Spaniard Wedding Inspiration at Rancho Guajome Adobe

Culture and Fine Art come together flawlessly today in this beautiful Spanish inspired editorial by Nicole Colwell Photography and Empire Design Events. This authentic inspiration session captures the true beauty of the Rancho Guajome Adobe while allowing our gorgeous Spanish bride to truly take the spotlight. From her beautiful woven braid to her Spanish inspired Marchesa gown, this beauty is the true inspiration! 

From designer Ana Abraham of Empire Design Events: "Inspired by a historical location in San Diego, we wanted this shoot to evoke classic aspects of Spanish culture - passion, romanticism and deep cultural roots. We carefully honed a color palette that would pull together these themes and the overarching concept of a Spaniard Wedding, which represents both our bride’s heritage and unique venue. Rancho Guajome Adobe, distinguished as a National Historic Landmark, is a twenty room ranch house turned museum and chapel. A critical point of social life in 1800s Southern California, it sets the scene for a celebratory wedding that will make history. The Marchesa Fashion dress captures the glamour of this past but also the chic style of the present. To put the focus on the culture and surroundings, we kept the style simple yet elegant. It’s why the bride’s hair is carefully woven into a braided style; the braid adorning her neck and shoulder acts as both a hairstyle and accessory. To play on this same concept and further intertwine our color palette, we had the bride’s lips be adorned with scarlet - one of our core colors. This palette also includes soft peach, pale teal and golden yellow, which can be seen in the rustic-styled place settings, table dressings and artistic menus. In each aspect, we wanted to evoke a style that was mutually organic and sophisticated. Organic to reflect the ranch’s connection to the land and region. Sophisticated to honor the venue’s vibrant social status and our classic bride. The button earrings are an example of this; a subtle jewelry piece that both touches on the ranch lifestyle and showcases the soon to be Mrs. It is also why our photographer - Nicole Colwell Photography - utilized the fine art of film. She felt that this medium better allowed her to capture the most organic, authentic images possible."

Photographer: Nicole Colwell Photography | Equipment Rentals: Adorn CompanyCasa de Perrin, Classic Party Rentals | Planner: Empire Design Events | Stationery: Epoch Design | Handmade Goods Designer: Jenn and Jules Designs | Hair Stylist: Kylie Wadsworth | Makeup Artist: Lacey Haegen | Dress Designer: Marchesa | Model: Maribel Moreno | Floral Designer: Peach Florals | Venue: Rancho Guajome Adobe | Bakery: Three 50 Bakes

I am considered a hybrid photographer which means I will shoot both film and digital photography to create soft, airy and romantic images. Your wedding day will be filled with extraordinary moments; intimate, surprising and joyous. Those fleeting moments captured creatively are the timeless visual heirlooms that will instantly bring you back to the essence of your wedding day.
— Nicole Colwell