I am a bit at a loss for words for this next feature. Which is rare considering that I spend my life coming up with just the right words to describe every perfect wedding detail that we share on SMP. But this one is different. It’s a collaboration between three people that are kind of like the Queens-of-All-Things-Gorgeous, and I literally dropped my jaw when I saw what they had come up with. Event designer Lisa Vorce of Oh How Charming! , floral and event designer Mindy Rice and photographer Elizabeth Messina are the makers of this wedding shoot that is quite possibly the most beautiful shoot the world of weddings has ever seen…so beautiful, in fact, that you too might just lose the power of speech. And guess what. There is so much more right here.
From Lisa Vorce… As if we don’t have enough on our plate…Mindy, Elizabeth, and I decided we simply must add something else to our list. We had spotted the delightfully gorgeous “tru luv” boat and it all started there. Our creative wheels were spinning, and we just had to do a photo shoot with it! So…. we created a little “tru luv” story…all because of a little boat!
Our bride was outfitted with the most thematically fitting gowns from Claire Pettibone, headpieces from Twigs & Honey, and gorgeous hair and make-up from Erin Skipley. For the dining table for our tru luvbirds…Mindy and I created a wonderful blend of all things vintage and weathered, and mixed them in with more traditional “estate” pieces. Details included a vintage collection of salt pinches and collected silver, weathered grape vines, zinc name tags hand calligraphed in cream by Lisa Holtzman, and an eclectic combination of ribbons and twines. Mindy’s extraordinary floral pieces included ranunculus, dusty miller, snow hydrangea, fresh green wheat , white anemones, German silk daisies and Pieris japonica. We chose a chocolate topaz linen from La Tavola and paired that with classic white linen napkins. The table was stunning and we could picture our luvbirds dining by candlelight with their closest friends. Deliciously sweet mini cakes created by Melody at Sweet & Saucy were set on the credenza behind the dinning table. They were such a gorgeous backdrop behind the table. It took all of our collective power not to devour them before we got to shoot them! For the end of our story…we secured a 1965 volvo as the get-away car… . So adorable and the color could not have been more perfect!
Photography: Elizabeth Messina / Event Production & Design: Lisa Vorce / Floral & Event Design: Mindy Rice / Hair & Makeup: Erin Skipley / Wedding Gowns: Claire Pettibone / Headpiece: twigs & honey / Wedding Cakes: Sweet & Saucy Shop / Calligraphy: Lisa Holtzman / Linens: La Tavola / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals- Santa Barbara / Heart Stoppingly Beautiful Model: Ashlyn Pearce – Vision Model Management / Oh-So-Handsome Model: Kyle Mullen – Heffner Management