Oh.my.goodness. people. To say that I am excited to share this Old World Vintage Travel Inspired Wedding shoot with you is a total understatement. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to keep something under wraps for weeks? I’m a pretty patient gal, but this just about killed me. I was so fortunate to team up with some of the absolute best gals around to bring this vision to life and I could not be more excited for all of them to have their gorgeous talents and super hard work published on 100 layer cake today, as well as Burnetts Boards! And I just got word that one of the images will be in an e-mag coming out this summer! You truly rocked it out ladies! If you don’t know these talents yet, I suggest you check them out immediately. I could go on and on about each and every one of them and I just cannot wait to work with them again!
The theme for this inspiration shoot arose out of a love for travel – specifically the luxurious, glamorous jet-setting lifestyle of world travelers of days past.Inspired by the geographical, natural and architectural European destinations such as Paris, the French Riviera, Tuscany & Vicenza in Italy. We incorporated maps, luggage, globes, binoculars, and cameras along with our favorite french desserts. Modern elements are mixed in with retro glam and utterly classic style. There are also a few very subtle references in the invitation suite to our favorite really ‘Old World’ (and fantasy) TV show – Game of Thrones (recognize the names on the invitation?)! I love it when you can hid funny hidden gems like that in the design.
Also, on a side note – Stone Tower Winery was stunning and I really wish we could have been able to show off their gorgeous backdrop better. However, nature had other plans as it was so terribly windy that day – as in “Wizard of Oz tornado” windy, which does not work well for hair or veils. So unfortunately we had to stick inside the loft area, but it all worked out!
Haley brilliantly took my vision and random ideas, weaved them together and found the perfect talents to breathe life into them. She’s a mind reader that Haley. Plus, besides her amazing planning skills, her floral work is simply stunning and a breath of fresh air. Her take on the shoot: “Sarah and I threw around quite a few ideas before finally landing on “Old World Travel” and I’m so glad that’s where we ended up. Once we had our inspiration, everything else came together seamlessly. All of our vendors grasped our ideas firmly by the horns and turned them into something beautiful. I was giddy with excitement when I received the invitation suite from Little Bit Heart. They did such a beautiful job and incorporated maps and travel in such creative ways. Sweets by E made such perfect little treats that went so well with our colors. Evan was kind enough to let us taste everything and it was all delicious. She is a truly talented lady. And she makes a pretty great model too! Terra from Jordan K Winn worked magic in turning our models into Old World beauties. They both looked so natural and their style fit in perfectly with our theme. I loved finding flowers that had a vintage feel to them. I knew I wanted light pinks and creams, but couldn’t resist the dusty purple roses when I saw them. They were too perfect to pass up. While I love the look of an arrangement overflowing with greenery and blooms, there is something to be said for a centerpiece bursting with blooms. Roses make everything feel more romantic and an arrangement with too many flowers to count seems so elegant to me. ”
The amazing creative team:
Little Bit Heart – invitations/stationary http://littlebitheart.com
Jordan Winn & Co. – hair and makeup http://www.jordankwinn.com
Amy’s Bridal Boutique – wedding gown & veil https://www.facebook.com/AmysBridal
Rent The Runway – Badgley Mischka sequin gown www.renttherunway.com
Sweets by E – cake, macarons, cupcakes http://www.sweetsbye.com
Ginger and Spice – vintage rentals (suitcases, cameras, binoculars, place settings) http://www.ginger-and-spice.com
Silk & Willow – hand dyed silk ribbon www.silkandwillow.com.
Stone Tower Winery – venue www.stonetowerwinery.com
Models: Evan Sanderson (of Sweets by E!) and Amanda Schmitt
Featured on 100 Layer Cake & Burnetts Boards