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Southwestern Styled Beachy Wedding Inspiration

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Free-spirited, hippy brides rejoice, we have the ultimate breezy, beachy, radical wedding inspiration just for you! Filled with Southwestern details and led by San Diegan florist Flourish, this team shows you can pull off that trendy, desert theme in any wedding destination.

First, can we just talk about how happy we are to see a bride showing off her tattoos? We know it’s no “hot take” that brides are more welcome to be themselves in the modern wedding world, but any extra love we can give to bride’s being themselves the better.

What does a free-spirited, tattooe’d bride wear on her wedding day? A bohemian Rue de Seine gown of course! And follow that with an affordable, casual gown and you have a boho dream wedding attire.

The warm-toned florals pair so perfectly with the scene, tying in the Southwestern details with the clay-colored, seaside cliffs. And of course a flower crown, for the final, essential touch.

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From Kate Garcia of Flourish

Fall comes differently to San Diego; mostly in cool mist and grey breaches. We chose Sunset Cliffs as the perfect venue, and with this beach grey backdrop as our inspiration, our team of amazing local San Diegan vendors got to work on creating this cozy, beachy bridal shoot to show off our San Diego fall.

The breakfast set up for the shoot is supposed to be a “pre-wedding” breakfast gifted by their friends. With elopements being a fun new trend I imagine that close friends of the groom and bride still want to do something to celebrate their friends’ union! Alexis Aguero, the very talented stationary artist, happens to also be a close friend of our models. She and her husband authored personalized messages for them (as though it were their actual wedding day) as a surprise for the shoot. She designed and created these personal notes as well as the full invitation suite using a deckle technique on the paper as well as watercolor, ink pen and calligraphy ink/nib for the floral illustrations.

Our models, Kristi and Cooper Walters, have been married a few years now but didn’t hesitate at the idea of pretending to do it again. They even brought their original marriage vows to read to each other again! Their sweet love for one another definitely shows through in these photos.

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For attire, there were clothing items that I knew would be absolutely essential to the look. One, was a Rue De Sein dress – if you are going for an elegant, boho look, you need not look further!

The second thing I knew we needed was a uniquely comfy and stylish jacket from Annie Margot Designs. Specifically, we choose her Amber Triangle Mudcloth Jean Jacket because the color is a perfect warm fall tone! Under the jacket, Kristi slipped on a lacy dress from Lulu’s.

Because it wouldn’t be a wedding without a wedding band, Pippa Jayne Designs joined in the fun with her beautifully delicate gold and diamond stacking rings, diamond solitaire ring, and my favorite, her salt and pepper diamond solitaire ring.

Last but not least we finished off the look with a Ruby to Blue Jewelry design including her adjustable crystal necklace, cat eye set, and simple gold earrings.

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I (Kate Garcia), the florist from Flourish, have been recently inspired by wispy eucalyptuses and misty mixed with bold, rich, and full-petaled flowers, like the bright sunflowers, dahlias and roses used here. For me, this brings all warm fall feels, while reminding us of the cool wisps of wind whirling around us.

I felt that this unconventional fall bride would totally want to go barefoot on the beach, so I adorned her with ribbons and flowers instead. The arbor featured here was a labor of love built by yours truly!

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In the spirit of local artists, we asked the adorable Little Lion Cafe, only a few yards from our spot, to cater. Featured here is head chef Annemarie’s signature chia pudding, Egg salad on croissant, delicious chopped fruit and lattes.

The thing that brought this whole shoot together though was the incredibly beautiful photography work of Madeline Barr who told us that the best time to shoot this would be at the crack of dawn by the misty ocean. She was absolutely right!

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