Posts Tagged ‘photoshoot’

Apr
02
Gold + Blush Springtime Luxury: A Styled Shoot by Christopher TODD Studios
Posted by Kate. Filed under Wedding Inspiration

Now here’s a dose of springtime glam to swoon over. Filled with tulips, peonies, soft pastels and dashes of rich, elegant gold, the southern California dream team of Christopher TODD StudiosExpressionary Events, and Ooh La La Studios collaborated to produce this ‘French luxury-meets-springtime bliss’ photoshoot.  These stunning photos speak for themselves, so go ahead and indulge in all of the glamorous eye candy, and read about their design inspiration down below! 

The bride wore a strapless stunner by Allure from Bridal Elegance, and looked utterly gorgeous in hair and makeup by Rock Me Up.  With ‘love’ written in rose petals down an aisle flanked by tulips, the setting spelled romance and modern refinery.

Read the rest of this entry »


    3 comments

Tags: , , , , , , , , , .



Nov
05
Part One: Love Poetry Photoshoot with Erich McVey Photography + Petalos
Posted by Kate. Filed under Photography, Wedding Inspiration

I have a love affair with poetry… the kind that is timeless, enduring, and speaks to the heart like nothing else.  In the early planning stages of this exclusive PW styled shoot, it occurred to me that there is nothing more romantic (and for me, more meaningful) than love poetry.  I wanted to share something utterly dream-filled with a contemporary approach on classic style.  I sought out the wildly talented Erich McVey and Stephanie Major of Petalos- who poured over every detail to help me bring the vision to life.  And thus, this exquisite spread of photos came forth.   Enjoy reveling in all of this romance, romance, romance… 

We chose The Historic Deepwood Estate for its classic ambiance, light-filled rooms, and breathtaking landscape.  A warm, rich palette of crimson, pink, amber, peach, and gold hues set an inviting tone with stunning contrast.  Above, our bride model Nicole poses in a soft peach Jim Hjelm gown.

The first vignette was set in the courtyard, amongst lush forest and arching topiaries.  Nicole was the epitome of fairytale romance in a soft sherbet Lazaro ballgown and loose, wavy locks styled by Christine Shields.  Kamyar, our groom model, looked incredibly dapper in black tie finery from Este’s Mens in Portland.

On the bouquet: ‘I went with a crescent design which allows for an organic shape.  It is composed of an assortment of roses, stock, pepper berries, and chocolate cosmos.  To bring a modern textural quality I also included mink protea and cockcomb.’ ~Petalos

Braided velvet ribbon by Midori was used on the handle.

After falling completely in love with Neither Snow’s calligraphies, I asked Mara to infuse our collaboration with the written word…. and she did so, so beautifully.  Her one-of-a-kind calligraphy danced across the fabric ceremony backdrop, the vows, and more… 

On a day when the wind is perfect,

the sail just needs to open

and the love starts.

 

Today is such

a day.

~Rumi, translated by Daniel Ladinsky in Love Poems from God

There is more loveliness to bask in; be sure to head over to the photo gallery to see the full photoshoot. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing all of the delicious details from the reception right here…. xoxo

Photos by Erich McVey Photography

Design and Florals by Petalos

Calligraphy and Ceremony Backdrop by Neither Snow

Hair and Make-Up Styling by Christine Shields

Venue: Historic Deepwood Estate

Lace Mermaid Gown by Jim Hjelm; Sherbet Ball Gown by Lazaro

Groom’s Attire by Este’s Mens

Tiara by Twigs and Honey via The English Department

Ribbon by Midori

Models: Nicole and Kamyar from Option Models & Media

Gold Chiavari Chair Rental by West Coast Event Production

Marble Table Rental by Peter Corvallis

Creative Direction by Katelin Gallagher

 

Read the rest of this entry »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , .



Jun
18
Color + Culture: A Styled Wedding Shoot by Jen Huang and Poppies & Posies
Posted by Kate. Filed under Photography, Wedding Inspiration

A few weeks ago, I headed to Malibu to hang out with Jen Huang and a group of her fabulous workshop attendees.  Naturally, on the docket was a gorgeous little photoshoot with some of the best creatives around:  Poppies & Posies, My Sweet and Saucy, and Paperfinger.  What a dream…

Inspired by color, culture, and art… here’s a peek at the shoot, but the full gallery of photos can be found here.Aude and Gilles are a darling couple… full of love and affection.  Aude was styled in simple, flowing Ivy & Aster dress {Via Lovely Bride} and an amazing boho-chic headpiece by Jennifer Behr.  Gilles looked so handsome in a bowtie by BoutaughAude makes such an incredibly pretty bride.  Jess Wilcox styled her soft waves and vibrant red lipstick to complement the relaxed, colorful setting.  (Definitely a pinworthy look)!  Below: the table spread.  Paperfinger calligraphed menus and table numbers inside organic, watercolor frames.  The centerpiece overflowed with colorful florals, including big bright peonies and golden ranunculus. Just can’t get enough of that rich palette! 

The afternoon was topped off by an oh-so-perfect, marvel of a masterpiece by My Sweet and Saucy.

Take in the full spread of photos over here

Thanks so much to the very talented and very kind Jen, and this incredible team:

Photos by Jen Huang

Floral and Design by Poppies & Posies

Paper Goods by Paperfinger

Bride’s Hair and Makeup by Jess Wilcox

Bridal Headpiece by Jennifer Behr

Dress by Ivy & Aster dress {Via Lovely Bride}

Bowtie by Boutaugh

Cake by My Sweet and Saucy

Venue: Private Malibu Estate


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , .



May
24
Peony Season: A Fresh Floral Inspiration Shoot
Posted by Kate. Filed under Color Palettes, Flowers, Wedding Inspiration

I’m up in the Pacific Northwest this spring and summer… and the peonies are blooming everywhere…it’s such a gorgeous time of year.   When I received this tabletop inspiration shoot, created by the fab Southern California team of Hello Studios, Lindye Galloway Events, and The Vines Leaf, naturally, I was in love.  The blend of pinks and peaches, full blooming peonies, and clean, chic design is almost too much loveliness to handle.  (Sigh.. ) Enjoy it! 

Photos by Hello Studios

Design by Lindye Galloway Events

Florals by The Vines Leaf

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Tags: , , , , , , , .