Ku'u Lei - The Bridal | Orchestrated Stylized Shoots

Since I'm headed to photograph a destination wedding press event in Cabo next week, I thought the blog should get some bright, colorful, and oh so tropical pretties! :)

We tied a bit of the history of Hawaii with beautiful vintage details at the wedding shoot, so Sara and I wanted this beach bridal session to be bold and vibrant with a nod to Hawaii without being "too Hawaii."

So a fun little story is that we got a text from Shilhi of Passion Roots the day before the bridal shoot: "I decided I want to freehand the crown!" With my obsession of watching florists create, I kinda squealed. This amazing girl had woven florals and shells into our gorgeous inside-and-out model Sarah's hair. Seriously.

And it was just sheer perfection that our model Sarah danced hula professionally and was already used to heavy hairpieces. I'm pretty sure #canteven was spoken multiple times the entire morning, especially when we arrived to the beach and I saw that a little island would be photobombing all my captures. :)

Want to see the full feature? Head over to Burnett's Boards!

And I had to throw in this little amusing nugget of a behind the scenes... :)

Concept Design & Photography | Chelsea LaVere
Logistics | Orchestrated Stylized Shoots
Local & Publication Partner | Burnett's Boards
Floral Crown | Passion Roots
Bridal Gown | Nearly Newlywed
Hair & Makeup | Faith & Beauty
Model | Sarah K.


  1. LOL on those behind the scenes image :-D such a fun day! But you totally forgot the part about how we drove, for like an hour, in a below freezing car to keep the flowers at their freshest ;-)

    1. Oh my gosh, YES. I'm still de-thawing... dedication! :D

  2. Love this!!! The colors are gorge!

    1. Thank you, Callie! <3 I kinda died over the turquoise pineapple. lol