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Category Archives: Styled Shoots

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Wedding Dress: Bridal Accents Couture
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Stationery: Paperista
Hair And Makeup: Joy Phillips
Accessories: Ashleigh Malangone
Bread And Desserts: Patisserie 46
Vintage Furniture Rentals: On Solid Ground

Springtime in the Midwest is a long-awaited yet fleeting season. While warm evening light and green grass are enough to celebrate, we set out to create a bridal inspiration shoot that would capture the goodness we adore about late springtime, just before fades into summer. The overall design scheme was light, airy and elegant, with feminine lace, and pastel touches. Perhaps the most notable feature of the shoot was a nod to our feathered friends, with a brass bird perched on the table top and tiny glittered nests at each place setting. We even found a freshly hatched chick for our model to snuggle! Ashley Fox, a gifted floral designer, worked to incorporate blooms that were in-season and native to our area, such as lilac, clematis, apple blossoms, and perhaps best of all, an astilbe flower crown. Pale pink depression glass and small milk glass bud vases brought whimsy and texture to the top of the vintage dining table. For a soft, elegant look, Paperista created an invitation suite using fine fabric, with luxurious lace envelope liners. In the same vein, dinner menus were custom designed and printed directly onto linen napkins draped at each place setting. A two-tiered bundt cake with drizzled icing was the focal point of the dessert dresser, but it was also important to us to add the warmth and sustenance of a variety of foods, including a basket of miniature olive loaves, along with small trays of madeleines, buchee, and nougat from Patisserie 46. A vintage bike and wicker basket made a lovely setting for the brides bouquet, while the bride’s simple flowing tulle and lace applique gown perfectly fit the bill for the outdoor garden breeze.

We are so grateful to the many talented people who helped piece this shoot together and so very honored to have had it featured on Style Me Pretty.

Earlier this year, we were honored by an opportunity to work on this fun editorial piece for The Brides Guide, Martha Stewart Weddings’ blog.  Sourced and styled by our insanely talented friends at Confetti Pop, this cornflower blue and cantaloupe color palette seems to suit every season!  We adore the clever chevron backdrop the girls created for this shoot.  Go take a peek at the post and learn how you can create your own colorful paper backdrop for your event!
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Paper : Envelopments
Floral : Prairie Fair
Models : Ignite
Makeup : Joy G. Phillips
Dress designer : Vera Wang Katherine
Dress shop : L’Atelier Couture
; earrings: Target
Groom stylist: Darren Younge of Well-Groomed
Groom’s tux : Calvin Klein tux via Men’s Wearhouse
Groom’s tie & pocket square : Bows-n-Ties

We had a wonderful opportunity to recently photograph the lovely Mykala & the amazing floral art of our new studio partner Tara Bailie, owner of A Day in Provence.  Tara’s floral design is always whimsical and beautifully inspired by the time she spent living in Europe.  We simply adore her style and are thrilled for her new venture, opening up our shared studio space in North Minneapolis for occasional sales of handmade & vintage goods.  The very first A Day in Provence Vintage Pop-Up Shop is happening this weekend (March 16-17), and you’re invited to come have a look around! There will surely be some amazing finds–check here for more details.

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Jewelry : Sarah Vonne
Floral Design : A Day in Provence
Hair & Makeup : Brett Dorrian

  • Monday, March 11, 2013 - 10:13 pm

    Cristina DaSilva - stunning model, location and lighting! Beautiful work!!! You’re an inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Monday, March 11, 2013 - 11:47 pm

    ashley - I remember looking at that pink lace and thinking “Wow, she is going to do something fab with this!” here is the proof! Lovely images as always!!ReplyCancel

  • Friday, March 15, 2013 - 9:41 am

    Lizie - Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 12:03 pm

A few months ago, Jeff & I had the opportunity to jet-set to Vegas and check out WPPI for the first time.  It was an awesome experience, but during our 3-day stay, I felt so grateful to step away from the crazy strip, meet some amazing new photographer friends, and be a part of this glitzy golden shoot planned by Melissa Schollaert & the talented girls at Scheme Events. The shoot took place at the swank Barrymore, a new restaurant with a glamorous old-school Vegas vibe.  Enjoy!
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Coordination and Design: Scheme Events
Hair and Makeup: Your Beauty Call
Stationery and Signage: Paper and Home
Cake: Gimme Some Sugar
Venue: The Barrymore
Desserts & Cocktails: The Barrymore
Bride’s Attire: Bella Bridesmaid
Groom’s Attire: Tuxedo Junction
Floral: Divine Events
Linen: La Tavola
Chameleon Chairs: Classic Party Rentals
Flatware: RSVP Party Rentals
Female Model: Jessica Gamez
Male Model: Shane Kawamura