This shoot has sat on my heart since probably my second year shooting weddings. I had this vision of brightness, punchy pops of colour, happy people throwing confetti...and I held it there until I thought I was ready to execute it the way I wanted to. I needed the right team on my side, and I needed them to buy into this whole idea of over-the-top vibrance.
When this shoot finally came together in January, I remember taking a moment to soak it all in. It was magical to me that something I'd been picturing for years had come to life right before my eyes.
All of the decor and decor styling was done by Melissa of Makin' It Lovely. You'll remember the romantic tablescape we worked on together over the winter (and I'm stoked to see that those photos are all over her new website!).
My wonderful friend, Alyssa Beltempo took over control where I needed her most: fashion. She chose our models, their wardrobes, and arranged everything from hair and makeup to the wedding bands they'd wear for the shoot. She's a genius and I wish we could work together every day.
The next person who requires a major shoutout is Tanya from Presh Floral. It was my first time working with her and I was BLOWN AWAY with her creations. I am crazy excited that she will be doing the florals for some of my upcoming weddings.
Okay, time to obsess over this INSANE cake by The Cake Whisperer. I mean...does it get any better than this?! Cat is an artist and I consider it a privilege to photograph her work :)
It was such a treat to see these photos featured on Wedding Chicks -- what an amazing blog for a bride-to-be!
THE CREATIVE TEAM:
Fashion Styling and Coordination by Alyssa Beltempo
Photography by Laura Kelly Photography
Florals by Presh Floral
Decor and Styling by Makin' It Lovely
Dress Designer: Pure Magnolia
Dress Boutique: Luxe Bridal Boutique
Hair by Salon Bliss
Makeup by Ashley Dawn Pro Makeup
Bridal Accessories by Stunning Accessories
Menswear by L'Hexagone
Cake by The Cake Whisperer
Invitation Suite by Alex Perlin Design
Rings by Magpie
Models: Rachel and Matt from Models International Management