Okay, kids. Now is the time to grab that cup of coffee and find a very comfortable seat. And if you’re at work and there is no such thing as a comfortable seat, just make sure your boss can’t see you because you are going to be swooning hard in one very short second. This shoot was put together by Megan Fickling of La Partie Events, along with Lindsey and April Killingsworth of Sweet Monday Photography, and is pretty much…all of my dreams come true. Especially the dress. And the really cute pink and navy palette. And the cake. And the flowers.

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

{click here to see the inspiration board that started it all}

In searching through the inspiration boards for our favorite, the first thing we fell in love with about the board Shawna created was the dreamy color palette. We were drawn to the contrast of the dark berry with the pale shades of pink. We also loved that the elements in the board appealed to both our homey sides (those pies!) and our glamorous sides (that dress!), and we hoped that in order to keep things fresh, we could inject a little bit of a modern feel into the shoot as well.

As wedding vendors and former brides, we know all too well how easy it is to blow your wedding budget – things add up fast! In conceiving this shoot, we really wanted to try as much as possible to keep things realistic overall. We did allow ourselves a few splurges – namely, Ghost chairs for the table and some seriously gorgeous flowers for the centerpieces and bouquets, but we know that in an actual wedding with 20 plus tables, those items alone would eat up a large portion of any budget. So for the rest of the shoot, we tried as much as possible to sway toward the “reality” side of things, and choose just a few things that we felt were really important to the overall look.


The Vendors

Styling and Coordination: Megan Fickling of La Partie Events + Lindsey Hinderer & April Killingsworth of Sweet Monday Photography / Photography: April Killingsworth & Lindsey Hinderer of Sweet Monday Photography / Flowers: Megan Fickling of La Partie Events / Cake & Sweets: Amy Berman of Vanilla Bake Shop / Stationery & Paper: Megan Gonzalez of MaeMae Paperie / Calligraphy: Kathryn Murray / Make & Hair: Jaimi Brooks of Fiore Beauty

The Good Stuff

Birdcage Veil: Le Chic Studio / Chairs: Fete Accompli Events / Sea Salt Caramels: Little Flower Candy Co. / Pies – Dupar’s / Cheese: The CheeseStore of Silverlake / Bridesmaid’s Dress: Anthropologie / Wedding Gown: Edgardo Bonilla / Plates and rubber lace Coasters: Gretel

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