Jessica has been recognized as a preferred vendor to work with by her industry peers, earned TheKnot.com’s Best of Weddings award 9 times, and been inducted into TheKnot.com Hall of Fame. Jessica is a multi-award-winning photographer, a leader in her industry, and an educator to up-and-coming photographers through her Embark Retreat.
A year ago, I combined my love of Disney princesses with my wedding photography to help inspire brides today who wanted to create a modern and elegant wedding inspired by elements of Fairy Tales! After producing a Snow White, Sleeping Beauty & Beauty & the Beast weddings (and our Little Mermaid fairy tale shoot found HERE) we’ve now created an amazing nautical/beach wedding with some great touches from our favorite, The Little Mermaid!! I didn’t want to do a ‘beach’ wedding per se and really wanted it to speak to the love story between Ariel & Eric. I wanted to incorporate touches of Ariel’s love for humans, while also including their new world together….while also having touches of ‘the sea’! With the help of some amazing vendors and friends, we headed to a beach in beautiful Malibu, CA – fought the crowds and set up a mini wedding!!!
I hope these details inspire you to dream big and design your wedding using modern and classy details!! Congratulations to all you Disney brides out there – let us know what you think!!
Wedding logo created by Matinae Design Studio – Tridents + an Anchor. It doesn’t get better than that!!
The most amazing shoes I’ve ever seen…custom created by A Glass Slipper by Duchess Design! You send Jennie your shoes, she creates a masterpiece made out of swarovski crystals! This pair have over 7500 hand placed Swarovski crystals using the colors Vitrial Medium that shifts from sea green to coral. You can’t find a more perfect fit for a Little Mermaid inspired wedding, right?!
Photography: Jessica Frey Photography
Assistants/Set Designers: Eric Frey & Jason Kitchens/Jennie & Steve
Models: Ryan & Kalli Beckwith
Wedding Dress Belt: Amalee Accessories
Hair & Makeup: Daniella Ozuna
Stationary: Invitations/Menu cards/place cards/bunting: Matinae Design Studio
Custom Crystal Shoes: A Glass Slipper by Duchess Productions
Flowers: A House of Flowers, Bakersfield
Cake: Anamie’s Sweets Bakersfield, CA
Suit: Personal collection Octopus Paisley Tie: Etsy – RokGear
Linens/Place settings/Chairs/Table design: Details Party Rentals, Bakersfield CA
“I Do” Vintage Hand stamped forks: ETSY: Pretty Paris
Starfish Ring & Boutineer: ETSY: Elizabeth Swan – Sea Shore Jewlery
English Ship Print: ETSY: Vintage Dictionary Art
English Ship Cufflinks: ETSY: GoddessGlass
Table Props: designed with personal items by Jessica Frey
And yes….the beta fish are named Flotsam and Jetsam
Jessica Frey is an award-winning, Texas Hill Country-based international wedding and event photographer committed to delivering a high-quality experience complete with stunning and joyful images.