From Inspiration to Reality - The Design
July 23, 2010
We are back with our favorite part of the From Inspiration to Reality series...the gorgeous photographs that are bursting with so many perfect details. This Michigan team, led by Lucia|Paul Design with photography by Jess + Nate Studios, wanted to create a shoot that is equal parts glamorous and gorgeous while staying true to what a real wedding would entail. We happen to be completely enamored with the result and totally crushing on that fantastic bridal hat. Take a look at how this team of rockstars interpreted the Tiffany blue hued inspiration board.

Wedding Inspiration

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{Can't wait? Check out the gallery for the full shoot}

Inspiration take from Lucia|Paul Design:

The approach we took to our Inspiration to Reality photo shoot was a little different than most. Our Photographers, the amazing Jessica and Nate Johnston of Jessica Johnston Photography were in charge of finding our models, Caleb and Laura. The beautiful couple was a photographer’s and videographer’s dream; not only were the comfortable in front of the camera, they just so happened to be the most adorable husband and wife couple and exuded fantastic chemistry. As we had the opportunity to learn more about the couple and who they were, we discovered that they didn’t have photos (or at least ones that they loved) or a video from their actual wedding day. A light bulb went off…lets do a shoot to give them (our real couple) something that they would love and always remember. Needless to say, the shoot turned into more than just a way for all of our amazing team of vendors to show off their best work but to also give Caleb and Laura something that they would be excited about and could treasure forever

Our inspiration for the design was a modern take on the traditional. We wanted to get away from uber-styled photo shoots that have been popping up all over the web. While they are all so gorgeous and lovely (we really, really do love them), we wanted to create something that was a little more like a real wedding day, but that would still inspire engaged couples with creative design. We tried to stick to using items in the shoot that are accessible to everyone…. while still making it ultra glam and gorgeous.

From Jess + Nate Studios Photography:

Our approach to this inspiration shoot was the same as we would approach any wedding we are commissioned to photograph-which is to be able to blend our cinematic style of photography while still also showing off all the wonderful details that make a bride's wedding unique and special. The beauty in a photoshoot like this was the lack of any real wedding day timeline and the ability to create something totally custom. Of course working with the best vendors in Detroit doesn't hurt either! We adore the final result and think Laura + Caleb will be pretty pleased with their new "wedding photos"!

We will be back in a bit with more from this gorgeous shoot. Sit tight!

Photography: Jess + Nate Studios / Event Design and Styling: Lucia|Paul Design / Venue - Lovett Hall at The Henry Ford / Stationery and Sweets Table: Dooby Design Group / Cinematogrpahy: Epic Motion / Floral: Bellisario Florist / Linens: Gala Linen / Video: Epic Motion / Bridal Gowns, Hair Accessories, Jewelry: Katerina Bocci / Lighting: The Lighting Guy / Draping, Chandelier and Rentals: Colonial Party and Event Rental / Cake and Baked Goods: Sweet Heather Anne / Chairs and Chargers: Special Events Rental / Hair and Makeup: Figo Salon / Jewelry: Stones ‘n Sterling / Decorative shapes: Sugar Papers / Models - Laura and Caleb Collier / Shoes - BCBG