If you’re feeling some major beach vibes lately, you’ll love today’s styled shoot! Inspired by a private and intimate beach elopement, this piece of beach along the Pacific Ocean is as gorgeous as the couple who decided on this location for their styled elopement. Think beachy romance, a vintage feel and a nod to Patriotism in this spectacular styled shoot put together by Krystle Levin-Smith, founder and lead event planner of Smith and Murphy Events and Design House.

Here’s what Krystle had to say about this summery shoot:

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountain Range lies a stretch of beach as private and picturesque as the couple who chose this location for their Memorial Day elopement. Seeking a seashore venue sans prying public eyes, the bride and groom landed upon a beachfront home located on a secluded stretch of beach in southern Santa Barbara. 

Upon securing their ideal venue, the couple enlisted a team to bring their vision to life: a marriage of beach romance, vintage aesthetic and a salute to the red, white and blue.

The couple’s vision was implemented by first incorporating pieces of furniture and decor that were in keeping with the beach aesthetic. There were tables handcrafted of vintage wood, aisle runners of natural driftwood and an arbor as light in design as the beach air behind it.

Next, the scenes were softened with vintage place settings. There were a beautifully eclectic mixture of cut glass goblets, gold trimmed champagne coupes, stacked china and brass candlesticks, all accented by gold flatware. The place settings were accompanied by name and menu cards, set on gold and ivory paper and finished with a soft textured bow.

For both the ceremony and reception, lush floral arrangements were created, adding a colorful backdrop to an otherwise muted beach palette. It was important to the couple that each arrangement retain a natural look while simultaneously drawing together their color palette of marsala, peach and indigo blue.

To end the night, the couple reveled in their three-tiered cake, specifically designed with each layer encompassing an aspect of their vision—beach romance, vintage aesthetic and a salute to the red, white, and blue.

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Vendors:

Tabletop Rentals: Otis + Pearl Vintage Rentals

Furniture Rentals: Sweet Beginnings Vintage Rentals

Event Planning: Smith + Murphy Events and Design House

Photographer: Leanna Annunziato Photography

Cake: Lele Patisserie

Florist: Kat’s Florals

Stationery: Exquisite Invitations

Hair & Makeup: Brittany Heim Makeup

Models: Ben Franczuzski (groom) and Dor Raz (bride)