Friday, February 25, 2011

Yesterday was an exciting day for me... we were published on one of my favorite blogs!  Elizabeth Anne Designs is a great spot for gorgeous, romantic eye candy and inspirational weddings.  

We (Lucinda of Portraits by Lucinda, and I) put this shoot together just for fun, truly just to add to our portfolios and show a little more of what we can do. I wanted it to feel fresh, garden-inspired, and vintage... I think we accomplished that!  Check out the images and contributor links at the bottom of this (image-heavy) post!  

Our gorgeous bride was made-up and styled by the always amazing CaraSue Hall, make-up artist extraordinaire!  She is the best of the best when it comes to making brides look like the most glowing, naturally beautiful version of themselves! 

I wanted the flowers to have a fresh take on color... although I chose to use the always-classic and feminine pink, and I think this golden, peachy-tone is a great, under-used compliment.  The bouquet featured pink and ivory peonies, peach garden roses, scented geranium foliage, and golden-toned grasses for an herbal touch.  I wrapped the handle in a golden silk and used the same organza flowers that we put in our bride's hair as embellishments on the handle! 

The gorgeous gray lanterns were a perfect compliment to the spread, I could NOT love them more!  Gray is such a huge wedding color trend the past couple of years, and these lanterns are a perfect example of that.  Thanks to the amazing ladies at Something Borrowed Fine Rentals

Absolutely amazing cake from Rebekah Foster, Cake Artist.  People... artist doesn't even begin to cover it.  These are all hand-made flowers.  HAND-MADE!  Amazing! 

Styling-wise, I wanted this to feel like a PARTY.  Something that would work for a gorgeous shower, or even a light, lovely reception after your beautiful park wedding.  So often, I think brides feel pressured to do a full, sit-down dinner reception, and that just wasn't always the case.  If you're on a tight budget, think of cutting back on the dinner spread and concentrating on sweet, romantic details that will make your event feel sophisticated even without upscale food!  This ice cream sundae bar, complete with a make-your-own toppings bar, is a simple, memorable way to design an event! 

Contributing Vendors (besides myself of course!):

Something Borrowed:  Lanterns
CaraSue Hall:  Hair and Make-up
Rebekah Foster:  Cake and Cupcakes