Okay, lovers. Prepare to be swept away by this whimsical wedding inspiration! Rule number one for a fairy tale wedding: you must find a fairy tale location. And we just can’t think of many more magical places than a grove of cherry blossoms in bloom! You have to be there at just the right time before the blooms fall to the ground until the next year. Lucky for us, Samantha at Sam Rae MUA Photo and a whole handful of creatives made it just in time! Here’s a little inspiration behind the day:
The color palette focused on the colors of a cherry blossom’s pinks, whites, and mauves. The details and decor were very whimsical and somewhat Alice in Wonderland-inspired, as well. This location was not an easy one to find. We scheduled the shoot a little late in the season so the day prior, we drove out to Bakersfield and searched for the perfect grove with the most blooms. It is challenging to get the timing right as cherry blossoms are only in full bloom for a few days a year. We were very lucky to find such a stunning location.
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A Whimsical Wedding Dress with Watercolor Vibes
If you’re not here for the cherry blossoms, we’re guessing it’s because of this DRESS! It’s a watercolor wonder by Claire La Faye — and the sleeves have giant bows! Perfect for a modern fairy tale wedding.
Tularosa Flowers turned to the cherry blossoms for inspiration and designed a bouquet, alter, and tabletop pieces that look as if they were plucked from an enchanted forest!
A Fairy Tale Wedding Ceremony
Wow. It’s just the most stunning view! Can you imagine?
Love’s true kiss!
That bouquet…we are not okay. LOVE.
Alice in Wonderland Wedding Reception Inspiration
And this is where Alice comes in! A very modern + upscale table with a little “tea party” feel — we love it!
Hostess Haven‘s tabletop pieces created an elegant atmosphere. Just look at the details! The fruit placed just so and the interesting candleholders with all the pops of color from the blooms. It’s a vision!
Love the idea of an Alice in Wonderland-inspired wedding? You’ll love this, too.
Beauty shot! The look of romance + whimsy all rolled into one with hair and makeup by Stacey Alyson Artistry.
Whimsical Wedding Cake
A small masterpiece by Sweet Cheeks Baking rounded out the day. Love how the cherry blossoms climb to the top – and that cake stand!
Lovers in the Grove
Ornate + unique pieces from APR Boutique Event Rentals came together to create the whimsical wedding lounge.
There is an ancient Japanese proverb that speaks about how everything in life is fleeting, just like a cherry blossom. A beautiful reminder to appreciate every moment as it comes.
What a perfect finish! So much whimsy + romance…thank you to the team for sharing your gorgeous inspiration!
photography: Sam Rae MUA Photo // event design: Tularosa Flowers // planning: Love Always Wedding Planning // florals: Tularosa Flowers // wedding dress: Claire La Faye // bride's shoes: Badgley Mischka // hair stylist: Stacey Alyson Artistry // makeup artist: Stacey Alyson Artistry // groom attire: Friar Tux // paper goods: Weeds in the Breeze // cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking // tabletop rentals: Hostess Haven // furniture rentals: APR Boutique Event Rentals // specialty rentals: Sweet Salvage Rentals // models: Brittany Black and Paul Black