Now for the really good stuff. The first part of today’s From Inspiration to Reality shoot is focused on the two things I love most…food and fashion. From the INSANE styling by Beth at The White Dress by the Shore, to the gorg hair and make-up and the wedding cake that just might make you cry, every detail is spot on beautiful. I do want to note that the team opted for a same-sex approach to this shoot with two absolutely stunning real brides, which you may love or you may not. Either way, for me…a wedding is a wedding is a wedding. And this wedding inspiration is ALL about the gorgeous details.
We had so much fun styling this shoot! Since the couple was ‘real brides’ of ours, I wanted to put them in dresses and accessories that reflected their personalities, but were different from what they were actually wearing for their wedding. We kept the lines of the gowns very clean as the feel of the shoot was more modern. For Lindsay, we went a little more ‘glam’ with her gown and accessories and with Kate we kept things minimal and simple. To build on the ‘citrus’ them of the shoot, we had Lindsay and Kate’s maid styled in a lemon shantung dress from Jenny Yoo accented with coral jewelry and shoes. –Stylist, Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore
Our Culinary and Event Team focused on the following words to describe what they saw of the board: Clean Lines, Citrus Colors, Sea, Classic, Simple yet sophisticated, Miami-like, Conservative. The Team thought they could best interpret this with the following items: Sea Inspired Menu Items (seared tuna, shrimp, scallops, lobster), Citrus (both color & flavor in Lemon Pepper Tuna, caramelized lime wheel, grapefruit sections, lime-pomegranate emulsion, lemon asparagus, key lime martini, passion fruit prosecco and clean lines in the choice of china. The combination of the simple ingredients created a symphony for the experienced palette with exquisite/sophisticated taste. — Caterer, Jordan Caterers
I received the beginning of my inspiration from the vision that was drawn up to set the stage for the shoot but once I arrived at The Loading Dock it all came together. The floral arrangements, the cuisine, the setting and the energy of both Lindsay and Kate. Kate was a simple girl who wanted understated style and as little primping as possible so her sophisticated yet natural look suited her and she felt pretty and comfortable. I used neutral tones on her eyes to give a less is more feel to a polished, photographic face. Lindsay on the other hand wanted glamour and drama to her look. She is a fun, adventurous girly girl who like to do it up so we raised the stakes for her. Her gorgeous dark hair styled in a red carpet chignon was accentuated by the makeup of a true maven. She donned long lashes and very expressive eyes to coordinate with her attire for the day and together both she and Kate we a match made in heaven. Kelly’s natural beauty and easy going style made her half up hairstyle an easy choice for a brides maid look. Her classic face and stature allowed me to consider all the surroundings and fun of the day. –Hair and Makeup Artist, Dana Bartone
We used a White Tahitian Vanilla cake layered with Passion Fruit mousseline. Finished in Swiss Meringue Buttercream and Vanilla Fondant. For decor, we added fondant-molded pearls and hand-sculpted sugar lilies. Along with the wedding cake, we had lemon pound cake petit-fours layered with raspberry preserves and finished with almond marzipan and fondant glace in citrus colors. They were hand-painted with edible silver & gold dusts. –confection chef, Ana Parzych
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.