Category Archives: Styled Shoot

Green & Blue Styled Shoot

This styled shoot is the brainchild of Maribel Kalata of EightTreeStreet Floral Design. The theme is a 1940’s post-Depression style Summer Floral/ Farm Wedding, with lots of lace, and repurposed farm accessories. The venue, Riverside on the Potomac an historic farm (circa 1790), has a beautiful antique car of that era, and made a wonderful backdrop.

Green and blue wedding

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Photographer: P Square Studios
Florals & Design by Maribel Kalata: EightTreeStreet Modern Wreaths & Florals
Venue: Riverside on the Potomac
Wedding Dress: Marie Crawford Bridal
Stationery: Wedding Girl
Hair: Salon Ayanna

  • Brenda's Wedding Blog says:

    Thrilled to see this shoot featured – I had a wonderful time designing the invitations and corresponding paper goods. Maribel was amazing to work with and the shoot came together beautifully.

  • Maribel says:

    This is one of my favorite shoots, love, love the floral invitations from Wedding Girl and all the fabulous vendors that joined us. Floral inspired weddings with a rustic and vintage twist are just so amazing, thanks for including ours.

Roaring 20s Wedding Styled Shoot

This “Roaring Love” styled shoot was dreamed up by Shelley Cameron, the owner of Better Half Weddings & Events, Inc., after she was inspired by the predicted 2013 wedding trend of styles behind Mad Men, The Great Gatsby, and a chic spin on classic 1920s and 1930s style.

In Shelley’s words: With a background as a bridal stylist, I knew I wanted to borrow gowns & a flashy headpiece from Patricia South’s Wedding Center, because they’re known for carrying designers like Sue Wong that would nail the glitz & glamour flapper after-party dress I had imagined. It was our intention to bring the classic novel, The Great Gatsby, to life through a speakeasy bar with crystal decanters and whiskey tasting, a romantic dessert table decked out in 1920s flare, a cigar & scotch lounge, and ending with a bride and groom jazz dance off.

Vintage Wedding Shoot

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I loved the idea of bringing the Roaring Twenties to life here in South Florida. When people think of South Florida they automatically think of palm trees, white sand, and turquoise waters. I really wanted to bring the sophistication and class of the 1920s right here in our own backyard, without the tropical twist. I immediately thought of the perfect park, which happened to be nestled within my aunt’s neighborhood in Boca Raton called Charleston Place. The architectural details within the community are just stunning. You feel like you’ve stepped back in time and have been transported out of Florida; surrounded by South Carolina charm, hanging lanterns, fancy gazebos, and brick driveways, the community is stunning.

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Photographer:  Traci Burke Photography
Vintage Pieces: Amazing Grace Vintage Rentals
Event Planner: Better Half Weddings & Events, Inc.
Bakery: Cloud 9 Bakery
Hair Stylist: Hair by Alonso
Floral Designer: Julia Rohde Designs
Invitation Designer: Llorente Design
Makeup Artist: Make Me Up Artistry, Carissa Michelle
Dress Store: Patricia South’s Wedding Center

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

  • June says:

    Just beautiful! Love all the attention to detail. You really get a feel for the era.

Noshing At Tiffany’s Styled Shoot — The Wedding

It was important to me, as the producer of Noshing At Tiffany’s, to make sure that in addition to capturing the brilliant details created by the dream team of vendors, that we also create a mock wedding that would not only showcase the beautiful and artistic elements, but also highlight major Jewish traditions that you’d likely see or experience at your Jewish or Jew-ish wedding.

So, let’s take a walk down the aisle together as we watch our models (who are real-life husband and wife!) Runya and Jason get married with their (new) friends, Yana and Jonathan serving as their best man and maid of honor!

It all starts with some portraits of this good looking crew!

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After portraits, it’s time to sign the ketubah! The ketubah is called Jerusalem Love Tree and is by Anna Abramzon. We love how it’s a modern and whimsical piece of art, but still matches the Tiffany’s blue vintage theme. The couple signed the ketubah and their wedding party served as their witnesses. In real life, remember, your witnesses should be Jewish, non-blood relatives, and don’t forget to use an archival pen, not a Sharpie or Paper Mate.

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Once the ketubah ceremony is finished, it’s time to head over to the chuppah ceremony! Happy Flowers set up and decorated the chuppah in addition to the creative flower duties. Even on a blustery day, the chuppah held up and stood strong! The bride and groom stood under the chuppah together, shared some wine in the kiddush cup, got wrapped in the groom’s tallit, and of course, the big finish was stepping on the glass!

There is so much more that takes place in a real chuppah ceremony, but here we are focusing on some of the photogenic snippets. “Mazel tov” to the “married” (again to each other) couple!

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After the ceremony, it’s time to celebrate! How about some merriment around a stylishly decorated table, brilliantly designed by Cynthia Alexander of An Enlightened Event? We’ve already gushed over the details of the table, but now it’s time to talk about what happens at the table.

Toasts to the bride and groom! Snuggling as “newlyweds!” And Ooooo-ing and Ahhhh-ing over the decor! Yes, this is definitely a brunch party like no other.

