The California coast is a pretty magical stretch of beautiful landscapes, none more so than the Big Sur area. Inspired by the natural beauty of the region, the luxurious yet down-to earth vibe at the Ventana Inn and the ethereal feeling of being in such an inspiring part of the world, this creative team - led by photography CARLIE STATSKY and stylist CHRISTINE CATER, set out to complement the landscape with a well thought out inspiration shoot. Incorporating a mix of natural elements, crystals, laser cut pieces and organic floral design. Carlie says "The whole day felt like a dream, as the sun moved in and out of the fog, and deer roamed through the fields. Big Sur has to be one of the most stunning locations on earth, and a perfect place to get married and share the beauty of California with all of your favourite people."
Christine, who also designed the florals tells us more about the design "Growing up in Carmel Valley and spending many moments in Big Sur - the highlight of which was getting engaged there, the area never fails to get my full attention. The beauty is unmatched. We set out to design a shoot that would complement this incredible landscape in a meaningful way. VENTANA INN & SPA touts luxury accommodations and amenities and we were inspired by the rolling hills, lush meadows and views of the Pacific Ocean.
Carol Hannah’s caftan gown seemed a perfect fit for our Bohemian Luxe vibe whilst the blues of the Ocean mirrored our edgy custom suit by FRANCO UOMO. Die-cut details in the Christian Louboutin shoes and charger complemented the lacy landscape all around. Soft quartz name tags, crystal geodes and marble accents represented the rugged landscape and as the perfect finishing accent we used vintage art deco inspired pieces from FOURTANE JEWELERS.
Funny how Big Sur speaks to the juxtaposition of life. Rolling hills and rugged landscape do indeed remind us all of graceful times and challenging moments. Big Sur is reflective of how the difficult, jagged edges that interrupt the smoothness of life are natural happenings that make life truly beautiful. Embracing every experience of life fully makes us who we are."