I love doing styled shoots for multiple reasons. A main one is due to the opportunity I get to step outside the box and bring to life what I have been dreaming up recently. Although Keestone Events is a planning company, it is imperative to me that we continue pursuing these inspirational shoots to consistently push ourselves to extract more. It also serves to make us better both as planners and designers by being able to provide suggestions to couples that we know will work, and stand out as a fond (and beautiful) memory.
For this shoot, we were at Stone Crest and we were inspired by both its name and location. It’s aptly named with its raw, gravelly pathways and a majestic stone wall to complete. The Paper Romantics continued in the theme by bringing in stationery with marbling on the textured paper and envelopes while She in the Making, handwrote each name on rock slabs in lieu of your traditional place cards.
To balance out the rock textures, we incorporated mid-century styled chairs, copper and concrete candle holders, along with copper details in the flatware and floral container to bring a pop of color. To bring all of this together, we went with romantic florals with soft peach and ivory tones. It was important that we showcase the unique rock surfaces at the venue, but still maintain the soft, organic look that we all enjoy. Aside from the flowers, we used a flowy table linen, moody blue napkins, and ribbon to tie it in.
We also wanted to highlight two looks for this bridal editorial. Watters provided a beautiful gown with intricate vintage lace that we paired with a veil. The goal was to show fluidity and to bring a romantic and ethereal vibe.
The second wedding dress they provided has such a full and feathery skirt that it called for soft, loose curls cascading down to match the ribbons in the bouquet. Both looks were paired with two different sets of jewelry.
For other inspiration shoots we have planned and designed for, see below: