Classic California Bridal Session on the Coast

There’s something about a wedding dress that can make you stop in your tracks. Doesn’t the Rue de Seine gown in this classic California bridal session just sweep you off your feet? The simple cut and flowing skirt are pretty enough on their own, but the draped cowl back and the cascading embroidered sleeves…is there anything more to say than “wow?” Read on for more from the stylist and photographer!

From the photographer, Emily: 

“Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.” When I think of the California coast, I think this Ralph Waldo Emerson quote sums up how inspiring and freeing it can be.  As we came up with ideas for Aubriana’s bridal session, we knew we wanted a stunning location, and I really don’t think you can beat the overwhelming beauty of the Marine Headlands! Rolling green hills and jagged cliffs lead to the deep turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean – it was without a doubt one of the most incredible locations I’ve ever shot in. As a florist, Aubriana appreciates the beauty nature has to offer, so every detail of her session was inspired by our setting, from the loose greenery in the bouquet to the raw edges of the paper goods. Aubriana looked absolutely stunning, and I love how beautifully she embodied our inspiration quote standing in the warm golden sunset with the Pacific below and a breezy blue sky above.”

From the creative director and stylist, Once Wed Vendor Rebekah of A & B Creative:

“Our photographer, Emily, was flying out from the frigid east coast before our shoot, so it was a no brainer that I had to make sure that our bridal session had epic (and classic California) scenery. Our bridal session was for my friend Aubriana who got to take a little break from her beautiful floral design and calligraphy work to be in front of the camera. Aubriana is getting married in a few short months and she has an amazing gown, that is so her, but it is an alternative wedding gown so it was fun to get her in white for this bridal session. The gown we used still screams Aubriana, which is why it was such a pleasure to be able to style her in it. I love that she is going to have not only her wedding photos in her wedding gown, but also bridal session photos with an additional gown that didn’t require a wardrobe change interruption on her wedding day. The gown, the gorgeous bouquet and the sweeping views are all like Aubriana-classic California!”

Photography: Emily March Photography | Styling/Creative Direction: A & B Creative | Florals: Heirloom Made | Dress: Rue de Seine | Paper Goods: Graceline | Ribbons: Silk & Willow | Location: Marine Headlands, CA | Film Lab: Photovision | Bride: Aubriana Kasper