Inspiration Shoot: Graphic and Glitz, Part One

If you’ve been reading the Inspired Bride for a while, you’ll probably remember this inspiration board that I designed a while back. Well, I loved it so much that I recruited some of my favorite people – Shauna of Shauna Younge Dessert Tables, Amy of Design 8 Days, and Jonny and Michelle of Paper Antler – to help me execute and shoot it. With the help of hair and makeup guru Rene Rattler, our shoot at MPLS Photo Center became everything I hoped for and more. I LOVE the results, and especially since it’s my first time styling something of this scale, I hope you do, too.

Before I sign off and leave you with this eye candy, I want to say a special thank you to a list of folks outside our team who donated time or resources for our project: my mother-in-law, Kathy, who created the custom made chevron napkins we all fawned over; FiftyFlowers, a sponsor of the Inspired Bride, who provided us with the wholesale flowers I used to style the arrangements; the Twinery, who donated gorgeous black and white twine as well as pink and white twine for our paper goods and dessert table details; Crystal Kluge, whose impeccable calligraphy was used in the paper goods design as well as on our envelopes; Flutter Boutique, who kindly lent us our wardrobe; and the wonderful vendors who donated product to fill out our dessert table – Bake It Pretty, Hammond’s, Oh Nuts!, Cocoa & Fig, and Laura’s Candy. My thanks last, but not least, to 100 Layer Cake for featuring this shoot today.

Roman Grinev Photography
Bethesda, Maryland

Concept and Styling: Maddy Hague of the Inspired Bride
Photography: Paper Antler
Dessert Table Design: Shauna Younge Dessert Tables
Paper Goods Design: Amy Hardy of Design 8 Days
Hair and Makeup: Rene Rattler
Location: MPLS Photo Center
Calligraphy: Crystal Kluge
Wardrobe: Flutter Boutique
Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo
Bride’s Headband: Bride’s Head Revisited
Bride’s Clutch: Ila Handbags
Bridesmaid’s Dress: Priscilla of Boston
Wholesale Flowers: Fifty Flowers
Twine: the Twinery
Vintage Stamps: Verde Studio
Baking and Candy Making Supplies: Bake It Pretty
Dessert Table Candies: Hammond’s Candies and Oh Nuts!
Macarons and Cake: Cocoa & Fig
Marshmallows: Laura’s Candy

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  • Brancoprata

    Stunning, absolutely stunning!!!! Love the whole concept!!

  • Greer Loves

    Beautiful shoot – I love the invitations and that chevron napkins! And the escort cards and chalkboard wall!! :)

  • Mary Lynn

    I’m in LOOOVE with those chevron napkins! They’re fantastic. They would absolutely make my day. Where did you get those?

  • Maddy

    Hello everyone! My amazingly talented mother in law made them. Everyone’s asking, so she should probably go into business making them :)

  • Mary Lynn

    Nevermind, I finally calmed down enough to read in the post that your MIL made them. Kudos, they look gorgeous.!

    • Maddy

      Hah! Well, I just emailed her. She’s thinking of doing some for sale, so sit tight. If it happens, it’ll be sometime soon, and I’ll let everyone know on the blog :)

  • Jessica Malish

    Amazing Maddy!!! Absolute perfection.

  • erin * sparkle & hay

    simple & clean yet with so much detail – so pretty!

  • Jen Rea

    Absolutely adorable shoot! I love how the black contrasts with everything and the table numbers are so cute.

  • naois

    those escort cards are gorgeous – so much detail and effort. fabulous work guys!

  • Naomi

    This entire suite is gorgeous! I love the colors and the chevron napkins…love!

  • The Charity Wedding

    Love this! Those paper goods are gorgeous!

    • Zika

      Thanks Whitney! That sounds awesome! I miss you terribly and really, really need to meet those super-handsome young men of yours. Just let me know what days work for you!

  • Tendance Fourmis

    Stunning and Amazing! WOw… stars, escort cards, chalkboard, colors, stationery! J’adore!

  • Chi


    I read above that your mother in law made the napkins for the shoot – has she agreed to sell them? Love them!