San Diego Wedding Shoot - Fine Art Film

San Diego Wedding Shoot - Fine Art Film.

Captured on a hazy day at Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa in San Diego, this styled shoot exudes a timeless, authentic design that relies heavily on understated beauty. The essence of Southern California living is seen inside and out, making it the perfect place for a bride and groom to celebrate amid bold Southwest-inspired touches and soft, delicate details.

The secret letterpress invitation suite and menus offer a dainty, minimalist design.

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A tall floral arrangement adds a refreshing quality to the Spanish tile and rugged characteristics of the venue. It also echoes the verdant gardens that surround the property.

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The bride’s look is elegant with an eclectic twist. At first her hair is halfway down but then it’s pulled back into a loose, windswept bun. And she accessorizes with stunning quartz linear earrings.

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While posing in her V-neck gown, she covers her shoulders with a long, semi-transparent cape that's elegant and unique.

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The groom dons a classic black tuxedo with a skinny black tie. And his equally-classic bride makes a wardrobe change. She dons a lace gown and clutches a colorful bouquet that rivals the resort’s gardens.

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The warm glow from the outdoor fireplace is a welcome friend as the groom kisses his bride’s hand.

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The bride’s unique fashion choices continue with a lace fit-and-flare gown that makes quite the statement with a long lace cape.

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She gathers her hair into a bun again to show off the back of her gown. And she shares a kiss with the groom on a small wooden platform suspended over water – a true sanctuary.

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The minimalist tablescape features fragrant floral centerpieces outfitted with ample greenery and pastel-colored blooms. The arrangements add a delicate freshness to the modern white table.

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The couple explores and embraces the gorgeous outdoor venue, blending perfectly into their surroundings and making a standout appearance all at once. One last kiss is the one last magnificent detail to complete this inspirational shoot.

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Raw, real, stripped away from excess – that was the idea behind this styled shoot. And what a vision at Rancho Valencia! From the classic details to the unexpected modern touches, understated beauty was plentiful in every single corner. 

Photographer | Matoli Keely | Design, Styling, & Coordination: To La Lune | Floral Design: Catalina Neal Floral + Design Co. | Makeup & Hair: Plucky Charm | Wedding Dress Boutique & Dress Designer: The Dress Theory | Jewelry: Above Below Jewelry | Suit: The Black Tux | Invitation & Paper Elements: Brylo | Table + Chairs: Folklore Vintage Rentals |  Cutlery: Herdmar | Venue: Rancho Valencia | Film Lab: Photovision Prints