Inspiration Shoots Archive

Inspiration Shoot: A Kentucky Derby Wedding for Southern Weddings Magazine

Hello, folks! Today I have the pleasure of sharing a shoot with you that a bunch of my very talented vendor buddies and I put together for Southern Weddings Magazine. It’s an especially memorable shoot, not only because of the people I worked with or the opportunity it presented to us, but because literally an hour before this shoot started, we were faced with torrential rain, lots of thunder and lightning, and tornado warnings. Bet you’d never guess based on these lovely phoots! It ended up being a lovely – and by lovely, I mean very hot and sticky – day and we were delighted with the results!

Inspired by the Kentucky Derby, Shauna Younge, Jonny and Michelle of Paper Antler, Amy Hardy, and Dani of Studio Fleurette helped me craft a beautiful design for this shoot using award ribbon shapes, equestrian motifs, and some silver vessels that subtly reference mint julep cups. Speaking of mint juleps, how adorable of an idea is our mint julep limeade favor? Topping it all off with an amazing derby-inspired hat and sweet-as-can-be (and warm weather friendly!) dress from BHLDN, our shoot aimed to be a whimsical nod to a Southern staple, and I think it turned out splendidly!

PS: love the flag drink stirrers? I’m sharing the tutorial today on Somewhere Splendid.

PPS: want to see more? Check out the Southern Weddings online gallery of our shoot!

Special thanks to rentals provider Lime Canary Vintage Rentals, model Joy Phillips, hair stylist Brittany Moreland, makeup artist Jody Olson, favor bottle provider Specialty Bottle, washi tape provider Cute Tape, paper rosette provider Pom Flair, and program fan handle provider Perfect Stix.

Styling: Maddy Hague of the Inspired Bride
Photography: Paper Antler
Floral Design: Studio Fleurette
Dessert Table: Shauna Younge Dessert Tables
Paper Goods: Amy Hardy
Model: Joy Phillips
Hair: Brittany Moreland
Makeup: Jody Olson
Rentals: Lime Canary Vintage Rentals
Wardrobe: BHLDN
Swingtop Favor Bottles: Specialty Bottle
Paper Rosettes: Pom Flair
Program Fan Handles: Perfect Stix
Washi Tape: Cute Tape

Inspiration Shoot: A Tea Party Sweetheart Table

To kick off the week, I get to share with you a lovely sweetheart table concept from Kissed by Tammynize. Inspired by a garden tea party, this design and its DIY-able details make the concept easily achievable to the average bride who wants to do something special that table’s decor. This shoot also has a stunning, poppy color palette that makes this the perfect eye candy to kick off your week!

Photography: Kissed by Tammynize
Floral Design: Epifany Style
Hair: Sean Alian
Venue: Old Sugar Mill
Cupcakes: Icing on the Cupcake
Rentals: Heritage and Craft
Makeup: Jasmine Cardenas

Inspo Shoot: An Eclectic Tea Party

Today the power team of Tinywater Photography, Botanica Florals and Swanky & Sweet brings us an adorable set up that I think is great for a bridal shower! The mercury and lace are the perfect combination of textures to compliment the lovely antique patterns of the teacups peppered throughout the table design. Add in an aviary motif through decorative cages and vintage style bird accents, and you have a bit of eye candy that is quite timely as it begins to warm up here in the Northern Hemisphere!

Photography: Tinywater Photography
Floral Design and Styling: Botanica Floral Designs
Desserts: Swanky & Sweet