So we’ve already seen the gorgeous inspiration board that inspired today’s From Inspiration to Reality shoot…and I’m pretty sure that we’ve already fallen in love. Well, aside from the completely magical quality of this shoot, what I love the most, is that every detail is totally steal-worthy and can be applied to a very real wedding. From the color palette choices to the tablescapes, the paper goods and of course, the fashion! Read on to see what Valarie of Kirkbrides planning and design, along with Genevieve Nisly and Heatherlily Floral and Event Design (full list below) crafted just for you! And click here to see the full gallery.
From Valarie at Kirkbrides…
Inspiration: For our Inspiration To Reality shoot, we chose the inspiration board based on a wedding style I’ve always wanted to create, and we named it “Moonlight Magic”. I just loved the picture of the couple dancing with the twinkle lights surrounding them and truthfully it reminded me of the movie Twilight just a bit! Our lighting technicians on board for the entire shoot time were the icing on the cake for us to get some amazing shots, as we were shooting until about 10pm that night!
Venue: We held the Inspiration To Reality shoot at Lantern Court, which is an old mansion donated by the family to Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio that would provide us with an amazing backdrop consisting of interesting interior and exterior architecture, as well as an infinite number of possibilities for outdoor nature shots.
Style: We decided to bring in vintage influences into the style and open up the color palette to include deep blues, purples, yellows and greens. We also wanted to bring in the idea of vintage brooches which seem to be popping up everywhere. Heather was able to make an all brooch bouquet, which we used for Jessa, our bride. Heather’s bridesmaid bouquet created for Liz was absolutely stunning with the purples, yellows and greens and she was able to include brooches with this piece as well.
Our bridesmaid dresses and accessories, all from Lizzy and Jane, lent a creative detail to our overall style and in my opinion worked perfectly with the 50’s feeling furniture and hanging glass ball candles! The petticoat used underneath, the shoe clips on her heels and the fun headbands went with the dresses perfectly.
Table: For the tablescape, Heather focused on the vibrant shades of yellow and green for the flowers, and we really thought this popped with the royal blue crinkle linen on the table and royal blue on the chair pads. Our stationery designed by Laura at Paper Allure gave the table just enough of a formal feel.
Cake + Sweets: Last but not least, the gorgeous cake designed by Bridget I believe compliments the blue hue perfectly without being overpowering. It’s simple but elegant with the single sugar flower and touch of crystal and brooch feel in the center. Her decadent sugar cookies looked too cute to eat! Genevieve and Brian from 2nd Mile captured this amazing array of style created by all of our vendors perfectly. The moonlight feel is something everyone dreams of and we completely enjoyed having the chance to create our OWN day!
Fashion: The blouson is from Rina Di Montella, exclusive to The Perfect Bride. The veil for this one is called “Rivini” from Toni Federici at The Perfect Bride. The headpiece is a rhinestone crystal and pearl piece called “Starfish” from Toni Federici. The soft lace dress is from WToo, called “Ariane”. The veil for this one is called “AwakenIng” from Toni Federici. The Headpiece is in soft gold pearls and crystals from Winters and Rain. The lace dress with the shoulder lace is from Paloma Blanca, exclusive to The Perfect Bride. The veil for this one is called “Luxury” from Toni Federici. The headpiece is a smaller rhinestone and pearl piece from Toni Federici called “Blissful”. Click the full gallery to see all of the dress styles.
Photography: Genevieve Nisly / Venue: Lantern Court at Holden Arboretum / Coordination: Valarie Kirkbride of Kirkbrides / Florist: Heatherlily Floral and Event Design / Bridal Gowns and Veils: The Perfect Bride / Bridesmaid Dresses and Accessories: Lizzy and Jane / Cake and Cookies: Bridget Thibeault of Flour Girl / Catering: A Taste of Excellence / Hair and Makeup: Ramona Dauksiene / Lighting: Vincent Lighting / Models: Jessica Goodworth and Liz Heinrich / Rentals: Event Source / Stationery: Paper Allure / Videography: 2nd Mile Productions