Take us to the beach, where the vows are written on rolls of parchment and read on the sand, and champagne is sipped seaside. This beachy, living coral color wedding inspiration takes place at the beautiful Cliff House in San Francisco and captures the true essence of living coral in its natural state. Up against the the rocky shores and gray-blue waters, the color pops and breathes even more life into the setting. And the bride and groom’s disposition is just as lively as they dance and dip as the waves roll away behind them. Their smiles are as wide as the beach and as bright as the feature color. We have a feeling you’re going to love this, and feel mighty inspired…
Pantone made a very specific choice naming their 2019 color of the year Living Coral. It’s not just about the color, but about the breath of life that the vibrance and texture of coral give design. For this inspiration, CMSours Photography partnered with Sweetness and Light Flowers and Camellia Lane Events to incorporate not just the color coral into the shoot, but also the living textures of coral that weave brightness and tactility into the airy blue-grays of the historical SF Cliff House.
Raised on the NorCal coast, Christina of CMSours Photography knows these coral pops of color are most at home underwater in the hazy light of a kelp forest, which above sea in San Francisco translates to a sky of muted grays that fondly feel like the Bay’s own cloudy kelp forest canopy. To any San Franciscans getting married on the coast here, they know that the fog might always make an appearance, invited or not, so you must simply embrace it. Much like the coral that lives off the coastline, the accents of a color like coral paired with the SF blue-grays—both above and below sea—are what make design here both modern and whimsical at once.
By softening the coral elements in places like the pale pink tablescape and jewels from Jennifer Dawes Design, the vibrance of coral in the bouquets and flat lays in this shoot better blend in with the blue-grays in the natural coast environment. The coastline touches continue into the ceremony space. A sign sails on driftwood branches marking the pathway to a ceremony arch featuring both wild coral twigs and playful yellows to bring the space to life. The couple reads their vows from messages in sandy bottom bottles, words and laughter flowing down and around their legs in the wind. A gorgeous Marchesa Notte a-line tulle gown with wings from Lovely Bride made it all too much fun to crawl up on the rocks below the Cliff House for some stunning portraits showcasing how beautiful and lively this foggy NorCal coast can be with a little pop from our Pantone 2019 Color of the Year.
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