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There’s still nothing like a real Jewish wedding and there are plenty more REAL ones in store as The Wedding Yentas receives submissions daily. If you’d like to send your waiting in for review, please email alison @ theweddingyentas dot com for details. I’ll need your wedding photos zipped or sent through Dropbox, a full vendor list with links, and a blurb about the day. Photographers and other wedding pros may also submit via Two Bright Lights.

Producing Noshing At Tiffany’s was a total blast and I’m still pinching myself that this team came together and made this much beauty. Are you inspired to design your own vintage wedding?

Noshing At Tiffany's Styled Shoot

Photographer: Erin Saldana Photography
Venue and Catering: Stonehaus at The Westlake Village Inn
Styled Shoot Designer and Wedding Coordinator: An Enlightened Event
Bride and Bridesmaid Dresses & Accessories: Mill Crest Vintage
Floral Design & Chuppah: Happy Flowers
Event Design and Rentals: Pretty Vintage Table
Tuxedos: Friar Tux
Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries: Bobalu Berries
Rolls Royce: Classy Chassis
Dessert Topper and Servingware: Bling Diva Designs
Paper Food Cards and Paper Table Number: Fla-de-Dahs
Ketubah: Anna Abramzon Studio
Hair Stylist: Hair of the Bride, Helena Van Zandbergen
Makeup Artist: Sam Salk
Linens: Ventura Rental Party Center

Wonderful Models: Runya Simon, Jason Simon, Yana Ward, Jonathan Bluth

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Noshing At Tiffanys Styled Shoot – The Fashion

Paula Cooperman of Mill Crest Vintage shares with us today her vision for the fashion showcased in our Noshing at Tiffany’s styled shoot. As a leading boutique and stylist in the vintage clothing industry, Mill Crest Vintage provided handfuls of options for our beautiful models, Runya and Yana, to wear based on the inspired era and film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. We were so lucky to be able to play dress-up with such beautiful dresses and accessories! It is truly every girl’s dream! I personally enjoyed examining the vintage dresses and imagining the stories behind them, as they are both original pieces. What fun!

The Breakfast at Tiffany’s Style

The legendary classic style of the wardrobe in Breakfast at Tiffany’s still influences fashion half a century later. Not only did it secure Audrey Hepburn as a style icon, it also made several chic items as famous as the movie itself.

The Bride:

For the bride, we chose this amazing 1950s Alfred Angelo lace vintage wedding dress for its classic lines and whimsical style. The tea length vintage wedding dress is done in a soft white floral lace-adorned net over two layers of tulle and a magnificent silk satin lining.

The sheer lace bodice features a scooped neckline in the lace, which is trimmed in pearls. The silk satin lining, which shows through the lace, offers a sweetheart neckline. Thirty self-covered buttons groom the back and six self covered buttons detail the long sheer sleeves. The full, gathered skirt, which is lined in silk satin and two layers of tulle, falls from just below the natural waist and features a beautiful lace floral design in the sheer net overlay. Paired with a chic crown style headpiece with attached veil, the look is timeless and classic.

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The Bridesmaid:

Audrey Hepburn wore a fabulous little black cocktail dress that is now often referred to as “the definitive LBD.” We chose this fabulous authentic 1950s little black vintage dress, which was designed in the pique of the fashion’s era.

The dress is done in a silk linen blend for our beautiful bridesmaid. The bodice features a banded V-cut neckline and sweet capped sleeves. The skirt, which falls from the cinched waist, finishes just below the knee. We paired it with a petticoat to show fullness. Accessorized with a simple chic velvet headpiece, over-sized black sunglasses, iconic vintage pearl necklace and black gloves, we were able to capture the iconic style of Holly Golightly with ease.

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Both dresses are currently available at Mill Crest Vintage and personalized bridal consultations are available by appointment.

Photographer: Erin Saldana Photography
Venue and Catering: Stonehaus at The Westlake Village Inn
Styled Shoot Designer and Wedding Coordinator: An Enlightened Event
Bride and Bridesmaid Dresses & Accessories: Mill Crest Vintage
Floral Design & Chuppah: Happy Flowers
Event Design and Rentals: Pretty Vintage Table
Tuxedos: Friar Tux
Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries: Bobalu Berries
Rolls Royce: Classy Chassis
Dessert Topper and Servingware: Bling Diva Designs
Paper Food Cards and Paper Table Number: Fla-de-Dahs
Ketubah: Anna Abramzon Studio
Hair Stylist: Hair of the Bride, Helena Van Zandbergen
Makeup Artist: Sam Salk
Linens: Ventura Rental Party Center

Wonderful Models: Runya Simon, Jason Simon, Yana Ward, Jonathan Bluth

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Noshing at Tiffany’s Styled Shoot — The Details

Today, Cynthia Alexander, owner of An Enlightened Event, shares her vision and inspiration as the lead designer for Noshing at Tiffany’s! Her attention to detail is impeccable and she has the ability to think outside the box and on her feet, which are necessary attributes when collaborating with a team. Noshing at Tiffany’s would not have been possible without Cindy’s design ideas!

