A few months back my friend Maria Carmel, who is an AMAZING photographer introduced me to the guys over at Franklin+Gower. Their stuff is so great, they really bring customized grooms style to a whole new level. The three of us got to chatting and wanted to put a fun, chic shoot together that would really showcase the Franklin+Gower look to brides and grooms. Everything came together flawlessly and  Style Me Pretty loved the images as much as we did. They featured the shoot yesterday, so Exciting!!

A private beach in Malibu was the perfect location for the look we wanted to go for – calm and neutral, with pops fuchsia. I tried my hand at florals on this one, and had a lot of fun doing it. I mixed ranunculus (one of my all-time favorites) and succulents with sola wood flowers for a fresh feel that would last in the summer heat on the beach. A burlap runner down the table was accented with large coral pieces, vintage books, old lanterns and small accent floral arrangements with gorgeous amaranthus dripping down. Succulents in small galvanized metal pails acted as place cards. Our ceremony alter was made of bamboo posts, draped in chiffon with tiebacks made up of more of that gorgeous amaranthus. Our groom and groomsman wore sea-foam green slim fit trousers with a green and white patterned side-stripe and a coordinating pocket square, with a navy blue blazer.Our brides dress was by Alix and Kelly and the bridesmaids dress was by Thread Bridesmaid. They each carried bouquets of ranunculus, succulents and solidago (green filler) tied with burlap.

Check out the gorgeous images that Maria captured…

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