Travel Inspired Photo Shoot by Catie Ronquillo Photography
June 21, 2011

We like to serve up serious inspiration with a heaping side of style over here at SMP, and this travel-inspired photo shoot brought to us by the Texas talents of Catie Ronquillo Photography, Kate Foley Designs, Southern Fried Paper and Sugar Bee Sweets is just that and then some. The cakes couldn't be prettier, the bouquet couldn't be more breathtaking and the travel-inspired stationery couldn't be more perfect. Heaping serving of style and inspiration - coming right up! Click here for even more!

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From Catie Ronquillo Photography...I love to travel, especially if it involves France! After seeing a travel inspired invitation on Southern Fried Paper's website, I approached Chelsea about doing a travel inspired shoot. I knew that I wanted some French accents and travel elements, and use the classic airmail stripe colors of red, white, and blue as inspiration. So we merged the two together and created a French Travel Inspiration shoot with a hint of vintage.

For the cakes, Heidi of Sugar Bee Sweets created five coordinating cakes each with its own special element. We displayed the cakes separately, paired with suitcases and cake stands at different heights, to create something different from a traditional tiered cake. For flowers, Kate of Kate Foley Designs created a beautiful bouquet and centerpiece with assorted red flowers and greenery to perfectly complement our color scheme. We used vintage books as part of the centerpieces and used suitcases to accent our design. A few French inspired accessories topped it off.

For the couple's attire, we thought that the bride would look perfect in a short dress, perfect for a small ceremony or elopement, or for leaving straight away for the honeymoon. She wore the Pins & Needles 3/4 Sleeve dress from Urban Outfitters. The groom wore a seersucker coat from his personal collection with a red striped bow tie - perfect to infuse a bit of Southern into this shoot!

From Southern Fried Paper...Guests received a "wedding passport" save the date tucked inside a hand-lined snap close envelope and a boarding pass wedding invitation with a red airmail envelope. The travel inspired wedding showcased individual menus wrapped around each napkin, airmail escort cards pinned to a vintage map, and kraft travel journal favors accented with custom "Bon Voyage" stickers.

Photography: Catie Ronquillo Photography / Floral Design: Kate Foley Designs / Event Design: Catie Ronquillo Photography + Southern Fried Paper / Wedding Cakes: Sugar Bee Sweets / Stationery: Southern Fried Paper / Makeup: Kay Castro / Location: White Rock Lake, Dallas / Dress: Urban Outfitters