Inspired by the ocean and it's intrigue and mystery, JENNIFER KULAKOWSKI created this romantic and ethereal bridal shoot taking advantage of the golden California light and the stunning beaches of Santa Barbara. The soft florals by LA FLEUR DU JOUR are absolutely stunning – especially with the little touch of blue tweedia. Coral, shells and sea fans were incorporated into the seaside tablescape, which was completed with a beautiful driftwood centrepiece, and the entire scene just basks in the glow of that magic dusk light.

Jennifer tells us, “The beautiful calligraphy sign, created by BROWN FOX CALLIGRAPHY, displays the E.E. Cummings poem for which this inspirational shoot is meant to emulate: “For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It's always ourselves we find in the sea.” The ocean is so powerful and can overcome you but I also find that it can give you the peace of mind to find yourself. This overarching theme played into our vision for the session.”

Photographer JENNIFER KULAKOWSKI / Film Lab RICHARD PHOTO LAB / Florals LA FLEUR DU JOUR / Make-up 805 MAKEUP / Calligraphy BROWN FOX CALLIGRAPHY / Wedding Cake CRUSHCAKES / Wedding Dress THE DRESS THEORY / Dress designer SARAH SEVEN / Veils & headpieces LOVE SPARKLE PRETTY / Model NICOLE SPAHN / Hair styling LAURA ROCHA / Ribbon & table runners SILK & WILLOW / Ring Box THE MRS BOX