I’m thrilled and honored to be featured on Style Me Pretty with this amazing, inspiring and truly lovely inspiration shoot designed by Amanda at Tailored Engagements! Hope over there to see the full spread, but the pictures are so lovely I can’t help but blog them myself, too. Here’s the scoop: Amanda from Tailored Engagements and I were chatting about how with weddings the old is often new again if you give it long enough. That is, when you think of wedding disasters, faux pas, and terrible bridesmaids dresses adjectives like poofy, sparkly, sequined and sea foam come to mind. A lot of these are textures and colors that have been picked on in the bridal world from time to time so we decided to challenge ourselves to be inspired by these misunderstood descriptors. Sea foam, or mint as we came to call it has popped up everywhere and Amanda’s first inspiration for the color came from Pinterest. An amazing mint ballgown was the first picture that drew her to the color and after that we just couldn’t get enough, so the board “Not your Mother’s Sea Foam” began. It was the inspiration behind this shoot and the beginning of an obsession with the color. Check it out at here.
With mint as the basic color scheme Amanda accented the custom made backdrop, table and bench with touches of grey, coral and silver. Classic silver chiavari chairs inspired the baroque legs on the bench and table and a modern fish scale design and mirrors were sprinkled throughout to add a little easy glamor to the design. We knew that sophisticated but simple flowers would be important so Marius Bell created orchid based creations in see-through glass vases that displayed the architecture of the arrangements for the table. More texture and depth was used to bring out the greens in the design with accents of succulents and bright pops of coral on the table and in bouquets. Mirrored compacts were transformed into table cards and mercury glass votives played well with silvered chargers and glassware.
The stationary was expertly designed by Tara at Cracked Designs to appeal to a modern palette with a touch of whimsy and my job as the photographer was to capture the amazing light created by a design based on mirrors and light, bright and airy colors like mint and silver. It all came together on a late spring day with perfect light and the Milwaukee River played into our scheme as it reflected the sun like a mirror onto our bride and groom. Hair (Sydney at Neroli Third Ward) and makeup (Tayla LaMacchia) and models were so amazing, don’t you think?
Poofed, sequined, sea foamed and sparkly…and pretty much perfect.
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