Boise Garden Inspiration Shoot from Tana Photography + Soiree
July 20, 2012
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I think I might have just found the SMP motto in this stunning inspiration shoot. Tana Photography says: "You're surrounded in loveliness - enjoy yourselves here!" and that is how we feel every single day. Especially when our inboxes are filled with shoots designed to be gorgeous by Soiree. It's loveliness in every single citrine + vintage corner, and we can't help but enjoy ourselves with the melon mojitos in the gallery!
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Just like anyone involved with weddings, we love to be inspired! For this style shoot, we each brought something that has been especially inspiring this summer. For Tana, it was her grandmother’s vintage citrine cocktail ring, and for Brandi it’s her love of succulents. (We think they’re popular for good reason!)One of the most beautiful places to get married in Boise is the Idaho Botanical Gardens; the perfect location for our romantic, natural, citrine and green garden wedding shoot. 

Brandi of Soiree Wedding and Events, styled the table to be elegant, yet inviting, with tones of cream, green, and the subtle, look-at-me color of citrine. Mixed metals and vintage touches kept the glamour grounded with sterling silverware and china from the 50s on the reception table, and pieces of wrought iron and crystal in the seating chart and chandeliers. We placed our love for anything organic on the table with the use of herbs, foliage, kraft elements, and of course succulents.

Our table was set in a covered walkway, in the center of the gardens, with wisteria vines lining the sides. A baroque tablecloth in natural tones dressed the table and creamy-white, fine china held guest favor boxes of succulents. Milk glass vases held assorted varieties of white flowers and the bouquets and boutonnieres were mixtures of white roses, mint leaves and succulents. Light chiavari chairs helped keep the table in sync with the outdoors. Our cake table held a clean, textured cake simply adorned with leaves. For guests, we loved the idea of green, fresh melon mojitos topped with a fun flag.

Place cards and paper goods were all inspired by an elegant, sophisticated event with just a touch of vintage whimsy. Being one of the hardiest varieties of plants, each guest would receive a single potted succulent to take home and enjoy, symbolizing how love keeps growing.

Weddings are magical and a time for deepest wishes to be made. Guests can catch a key from a succulent birdbath and make a wish for the bride and groom in lieu of a guest book. The sweet ring bearer, in his natural linen outfit from Baby Gap, held the wedding ring on a rustic key.

We had fun pulling our favorite inspirations together and on the day of the shoot, we all wanted to sit down and be guests at this table. We love a wedding look that says “your surrounded by loveliness- enjoy yourselves here”!

Photography: Tana Photography / Planning/Design/Styling: Soiree / Venue: The Idaho Botanical Gardens / Makeup: Jamie Verner Makeup Artistry / Hair: Kayla Mitte for Undone / Accessories: LC Lauren Conrad / Linens: La Tavola / Flowers & Vases: Boise At It's Best / Stationery: Dear Ampersand / Chandeliers: Bliss Events / Cake: Cakes By Candice / Favor Boxes: Michaels / Chairs: Brown Rental / Rentals: Tates / White Vintage Table, Door, Cake Stand: Soiree / Dress: Maggie Sottero "Barcelona" from Sweetheart Manor / Bridesmaid Dress: Sweetheart Manor