Let’s talk alpacas! A few years ago, a hotel in Japan began offering one rather unique amenity to their wedding day packages: the option to rent an alpaca for the day from a nearby zoo! With no real significance or history of alpacas (or their larger cousin, the llama) in wedding ceremonies, the cuteness factor became reason enough: fluffy, happy animals totally Insta-worthy for both the couple and the guests! Fast forward a few years stateside and we’d call alpacas and llamas the latest fun wedding trend — we’re particularly excited about therapy animal centers renting out these sweet animals and using the proceeds to fund therapy and education!
This styled shoot features a bride prone to romance of a more bohemian style. The gal that picks up unique global goods from her travels, has numerous stories to tell, is drawn to a combination of modern + vintage, elegant + organic, and perhaps even a bit of whimsy. Oh — and let’s not forget, she loves animals! Photographed at Black Diamond Alpacas, a working farm in Brentwood, California, by Christy McCarter Photography, this inspired shoot has all the elements of a memorably cute day!
The engagement ring by Lauren Wolf Jewelry is a one of a kind! Lauren’s style is derived from studying jewelry in the mountains of Mexico, which give her pieces a unique and organic feel.
Lovely Letters created the invitation suite and menu card, combining organic, dip-dyed paper with hand-lettered calligraphy.
This dress is actually two-piece design by Judy of Ju.Lee Chic! The Honey Lace top with a scalloped edge and grosgrain ribbon bow is paired with the Cupid Tulle skirt, bringing all the romance!
Milsom & Bloom wanted the florals to make a big statement with bright shades of raspberry, sorbet, and tangerine. The centerpiece and bridal bouquet include gorgeous ranunculus, sweet peas, roses, hellebore, and draping pieris.
Just look at this cutie!!
OMG you guys…this is so sweet!
Camille Goldston gave the bride a romantic floral hairpiece, as if she’d just been wandering through a field of wildflowers!
The sweetheart table mixed colors and textures with globally-inspired pieces like these romantic vintage peacock chairs and a leather table from Lost and Found Vintage Rentals.
Honeycomb Desserts and Design is known for their artistic drip cakes and this one features gold leaf and fresh sweet peas cascading down the four-tier wedding cake!
So pretty!! Thanks to the talented team for sharing this fun, boho day! Now you tell us, would you consider inviting an alpaca to your wedding?
photography: Christy McCarter Photography // venue name: Black Diamond Alpacas, Brentwood, California, USA // florals: Milsom & Bloom // wedding dress: Ju.Lee Chic // bride's ring: Prism Ring by Lauren Wolf Jewelry // hair stylist: Camille Goldston // makeup artist: Claudia Ponce // paper goods: Lovely Letters // calligraphy: Lovely Letters // cake: Honeycomb Desserts and Design // furniture rentals: Lost and Found Vintage Rentals // specialty rentals: Lost and Found Vintage Rentals // models: Kirstie Campbell // Double Urchin Band: Lauren Wolf Jewelry