Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall Inspired shoot w/ Ellie Rose Photographie

The following photos are from a lovely shoot I worked on with Danielle Sidari of the LA branch of Couture Events and Melissa of Ellie Rose Photographie, as well as a handful of other wonderful vendors. It was featured on Green Wedding Shoes which was a huge bonus as I love that blog! But really, these photos are gorgeous and I'm so happy with how the shoot turned out. Enjoy!

Danielle and Melissa put together the idea of a fall shoot with a "mauve" color palette. Mauve is a very hard color in regards to flowers as I can't  think, offhand, of any real mauve flower. But I put together a mix of roses, pinks, and purples, and I think it achieved a mauve effect. The flowers used were: mini callas (Aurora), dark pink cymbidium orchids, mini pink phalaenopsis orchids, garden roses (either Piano or Darcey), parrot tulips, dinner plate Cafe au Lait dahlias, pink asclepias, maidenhair fern, flowering oregano, jasmine, and this awesome fruiting branch that I don't know the name of, nor did anyone at market. If anyone knows, please tell me! It looked like a mix between an avocado and hard fig. Finally, I used boxes of "forest greenery" (mosses, fungi, bark, and branches).

I love this little bout. I tied it with forest green velvet ribbon from Michael Levine's in DTLA.

This beautiful invitation suite was designed by Smitten On Paper.

The fruiting green is noticeable in the photo above. As it aged, it turned yellow...

I love these flower plates Danielle found at Cost Plus - World Market. It was kind of crazy how closely they matched the flowers I brought in.

I also loved this cake table set-up. Aracely of Minted & Vintage brought some of her beautiful pieces for the display and they looked perfect. Her business is fantastic and she's a great person to work with. You should check out her inventory of one of a kind cake stands for your next party.

And of course you can't go wrong using Found Vintage Rentals either. I've gushed about them in previous posts, but really, they have such amazing furniture.

Ok, that's it for today! I'll be back next week with a quick post. Wedding season is slowing down soon for me, but it's been crazy the last few weeks and the craziness doesn't end till mid October, which is why the blog has been a bit neglected. But, I'm promising to keep up with a post a week!! We'll see how that goes... ;-)


Vendor List

Styling & Coordination: Couture Events (LA Branch) 
Florals: Oak & the Owl
Vintage Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
Stationary: Smitten on Paper
Dress Boutique: Lovely Bride
Bakery: Stephanie of Magdalynn's Bake Shoppe
Cake Stands & Dessert Rentals: Minted & Vintage
Dress Designer: Ivy & Aster
Hairpiece: Lo Boheme (Frankie Halo)
Make-Up: Lia Klarmann (310-422-8898)
Venue: Grapevine Arbor in San Gabriel

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pre-Wedding Shoot w/ Lane Dittoe Fine Art Photography

The shoot I'm sharing today doesn't need any introduction other than it's another Lane Dittoe Fine Art Photography beauty and I was super lucky to be a part of it. The man is incredible and these photos are breathtaking. They were originally featured on The Wedding Chicks, which is always an amazing treat. Love those ladies and the way they support the wedding community. We are all lucky for the work they do. So with that, enjoy the photos!

The flowers used were Gardenia Blush peonies, Christmas Morning Gift (what a mouthful) amaryllis, Libretto parrot tulips, locally foraged garden roses, dark pink Rosea Astrantia, and dusty miller. I tied it with a green raw silk ribbon that was beautiful and muted before it got wet and turned electric (whoops, lesson learned - check what happens to your ribbon when it gets wet, before completely submerging it.) I then finished it off with a crocheted white ribbon.

This shoot was full of wonderful vendors which I listed below. I especially was a fan of the Lindee Daniel dress. So dreamy and soft. Everything really just worked perfectly together. Lane did a great job of coordinating all of us and his eye for detail shows.

So, I'm off to prep for my biggest wedding yet, coming up this Saturday. I did a post on this bride's samples that you can read here. 27 of those centerpieces, 7 bridesmaids, ceremony set-up, cocktail hour, etc. You get my point... ;-) Wish me luck!! See you on the other side with a post on one of my June weddings. xoxo

Vendor Credits

Photographery & Event Designer: Lane Dittoe Fine Art Photography
Makeup & Hair: 1011 Hair and Makeup
Flowers: Oak & the Owl
Prop/Furniture Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
Cake: Erica O’Brien cakes
Dress Designer: Lindee Daniel
Shoe Designer: Gucci
Stationery: Mr. Boddington’s Studio
pro photo irvine: film processing
Dress from The Lovely Bride | Los Angeles
Loungerie Plum Pretty Sugar