Classic Romantic Styled Shoot
Once I had launched my own event planning company in March of this year, I decided that my first task would be to set up a styled shoot to show case my personal style and eye for design. Styled shoots can seem daunting at first because of the details that go into them, just as planning a wedding can but there are ways to make it less overwhelming. I found that if I broke the project down into tasks I had to complete each week it was a little less daunting.
The first step I created for myself was finding a photographer who would be willing to collaborate and help capture my vision. Anne, from Anne Mientka Photography was the perfect choice. She did a beautiful job capturing photos, had a great attitude and really was a joy to work with. I after talking with her I knew that she would help me bring in a romantic and airy feel to a color palette that could be to bold and overwhelming.
After I found a photographer, I jumped on Pinterest to start nailing down my vision. This was a supper fun part for me. I got to dig into the details of what I wanted the shoot to look like and find what would fit with what vision was in my mind. Some of the things I looked at were the colors and what feeling or moods I wanted my style shoot to show case. I really love classic styles and rich colors so I decided to go with a shoot that is a little more intimate and romantic. I choose maroon and gold accents to bring in a bolder look to contrast the intimate and romantic feel.
Once I knew what details I needed for my vision I started to find other vendors to help. For the venue I choose Magnolia Bistro, which is a local Bistro that offers space and catering for different types of events. I loved the unique look it provided as the space has an intimate feel and with lots of exposed brick. The floral centerpiece was done by Christina at The Pretty Petal, she really brought together a beautiful center piece that show cased the rich colors I love and the romantic feeling. Invitations were provided by Minted, they offer a wide range of choices for wedding stationary needs and other paper essentials for your wedding day. I loved the rich plum color with the custom foil which gave the invitations depth. The linens were supplied by BBJ Linens they offer such a wide range of linens in so many different colors but I went with very classic white and burgundy color scheme.
In the end everything came together beautifully an now that the styled shoot is over and done with, I would have to say that my favorite part of the whole experience was working with the venders. Every single person I talked with as super helpful and really brought my vision to life. I can only wait to begin planning my next styled shoot and hopefully find new and exciting ways to incorporate my fellow wedding professionals.
Lastly, I want to give a huge shout out to all those who help me make this style shoot so much fun, Thank you everyone!
Photography: Anne Mientka Photography
Floral arrangement: The Pretty Petal
Linens: BBJ Linen
Venue: Magnolia Bistro
Rings: Gosia Meyer Jewelry