It is no secret that I love to get creative. “Wedding Inspiration Shoots” give me a chance to do what I love, be creative. Inspiration shoots are when a team of wedding pros get together, develop a theme, and stage a mini- wedding. What is so wonderful about these shoots is it gives the pros involved a chance to go all out and show off their mad skills, while giving brides some seriously steal-able ideas.
This shoot’s theme started with using a geode as inspiration. Throwing in a touch of ombre coloring and rich textiles, I think we came up with an inspiration shoot that is truly unique and gorgeous. Kate Miller, of Kate Miller Events stepped it up with her design and planning talents. Sarah Maren of Sarah Maren Photography was on hand to capture all the pretty. See below for a list of people in who added their talents to this project.
From Kate Miller:
“We started with a tablescape covered with a crushed velvet linen reminiscent of a rough rock exterior and topped it with a cascading gradient floral arrangement designed by Flourish. Our chargers and stemware brought bright pops of citrine to the table and we topped each place setting with a hand-painted menu and geode slice paperweight. Selenite votives were sprinkled amongst the glassware. Chiffon chair covers completed the look and continued the gradient trend for the Bride and Groom’s chairs.”
“The bride wore a beautiful gown that reflected the textural rock theme with it’s sweeping trumpet skirt accented by taffeta rosettes and rhinestones. She accessorized her dress with a grey felt hat, a custom-made floral fascinator with matching shoe clips and druzy amethyst, citrine, amazonian geode, crystal and gemstone jewelry. The groom wore a slim grey suit with a yellow linen bowtie and reversible pocket square.”
“Our escort cards and table number were laser cut semi-translucent white acrylic. The escort cards were hand painted by our stationery designer and then calligraphy was added to feature each guests’ name and table. The invitation suite and signage were all hand-painted with gorgeous shimmery colors.”
“Our beverage table contained a three-layer welcome beverage bar that also conveyed the gradient theme and offered guests chilled ice water, lavender lemon spritzer or a deep plum cocktail. The beverage dispenser sat atop a base of gorgeous florals and was flanked by citrine glassware accented with a single rock candy stir stick for easy sweetening.”
“Our cake table featured a gorgeous cake with a gradient fondant finish, it’s top layer entirely encrusted with rock candy, accented by sugar crystal flowers and sitting on a translucent sugar base.”
Photography: Sarah Maren Photographers / Cinematography: Frontside Films / Floral Design + Styling:Flourish / Event Design, Planning + Styling: Kate Miller Events™ / Location: Folsom, California / Cake:Sweet Cakes by Rebecca / Invitations:Momental Designs / Escort Cards and Table Number: Luxecuts®hand-painted by Momental Designs / Calligraphy: Calligraphy Girl / Linens: Wildflower Linens / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Hair & Makeup: Nicole Solarez / Jewelry: Elizabeth Lydon Studio + ZoomZoom Bunny / Bride’s Shoes: Theory + Flourish shoe clips / Headpiece: Flourish / Hat: American Apparel / Dress: Jasmine Couture via Always Elegant Bridal / Tuxedo: Jean Yves via Always Elegant Bridal / Bowtie + Pocket Square: Wickham House