I hope you have been anticipating this blog post as much as I have! I am so thrilled to share the gorgeous images from our Styled Shoot on May 2nd. In the middle of a 10-day stretch of rain, downpours, and thunder…Tuesday was sunny, clear, and 70°. I don’t know about you, but that was a definite sign to me.
As soon as I saw the Aquarelle linen from BBJ Linen‘s new line, I knew that I had to hold a styled shoot. This vibrant and colorful tablecloth set the stage for the rest of the shoot and what I wanted to accomplish. In short, I wanted an exciting new take on spring and summer weddings. One that was out-of-the-box, daring, and fun! So i set to work pulling together a team of vendors that I knew could capture this essence. They are all fabulous and I hope you are lucky enough to get to work with them or hire them (all of their information is below)!
On to the day…
We started by picking up bundtlets (I was very tempted to have a few for breakfast) and strolling out of Town & Country Bridal Boutique with a beautiful gown just like any other day. Every time I stepped outside into the sunshine, my smile widened and my heart leapt with excitement. The rest of the day was spent prepping décor and trying to still that leaping heart.
When we arrived at Faust Park around 5 pm, our models Allison & Matt headed off with Courtney for Bride and Groom shots. As we setup our table and décor, I could hear Courtney exclaiming over how amazing they were. I would hear, “Guysss, stop it. Oh my goodness, you are too cute. Stop.” I’m glad they didn’t stop…because here’s what came from those moments. Please enjoy the following images, try not to faint from the beauty, and then spread the love! Be sure to like, share, and follow AEE and all of these wonderful vendors who helped make our vision a reality!
A special thank you to all of the vendors who had a part in this:
Photography: Courtney Smith Photography // Bridal Gown: Town & Country Bridal Boutique // Bridal Gown Design: Diana by Lee-Ann Belter // Tuxedo: Savvi Formalwear // Cakes: Nothing Bundt Cakes // Linen: BBJ Linen // Centerpieces & Chairs: An Affair to Remember // Hair & Make-Up: Kirsten Warman-Coonen // Venue: Faust Park, Creve Coeur // Models: Allison & Matt Slater // Planning, Design & Florals: Allyssa Elaine Events