Every couple has a unique story of how they met and it’s so warming to see how that story has blossomed. Sahil and Natasha’s story began a few years ago, when they met in San Francisco. This city now means a lot to them so they wanted to take their wedding engagement photos along the coast in San Francisco. But because the photos turned out really cool in the end, I have a feeling that this was the first of many color smoke bomb photography sessions for me.
Initially, the couple mentioned they wanted to take photos in nature and by the shoreline. When we got there, we took a few snaps but then I noticed some huge rocks in the background. In my mind, I conjured an image of how the rocks will provide the perfect contrast for the color bombs the couple brought along for some fun shots. We all went on a mini hike and once we got to the rocks, we also noticed some artistic graffiti on the rocks. Using all the props nature (and other artists) presented to us, I got right to work.
This was my first shoot working with color bombs so I honestly did not know what to expect. I was worried the wind in SF wouldn’t allow us to capture much of the color bombs but coincidentally, the weather that day was very still and perfect. Also, I noticed that the color bombs created a haze in the distance and we incorporated that too into our shoot. As you can see in the final photos, the haze added a perfect touch to the romantic evening and allowed me to shoot elegant and intimate photos of these lovebirds.
Enjoy this Indian Engagement Session with Color Bombs!
Wedding trends may come and go, but we’ve got a pretty everlasting love for THESE 12 wedding trends of 2019. Keep ’em on your radar and hold ’em in your heart because we’re confident every last one of them will make you do a triple take. Don’t you feel so glad we live in a day and age where color reigns supreme? 2018 may have been all about delicacy and minimalism, but 2019 is bringing back some punch through vibrant hues, flirty fashion and mixed textures all around. Find a cozy place and settle in for the wedding whimsy ahead!
We’ve seen loose, organic floral design in the wedding world for a while, but brides in 2019 are putting a whole new twist on this already ahead-of-the-curve trend. They’re stretching petals further through drippy, linear designs that take up just as much space, but not as much depth. Translation? That same drop-your-jaw result with fewer blooms so you can allocate that $ elsewhere… designer wedding dress perhaps?!
Texture is nothing new, and quite often, we’ve seen it blossom throughout the fashion industry with every new collection release. But does texture have to be reserved for this category alone? Heck no! One way that couples are shrugging off a static color palette is layering unique textures that invite the eyes to dance while simultaneously awakening all the senses.
Brides today amaze us with their creativity – namely in the accessories sector! We’re seeing more and more couples embrace living hair accessories, wraps, arm cuffs… If you’re having a summer wedding and want to achieve that layered look without the *ahem* inappropriate attire for the season, take a cue from the fashionistas below and let your guests be wowed by these subtle statement pieces.
Candles have always been a great way to set the mood, but even better? Unique lighting fixtures to really set the mood. Move aside, string lights! Receptions in 2019 will be LIT with mixed pendants, exposed bulbs, fringed masterpieces, mini lampshades and capiz shell chandeliers. How will you illuminate your space?
The ruffly gown has been one trend that’s easy for us to spot – it’s all in the name, people! Brides + their ‘maids are choosing flirty silhouettes that are double the ruffles, triple the fun. Even better where color is involved! We’d love to see any of the gowns below when the DJ plays Twist N Shout!
This is one modern wedding idea we didn’t know we needed until now… and yes, we’re coining the phrase monoflower I mean, what an incredible impact one flower type can make when arranged in bulk. From bouquets to escort card displays to floral headpieces, this wedding trend has room to grow! Pun intended.
Now, we’ve always been suckers for the unconventional, and the more we’ve seen ceremonies or receptions in the round, the more we grab every member of our families to show them. A little agressive, I know, but LOOK AT HOW COOL! We love the way these intimate setups create an atmosphere of infinity and invitation – plus, what better way to show off every angle of your epic wedding dress than this?
Ahh velvet, our love language. There may be no greater way to elevate a scene than by incorporating this rich, plush texture that comes in every color under the rainbow. While we’ve seen velvet linens on the rise for a while, it’s making a comeback in fashion too! We’re even starting to see embossed velvet in invitation suites or as a modern twist on day-of-paper goods, and we are here for it!
Like I said, 2018 blew us away with wispy, minimalistic decor vibes across the board, but there’s nothing like a space that blooms from the inside out. Couples today are going for enchanting indoor gardens to create a romantic atmosphere like no other. The first reception pictured is inside of a sail tent – can you believe it?! We had to squint a few times because the lush autumn “trees” are just that good.
FINALLY! Grooms are showing their true colors through wedding day fashion that’s non-traditional… and that much more dapper because of it. No longer does the fun have to be saved for the socks (which are hidden) or the jacket lining (which again is hidden). We’re mentally preparing ourselves for the “Parade of Handsome” that’s sure to ensue in 2019, and you should too
The color block trend is going strong this year through dessert displays, tablescape installs, mixed linens and even the bridal party attire! Such a simple way to make a big impact and pay homage to those colors you love.
All hail wedding dresses with sleeves! The Royal Wedding may have showed off more classic silhouettes and graceful structure, but brides this year will be pushing all the boundaries with their gowns. Off-the-shoulder sleeves with billowing fabric + embroidered detailing, sleek, twisted satin, tinted beading and feathers to boot… there’s nothing we don’t love about the way modern bridal sleeves are stylized.
Photo by KT Merry with gown by MarchesaSo there ya have it! The top 12 wedding trends to look forward to in 2019. Which ones do you love the most? For us it’s anything with color… or texture… or shape… Oh, who are we kidding, we love them ALL!