How To Host Your Wedding in an Olive Grove!
There is something so intriguing about a beautiful olive grove location, and if there was ever an inspirational shoot to convince you to pack your bags and head to one...well, you're welcome. Set at Catalina View Gardens, Steve Torres Photography made all of our want-to-be Greek princess dreams come true with this utterly romantic and timeless shoot. By Maher Haroun used the natural olive hues of the gardens to enhance the natural and light color palette and added huge blooms in the bridal bouquet all planned by Amorette Events Co. Take a look below for the stunning strapless Claire Pettibone lace gown complete with matching Claire Pettibone edition shoes by Bella Belle Shoes.
From By Maher Haroun: "Our shoot was held at the gorgeous Catalina View Gardens, whose lush olive groves quickly became our inspiration. We love the way one can aimlessly wander within the groves and the outlook of the ocean set a very enchanting tone for the entire shoot.
To compliment and honor the beautiful scenery of these groves, we decided on an invitation suite that was clean and linear, yet still organic by nature. The amazing Raymond of Olive Saint Lily took this concept and ran with it, creating an original suite that felt sophisticated and playful. Accompanying this suite was a hand-written letter from our bride’s betrothed, contributing to the romantic atmosphere of our shoot.
To further our shoot, our tablescape featured lush, organic, florals, antique place settings with romantic, silver cutlery, and charming potted plants. These elements were framed by dark wooden Bentwood chairs from Signature Party Rentals, and a natural choice in linen from Wildflower Linen played an important role in creating a canvas for our careful details.
Our beautiful bride was simple, romantic, and utterly enchanted. She wore a stunning gown from Claire Pettibone that flattered her soft qualities; frilly, lace heels from Claire Pettibone & Bella Belle elevated this whimsical bridal look, and Kohnur finished it off with wispy and effortless hair and makeup. As the Californian sun melted into the rambling greenery surrounding the grounds, our bride slipped away in an incredible cathedral veil from Claire Pettibone."
Photographer: Steve Torres Photography | Film Lab: The Find Lab | Stylist / Florals: By Maher Haroun | Planning & Coordination: Amorette Events Co | Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals | Accessories: Claire Pettibone | Venue: Catalina View Gardens | Hair & Make-up Artist: Kohnur Premier Bridal Beauty | Shoes: Claire Pettibone x Bella Belle Shoes | Linen: La Tavola Linen | Vintage Stamps: Little Postage House | Stationery: Olive Saint Lily | Model: Katerina Khramova