From Inspiration to Reality: Sophisticated Winter
May 13, 2011
Winter Weddings

Rise and shine darling SMPers! We have an Inspiration to Reality feature ready and waiting for your Friday morning viewing pleasure that is better than a good cup o' jo. It's better than two cups if you ask me, because not only is it chalk full of some of Colorado's best wedding vendors (which it definitely is), the board was custom made by the ever so talented Sofia of Brancoprata. Hear that? That is my heart fluttering with anticipation of the pretty to come. You know the drill, we show you the awe-inspiring board that started the party, and then you keep scrolling to see the magic unfold as the board is brought to life thanks to all the talented vendors involved. Ready? Of course you are!

Sophisticated Winter

Pitter patter, pitter patter. Seriously heart, quiet down a bit. But come on, could that board get anymore romantic? Could that blush color combo be more perfectly matched? Sofia, you playing with my inspiration board loving heart strings. And of course it doesn't end there. No, no. Let's continue all the pitter pattering with the outrageously dead on styling of Sapphire Celebrations, the breathtaking photography by James Christianson Photography, a ravenously romantic cake from Intricate Icings Cake Design, perfectly pretty floral design by Bella Fiori, and seriously stunning stationery by The Paper Guppy.  Top top it all off, you get to see it all go from inspiration to reality thanks to the talents of Rising Moon Video Productions. Ok, ok I'll stop the gushin' so you can get to scrollin'...

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If you need a way to inspire your Friday even more, I am telling you this video is where it's at:

Style Me Pretty - Inspiration to Reality from Rising Moon on Vimeo.

From James Christianson... Janine and I had been talking about doing a styled shoot together for some time. With us both being Little Black Book members in Colorado, we decided that we’d create an Inspiration to Reality shoot using as many other LBB Colorado members as possible.

As we were contacting the vendors we wanted to be involved in the shoot, we still needed to figure out what inspiration board we wanted to use to drive our creation.  Janine had the fantastic idea of contacting Sofia of Brancoprata to see if she would be willing to develop a custom inspiration board for us to use for the shoot.  Sofia has such a talent for creating unique inspiration boards that we knew whatever she came up with would be beautiful fuel for our imaginations.  With the image of our selected Vera Wang gown from Anna Be, Sofia didn’t disappoint with her creation.

Quickly the team gathered and starting working on pulling together our ideas for making this inspiration a reality.  The feminine feel of the inspiration board would be the perfect contrast to the masculine and natural of the Sanctuary, our selected venue for the shoot.

Photography: James Christianson Photography / Venue: Sanctuary Golf Course / Floral Design: Bella Fiori / Wedding Cake: Intricate Icings Cake Design / Paper Goods: The Paper Guppy / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang via Anna Bé / Cinematography: Rising Moon Video Productions / Event Design and Coordination: Sapphire Celebrations / Makeup, Wardrobe, Styling & Creative Direction: makeup by janine / Hair Styling: Hilary Hackney, / Model: Sophia of Wilhelmina Denver / Linens: BBJ Linen / Rentals: Event Rents