In December, Ryan and I wrapped up our season of shooting with a beautiful styled shoot at the Portsmouth Woman’s Club. The inspiration for this shoot came from the blanket my great grandmother crocheted for me when I was little. Emerald green with shades of purple. Spot on with my jewel-toned brand. It has a vintage, cozy feel, which inspired a loose, eucalyptus-filled bouquet and plates with lace-like scrollwork. We added a velvet table runner, fabulous Badgley Mischka shoes, and the most amazing purple chairs. We balanced the deep jewel tones with copper accents in the flatware, chairs, and jewelry. And then to make my detail-loving heart nearly explode, I styled the bridal details and hand-lettered stationary with a MRS box, a vintage perfume bottle, and letters from my Nana tied up with a purple silk ribbon.
If you’d asked me a year ago, I probably would have told you that I was never going to put together another styled shoot. I absolutely love the creativity, refreshment, and inspiration that I get while photographing a styled shoot, but a LOT of work goes into making that happen. And I am just terrible at the styling part. (Hence why I’m a photographer and not a wedding planner or event stylist.) That’s why I was so excited to work with Misty Saves the Day. She completely understood my vision and brought it to life in a unique way that I never would have been able to do on my own.
I was in awe of this gorgeous gray Justin Alexander ballgown from Milk & Honey Bride. We had originally picked out a white ballgown with a lace jacket, but when I saw this, I knew it was just perfect for the shoot. Traditional and yet unexpected. Modern and yet classic. A stunning keyhole back, a dainty floral belt, and pockets for comfort. And did you see the lace veil we paired with it? The lacy flowers are such a beautiful way to modernize a long traditional veil.
So many amazing vendors came together for this shoot, and I am so grateful for each of them.
Our vendor team:
Venue: Woman’s Club of Portsmouth | Coordination & Styling: Misty Saves the Day | Bridal Attire & Accessories: Milk & Honey Bride | Beauty: Darling & Dapper | Florist: Fluttering Flowers | Hand Lettering & Paper: Ceindy Doodles | China: Pier 1 | Cake: E&E Special Events | Rings: Either Ore Jewelers Strawbridge | Vintage Rentals: Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | Tux: Miguel’s Formal Wear