When we first started our From Inspiration to Reality feature, we didn’t really know how, when or frankly IF the concept would find its big girl pants and grow into something great. Well, I think that we can officially say it has. I have no idea how these vendors (like today’s photographer Jessamyn Harris and designer Jess Flood) come up with such innovation and such gorgeousness shoot after shoot, but they do…and I’m loving it. I think that it has something to do with getting back to their roots. Designing a moment that is purely made for devouring. And for our SMP brides, it’s the perfect way to find those details that you want, that you must have, that you can’t live without. And to think, it’s all inspired by Emilia’s gorgeous board.
From Jess Flood…
The original dress–where do we start–first we have to pay homage to the designer, Valentino, whose work is timeless, impeccable and so very feminine. We LOVE this dress. Through a bit of digging we discovered there was no way to get our hands on this particular dress, but we were unwilling to settle for a pale imitation of its perfection. Instead, the dress became our key inspiration with its icy blue shade and ethereal ruffles and rosettes informing our decisions on everything from the dining and cake tables to the invitations, cake and flowers.
We were also inspired by the vintage silver, the romantic pink roses, the old wood and the modern typography in the board, we wanted to pull all of those elements together, and create a setting that was Wintery, feminine, and quietly elegant. Every vendor that we had the pleasure to collaborate with on this project completely understood the effect that we were looking for and each element that they contributed fit perfectly with what we imagined.
Vendors: Photography by Jessamyn Harris / Design by Jess Flood Event Design / Florals by Jess Flood Event Design / Venue is a Private Ranch in Healdsburg, CA (contact Jess Flood for booking details) / Cake by Fleur DeLisa / Invitations and Paper Goods from notion : creative / Menswear by Molly Rodgers / Wedding Dress by Nicole Miller “Stretch Metal Strapless Gown” from Flair Bridesmaids / Shoes are Blue Tux from Flair Bridesmaids / Veil and Bridesmaids Headpieces by Jess Flood Event Design / Faux Fur and Jewelry are from Hot Couture / Models Giselle (gorgeous ballerina, model, and grad student) and Clay (yogi and actor) / Linens by La Tavola / Rentals from Classic Party Rentals / Bridal Hair and Makeup: Cecilia at Elle Lui Salon / Groom’s Hair – Nevuah at Elle Lui Salon