walk hand-in-hand along the beach, leaving footprints wherever they go.
The groom holds onto his bride as the tide flirts with the hem of her dress.
They bravely traverse the large rocks and stand tall once again against nature’s playground.
The bride seats herself on a rock, showing off her voluminous skirt and offering a contemplative expression.
Finally, her carefree nature comes out as she runs along the shore. Fearless, she sits down and lets the waves come to her, gently splashing the bottom of her dress.
This shoot is emotional and romantic. The unique styles, the thought-provoking locations, and the intense expressions capture the eyes and heart. From the depths of the forest to the wide open shore, this Northern California experience is truly one-of-a-kind.