When you combine passion with the open canvas of desert scenes, you get an untamed romance that transcends into a bohemian dream. That was the vision captured to amplify VALERIE'S flawless style and persona. And when you have superbly talented photographers like DENNIS ROY CORONEL, that dream becomes a reality. As a Los Angeles hair & make-up artist, VALERIE'S work has graced the faces of over 100 brides and most of L.A.'s top models and with the help of styling HARLOW PLANNING she created her dream boho engagement session.
Starting the day with tranquil surroundings at Moorten's Botanical Gardens in Palm Springs, the scene was set inside a "Cactarium" greenhouse with beds of exotic cacti and succulents. Valerie wore a slip dress by Rose and Delilah and draping kimono by Island Bridal, accessorized with a vintage bejeweled headpiece. This look was complimented by her fiancé, Jimmy, wearing a Zara suit. Moving outside the greenhouse into the gardens, were towering cactus and desert plants that fashioned a greenery background which was accompanied by a gorgeous bouquet filled with exotic florals. Next, the groom took his 1967 convertible Chevy Mustang out to play for a sunset ride on the open desert road. This edgy look was styled with a lace low-back dress by The Jet Set Diaries and hat by Brixton.
To finalise the day, a dusk scene was set amongst a mountain backdrop; the open desert was adorned with vintage Persian rugs and a dry floral and wheat crescent that hugged the loving couple in the brisk chill of the desert evening. The bridal bouquet by FLORALS BY ISABELLE was made with rare florals which a statement to finish off this romantic look. Valerie wore a dress by Island Bridal, a sheer headpiece by Gilded Shadows and a white fur coat from Forever 21.
The gorgeous Valerie shares with us, "It started as a blind date with no expectations. Eight years later and I can't imagine doing life without him. On January 10th, 2016, he got on one knee, I remember like it was yesterday. He surprised me with a road trip up the coast. We stopped at a famous lookout point, "McWay Falls". We hiked down the hill a bit, and I just remember the breathtaking view and being overwhelmed with all the beauty Big Sur had to offer. Of course I was taking a photo of the view, my back was turned, and all I hear was his voice asking, "Are you ready?" I turned and said "ready for what?" He said, "TO BE MY WIFE ", as he's on one knee he holding the ring in his hand. I was in total shock, I cried, and I couldn't help to think that I'm the luckiest girl to have found this love of mine.