Spanish Hills Country Club Wedding: Ashley + Steve

What can I say about these two? ...I simply adore them. I met Ashley about 20 years ago when we were both dancing at the same dance studio! I actually danced with her sister, Chelsea. But I always wanted to be a ballerina just like Ashley. I never made it... but she did! She is a beautiful, ballerina-dancing, yoga-doing, absolutely stunning bride :) and she found her Prince Charming in Steve. He is a Fireman with a fantastic sense of humor!! It was non-stop laughter during our engagement session and even more during the wedding.. just wait for the photos of the garter!! The love they have together is a joy to watch and I was so blessed to be a part of this wedding! Ashley & Steve tied the knot at the Santa Clara Catholic Church which, I mean pleeeease, is the most GORGEOUS church that I have ever been in. Hands down. It literally took my breath away when I walked in! We then moved the party to Spanish Hills Country Club to continue the festivities.




Styled Shoot | The Princess & the Pea | Los Angeles Wedding Photographer Becca Rillo

Whew! Well, I'm sure you all have noticed some big changes around the blog. Specifically..everything! I finally figured out what I was doing and put together an official website (which you can find if you click my logo at the top of the page) and I couldn't be happier with it! New branding, new colors, new look, new website.. I'm glad to be starting out fresh. Now I just have to go through and re-watermark all of my photos on here, but that's just too much work for my tired eyes at the moment..

So here we go: The moment you all have been waiting for.. The Princess & the Pea! I have had the opportunity to work with an insanely talented group of girls in the past couple of months. We have had so much fun brainstorming, plotting and exchanging late-night e-mails! I'm glad to know these girls and you can find them all listed at the bottom of the photos.

When I originally thought of this idea I wasn't exactly sure how it was all going to come together. I considered picking up old mattresses from Craigslist or even pulling the mattress off of my own bed! However, at the last moment I decided to go with air-mattresses that I borrowed from friends! So although it was incredibly unstable, it looked fantastic. When I think of fairy tales I think of bright colors, so that was the main inspiration for the overall aesthetic of this shoot. We wrapped the mattresses with antique chenille bedspreads and threw in some bobbley yarn for good measure! Obviously since I love vintage, we though in a vintage twist with rentals but kept it bright and modern with fun florals! I can't get over how much I love the purple pokey flowers that are in the bouquet.

Our models, Hope and John, are happily engaged and will be tying the knot in October! Hope was such a gorgeous model as she posed on the unstable pile of mattresses, and John just made us laugh the whole time. We loved working with both of them and wish them all of the happiness in the world!

Stylist: Emilee Sutherland

Invitations: Shannon LaBare

Make-up: Danielle Virnelson

Flowers: Samantha Santana 661.904.4455

Vintage Rentals: Tasteful Treasures Headpieces: Tasteful Tatters

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