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From Brandi of Soiree … For this shoot we really wanted to play on the colors of spring and marry whimsy with contemporary elements. We loved the idea of using peach, shades of pinks, and a soft blue for a romantic, airy feel, while the cobalt blue added a bold pop of color for a modern touch.
The shoot was held in a beautiful white sunroom in a house on Boise’s historic Warm Springs Avenue. The subtle blue stripes on the walls and white painted floors were the first inspiration for the color scheme. We wanted to make sure the color palette and the design didn’t compete with the surroundings.
Everything needed to be light and airy, and the bride’s dress emulated this in every way. Bridal Couture provided the gown; a Jasmine Couture beauty complete with layers of tulle and taffeta and stylish feather flowers all over for a big statement. The dress was the perfect mixture of whimsy and high fashion.
The bride’s hair, styled by Camilla Orosco, was a messy, romantic up-do with a signature blue feather flower, while her makeup by Jamie Verner was romantic and soft. We paired dramatic jewelry and gorgeous shoes provided by Boise’s Piece Unique to finish the contemporary look.
The first step in designing the tables was to choose the linens. Cloth Connection out of New York had the perfect variety of the textured and whimsical styles we were after: a sea breeze crinkle taffeta paired with peach satin napkins for the dinner table, peach floral tinsel for the sweetheart table, and a cobalt blue crinkle taffeta linen for the dessert table.
From there we paired mercury, glass, and mossy elements with beautiful centerpieces by Botanica to run the length of the dinner table; natural chiavari chairs and silver chargers by Brown Party Rental were the perfect finishing touch. All of the stationery and place cards, designed by Ampersand Studios, were inspired by the blue stripes on the wall in the sunroom and also served as the tiny pop of cobalt we needed on the table.
The dessert table was one of our favorite aspects of the shoot; we really wanted this to be whimsical and pulled inspiration from our favorite carnival and circus foods- popcorn and cotton candy. The risers for the cotton candy and cake, which are actually hat box lids, and popcorn boxes were all covered in moss, and we brought the glass elements into this table with more mercury cups and a glass cake stand. The cake by Greg Marsh was gorgeous and the big cobalt flower and texture fit in with the theme perfectly.
Finally, the sweetheart table was outfitted in the stylish floral linen, and we changed the bride into a flirty peach-hued floral dress. We love the trend of an outfit change for the bride, and had this been a real wedding we think it would be the perfect dress to drive off into the sunset with her groom.
This photo shoot was an amazing adventure and we can’t thank all of the vendors enough that worked together to pull it off!
Photography: Tana Photography / Design & Planning: Soiree / Flowers & Mercury Votive Cups: Botanica / Stationery: Ampersand Studios / Linens: Cloth Connection / Cake: Greg Marsh Designer Cakes / Chairs & Chargers: Brown Party Rental / Bridal Gown: Jasmine Couture Style T395, by Bridal Couture / Hair: Camilla Orosco, Breathtaking By Camilla / Makeup: Jamie Jones Verner Makeup Artistry / Shoes: Provided by Piece Unique (Style 1: Report Signature, Style 2-Gold: Fergie, Style 3: Frye Boots) / Jewelry, Get Away Dress: Forever 21 / Feather Flower: Save On Crafts / Glass Candle Holders,Vases, Cake Stand: Hobby Lobby / Gourmet Popcorn: Cracklin Gourmet Popcorn / Cotton Candy Balls, China Plates, Moss: Soiree