Thursday, January 17, 2013

Kimberly Crest w/ Tonya Joy Photography ~ Part I

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.

1OakandtheOwl_Kimberly Crest

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.

2OakandtheOwl_Pink Garden Roses

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.

3OakandtheOwl_China and Silver Rentals

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.

4OakandtheOwl_Pink Garden Rose Centerpiece

5OakandtheOwl_Antique China and Silver Rentals

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.

6OakandtheOwl_Brie Gown

7OakandtheOwl_Pink Peony Bouquet

8OakandtheOwl_Pink Peony and Rose Bouquet

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.

9OakandtheOwl_Wiley Valentine

10OakandtheOwl_Kimberly Crest

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!

Vendor Credits

Venue: Kimberly Crest House & Gardens (Redlands, CA) -
Photographer: Tonya Joy Photographer (Tonya Goettsche) -
Florist: Oak & the Owl (Nancy Teasley) -
Coordinator: Twine Events (Erica Espana) -
Stylist: Oak & the Owl w/ Twine Events
Stationary: Wiley Valentine -
Hair & Make-Up: Kitsch by Kat (Katrina Kirk) -
Tabletop Rentals: Small Masterpiece -
Chairs: Baker Party Rentals -
Gown: La Soie Bridal (Brie Gown) -
Jewelry: Studio Suzan -
Bride/Model: Shannon Stone Fisher

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