Wedding Editorial: A Modern Bride At The San Francisco Mint [2/3]

As I mentioned in the previous post, I’ve recently been dabbling in some editorial style wedding photography. It’s always been a dream of mine, so it was really exciting to see it come to life, especially with just a small but powerful team! I’m excited to share the second look in this three part wedding editorial lookbook, so make sure to check out Part 1, if you haven’t already. For the second look, Melissa made her own DIY turban to add an unexpected twist to her outfit. I love how she also topped it off with a luxurious fur coat— it doesn’t get more glam than that! More on Melissa’s inspiration below.



I’ve always been in love with culture and the symbolism behind different aspects of fashion in different countries and times. Turbans have been worn for year and years – for religious reasons, as an alternative head wrap for cancer patients, for sun protection and have also been worn in old hollywood glamor. In some religions, turbans are worn as a sign of honor and respect. For the San Francisco Mint, I imagined a Parisian look that felt very Hollywood, and knew I wanted to incorporate a beautiful tulle turban. It not only gives nod to fashion, but has a deeper meaning behind it.



The high-low nature of the skirt also called for a stunning pair of hot pink statement shoes. So fun!



Nikol kept the look classic with a bold red lip, so not to detract from the turban and jeweled center. A hint of higlight around eyes and dewy skin kept this look fresh and bright.


Loving how Melissa mixed vintage costume jewelry with more modern, minimal rings.







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

Stay tuned for the last installment in this three part lookbook! 


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