Twilight Wedding Inspiration Reimagined in California


Ok, all you Twilight fans! If you’ve seen the trailer for the upcoming Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, you have seen some sneaks of the wedding between Bella + Edward. I LOVE the sneaks of the wedding – it looks like an amazing setting for a wedding. Well, Brienne (photographer) and Emilee (stylist) were also inspired by the upcoming wedding and decided to style a shoot around it – with a California twist along with some 1920’s art deco + vintage inspirations! I just love what they came up with. Not only is it beatuiful, there are some great ideas to steal for you brides planning right now. :)

twilight wedding bella edward

white blue brown bouquet

bella edward wedding invitations art deco

outdoor wedding ceremony cotton hanging

outdoor wedding twilight

blue wedding shoes blue socks

twilight wedding bella edward

Certain elements of the shoot came directly from the book – the hanging flowers at the various locations, the art nouveau inspired details, and even the name cards were tied to chess pieces to reference the cover of the Breaking Dawn book. But from there they took some liberties. :) The color scheme was inspired from the hair combs given to Bella by her parents that contained sapphire stones. They interpreted the shoot with a bit more of a southern California feel, opting for a California “forest” of oaks and incorporating the colors of the forest into the design. I just love the natural palette of browns, whites and grays with pops of blues – so pretty!

reception table with hanging wooden balls

blue and white wedding table decor flowers

blue and white wedding table decor flowers twilight

twilight wedding edward bella

twilight wedding edward bella

Love that the signature cocktail were Bloody Mary’s!

bloody mary bar wedding

wooden balls hanging from tree wedding decor

card box for wedding suitcase

twilight wedding chess pieces

twilight wedding bella edward woods candles

From Brienne, “We chose sunset and the time just after – quite literally twilight – to capture the moodiness and deep romantic elements of the “wedding.” Using glowing laced mason jars hanging from the trees and in our own version of the “clearing” we added our own twinkles and sparkles. The very last image of the shoot was the only image I had in my head from the very beginning of the planning of this shoot. I knew I wanted to re-create it, adding sparkles through the tea lights in the mason jars rather than Edward’s skin, and that the perfect time would be a very narrow window just after the sun had set and twilight had settled in. After placing my models, we set in to wait. It took a little while before I knew the moment was perfect, but as soon as I saw the image on the back of my camera, I knew we had it. The hills glowed their own blues and greens and greys, the shadows had stretched into their own blacks and the sparkles created an aura of light and romance that exactly captured my hope for the shoot.

Such a fun idea for a shoot and not only is it fun to look at, but some great ideas for decor for your day. Thanks so much to the team for sharing their creative talents!

photographer: Brienne Michelle Photography // stylist + rentals: Tasteful Tatters // floral designer: Petalicious // hair stylist: Anna Quinn Designs // invitation designer: Shannon LaBare Design // makeup artist: Kiara Roberts Makeup Design

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  1. hi – can anyone tell me who makes the dress she’s wearing? beautiful!

  2. Love it! Who is her dress by???

  3. very nice, I like his socks, been trying to find coloured socks for the groom and cant find them anywhere locally. any tips?

  4. Who is her dress by? Love the simple style!

  5. Beautiful! I love all the bright blues…and Bloody Mary, that’s cute!

  6. Patricia – Not sure where you are located but I’ve seen lots of great, fun socks for grooms at Bloomingdales, Urban Outfitters, H&M and Nordstrom’s. So many fun options for them. :)

  7. absolutely stunning…that last image is magical

  8. For all those inquiring about the dress.. I’m pretty sure Brienne found it from a vintage costume collection. I will let her confirm, but I’m 90% sure it’s vintage =) Glad you all like the shoot!

  9. All I have to say is… WHY ISN’T HE GLISTENING?! ;)

  10. Perfection. The bloody mary bar is brilliant!

  11. The flowers are amazing! They truly make the whole wedding and reception event pop! Love it! GREAT job by the floral designer at Petalicious Flowers! WOW!

  12. The flowers are so original! Not your typical bouquet … I love that. Some really good ideas here. Great job!!!

  13. Such pretty details I wouldn’t even know where to begin! Love the balls of wood hanging as a garland. EEEP all gorgeous!!!

  14. So lovely. Makes me even more excited for the movie! Tee he he.

  15. So proud to be on the Green Wedding Shoes pages! YES – the dress is an actual 20’s vintage find that was re-made to be a wedding dress again in the 90’s.

  16. Petalicious Flowers you rock! The flowers/hanging balls/table decor/chair embelishment are stunning! Beautiful use of flowers I’ve never seen in wedding bouquets before! Would recommend you to everyone I know!!!!

  17. Wow…BEAUTIFUL! The entire look and feel of the photo’s are gorgeous. Her Make-up is naturally beautiful..Outstanding!

  18. oh my goodness – this is amazing!!! i love it so much. :) his socks and her shoes are my fave part about it!

  19. If you love the dress, check out the Arabelle wedding dress at Its almost exactly like it!

  20. Beautiful! love the pics, great job!
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  21. Holy cow, how insanely gorgeous is this!/

  22. Beautiful! I love some of the ideas. Especially the last pic of them in a meadow. :)

  23. Oh my!!! Actually a few days ago I was thinking “I wish the 20’s style was again at this times” Oh my god! The pictures are beautiful! and the dress is beautifully simple, almost as I imagine in the future my wedding dress and the flowers and the lights are gorgeous! I love this blue tone and the flowers look like hydrangeas and I really like that kind of flowers! Thank you for this ideas! It’s a great job! :)

  24. Absolutely beautiful! I adore this shoot! Amazing job & the wedding is gorgeous :)



  26. I love that last picture!

  27. Wow! This is so gorgeous!! Love the ideas. Totally having a bloody mary bar at my wedding! Perfect for breakfast :)

  28. I LOVE her dress!!! I need to find a vintage dress too :) Pretty bouquet also. Thanks GWS for these fun ideas!!!

  29. Love these pictures and all the ideas! Does anyone know where the pictures were taken around what area or site?

  30. Denise – to answer your question, we did the shoot off the road in a field near Castaic, CA =)

  31. that’s elise….omg she looks amazing. beautiful styled session!!

  32. I have no knowledge of Twilight whatsoever (except I know that the dude sparkles and there’s a werewolf involved somehow) but I LOVE those centerpiece bouquets! WOW!

  33. muito lindo

  34. All I can say is WOW! Everything is fantastic!

  35. Does anyone know what kind of flowers were used for the centerpieces?

  36. Such a fun idea! This really reminds me of the movie! So beautiful!


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