Love at the Beach Engagement Photo Shoot

Posted on February 26th, 2013 by Kara
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This LOVE AT THE BEACH ENGAGEMENT PHOTO SHOOT was submitted by Kim White of Two’s A Party. What a lovely and creative way to commemorate an engagement! I appreciate the idea that a love and heart themed event isn’t just for Valentine’s Day!

So many pretty party ideas here! Some of my favorite elements of this engagement photo shoot are:
  • The ombre watercolor inspired “love” cake
  • The banner made with jute twine and real starfish
  • The bride-to-be’s lace heels and ombre dress
  • The hearts hanging from the tree branches behind the dessert table
  • and MORE!

Desserts- Simply Layered

Bride-to-Be’s Hair- Jamie from Thairapy Salon

Bride-to-Be’s Make-Up- Jolieke

Photography- Lauren Avila Photography

Floral Arrangements- Romance Etc.

Venue- Hotel Maya

Items used in this shoot available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Cupcake Liners

Jute Twine

Heart Candy / Chocolate Molds


This is what Kim said about the shoot- “This Love, Watercolor at the Beach Engagement shoot was inspired by the Pantone Colors Poppy Red 17-1664 and Linen 12-1008. When we paired the colors together, the Linen made us think of sand so we decided on the eclectic Hotel Maya in Long Beach for the shoot location. We mixed in wood tones that worked perfectly with the Red Poppy and Linen colors. Our “love at the beach” theme took off. On the morning of the shoot, the sun gods smiled upon us and made the amazing photoʼs by Lauren Avila Photography just stunning! The shots on the sand with the Long Beach shoreline in the background are magical and the sun washing over our dessert set up is stunning. Romance Etc. provided just we had envisioned for the floral decor. The Airplants and pops of flowers in the natural Manzinita branches are perfect! The engaged couple was so adorable together. Her ombre dress was a piece of art on its own. It looks like it was tailor made for her and was perfect for our color palette. Her hair by Jamie from Thairapy Salon and make-up by Jolieke, Poppy Red lipstick and beautiful smile were flawless! The whole day was amazing and all of the vendors that participated really stepped up! Thank You Hotel Maya for the venue and all the the vendors that make what we love to do so much easier! This shoot made me realize why I love living in the L.B.C.”

Items used in this shoot available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop:

Cupcake Liners

Jute Twine

Heart Candy / Chocolate Molds


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