Welcome back!

We’re very excited to show off our second inspirational shoot to you! When we met James Zoppe for our Experts We Love series we were struck by the raw beauty of his ranch and horses. After a recent rainfall to his property the meadows flourished with wild desert plants and flowers; a perfect backdrop! We instantly knew it would be a flawless place to show off some ideas that came to us after witnessing the location first hand.

For this shoot we wanted to bring something that was not only glamorous but also powerful. We paired a beautiful backless mermaid dress with a dramatic bouquet. Details included two different headpieces: a floral one to pair with the bouquet for one look, and a gold piece from Gilded Shadows to contrast with the black feathered boa for the second look. We worked with amazing hairstylist and makeup artist Jessica Johnston and she gave us an elegant braided up-do and dramatic makeup to top off this dark bridal take. Additional details included a white cake with a textured watercolor design and of course, one of James’ best horses, Claudius: a handsome black Percheron Shire Stallion.

Who said you can’t have an elegant badass wedding?

Thank you for checking it out and we hope that we inspired you! 🙂

Have an amazing day, and remember to breathe.

Love what you see? Contact these amazing experts to help you have a perfect day!

James Zoppe, owner and founder of American Jousting Alliance
15568 Greenleaf Springs Rd
Frazier Park, CA 93225
(661) 245-4000

Makeup Artist & Hairstylist:
Jessica Johnston

Bridal Accessories:
Kristen James from Gilded Shadows
Los Angeles, CA

Frazier Park, CA

Ariana Lamour