It takes a little bit of magic to evoke the finery of the Victorian age and still have it come off as refreshingly modernized. Yet that’s exactly the vision behind this one-of-a-kind style shoot by Danzante Events and Anor Photography.

Nestled against the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, The Sequoia Retreat Center provides a stunning backdrop for bright bouquets of fuschia, peach, yellow and touches of Queen Anne’s Lace. Antique gold candlesticks, a table compass, and even a cocktail bar of carmel liquor and rolled cigars are distinctly vintage. The plum and pink stationary, with geometric designs, modernize the decor.

The bride and groom themselves have one step in the past and one in the present: The groom’s tan suit and golden tie gives Gatsby vibes, while the bride, in her custom drop-waist, champagne strapless gown, is both timeless and modern. Sparkling opals, diamonds, and handcrafted rings make the whole vision magical.

Photographer:  Anor Photography//Hair Stylist:Stella LC Cosmetologist//Specialty Foods: Venus Spirits//Dress Designer: Meg Ryan Designs//Cinema and Video: Ineffable Studios//Floral Designer: Autumn’s Blossoms//Ceremony Location: Sequioa Retreat Center//Dress Store:Bridal Veil Fashions//Equipment Rentals: Lost and Found Vintage Rentals//Invitation Designer: Little Sister Creative Studio//Design and Decor: Danzante Events//Ring Designer: Stag Head Designs//