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Bold Purple + Teal Watercolor Inspiration Session

I love all the gorgeous details of today’s urban watercolor inspiration session! Amanda of Tailored Engagements and Heather of Heather Cook Elliott Photography teamed up to create a stunning styled shoot filled with colorful, modern ideas. The bold purple and teal color scheme creates a dramatic atmosphere that pairs perfectly with the soft watercoloring of the stationery and table linens. Chic attire is characterized by strong patterns, colors and statement jewelry. Be sure to read about the inspiration behind the session below!

A few words about the session from the photographer:

Amanda from Tailored Engagements and I are city girls and we love the challenge of designing and photographing urban weddings in wonderfully old buildings in our fair city and beyond. Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee River surround our neighborhood on east and west so its pretty easy to understand how we were inspired by the ebb & flow and ever changing colors of the water to create this Urban Meets Modern Watercolor Inspiration Shoot. We imagine this venue setup for a young couple in love with one another and the city. She’s a little flirty and he’s a bit hipster, but together they love texture, color and making a dramatic statement with a short dress for her and colorful slacks for him. This shoot is about surprises and inverting the expected to create something magical and uniquely them: The guest chairs are translucent paired with a full-bodied settee for the bride & groom. The bridesmaid’s grecian-inpired dress is long next to the bride’s short, sassy one. The cakes are all white with the flowers left to decorate the clear cake table. The wine glasses lose their stems and sit snuggly next to low, but robust bursts of flowers on the long tablescape. The shoes and tablecloths are all hand-colored and contrasty and each piece of jewelry a statement – from the bride’s bold earrings and necklace ensemble to the bridesmaid’s Indian-inspired bangles. Surprisingly romantic while still being fun and young, we love how this inspiration shoot could be right at home in any city, big or small.

Styling: Tailored Engagements
Photographer: Heather Cook Elliott
Charger Plate: Z Gallerie
Bride’s Dress: BCBG
Bride’s Necklace: Ezza on Etsy
Bride’s Earrings: Rent the Runway
Bridesmaid Bangles: Rent the Runway
Wine Glasses: Waterford Lismore Nouveau Stemless Red Wine Glass
Water Glasses: Waterford Lismore Essence High Ball Glass
Silverware: CB2
Cake Table: CB2
Stationery: J Invites
Cakes: Chez Cupcake
Floral Designer: Marius Bell Floral and Events
Bridesmaid Dress + Accessories: Rent the Runway
Menswear: J. Crew
Lucite Chairs: Ikea
Tufted Settee: Skyline Furniture in Teal
Hair: Heather of Neroli Salon
Makeup Artist: Tayla La Macchia
Shoes: Handmade, Tutorial for glitter sole
Tablecloth: Handmade for Stylist Amanda Felsman
Salad Plate: Vintage

All images by Heather Cook Elliott

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Breathtaking Modern White Art Museum Inspiration Session

My apologies for the lack of posting recently, but I promise you that this fabulous inspiration session is worth the wait! Captured by Djamel Photography, this modern styled shoot combines crisp white details in a wonderful art museum setting for some stylish inspiration. A backdrop of floating orchids is perfect against the textural art. I also love the architectural floral arrangements and swanky lounge seating. A pink, square, three-tiered cake with a marbled finish is the perfect complement to the otherwise white decor. Also, who doesn’t love a session with an adorable bulldog puppy?

A few words from the photographer:

This modern inspired shoot was created with clean, simple and white as an inspiration. Djamel with Djamel Photography had in mind a small contemporary art museum in the heart of St. Petersburg, Florida. The large textural art by Syliva Hommert in the Mindy Solomon Museum made a perfect backdrop for the shoot. FH Weddings leather serpentine shaped sectional along with the backdrop of hanging Cattleya orchids made a simple and clean modern setting. Anglo Couture’s sleek straight lined wedding dress accented with a thin silver belt made a stunning statement on the model. So many fabulous details such as the marble cake to the absolutely adorable French bulldog puppy made this modern shoot a big hit.

Photographer: Djamel Photography
Invitation Designer: URBANcoast
Dress Designer: Anglo Couture
Cake Designer: Dazzle Events and Catering
Makeup Artist: Gina Mia
Flowers + Decor: FH Wedding & Events
PR Rep: Djamel Photography
Museum: Mindy Solomon Art Gallery

All images by Djamel Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Lovely Mint + Yellow Summer Inspiration Session

A color palette of mint and yellow creates a refreshing atmosphere for summer! Captured by Belathee PhotographyLove and Light Photographs, and You Look Lovely-Fine Art Photography and styled by Roey Mizrahi Events, this inspiration session is filled with bright, airy details. From the bride and groom’s simple, modern attire to the soft florals and unique cake, this shoot is sure to inspire you!

A few words about the shoot from the event planner, Roey:

I had the pleasure of recently bringing together a talented group of professionals to feature our collaborative work for an industry event at Hornblower Cruises co-hosted by Lover.ly. In the process of thinking of a concept and all the elements  we would separately feature at the event I really wanted to combine all the components and paint a complete picture for all the couples who wanted to be inspired for their Summer nuptials. The inspiration was derived but what I felt a summer beachy boat wedding should be: effortless, organic, bright and refreshing. Mint and Yellow were the combination of colors that we felt would best represent that feeling. All elements were chosen around what how we wanted to represent summer weddings. A subtle playfulness that was still refined. The flowy grecian gown that had such beautiful movement, the mixed colors and fabrics of the menswear, the hair that had braided structure on one side and was loose and romantic on the other side. The watercolor place cards and the combination of the yellow and mint watercolor save the date as well as the whimsical yellow confetti invitation paired with kraft paper envelopes. The bouquet that was romantic and lush. The tablescape yellow flowers in mint vessels. A favorite element for me was utilizing a cake stand as the base of the main centerpiece arrangement. I hope people feel inspired and refreshed and approach their weddings with the sense of joy and serenity that we tried to represent with this shoot.

Planner/Designer: Roey Mizrahi Events
Florist: Blade Floral and Event Design
Stationery: Katie Fischer Design
Photographers: Belathee PhotographyLove and Light PhotographsYou Look Lovely-Fine Art Photography
Cake: Cake Alchemy
Venue: Hornblower Cruises
Dress + Accessories: Nearly Newlywed
Hair + Makeup: Bloom Beauty Lounge

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