Having just planned my little sister’s bridal shower I can safely say that pulling off a gorgeous, love filled day is not a cake walk. But loads of inspiration and a solid game plan certainly help. So bridesmaids, get your pinning fingers ready. This French-inspired shoot crafted by Jacqueline Nicole Weddings, Maxit Flower Design and Kimberly Chau dabbles in coral peonies, the yummiest looking brunch fare and some requisite mimosas. Now that’s how you do a bridal shower.
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From Nicole of Jacquelyn Nicole Weddings….I have always been drawn to the elegance of French culture ever since I started ballet training at age three. While enjoying breakfast and coffee one crisp spring morning at Sweet Paris Creperie, I realized that the cafe would be a lovely location for an intimate, French-inspired bridal shower. Kimberly Chau captured this bright and airy soiree perfectly with lots of laughter and smiles. I believe in utilizing pretty spaces with simplistic designs and hints of rustic charm, so the bar cart and farm table provided by Bourbon and Bloom proved to be a beautiful contrast to the polished tufted seating and classic Tolix chairs of Sweet Paris. As a fresh reflection of the spring and summer seasons, Maria Maxit created brightly colored floral pieces infused with greenery. The vintage eclecticism as seen in Parisian couture inspired the chic hair and makeup styles by the girls at Sunkissed and Made Up. Lindsay Ann Artistry designed a custom paper suite incorporating the cafe’s signature whisk and “no passport required” tagline. Inspired by a quiet breakfast at a cafe, I enjoyed taking a brief trip to Paris during this shoot, highlighting friendship and the delicate art of French cuisine.
Photography: Kimberly Chau | Design: Jacqueline Nicole Weddings | Floral Design: Maxit Flower Design | Hair And Make Up: Sunkissed And Madeup | Paper Goods: Lindsay Hill | Rental: Bourbon & Bloom | Venue: Sweet Paris
My new favorite merging of styles? Bohemian elegance. And this Houston love fete from Taylor Lord Photography is drenched in it. It’s no surprise that the result is completely spell-bounding with design by Todd Events and Belle Of The Ball behind the planning and coordination. Get lost in all the gorgeous over here!
From Taylor Lord Photography
…This wedding was so gorgeous, and the only hiccup was by some April showers! Stephanie and Blake are one of the most in-love couples that I have ever shot. They are such beautiful people both inside and out, and their emotion and love for each other only made the night even more perfect. Stephanie wanted a feel of bohemian elegance. Todd Events did a great job capturing the bohemian floral feel while the Hotel Zaza provided a lot of romance and dark elegance. One of my favorite parts of the event (besides Stephanie’s STUNNING dress by Inbal Dror) was the table numbers on the mirror and vases of blooming cherry blossoms leading into the reception. It was such an innovative and truly stunning affair and will definitely be remembered by guests and vendors alike for years to come!
Photography: Taylor Lord Photography | Videography: Sculpting With Time | Event Design: Todd Events | Floral Design: Todd Events | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Cake: Susie's Cakes & Confections | Invitations: Papellerie | Ceremony: Hotel Zaza | Reception Venue: Hotel Zaza | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Planning And Coordination: Belle Of The Ball
Shoots like this pretty give me goosebumps. The good kind of goosebumps like when you hear a song sung beautifully. That’s what Kayla Barker does to me with her stunning imagery. How perfectly do Bricolage Curated Florals lovely creations pair with those gorgeous dresses from Reem Acra and Bibhu Mohapatra? And y’all know I’m a paper lover right? I couldn’t have been more excited to see a design from East Six making an appearance. It’s all so romantic and you can see it right here.
From Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography…For this inspiration shoot, I wanted to mix blush colored, unique wedding dresses with lots of red and gold accents for a romantic look! These two romantic dresses from Reem Acra and Bibhu Mohapatra were perfect for the organic outdoor setting. Bricolage Curated Florals did an amazing job creating organic and romantic florals for this shoot. I especially loved how the berries in the bouquet cascaded down and how the leaves brought the gold into the bouquet. The headpiece was made out of real flowers and leaves and sprayed gold. It was so beautiful on the model, Janzen! Kristin Daniell did a beautiful job making Janzen’s hair and make-up look romantic and effortless! The poof and vintage tables from Loot Vintage Rentals tied in perfectly with the concept. I loved using the vintage gold tables as a backdrop for the amazing gold-foil invitations from East Six. I hope brides are inspired to be unique with their wedding dress choice and get more organic with their bouquets and florals!
Photography: Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Dress: Reem Acra | Dress: Bibhu Mohapatra | Jewelry: Stella & Dot | Jewelry: Elizabeth Cole | Florals: Bricolage Curated Florals | Furnishings: Loot Vintage Rentals | Hair & Make-Up: Kristin Daniell Makeup Artistry | Invitation: East Six | Model: Janzen Jackson