I’ve never really been what you would call a “girly girl” but show me some vibrant fuchsia hues and a whole host of drop-dead gorgeous details and I turn into a literal swooning mess. And today it’s a swooning mess for this darling inspiration shoot from Milton Photography, aka, a crazy amazing inspiration sesh just waiting to be pinned away. Click here for sooo much more.
From Milton Photography… I thought up this shoot that was just so gorgeous I had to put it together. With raspberries and peaches in season, having both on top of vanilla ice cream one day, the colors were gorgeous and the flavors were fantastic! I simply had to expand on this idea more. With the idea of an intimate backyard elegant estate style wedding, this styled shoot came to life.
I shared my ideas with Rena, the wedding planner and she helped me create exactly what I envisioned, Rena & Heather came together to set everything up with me on the day of the shoot, it was a great team that really helped the shoot come to life, it was absolutely breath taking when it was all put together.
I bought up old tables, and 6 antique church pews, I sanded them all down and painted them a shade of white called ‘pot of cream.’
The old estate style table was perfect for the head table, I had this idea for an intimate sweetheart table with a floral table runner and in my exact words “so many candles it’s a fire hazard.”
I scoured every thrift shop, every vintage shop and second hand shop in the city to find a ton of old brass candle holders and pots and bowls for the center pieces. I found so much! Using the tall skinny elegant candle holders for tall candles, and the more decorative ones for small fresh floral arrangements to go on the two guest tables.
I wanted this shoot to be modern yet very elegant, I hunted every blog, website and shop I could find to get the chevron table linens I wanted, La Tavloa was the ONLY place that had the linens I wanted, and determined to have this shoot be just perfect, with only 2 days to go I had them rush ordered to me, & boy am I glad I did, they looked phenomenal!
The flowers were gorgeous, I wanted it to be swimming in flowers, I tried finding succulents and didn’t have much luck, thankfully my mom grows a bunch in her yard, so I kindly pruned them for her! They looked great amongst the rest of the florals! To add a bit of a spin we stuck some real raspberry plants into the arrangements and the bouquet, it was a perfect pop of color.
The cake/pie plates were all DIY. using brass candle holders, usually upside down and using epoxy to glue a plate or pie plate to the candle holder, they make the perfect white and gold pedestal stand!
The martini glasses I wanted to be super fancy so we used edible sprinkles and rimmed the glasses using egg whites to make the sprinkles stick.
We baked our own table favour pies using peaches and raspberries in mini mason jars. We cut out a heart shaped pie topper for the pies and attached little tags around each jar for the guests.
I had a profesional personal chef come in and prepare some dishes for the shoot, they were amazing!
Photographer: Justine Milton Photography | Event Designer: FY Design | Wedding Planner: Rena Elise Weddings | Cake: Style Cakes | Catering: Chef Sheridan | Make-up: Jack'd Up Makeup Artistry | Hair: Amy whitham hair and makeup artistry | Suit: Derks | Bridal Bouquet and Pew markers: Flora | Bridal Hanger: ivision | Chair Ruffles: A Chair to Remember | Chevron linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Church Pews, Head table, cake plates, centre pieces: Justine Milton Photography | Custom Painted Shoes: A Bud & Beyond | Dress, veil & Jewellery: Novelle Bridal Shop | Gold Sequin Linens & Rentals: Special Event Rentals | Invites: The Paper Lover Co. | Love cake topper: ivision | Ottomans & Charger Plates: Elegant Touches