I am just going to dive right into today’s featured From Inspiration to Reality Shoot by the FAB Megan Fickling of La Partie Events and Sweet Monday Photography‘s adorable (and crazy talented) duo April and Lindsey. Because really, the photographs all speak for themselves…and their absolutely perfect, totally girly, totally chic perfection. To see Shawna’s inspiration board that started it all click here. And if you’re anything like me and seriously can’t wait to see all of the images, click here.

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

We always think it’s a good idea for couples to start planning the look and feel of their day based around what aspect is most important to them, and for us, that was the FOOD!  Our design began to come together as we discussed ideas for the sweets table and the guest favors.  We knew we’d have some pies, but we also wanted to incorporate some other treats, and the bundt cake and sea salt caramels made their way into the plan.  We brought Amy from the wonderful Vanillla Bake Shop on board to create a cake that would be a perfect mix of the down home feel of the rest of our desserts and the more glam elements we were bringing in with the rest of the shoot.  Once we found a perfect pink birdcage veil for our bride, Amy gave our cake a veil of it’s own!  For our favors, we selected artisan cheeses and gave each guest a wedge of their own, along with cheese knives and mini graters.

Next we brought in Megan Gonzalez of MaeMae Paperie and calligrapher Kathryn Murrayy to create the paper goodness that would tie all the parts of the day together.  Especially when incorporating several different “feels” in a wedding, as we did, it’s wonderful to have a suite of paper elements to unify the look, from the invitation through the reception.


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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