Mediterranean Shades of Color Styled Shoot

If you want to bring the delight of a destination wedding home without leaving the west coast, check out this Mediterranean-inspired styled shoot featuring four gorgeous models of color. Filled with vibrant colors, exotics blooms, rustic elements and romantic wedding gowns, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with the culturally-inclusive styled shoot captured in California. You may even get serious hair inspo for your wedding day with the diverse styles these brides are donning. Take a peek at this glamorous, boho chic shoot that was shot by Manya Photography.

Erika’s Elegance Weddings & Events, a California- and Missouri-based event planning company joined forces with a talented team of vendors to put this cosmopolitan shoot together. Here is what Erika had to say about working on a diverse shoot such as this:

“We wanted to take a bold color palette and pair it with brides of different shades to bring the shoot to life. Inspired by the Mediterranean culture, Plaza de Magdalena was the perfect setting for this styled photo shoot with its natural stone decor and the flowering vine tree decor. In creating the design, I took the quatrefoil motif from the venue’s decor and wove it into the design elements of the stationery, cuisine, and dessert designs. The icing on the cake was to style each bride differently based upon her personality yet still fit with the Mediterranean theme.”

Shoot location: Plaza de Magdalena, San Juan Capistrano, California

Shoot theme: Mediterranean Shades of Color

Color combinations: Hues of Orange and Fuchsia with Blue Damask Patterns

Favorite detail: There were so many favorite details but the one that stands out the most about the tablescape would be the damask pattern chairs that accented the table.

Decor Details:


None used for the guest table, but natural textured linen from the Cambria collection was used for the sweetheart table.

Centerpiece Description: 

Gold mercury glass vases with fuchsia bougainvillea and stock, orange pincushion and spray rose, pink anemone and larkspur, orange and hot pink gerbera daisies. There was also rice flower, Italian ruscus, lemon leaf, silver dollar, pepper berry, and Plumosa fern added to the arrangement.

Place Settings: 

We used vintage blue and white patterned dinnerware with gold flatware. This was accented with vintage blue and gold goblets. 


Our stationery designer used an ecru linen paper with gold writing to complement. In addition, she created the seating cards in a vellum paper, which was shaped with the quatrefoil design. It was so cool to have this cut in the design. 

Please share unique details from your shoot: 

One of the amazing things about this shoot is that we were able to take one of the natural elements from the venue and weave it into the major design of the shoot. When I first visited the venue, I immediately noticed that the patio had a quatrefoil motif. As I continued to look around the venue, I noticed that the architect had woven that motif not only in the stone for the walkway but it was woven into the wrought iron fencing surrounding the venue. I knew that this element had to be woven into our design.

After I shared the vision with our creative partners, we began to go to work. Jen of Jen Simpson Designs created a laser-cut quatrefoil motif acrylic table number to complement the acrylic created wedding invitation. Grace of Amazing Cake Creations did an excellent job in creating the wedding cake with both the motif on one layer of the wedding cake and the motif trim on another layer. It was simply beautiful! In addition, she created custom cupcakes designed like the vintage dinnerware used. 

We can’t get enough of this gorgeous styled shoot. Share your favorite details in the comments below.


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