Palm Beach Photo Shoot by Alexi Shields
May 12, 2011

Black, white and yellow is still a color palette that is going strong as we saw from yesterday's weddingAlexi Shields and this team of talented Palm Beach vendors put together inspiration to show another way of using this bold, modern trio of hues.  It's always interesting to me how a concept can change throughout the design process.  Same goes for planning a wedding.  Sometimes your original ideas and visions totally change course while you're in the midst of plans and the outcome is even better than you imagined!  There is more from this vintage meets modern photo shoot in the full gallery!

Palm Beach Shoot I

Palm Beach Shoot II

Palm Beach Shoot III

Palm Beach Shoot IV

Palm Beach Shoot V

Palm Beach Shoot VI

Palm Beach Shoot VII

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From Alexi Shields... The motivation behind the shoot was to really expand our creativity as wedding professionals and become more "trend setting," if you will. Every wedding that I photograph is special, however I have always wanted the opportunity to "design" a wedding from beginning to end. I always have these great ideas for wedding themes and decided that a styled wedding photo shoot was a great way to make my visions come to life! A lot of very talented wedding professionals helped me with my vision of creating a modern twist on the "Great Gatsby" theme, but it really ended up becoming a more "modern honey bee" theme. The bride herself just channeled a "Great Gatsby" vibe with the look we styled for just ended up flowing well with sunny decor.

The search was on for the perfect pieces to create this "faux" wedding inspiration. Everything from the place cards to the headpiece the bride wore was meticulously discussed and designed. I knew what I had in my head, but I wouldn't have been able to pull it off by myself if it wasn't for the amazing vendors involved. We got together one afternoon and just brainstormed the different details we could put into this shoot to really make it unique. We came across the Omphoy, Palm beach, which  gave off a sort of dark, modern mood with fabulous lighting and backgrounds to work with and we knew that would be the perfect venue for our Honey Bee inspirational shoot. I hope you enjoy!!

Venue: The Omphoy / Photography: Alexi Shields / Event Coordination: Brooke Craig of The Ultimate Event Planner, LLC. / Florals: Darines Castro of Simply Flowers / Makeup: Team Beauti / Hair: Kelly Miller / Cakes: Bertrand Joseph / Wedding Dress: Badgley Mischka / Stationery: Bell'Invito via Stationer on Sunrise / Favors & Bride's Hair Piece: Alexi Shields + Brooke Craig of The Ultimate Event Planner, LLC. / Models: Hope Bautz + Jonathan Duerr / Set Design & Styling: Alexi Shields + Brooke Craig of The Ultimate Event Planner, LLC.