Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Summertime Wedding Inspiration

We had the absolute privilege to work with Jessica Claire again this year. I'm telling you, everything she touches is golden. Her photography is absolutely stunning and makes our design look that much better. Thank you Jessica for allowing us to assist in your workshop!

Because the workshop was in June, the start of summer and in this rustic park - we wanted the theme of the shoot to reflect the surroundings. The park felt very camplike - so we started there. We were inspired by camping, all things summer, gingham, popsicles, fireflies, fun colors, rope and various textures.

Ask anyone - I was obsessed with using these darn popsicles. They were packed in an ice chest, and I prayed they would last. As you can see, just barely. :)

Hannah with Modern Bouquet always does an incredible job bringing our vision to reality. The whimsical florals were such an elegant touch to the table. She also hand made a rustic chandelier for the ceremony area that was hung from an arch, that came from Found Rentals.

Jeni from Found provided an amazing collection of furniture for the shoot. She is incredible to work with and has such a fantastic selection of pieces at her vintage rental warehouse.
Anytime we get the chance to create a an element of design that may be hung over a tablescape – we take advantage! We attached various styles of rope to the Oak Tree, along with the left over fabric to create an eclectic and fun looking rope chandelier.

Our goal was to take the rustic atmosphere & theme but create an elegant space. We love the idea of mixing textures and patterns. Gingham and vintage floral prints began to paint a vision. We made a custom peach and tangerine floral printed table runner and navy gingham napkins. Posh Paperie created adorable place card flags that were secured in fresh pieces of summer fruit – cantaloupe!
All the wedding signs were a beautiful combination of the two patterns. In order to off set the rustic environment, we used navy blue fine china, and then spray painted plastic plates as homemade chargers. A less expensive way to add color and another fun element to your table.

We really love summer fruit - especially cantelope. It played into the table decor and the color was the perfect 'pop'!

A small campfire area made up of various lanterns was created & included benches, a hammock, peanuts to snack on and a even a game of Bingo.

Melody, from Sweet & Saucy Shop created a cake table with 3 alternating sizes of cake, two of which had toasted marshmallow frosting! We designed a hand dyed tulle curtain backdrop for our cake table. The lighting created a beautiful focal point.

Katie and Ryan Scott are a real life couple. In fact, she too is a fantastic photographer. They were the perfect models, and so very lovely!

A BIG thank you to Jen at Green Wedding Shoes for featuring the shoot here!
Vendor Team:
Event Design/Styling: Carter & Cook Event Co.
Flowers: Modern Bouquet
Paper: Posh Paperie
Cakes: Sweet & Saucy Shop
Furniture Rentals: Found Rentals
Hair Pieces & Shoe Clips: Rachel Larraine
Hair: The Mermaid Salon, Kim Lilly
Make up: Color4Casting, Jessica Arredondo
Photography: Jessica Claire


My Sweet & Saucy said...

Loved working on this shoot with you are seriously very talented!

Randy said...

Everything looks awesome! You two did a great job :)

Kate/MagnoliaRouge said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

jonahliza said...

this is awesome.. especially, since we are planning a summer garden wedding <3