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.
Today I'm excited to share a glamorous jewel toned wedding inspiration shoot that our Tuesday's Together group put together last year at the beautiful Obici House in Suffolk. If you've been following me for a while, you know that I LOVE jewel tones, so I was so excited to see this beautiful design! And with marbled fondant on the cake, beautiful calligraphy, sequined table linens, and a stunning model, how could you go wrong?
Venue: The Obici House | Styling & Coordination: Savy Wedding & Event Planning, LLC | Florals: Kathy Forrest Design | Cake: Sugar on Top Cakes & Sweets | Calligraphy: Salty Sweetie Designs | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals, LLC | Vintage Rentals: Savy Wedding & Event Planning | Rentals: Big Top Entertainment | Jewelry: My Secret Garden Va | Dress: Jillian Fellers | Beauty: Best Face Forward Skin, Makeup & Color Artists | Stationery: Amber Dominique Designs Events
Well, this post sure got put on the back burner! I am part of the local Tuesday's Together group of the Rising Tide Society, a community for small business creatives. Last June our group put together a styled shoot with two different themes and a bunch of amazing vendors. We had to keep the images under wraps for a while until they were published, and I completely forgot to share them!
I only watched a handful of Gilmore Girls episodes when the show originally aired, but I made up for that by watching the entire series about two years ago. So when I found out about the relaunch and Alicia of Harvest Event Company asked me to be a part of her #teamlogan styled shoot, I was over the moon with excitement!
Alicia took her inspiration for the shoot from the Life and Death Brigade episodes and she dreamed up a beautiful outdoor wedding reception for Rory and Logan. The vendor team she put together was top notch and we were all so excited to see it come to life. By now, you've probably binge watched all four episodes, so you know if our prediction was right or wrong (No spoilers here!), but however it shakes out for Rory, I loved the whimsy and romance of this styled wedding shoot.
I'm still trying to adjust to the idea that it's already August! The back to school advertisements are in full swing and all my teacher friends are cringing that the summer is almost over. So today we're throwing it back to a tropical styled shoot designed by Sunkissed Events for publication on Tidewater and Tulle and pretending that summer is never going to end!
Adrienne of Hearts Content Events and Evelyn of Letterlyn Studio and I wanted to create a styled shoot that incorporated the richness of family heritage with beautiful romantic details. Our bride's bouquet, created by Adrienne, was a mix of garden and spray roses, es, hydrangea, dusty miller, and seeded eucalyptus with the perfect addition of blackberries. Six lace charms hung from the stem of the bouquet, representing the weddings of each woman in her family.
In addition to a beautiful calligraphy invitation suite, a sign on the cake table displayed the family heritage of our bride and groom, with their parents' and grandparents' names and wedding date. A four tiered wedding cake, combining blush, berry, and gold tones, and an antique compote vase of plums, blackberries, and fresh flowers rounded out the cake table.
But the centerpiece of the entire shoot was the romantic sweetheart table placed in front of The Water Table's beautiful fireplace. A 13 foot floral garland draped the mantle and gold flatware and antique berry-toned salad plates kept the reception tablescape looking elegant while still intimate.
The amazing people who brought this inspiration together:
Photographer: Caitlin Gerres Photography
Event Planner and Florist: Heart’s Content Events and Design
Calligrapher: Letterlyn Studio
Dress Store:Pure English Couture Bridal
Dress Designer: Martina Liana
Hair Stylist: Stephanie Rose and Co
Makeup Artist: Blush Tones
Cake Designer: Cakes by Crystal
Event Venue: The Water Table
Linens: Waterford Event Rentals
Models: Evelyn and Dakota Cunningham; Kristin Buck
Incorporating real family pieces into the stylized shoot made it even more special to us. Adrienne's heirloom pink sapphire ring, which has been passed down for 3 generations, was the perfect choice for our bride. We also used gold rimmed toasting flutes from her grandparents' wedding alongside plates and a compote vase from my mother's china collection. And Evelyn incorporated many of her family members names into the family tree that she created. These little touches helped each of us connect even more deeply with the shoot and gave the true heritage feel that we were looking for.
Are you newly engaged and planning your wedding in Hampton Roads? I'm booking 2016 now, so drop me an email to say hello and see if I'm available for your wedding day!