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Freedom to Love-Inspired Styled Shoot


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Inspired by this summer’s Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, this talented Southern California team of creatives dreamt up an inspiration shoot filled with unique details, from a striped wedding dress (yes!) to a ladder altar and denim textiles.

Amy Millard Design + Photography captured the gorgeous vignettes expertly created by Simply Elegant Weddings at the stunning Bradford Ranch just outside of San Diego. 

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Ideas We Love

  • With the highly anticipated live-action film “Beauty and the Beast” hitting theaters next year, we anticipate Belle’s iconic ball gown is going to play a major role in inspiring designers to send voluminous, dramatic ball gowns like these down the runway.
  • Using ladders is a creative solution for display. Set a simple wooden board across it for an instant crostini station or use it for a stylized vignette.
  • Denim is a material you don’t see too often in weddings, so I’m particularly crushing on their usage of it for the napkins. It gives the design a raw, industrial feel — use it for napkins, tablecloths, draping material or rugs.

Talent Roll Call

Photography: Amy Millard Design + Photography
Planning: Simply Elegant Weddings
Floral Design: San Diego Floral Design
Venue: The Bradford Ranch
Equipment Rentals: Lauren Sharon Vintage Shop Rentals
Dress Store: Archive Bridal
Dress Designer: D’Marie Couture
Lighting: Social Lights
Beauty: The Doll Service