Freedom to Love-Inspired Styled Shoot

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry

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. 


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


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