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…
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Thank you Michelle for sharing these gorgeous images with us! We wish Matthew and Michelle bundles of happiness!
x Betta
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! 
Phone: +1 949.302.9543

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