Sharing this beautiful shoot has been a long time coming… I designed this last May with my good friend Erica España of Twine Events. It was my first time working with Tonya of Tonya Joy Photography, and was the beginning of a creative relationship I cherish. We really pulled out all the stops on this one, and involved some amazing vendors and details. This is part I of the series, what I call the pink and grey set.
The shoot took place at Kimberly Crest in Redlands, CA. This stunning venue was the inspiration for our shoot, and we went high end with all the details, with a very slight touch of vintage needlepoint. Random right? I think it worked though, and is a good example where you can have a touch of vintage, or something whimsical, but still have the overall feel of your event be sophisticated and elegant.
Erica and I picked a gorgeous gown (called the Brie) from La Soie Bridal. Isn’t the lace so beautiful? We left the grey table uncovered for a more relaxed and rustic feel, but I think mixed with the amazing china, flatware, and pressed glass goblets from Small Masterpiece, it reads as high end.
I used a lot of locally grown garden roses for this table and bridal bouquet. As well as dusty miller and peonies. I also included bits of flowering dogwood from market. They were the most beautiful branches that wilted in less than a day. It was so disappointing. And to think I had to tussle with someone at market for them. I arranged them all in this lovely little antique silver pot that had three attached taper holders. I made the arrangement so voluminous that you can’t see a bit of silver, but it kind of gives the illusion of floating candles.
Choosing one of a kind, antique china, flatware, and glassware is a sure fire way of setting your event apart. Jason from Small Masterpiece has such an amazing inventory to choose from, all of which he’s hand picked from all over the globe. You must contact him if this is something that interests you. His company offers full white glove service, and they design each place setting in conjunction with your wedding coordinator and floral designer, for a completely customized and cohesive look.
Wiley Valentine designed a beautiful invitation suite for us. I’ll showcase it more in the next post as well. But, I love her work and felt lucky to have her join our team for this one.
Ok, check back next week for the second post on this shoot. It includes a floral chandelier I dreamed up, as well as more detailed shots of the other vendors amazing work. Cheers!
Venue: Kimberly Crest House & Gardens (Redlands, CA) - www.kimberlycrest.org
Photographer: Tonya Joy Photographer (Tonya Goettsche) - www.tonyajoy.com
Florist: Oak & the Owl (Nancy Teasley) - www.oakandtheowl.com
Coordinator: Twine Events (Erica Espana) - www.twineevents.com
Stylist: Oak & the Owl w/ Twine Events
Stationary: Wiley Valentine - www.wileyvalentine.com
Hair & Make-Up: Kitsch by Kat (Katrina Kirk) - www.kitschbykat.blogspot.com
Tabletop Rentals: Small Masterpiece - www.smallmasterpiece.com
Chairs: Baker Party Rentals - www.bakerpartyrentals.com
Gown: La Soie Bridal (Brie Gown) - www.lasoiebridal.com
Jewelry: Studio Suzan - www.studiosuzan.com
Bride/Model: Shannon Stone Fisher