From Jubilee CoppolaWe had so much fun styling and planning this shoot– it really took us out of our comfort zone and allowed us to style something modern, minimal and chic! I was inspired by the white on white, citrus colors and shapes, and minimalistic approach of the board. That look was translated into the selection of a ghost table for our tablescape, which really showed off the citrus chargers and amazing citrus centerpiece created by Tony. We collaborated with the other vendors to capture those minimalistic, citrus color and shaped details.

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

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The Loading Dock space itself is raw– with white walls, concrete floors, and great natural light. It provided the perfect backdrop to our shoot. As with most photoshoots, we set out with an idea and create many details on site. We used the beautiful natural ribbon from Paloma’s Nest to add a detail to the white napkins. They also created custom wooden napkin rings, which we re purposed on top of oranges as escort cards. For the drink displays, we submerged tulips and edible flowers and brought out fun colors inspired by the inspiration board. In all, the look is amazing for late spring and into summer, with a crisp and fresh citrus look! –Event Designer, Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events

For the papergoods, we decided on a clean, minimalist design that made use of the bright citrus color palate and hard, architectural lines of the industrial venue. We wanted to create something that felt understated and contemporary for this chic couple. Pops of whimsy in the form of citrus hang tags and a bold wrap-around label gave the invitation suite some personality without being cutesy or overly feminine. We were inspired by the use of the ghost chairs and loved the idea of things disappearing into the scene – which is why we chose to knock out most of the type and use a velum outer envelope. Overall, we wanted to convey a feeling of urban, outside-the-box romance using color and type as the dominant graphic elements of this citrus-infused trousseau. –Gus & Ruby Letterpress

I was inspired by the crisp, clean lines and the fresh contrast of the citrus shades against stark whites. Candice set the perfect stage with her choice of table, chairs and tons of unusual accoutrement. I loved the way the tall branch centerpiece extended into the industrial style ceiling at The Loading Dock and the use of citrus as escort card holders; it added to the overall sense of cohesion between the contemporary space and our modern tablescape. The seamless collaboration between vendors was matched only by our Brides’ sense of whimsy and willingness to play. –A Modern Garden

First off I was so excited to do the inspiration to reality shoot with my usual team of creative CT wedding vendors- but when we decided to have it feature the amazing Lindsay and Kate- a real, sweet and (can I get an amen on this one?!) incredibly photogenic couple- I was beyond excited! There is definitely not enough internet coverage on the wedding blogs that highlight same sex weddings- so kudos to SMP for being open to celebrating love regardless.

Now going into this I was told Kate was a little shy and that I would have to work to get her out of her shell- so I was like Game on! and really worked to make them have  fun and really enjoy being in front of my camera.  We always manage to have a great time shooting and spend most of the time laughing-something I am confident that Lindsay and Kate can chime in on.

I also really love the whole modern minimalist feel to everything for this shoot that Candice from Jubilee Events styled- it was fun creating some clean, dynamic compositions and really playing with the amazing light that the Loading Dock has. There were skylights everywhere and it made for a very fun day of shooting. My incredibly talented and fun photographic team consisted of Katie Slater, Greg Lewis, Rebecca Hales and Sara Code-Kroll! Carla Ten Eyck

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography / Flowers: Datura: A Modern Garden / Event Design: Jubilee Events / Event Planning: Jubilee Events with help from 14 Stories / Reception Location: The Loading Dock / Invitations: Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Shoes: Zappos / Model Styling, Dresses and Accessories: The White Dress by the Shore / Catering: Jordan Caterers / Hair & Makeup: Dana Bartone & Co. / Furniture Rentals: Taylor Creative Inc. / Cake & Confections: Ana Parzych / Ring Bowls, Place Cards, Ribbon, and Thank You Notes: Paloma’s Nest / Edible Champagne Flowers: Wild Hibiscus / Tableware, Glassware & Chargers: Party Rental Ltd.

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