Wedding Editorial: A Modern Bride at the San Francisco Mint [1/3]

So I’d like to share a little something different with you all today. Though I mainly specialize in food and travel photography, I’ve always dream of shooting wedding editorials. Not actual weddings, but wedding editorials. I guess there’s always been that part of me that’s fascinated with the wedding industry, and all the glitz and glamour that comes with it. While I know (trust me, I definitely am feeling the pain these days) of the industry and its penchant for charging exponentially more when you slap the word wedding on it, I’m still a sucker for a beautiful wedding. Inspired by both of our upcoming nuptials, I teamed up with a fashion blogger Melissa San Vicente, a fashion blogger who I’ve always wanted to work with, to create a wedding editorial featuring Lace & Liberty, which offers a truly personalized wedding dress at affordable prices. We shot at the San Francisco Mint, where we were inspired by the ornate architecture and historic details. We were also lucky to team up with the amazing makeup artist, Nikol Elaine Artistry and Luis Omar Landestoy, photographer and videographer!


Overall, the aim of the lookbook is to show brides how a wedding dress can completely change the look and feel of the wedding despite the location. We featured three different looks in the same location, evoking contrasting moods and telling a different story with each dress.


The first look takes inspiration from a glamorous, princess bride. Melissa styled a lush, gauzy peach skirt with a fitted, streamlined top to balance the more opulent skirt. She topped it off with a jeweled headpiece— the icing on the cake. Adding luxury and elegance without overdoing it.




As I had mentioned, we shot the lookbook at the historic San Francisco Mint. Formerly a bank, this grand building is now a private event space that’s meant to fulfill dreams. It has 92,000 square feet and each room tells a different story. The vaults are especially dreamy.


By Luis Omar Landestory

By Luis Omar Landestory




By Luis Omar Landestory

Venue: The San Francisco Mint
Photography: Nanette Wong
Makeup Artistry: Nikol Elaine
Big Celebration Skirt: Lace & Liberty
Styling: Melissa San Vicente

I can’t wait to share the rest of the looks with you! Would love to hear what you think. If you want to see more style/editorial lookbooks, please comment below! <3


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