Modern Photo Shoot by Alchemy Fine Events + Luna Photo
January 24, 2011

We can't think of a better way to spend your Monday afternoon than soaking up this modern, Italian Rivera inspired photo shoot designed by Alchemy Fine Events with gorgeous florals from Isari Flower Studio.  The warm, sun-filled images by Luna Photo perfectly capture the clean and chic look and feel of the shoot - leaving us with enough inspired goodness to make even a Monday look good. Need a little more? Be sure to check out the full gallery.









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From the talented Vanessa of Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations...Mid century Italian glamour was the inspiration for this romantic seaside shoot designed by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations. With images of the Italian Riviera in my mind I wanted to create a setting that combined the clean and chic style of mid century modernism with the allure of Italian opulence. We started the setting by layering a koa wood rug and cowhide onto the sand to create a platform for the white leather high back and Mies Van Der Rohe chairs. The soft grey of the sand was brought onto the table through the flannel linen for a neutral and rich palette to design upon. We laid a grey sun bleached plank of wood down the table and topped it with hollowed out rough wood logs, delicate cut crystal and silver cups to mix textures and colors in. Sunset colored blooms ranging from russet orange to ballerina pink were used including pops of indigo and green for contrast.

Silver, gold and copper ornate plates were stacked high and topped with precious covered arbutus fruits to offer guests a palette cleanser before they dined.  For a modern take on a place card we layered geometric cut copper onto wood with each guests name burned into them then wired them around napkins with copper wire. The menus offering an Italian feast featured geometric cut outs to see through to the rustic wood planks they were nailed upon with copper nails. A vintage cocktail set stating ‘You, Me and Ours’ sat atop a mirrored end table for an adorable way to tempt guests to a pre dinner nip.

For a play on geometric shapes and textures for the wine bar we created a wall of classic cement screen blocks with flower installations fading in color from eggplant to pumpkin to celery. Terracotta pipes were stacked and staggered to create a unique wine rack and house surprising air succulents. A mirrored end table offered stacked cake plates and napkins next to the gold and silver decadent cake designed by Erica O'Brien.


Event Design: Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations / Menus, name cards and signage: Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations / Flowers: Isari Flower Studio / Photos: Luna Photo / Cake: Erica O’Brien / Furniture: Form Decor