Our associates worked on this lovely shoot with Yelena Johnson of The Stylish Soiree back in June, and today it was featured on Style Me Pretty! The concept behind this shoot was a summer garden party elopement celebration for the newlyweds. We like to think that even if the bride and groom aren’t planning a [...]
The concept behind this shoot was a summer garden party elopement celebration for the newlyweds. We like to think that even if the bride and groom aren’t planning a huge affair for 150 guests, they can still celebrate their union (and, of course, their personal style) with a beautiful dinner set for two, and plenty of lovely photos to commemorate the day.
The tablescape was created with a mix of new and vintage decor items in a color scheme that included taupe, cream, and shades of purple. A small, white writer’s desk serves as the makeshift dinner table with two wooden bistro chairs pulled up for casual outdoor seating. A lavender table runner bathes the white desk in a wash of color, while lace placemats give the tablescape a dainty, delicate feel. The floral arrangements were placed in a mix of vintage amber glassware and brown apothecary bottles. Purple anemones, lavender, cabbage, sweet pea and thistle were used to create the “just picked” look that suited our relaxed garden party inspiration.
The bride and groom’s place settings were adorned with their names crafted out of cooper artist wire and newsprint paper flowers, as well as two sprigs of lavender held together with a blue, hand-dyed silk ribbon. We created a festive signature drink that matched the color scheme of the elopement dinner; a blackberry sorbet float made with two scoops of sorbet topped off with sparkling pink lemonade – light, summery and refreshing, perfect for summer.
Design, Florals & Styling: Yelena Johnson, The Stylish Soiree
Hair & Makeup: Jane Kim, the Glamourist
Plateware: Z Gallerie
Amber glassware & bistro chairs: Archive Vintage Rentals
Table, silverware & vintage wine glasses: personal collection
Here’s a quick photo of the whole Love Life Studios team. From left: Ally (So Cal Associate), Heather (co-owner), Simone (Nor Cal 2nd Shooter), Becca (Nor Cal 2nd Shooter), Karen (Nor Cal Associate), Natalie (Nor Cal Shooter), Meg (co-owner).
A very special thank you to our lovely friends Rebecca & Orbie Pullen for offering to model for us! We <3 you guys!