Modern Rustic Snow White Inspiration Shoot

This post is long overdue.  Like, more than a year.

Yeah, sorry…  That happened last year. :/

Anyway, I’m trying to get back on the blogging bandwagon.  Starting here.  With one of my favorite photo shoots I’ve done to date.  My Modern Rustic Snow White Inspiration Shoot from June 2012!

This shoot grew out of the Inspired Bridal Bowl table that Desiree of Penny Blooms Floral Design and I did together.  We played with moss and wood, added in some pops of white and red, and created a fun and whimsical look.  Of course, we had to step it up once we made it a “proper” photo shoot.  So we called on a little help from our friends. 🙂

We had no less than ten wedding vendors, a fantastic venue, and a couple of amazing boutiques involved in this shoot, plus a couple of seriously gorgeous models.  Throw in perfect San Diego weather, and  I guess it’s no wonder that this shoot has been featured on Lover.ly, Every Last Detail, and San Diego Style Weddings!

Melissa Biador snapped these exquisite photographs, and Porcelain Rose Productions filmed the day (linked at the end)…  And what a day it was…

Nic.Roc.Designs created some AMAZING stationery (including this fabulous wooden invitation!).

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And of course we had a sweets buffet replete with goodies, from the INSANELY beautiful cake (OMG mini frames!) by Hey There, Cupcake!

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To the apple cake pops and cake ball gems by Calculated Whisk

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To the marbled macarons by La Reine des Macarons

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To the delectable (and beautiful!) apple pie pops and mini mason jar pies from Wicked Spoon!

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Of course, putting it all together was fun…

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Then of course there were Desiree’s florals.  Seriously, Penny Blooms Floral Design is one of my favorite vendors for a variety of reasons…  But one of the biggest is because she isn’t afraid to play around with different ideas, try different things, go out on a limb, and be downright creative.  We always talk about creativity and innovation in our business, but Desiree consistently does it.  And pushes me to, as well. 🙂

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Then we have the flawless makeup and hair by Blush Makeup Artistry and Beth Whitfield:

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And the ombre dress – absolute perfection – from Bliss Bride:

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And our handsome groom’s suit, from A Better Deal Designer Tuxedo and Suit Rentals:

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Of course, our models – Taylor and Ben – aren’t too shabby either.

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Scratch that.  They are gorgeous!!!!!!

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We hung frames and mirrors from the trees…

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And cut slits into apples to use as place card holders…

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Didn’t skimp out on details…

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And even had a little play acting at the end…IMG-1

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Ooh, you can see the edge of her phenomenal dress in this shot! 😉

At the end of the day, we were just seriously blessed by all the stunning pieces to this photo shoot.  This is still one of my very favorite projects I’ve gotten to work on.  Ever.

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We’ve been trying to get the same team back together for another round…  But due to unfortunate timing it hasn’t worked out.  Cross your fingers for a second fairy tale fabulous photo shoot!

Oh yes…  And don’t forget to check out the film!!!!

Snow White: Rustic Styled Shoot from Porcelain Rose Productions on Vimeo.

Modern Rustic Snow White Inspiration Shoot Vendor Credits:

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A Giveaway! One Ticket to the Inspired Bridal Bowl! :)

I’m so excited to be a featured vendor at this month’s Inspired Bridal Bowl, a new kind of bridal show.  The Inspired network only includes handpicked vendors, and the organizers of the Inspired events choose vendor teams to create inspiration tables at each of their events.  Additionally, instead of having and overwhelming amount (rows and rows!) of tables, the Inspired shows feature only a few vendors in each category, so each vendor can actually connect with brides.

I’ll be creating an extra-special table with Desiree from Penny Blooms Floral Design (we were actually paired up by the organizers, which was a great surprise!) with support from Nikki at Calculated Whisk and Nicole at Paper, Scissors, Print!  I canNOT wait to share this with you…  But before that can happen, the event itself has to.  And before that?

I have a giveaway for you.

Each exhibitor was given exactly one free ticket to do with as he/she wished.  I decided it would be a fun giveaway.  And I decided that I’d make it super simple to win.

All you need to do to enter is e-mail me at elisa@eventsbyelisa.com by next Wednesday, November 17th.  Include your name, wedding date, and a short sentence about your favorite wedding theme or idea. I’ll be choosing at random and may be posting some of my favorites here!

Even if you don’t win, you really should come and check out the show.  It’s next Sunday, November 20th, at 5 pm at North County Tavern and Bowl.  Tickets are only $5 and include bowling shoes, lane rental, a drink, and some awfully yummy sweets!