Friday, March 2, 2012

Gilded Glamour Photo Shoot on Style Me Pretty

As the first of March brings in a classic Nor' Easter, I needed this dose of spring today!
Our Gilded Glamour Photo shoot was featured on Style Me Pretty and the colors are even prettier when I look at the blizzard outside the windows right now! The table ruffles were fun to sew, and they added such great texture to the tables. Judy of Flora Fauna came up with some unique and perfect blue glass containers for the flowers as well as an assortment of gold pretties that we combined with my truck load of props to adorn the cake, dessert table, it was a busy day of collaboration. It was like shopping through all of the boxes and crates we brought, filled to the brim with accessories, dishes, glasses and even my trusty crystal chandelier. The only sad part is packing up and cleaning up after you have played all day!
Corbin Gurkin's photos brought some pretty cheer to this gray day, the light in her photos cheers me.
I love to see my humble little props in a pretty photograph, that gold mirror above I found at a yard sale for $4! And the gold plates under the menus on the tables were a little set scored at an antiques shop for a song-gold plates, what a treat!
This design was full of feminine details, gilded accents and pops of spring time color, it was almost a year ago that we shot this... A big thank you to everyone who contributed their time and talents to this shoot!
This shoot was also featured in Maine Magazine's Wedding issue recently, it created a buzz with the pretty colors against the gray sky and the formal interior of the location.
Inspired by the texture and feeling of a Swiss dot wedding dress, this design started with a palette of robin’s egg blue, pale peach, raw muslin and gold. When collecting elements and props, old gold framed mirrors, cake stands and plates came together with yards and yards of pale blue and raw muslin, which we sewed into fluffy ruffles to adorn the tables. Against an heirloom estate backdrop, gold ballroom chairs, a crystal chandelier and crystal stemware added glamour and sophistication to the table scape. Luscious flower arrangements, containers and bouquets by Flora Fauna included the spring’s best picks of tulips, anemones, David Austin roses and delphinium, arranged in an eclectic mix of gold and pale blue glass containers. Custom letterpress stationery from Gus & Ruby Letterpress and calligraphed by Neither Snow, adorned with hand painted edges and tulle posies from Paper Posy Designs, along with a ruffled tiered cake from Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott completed the glamorous look.
Here is the A-List who made this shoot a beautiful reality:
Photography: Corbin Gurkin
Location: French's Point
Production, Design, coordination: Maine Seasons Events
Floral Design, concept Design: Flora Fauna
Custom table ruffles: Maine Seasons Events
Calligraphy: Neither Snow
Tulle posies and buds on dessert table and place cards: Paper Posy Designs
Makeup and hair: Lisa Nichols Salon
Dresses: Lula Kate

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Brides Magazine Feature of Ruth and Ed's Maine Wedding

Here it is, the LONG awaited Brides Magazine feature that I mentioned in this post. The 8 page spread of our clients' wedding is full of color and happiness, and seeing the images so large, on full pages in a magazine is surreal..
Thank you to everyone who helped make the day so special, a great team!
Photography: Corbin Gurkin
Planning & Event Design: Maine Seasons Events
Catering: 111 Maine
Florals and Event Design: Flora Fauna
Music: Simon of the Remixologists
Videography: Zach Boyce
Wedding Dress: Clarie La Faye
Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade
Reception Dress: BHLDN
Hair and Makeup: Chhouen Thiv of Akari
Groom's Suit: J. Lindeberg
Groom's Shoes: Florsheim by Duckie Brown
Groom's Shirt: J. Crew
Groom's tie: Brooks Brothers
Cake top adornment: The Small Object
Save the dates and favors: Bride and Groom
Invitation illustration: Jason Sposa