Courtney and Sam’s Whimsical Meets Lord of the Rings Jewel Toned California Wedding by James and Jess
I have the most stunning wedding for you today, filled with so much colour, amazing...
This morning I have a gorgeous shoot for you , it’s a styled shoot not an actual wedding but it’s nice to feature these every now and again! I think it gives everyone a bit of inspiration and lets the suppliers involved really show off their creative talents.
It was sent into me by Amy Stanley from Style By Design who is an Interior designer/graphic Designer/Wedding Stylist based in Virginia (USA).
I’ll pass the blog over to Amy to explain a little bit more behind the shoot and how it all came about
‘I did this shoot for a few different reasons. First off, I love to work with different vendors from this area to see what kind of talent is around and so I can provide my brides with a high quality vendor list. I also like to promote the vendors who have really helped me along the way. I also want to inspire brides to step out of the box a little bit and learn that weddings don’t have to be so super traditional…in fact, the more creative they are, the more interesting they become and the more their guests will remember.
Finally, I always like to have fresh work coming from the studio…something that is going to grab a potential client’s eye. It’s hard to be so creative with actual weddings because brides rarely let you take the reins on the creative side. This is why I aim for 3-4 styled shoots every year’
‘I did A TON of DIY projects for this shoot. I’ve been collecting vintage frames and candlesticks at thrift stores over the past year because I had this vision in my head of a bohemian rustic wedding. In order to make the thrift items fit together, I spray painted everything the same colour…different designs in the same colour organized vintage chaos. I also spent DAYS cutting out individual paper feathers to use as escort cards and as the napkin ties on the table. I also created the Mr & Mrs. sign for the chairs as well as the Love Birds sign…both of which I hope to use as rentals!! In addition to the vintage & DIY pieces, I also used Jamestown Glass artefacts and pheasant feathers. The feathers were a uniting theme…used on the table, as escort cards, in the invitation suite, and props.’
‘I chose the location because of a photo I’d seen of the covered patio area….I love the idea of doing a reception under one at some point in my career. They also have a super rustic wine cellar and other really amazing areas for photo opportunities.’
DCPG Photography www.dc-pg.com
Cakes by Jennis FACEBOOK
Pure English Couture Bridal http://www.pureenglishbridal.com/
Bloom the art of flowers http://www.bloomtheartofflowers.com/
Salon Amore www.salonamoreva.com
Makeup- Katie Kiester