Good morning lovely readers! I have a busy day ahead today, which for once includes a bit of pampering for myself. I’m going to try something called Vacuum Suction body treatment. It’s a suction/massage machine that help detoxify your body and reduce water retention, which right now is a huge problem for me! I will also be attending the Reiss AW12 preview and head to the BLoved tweetup later this evening for a touch of networking and make new friends!
But first… It’s time for an urban chic real wedding by California-based wedding photographer Michelle Darlene.
Matthew and Michelle Yowsa got married at Lake Shrine, Malibu, last year, a venue that is known for their meditation gardens which suited their spiritual side perfectly. They then moved on to Santa Monica’s Huntley Hotel where they had a clean, modern reception.
The bride and groom went for a very urban and elegant flaming-red theme reflected in the flower arrangements of roses and tulips by Flaming Flowers Productions – Matthew and Michelle wanted their reception to feel sexy and high end, so the florist dressed up the venue with beautiful blood red roses with a hint of green cacti leaves.
This wedding is a classic example of how flowers really do play a crucial part in the execution of your wedding theme. As you can see, the whole mood depended on their flower arrangements, which I felt were sassy and daring too.
Over to Michelle and her gorgeous photography…
Thank you Michelle for sharing these gorgeous images with us! We wish Matthew and Michelle bundles of happiness!
About Michelle Darlene:
Graduating from UCLA with a degree in Psychology, Michelle spent 4 years in the educational industry. While it met her career appetite and encouraged her to hone her people skills, she realised she wanted something more. A few years back a good friend gave her her first SLR for Christmas. That was the beginning of discovering a passion she never knew she had – photography. Michelle went on her first wedding shoot and from then she was hooked. If Michelle could give one advice to new photographers it would be: take chances and follow your dreams!