Posts tagged Wedding Inspiration
Cat & Justin's Vibrant Murrieta Estate Wedding
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Cat and Justin had a gorgeous intimate wedding at a private estate in Murrieta, surrounded by local vineyards. Their red, black, and white color scheme worked perfectly with all the fresh greenery around.

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Isn’t this just perfect weather for a wedding? It was a pretty hot day but cooled a bit right around ceremony time. The bride’s brother served as their officiant. The guests and the bride and groom all made jokes and had a great sense of humor. At the end of the ceremony, they even gathered for a selfie at the altar.

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Since this was an earlier ceremony, there was a lot of intense sunlight, but it was a fun challenge to work with. The light hit my lens in such a way that many of the ceremony photos had rainbows in them! I could’ve edited them all out, but I kept some because I actually love the way they look!

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I love a good Southern California sunset! The pinks and purples were especially magical behind the poolside reception and string lights. An added SoCal bonus was that the comfortable weather lasted well into the evening!

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THEIR VENDOR TEAM

Photography: Jade Elora Photography
Venue: Casa de Companero, Murrieta, CA

Q&A: How Can I Feel More Comfortable Having My Wedding Photos Taken?

This past weekend I was on the Video and Photography panel of The Bruncheon’s 2019 wedding education event for engaged couples. I was excited to share some tips for those camera-shy people out there (myself included).

I hate having my photos taken, and it looks like I’m not alone! But getting married pretty much requires you to pose for photos. So what do you do if you want those pretty wedding photos but find yourself feeling less than photogenic? Here are my favorite tips for anyone feeling anxious about having wedding or engagement photos taken…

Posted by Jade Elora Photography on Thursday, April 11, 2019

What about you—Are you nervous about your wedding photos? Maybe have another question you’d like me to answer? Just leave it in a comment on this post!

6 Unique Wedding Invitations You Can Order Online

Hey friends! For this post, I've partnered with a custom stationery company called Basic Invite to show you some of the cool things they offer. That said, everything expressed is my honest opinion and completely my own based on my experience. I really do love Basic Invite and that's why I'm sharing them with you!

So I’ve seen about a thousand variations of cream-white wedding invitations and, guys, I gotta tell you: I’m so bored! I did a wedding guest survey earlier this year and the majority of guests agreed that an interesting invitation makes them more excited to attend a wedding. So, with that in mind, I went to BasicInvite.com to grab samples of some of my favorite invitation styles that your family and friends probably haven’t seen before.


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  1. This Whimsical, Illustrated Invite

    Perfect for… Laid-back, playful couples

    The illustrated look of this invitation set is not only super trendy right now, but also perfectly suited to couples whose personalities and more joyful and casual. The two photo slots are convenient for couples who don’t have a lot of good photos of themselves together, and creative types could have fun with the format. The best part? Every color is fully customizable to go with your wedding style.

Find It: Pretty Playfulness Wedding Invitations


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2. A Dark, Elegant Floral Suite

Perfect for… Couples who want a chic wedding with a little edge

This floral print on a black background is just stunning! No one expects black wedding invitations, and the photographic floral print is doubly unique. I love the ladybug detail too! This set has that “gothic romance” vibe perfect for a fall wedding.

Find It: Dark Dutch Florals Wedding Invitations


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3. That Transparent Wow Factor

Perfect for… Anyone looking to make an impact

Transparent acrylic and plastic wedding invitations have been popping up here and there on Pinterest, but most are hand made and expensive (both to make and to send). I love that these clear invitations are affordable and customizable, plus you can order clear RSVP cards to match! They’re truly impressive in person and come in multiple designs. They also offer invitations printed on real wood!

Find It: Modern Stack Clear Wedding Invitations


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4. A Clean, Photographic Look

Perfect for… Couples who want to show their personalities

It’s probably predictable that as a photographer, I like invitations that include photos! It’s a great opportunity to make use of your engagement photos and for some guests it may be the first time they see you with your partner. The clean, simple design will work well with just about any photo and looks modern.

Find It: Modern Tendencies Wedding Invitations


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5. An Out-of-This-World Theme

Perfect for… Couples who love science, space, or the outdoors

Celestial imagery fits with so many themes, whether you’re having an outdoor celebration at night or just really love Star Wars. I chose to pair this with black envelopes to really lean in to the galactic inspiration.

Find It: Starry Galaxy Wedding Invitations


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6. This Colorful, Geometric Design

Perfect for… Couples who love color pops or art-deco vibes

This hexagonal design is SO up my alley! I love geometric art and I’ve seen some beautiful ways to incorporate fun shapes into your wedding day, from invitations to décor. The example version of this came in soft, beachy hues, so you have a lot of control over the colors to make it suit whatever look you’re going for. (It also comes in an all-in-one “seal and send” style that’s pretty awesome too!)

Find It: Geometric Watercolor Wedding Invitations


Thanks to Basic Invite for giving me the chance to try out their products first hand! If you are interested in checking out Basic Invite, I do recommend them and was very impressed by the samples I received and the ordering process overall. They have beautiful wedding invitations and just about everything else from wedding coasters to free custom wedding websites. You can customize just about every color and detail of your order, which was a major plus to me! If you’ve ever struggled with getting a design right on other websites, you’ll appreciate the flexibility and control they give you. You can even select which elements you want in gold, silver, or rose gold foil! If you want to be involved and customize all the details of your invitations, this is the place to do it.

And most importantly, their designs reflect a little more about you than just the fact that you’re getting married!

Wonder Woman–Themed Elopement in Santa Barbara
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This Wonder Woman themed elopement was a comic book lover's dream! Audrey and Cody are just the cutest couple and she totally rocked her Wonder Woman look. Everything from her dress to their color palette to the rings was breathtaking, and the setting amongst ruins deep in the hills of Santa Barbara just brought it to another level.

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I love how this ring is so reminiscent of the original Wonder Woman's crown.

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Their intimate couple's picnic was set like an elaborate feast fit for gods and goddesses.

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This cake featured a gold "crown" inspired by Wonder Woman's crown in the latest movie iteration.

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I am downright obsessed with this bouquet from The Flower Shop!

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The sun was coming through the clouds in the most gorgeous way, as though the heavens were shining down.

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A vintage gold headband and gold geometric cuffs gave a subtle nod to Wonder Woman's costume and famous bullet-proof armor. So of course we had to get a shot with her most well known pose! (Little secret: Her "powers" in this photo are actually an effect done in real life, not in Photoshop! Any guesses as to how I did it?)

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Seriously, how cute are these two?

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CREDITS

Photography: Jade Elora Photography
Styling / Planning: Fandom Affairs
Cake / Cupcakes: Sugar Studio
Florist: The Flower Shop
Hair / Makeup: Absolutely Fabulous Glamour Studio
Dress Store: Adina's Bridal
Groom's Suit: Friar Tux
Rings: Princess Jewelers
Couple: Audrey Gloger, Cody Gigold

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