Valentine's Inspired Photo Shoot by Spokane Bride
February 14, 2011

We love LOVE around here so it's no wonder that we are all about Valentine's Day. The holiday built around matters of the heart is kind of like our Christmas and we are ready to celebrate. And how do we celebrate at Style Me Pretty? With a bevy of gorgeous inspiration of course. There is seriously a FULL day of loveliness headed your way so be sure to carve a little time out between all the heart shaped chocolate nibbling and bubbly-sipping with your loved ones. To start the celebration, we have a lovely little photo shoot designed and styled by Dana Muchow of Spokane Bride with photography by Samantha Cabrera. It is perfectly pretty in every way and you can see even more of this Valentine's inspired shoot in the gallery.

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see more of this love inspired shoot here!

We wanted to create a modern but romantic spin on the classic Valentine's Day palette using pink, red & a touch of black. We couldn't resist throwing in heart shaped jewelry, decor and even a teddy bear. We brought in antique furniture & jewelry from The Vintage Rabbit Antique Mall, a pink champagne layered coconut cake from Cakes by Stefanie, ultra romantic bouquet by The Art of Flower and gorgeous letterpress invitations, menus & save-the-dates by Modern Mint. For our model we wanted red lips and a relaxed romantic up-do which Julie Farley of The Make-up Studio & Sonna Brado of Jaazz Salons created flawlessly. She wears gowns from Storybook Bridal Boutique. We shot in the very hip wedding venue "The White Room". Samantha Cabrera is a jewel of a photographer hidden here in Spokane and with her incredible eye she took these stunning shots.

DIY projects made up most of the decor. To hang over the table I covered heart shaped chocolate boxes in antique sheet music and strung them from copper tubing. I used paper doilies for place mats and crocheted hearts & ribbon for napkin rings. I repurposed a vintage pair of peep-toe shoes by painting them red. I attached heart shaped shoe clips I also made myself from glittery foam heart stickers & vintage netting. The chandelier was a $7 yard sale find that I spray painted matte black.

Photography: Samantha Cabrera Photography / Styling: Dana Muchow of Spokane Bride Blog / Venue: The White Room / Gowns: Storybook Bridal Boutique / Letterpress: Modern Mint / Flowers: The Art of Flower / Hair: Sonna Brado of Jaazz Salons / Makeup: Julie Farley of  The Make-up Studio / Cake: Cakes by Stefanie / Antique Jewelry and Furniture: The Vintage Rabbit / Model: Ryley Krause