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Turnip Rose Promenade Wedding Photos | Costa Mesa Photographer | Shelly + Brandon

Sometimes, “picture perfect,” is the only way to describe something properly, and I’m 100% certain that it’s the only way I can describe Shelly and Brandon’s Turnip Rose Promenade wedding photos. Having known Shelly since we were both awkward teens in high school, it wasn’t hard to imagine that her incredible sense of style would carry over into her wedding, but I honestly couldn’t have imagined this amount of loveliness all at one time.

Let’s backup, though, because it’s not all about the pretty. Shelly and Brandon are the perfect pair. Like doughnuts and ice cream, grilled cheese and Merlot, salt and caramel (can you tell I have food on the brain?), these two are not the same, but rather beautifully complement each other. I was lucky enough to have a glimpse of this during their engagement session, but never was this more apparent than on their wedding day.

Turnip Rose Promenade Wedding Photos

I know you’re as eager as I am to get into all the beautiful details Shelly put together for her perfect wedding day, but pause just one moment so I can exclaim over our venue! The Turnip Rose Promenade & Gardens runs like a well-oiled machine. The staff are friendly, helpful, and truly care about the experience of the bride and groom. I legitimately wish I could shoot here every single day!

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(In case you can’t tell, I’m mildly obsessed with Shelly’s shoes.)

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Baby Zane! (I’ve yet to post his newborn photos, which I’m obviously late on, but isn’t he the cutest?)

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Guys. I didn’t know this was a thing, but it’s a thing, and now I want everyone to do this. Timree, the artist above, will come to your wedding and paint a scene from your day so that you can have it memorialised on your wall. I seriously think this is one of the coolest ideas ever. Such a special way to incorporate personal art into your home.

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This lawn + this light + Shelly & Brandon? I could live here forever.

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I’ve recently come to recognise that bougainvillea is one of my favourite things. The vines are the perfect shade of green, and the flowers have such a great POP in them! Plus, these garden lights behind them? Favourite picture of the night. (So many favourite things!!)

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Before we launch into all the fun of the reception, can I just take a moment to sing the praises of Carrie Traver of Pure Lavish Events? Her team was on point the whole day: ahead of the game in setting up, keeping the day running flawlessly, and oh la la, look at all the glorious gorgeous details!! Carrie did an amazing job with all the big-picture stuff, but never missed a single tiny detail. And speaking of details, these incredible finishing touches came from Oak Tree Wedding Rentals. I seriously could not have asked for a better creative team.

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Okay, okay, time to move on from this wedding… I hated to blog it because it felt a little like “goodbye,” when really I want to sit and stare at it all the time. These Turnip Rose Promenade wedding photos are near and dear to my heart, not because every last one of them is gorgeous, not because it’s a great story, but because Shelly and Brandon are so sweet and wonderful. Okay, and because it’s their story, not just a story.

Shelly and Brandon, how can I ever thank you for letting me in on this special day? It is such a reward to be invited to capture stories like yours, and I cherish the memories I made on your wedding day.

Amazing Vendors:

Wedding Design & Coordination: Carrie Traver of Pure Lavish Events

Venue: The Promenade at Turnip Rose in Costa Mesa, CA

Video: Nikki Ryan

DJ: Digital Party Sound

Florals: Leslie Anderson

Rentals: Oak Tree Wedding Rentals

Cake: Cinderella Cakes

Ceremony Artist: Timree

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