Tapestry Garden Wedding Shoot

Last week I shared the invitation for this shoot with you, now onto the shoot itself! A fun little side note. The dogs in the first image are Orbo and Cooper. They belong to Zohe from Felici Events and Michael from Louloudi Design and just happen to be at the shoot. Joking around, Zohe suggested we pose them in the shoot. They were so good, and the pictures turned out adorable! Good call on Zohe’s part!

A little bit about the shoot from yours truly…

Some time last year I was reading through my Architectural Digest and came across a room, and I thought, ‘Wow, this would make an absolutely stunning wedding.’ Taking inspiration from the patterns in the tapestries of the pillows, I envisioned an event with whites, creams and pops of color from the tapestry patterns. I loved the idea of bringing tapestry fabric into the paper products and overall decor. When I met with Zohe Felici from Felici Events about my idea she was totally on board, and even saw the image in a new light that I hadn’t noticed. She said the tables and walls in the room looked a little bit Greek, which I totally agreed! Zohe scouted a couple locations and we ended up at the magnificent Moody Estate in Santa Barbara, which was an absolutely perfect location for our vision! Zohe brought on board the amazing Michael Mantalos from Louloudi Design to do the florals and help with the overall decor. Capturing the shoot perfectly was the talented and super sweet Allyson Magda.

Our models were actually an engaged couple, Scott Topper and Angelina Rodriguez who are also, coincidentally, wedding professionals as well. This was a fun little pre-wedding shoot for them. The hair and make-up was done by Tomiko Taft, who is so amazing at what she does.

We had such an amazing group of vendors pull this shoot together. Everyone added their own signature style to the shoot which I loved. It just goes to show that you can find inspiration anywhere you look! Sometimes I even get ideas for color palettes just looking at nature; the sky, a humming bird or the different hues of blue in the ocean. Inspiration is all around us!


The Dream Team:

Photography: Allyson Magda
Coordination: Felici Events
Floral Design: Louloudi Design
Invitations and Paper: Zenadia Design
Models: So Cal DJ Scott Topper and Angelina Rodriguez
Hair and Make-up: Tomiko Taft
Location: Moody Estate in Santa Barbara, California





Many thanks to Christy from Junebug Weddings for publishing this shoot! Check out the post here.