We definitely felt close to the shore while producing “Surf’s Up!” Between the surfboard chandelier to the sunset inspired cake, we almost forgot we were in the heart of Sacramento – until the raindrops began (hey, what’s a beach-themed shoot without a little water?!) Luckily, we were nearing the end of this fun and colorful photo shoot and were able to wrap it up without getting drenched.

To finish up our Behind-the-Scenes blog posts on our styled shoots, we finally present “Surf’s Up!” Feast your eyes on the pops of orange and teal guaranteed to make any bride smile.

“Surf’s Up” was produced by Nicole Reece—Elegant Inspirations Event & Wedding Consultations, Vicky Marco—Bella Bloom, Emily Peter and Wendy Sipple—Real Weddings Magazine.

The Details //  Venue
The Park Ultra Lounge  |  916-442-8855  |  theparkdowntown.com

Melissa Babasin Photography  |  916-412-8914  |  melissababasinphotography.com

Design, Styling and Coordination
Elegant Inspirations Events & Wedding Consultations  |  916-708-8565  |  707-718-0238  |  elegantinspirationseventsandweddings.com

Styling and Floral Design
Bella Bloom  |  916-498-8588  |  bellabloomflowers.com

Above and Beyond Cakes  |  916-672-2259  |  aboveandbeyondcakes.com

Catering and Cocktails
Cafeteria 15L  |  916-442-8855  |  cafeteria15l.com

For The Love of Hairspray  |  949-422-1957  |  fortheloveofhairspray.com

Happily Beautiful Makeup Artistry & Skin Studio  |  530-632-0607  |  happilybeautifulmakeup.com

Sparkle Bridal Couture  |  916-538-6615  |  sparklebridalcouture.com

Jewelry and Hair Accessories (Mandy’s Main Look and Additional Looks)
Pink Beauty Bridal  |  916-402-0785   |   pinkbeautybridal.com

Jewelry (Mandy’s Additional Looks)
Macy’s   |   macys.com  |  Arden Fair Mall | 916-925-2845 | Downtown Plaza | 916-444-3333
Sunrise Mall | 916-962-3333 | Westfield Galleria at Roseville | 916-771-3333

Paperie and Décor Signage
Invitations by Kalyn Ruijters   |  707-953-7201  |  somethingnewinvites.etsy.com

Plates, Chargers, Flatware and Glassware Rentals
Celebrations! Party Rentals & Tents  |  916-773-2133  |  775-773-8900  |  celebrationspartyrentals.com

Linen Rentals
America’s Party Rental  |  916-339-3544  |  americaspartyrental.com

Décor Rentals  
The Antique Owl  |  916-502-5951  |  theantiqueowl.com

Custom Décor Pillow and Foil Lettering
Swoonable  |  swoonable.net

JB Wedding Photography  |  916-220-0159   |   jbweddingphoto.com

Special thanks to our real bride model, Mandy Burchett, and to all of the professionals who contributed to this feature!

Click here to see more from our “Surf’s Up!” styled shoot!

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s Associate Editor Emily Peter.

Photos by Melissa Babasin Photography / copyright Real Weddings Magazine.

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