Hunger Games: Catching Fire | Inspired Wedding Session

This year has been an incredible year for Closer to Love.

We have traveled the world doing what we absolutely love to do! God
has and continues to answer our every prayer. Since March, we have been
photographing nearly every weekend, documenting Love from all walks of life.
From Solimon Bay, Mexico to Montego Bay, Jamaica – and various states close to
home, we have been blessed to be invited to some of the most beautiful Weddings
in the world. In January, we’ll find ourselves in Oahu, Hawaii – documenting the
I DO’s of an absolutely beautiful couple and that will begin the adventures and
set the tone of a brand new 2014 Wedding Season! With all that to say, we
attribute all our success to our Heavenly Father who not only has blessed us
with such amazing opportunities, but strengthened us every step of the way!

If we can be honest, we must confess that being busy, traveling, and
constantly working can some times have its struggles. Creatively, it has always
been our goal to push ourselves to greater heights with each Session and with
each Wedding that we photograph. And sometimes, the way to do that is to stop,
rest, AND plan! And that’s exactly what we did! :)

After watching the new “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” movie trailer earlier
this Summer, Natalia and I were inspired to contact our favorite Vendors in the
Southern California area to help create a Hunger Gamers Inspired Wedding Session with a
romantic twist. We were hungry for an opportunity to be a part of a Session
that we could call our own. A Session where time was on our side, allowing us
full creative control with the couple and with all the stunning details. Ashley from
Life In The Sunset surpassed our EVERY expectation, incorporating bird
feathers, rustic jewelry, white roses, arrows, and antique clocks which she
meticulously and beautifully combined into the design. Wanting the Session to
have an Autumn feel, Ashley integrated fall-inspired hues organically into the
design – the results were simply perfect.

Our model Bride and Groom – Kirstie and Trevor – are a real engaged
couple, getting married in just a few months! Ultimately, it was the love
between Katniss and Peeta that inspired us to create a Session that was so
romantic, organic, and full of timeless love. We truly hope you fall in love
with this Session as much as we did! We cannot thank every one involved enough for all
your hard work! Without your teamwork, input, vision, and creativity, this
Session would not have been a possibility. Endless Thank You’s will never be enough! – Sammy

Closer to Love
– Photography:
in the Sunset – Styling and Design:
by Danika – Makeup:
Henningsen – Hair and Headpieces:
Le Faye – Dress:
– Groom Suit
Vintage Rentals – Tableware:
Tables Rentals – Furniture:
Design – Paper Products:
and Fox – Arrows:
Bloom Floral – Florist:
Babies Cupcakery – Cupcakes and Cake Pops:


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  1. Bridal Musings says

    This is perfect! Romantic, organic and with just the right amount of whimsy. Love the arrows & target seating plan! So excited for the film now!!

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