Cocktail Hour Sitting Area

Standing during a cocktail hour can get tiring especially when ladies are in heels. I wanted to be able to show an alternative or a way to enhance the way a cocktail hour should be…by allowing the opportunity to sit in a setting that was comfortable and subconsciously feel as if they were in their own living room.

The gorgeous Stonehaus hearth was used as the sitting area. A couple of the things that stood out most to me during the Breakfast at Tiffany’s movie was that Holly Golightly had a bathtub sofa and a suitcase on the floor with a telephone inside of it. We wanted to bring these small details into the shoot to hold true to the movie. To capture this, we brought in a small basin and used it as a floral centerpiece for the sitting area, a settee that had a curved backing that would mimic the style of the sofa in the movie, and a vintage suitcase with a telephone inside of it. Using the hearth and settee made it felt like we were in a living room, which is one of the first scenes in the movie.

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Reception Table Setting

It was extremely important to me to make the setting elegant and simple so that any bride could mimic it, even those on a smaller budget. With the vintage wedding trend still going strong, I wanted to show that vintage didn’t need to be rustic or have a barn in a field. Vintage could be elegant by using old, colorful, mismatched china and colored bottles with silver platters.

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There were a few things that weren’t “standard” in the table set up such as setting up the napkins underneath the plates so that it would hang on the side. This allowed us to bring in the Tiffany Blue that is so well known and associated with Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Using a solid satin napkin works well with the patterned table linen because it breaks up the pattern on the table linen with the patterns and colors of the china. The napkin ties in the mismatched patterns and brings out their colors.

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Most receptions have the silverware placed in a very specific order on the table next to and around the plate. Here, we wanted to show that the silverware could be placed in a different way – wrapped with the napkin ring. Flowers placed inside the silverware bouquet tie together the flowers from the ceremony and the cocktail hour.

I also decided that I didn’t want the table to look too cluttered. Each of the items on the table should have their own “shining moment,” which is why I had the tea cups and saucers placed on top of the entrée and salad plates. The tea cups and saucers are gorgeous and I wanted people to take a look at it and really enjoy the way they bring color and character to the table.

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Finally, the centerpiece was made up of several bottles that had varying colors of the blue at staggering heights. Usually, centerpieces are used to bring in height and color to the tables, but here, the bottles enhanced the overall look. They all sat on a silver platter with a minimal amount of flowers, which is extremely cost effective. Had this been a real, working reception, people would still be able to talk over the centerpiece and since they’re clear, tined glass, they allow light to pass through and brighten the table instead of blocking it.

Food & Presentation

I love strawberries and they should always have their own way to be showcased when they are beautiful as the ones provided by Bobalu Berries. We used an old medicine cabinet that Pretty Vintage Table provided and filled it with chocolate covered strawberries. Most weddings use a medicine cabinet to showcase family portraits or other personal items, but they can be used for so much more. With shelves, you could display desserts such as these strawberries, or other food items. Instead of displaying food, family heirlooms, bouquets, or other featured items on a horizontal level, you could cluster them inside a piece of furniture like the medicine cabinet to give vertical appeal to the aesthetics of the reception.

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One of the things that I find sometimes boring, or often overlooked, is how the entrees are set up at a wedding when there is a buffet. The food is usually presented on a couple of long banquet tables covered in white or black linen. The way the food is presented is just as important to the event as any other design detail.

For this reason, we decided to use a wooden picnic table because it provided the opportunity to have different heights and more surface space on which to serve the food. We placed a patterned table runner across the top of the table to add some character, used Tiffany Blue food cards, included sparkly servingware and a blinged out diamond ring that topped the dessert tower to pay homage to Tiffany’s prized goods for sale, and placed pearls around the table to tie in the theme from the other settings.

We continued the use of silver platters, which were various sizes, and it allowed us to have depth and height. It also allowed each food item to be properly showcased. Of course, we wanted to ensure that we had pastries since the movie starts with Holly Golightly exiting a taxi cab with a pastry in hand.

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It was such an amazing experience and I am truly honored that I was asked to design and execute this photo shoot. It is so much fun to be able to think outside the box and bring new ideas and recreate old ideas to make weddings stunning.

Photographer: Erin Saldana Photography
Venue and Catering: Stonehaus at The Westlake Village Inn
Styled Shoot Designer and Wedding Coordinator: An Enlightened Event
Bride and Bridesmaid Dresses & Accessories: Mill Crest Vintage
Floral Design & Chuppah: Happy Flowers
Event Design and Rentals: Pretty Vintage Table
Tuxedos: Friar Tux
Blue Chocolate Covered Strawberries: Bobalu Berries
Rolls Royce: Classy Chassis
Dessert Topper and Servingware: Bling Diva Designs
Paper Food Cards and Paper Table Number: Fla-de-Dahs
Ketubah: Anna Abramzon Studio
Hair Stylist: Hair of the Bride, Helena Van Zandbergen
Makeup Artist: Sam Salk
Linens: Ventura Rental Party Center

Wonderful Models: Runya Simon, Jason Simon, Yana Ward, Jonathan Bluth