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Sculpture Garden Modern Wedding Inspiration Session

Sorry for the silence on the blog for the past week! It turns out this whole motherhood thing is rather time consuming. Today, I am excited to share a fabulous shoot inspired by a contemporary sculpture garden! Captured by Allen Tsai Photography and styled by Keestone Events, this inspiration session utilizes a vibrant green and fuchsia color palette to tie into the gorgeous greens of the surrounding garden. A massive, industrial sculpture perfectly frames the rectangular table setup. Be sure to read more about the inspiration for  this session below.

A few words from the planner, Sarah Kee:

Our inspiration for the shoot was drawn from the Nasher Sculpture Center. The museum is known for its contemporary and modern style and we really wanted to showcase that as well with the concept.

We knew that we wanted the shoot to take place in the perfectly manicured gardens of the Nasher, since there are all sorts of amazing art displayed there, from massive structures to organic shapes. It all tied in perfectly with the vibrant green landscape and we were excited to have the shoot there.

A big reason for this is because it was important to us that we bring in something very traditional like a wedding and bring it into a contemporary setting and have a balance of both the classic and modern. This was done by having rectangular tables match the hard lines of sculptures, along with flowers in boxes, a cake with strong lines, and escort cards in a wooden box.

However, we also wanted to showcase an organic side to mimic the other free-flowing sculptural forms so we had circle shapes placed on the cake, black pebbles in the box with the escort cards, circular plates, a runner with those same circles and circle flower balls.

Additionally, it was important that a vibrant color be used as well to tie in the greens of the garden to the neutral gold, pale green and ivory palette. So, a fuchsia was selected to be the connector.

Photography: Allen Tsai Photography // Concept + Planning: Keestone Events // Florals: Timeless Fiori // Stationary: Imaj Design // Desserts: Sugar Bee Sweets // Venue: Nasher Sculpture Center

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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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