Tuesday, May 3, 2011

a 1960's mod wedding shoot

this is a fun little photo shoot put together by jesi haack and jasmine star...when they asked me to do the florals i was sooo excited by the concept! they wanted to design a mid century MOD themed shoot complete with a sequin wedding gown, leather jackets, a whiskey bar and the longest eyelashes you've seen since twiggy!

for the tablescape, jesi chose a graphic back and white linen and topped it with gold rimmed plates and glassware - very liberace-esque!

i chose an assortment of textured white ceramic vases and added a mod yellow woven trim to some of them...

for the rectangle vases i designed a "gradient" arrangement using orange ranunculas, yellow daffodils and black/white anemones...

for the central vases i choses dark orange dahlias and orange tulips accented with kumquats on the vine...

for each place setting, i wrapped the plate with a mod gold trim...i loved the colors and patterns that wiley valentine used for all the printed items!

how amazing are those wood eames chairs?!?! i have been wanting to design a shoot with them forever...i actually showed up with my white bertoia chairs, expecting to use those, and was so surprised to see that memphis has their own stash of eames chairs! so of course we used those since we wanted to use something we hadn't seen done before...

jesi dreamed up a whiskey bar so i brought in my collection of vintage cut crystal decanters, along with some gold rimmed lowball glasses...oh and that random little metal sunburst prop is something i found at a thrift store...it normally sits on one of the end tables in my living room!

another awesome idea from jesi - retro kitchen timers served as the placecards!

for the bridesmaids bouquets, i used a clustering of yellow billy balls, collared by orange ranunculas...

the bridal bouquet was a mix of orange and yellow ranunculas, black/white anemones, yellow daffodils, white fringe tulips and yellow acacia...

the lashes??? i mean, come on!!!

stunning photo!

killer cake from sweet and saucy...i created the "stand" from 2 white greek key inspired letter holders from target!

i love how this next picture seems so "in the moment"...

a huuuuuge thanks to the following vendors who made this shoot possible!

Concept: Jasmine Star - www.jasminestarblog.com
Styling and Design: Jesi Haack Design - www.jesihaackdesign.com
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop - www.sweetandsaucyshop.com
Paper Goods: Wiley Valentine - www.wileyvalentine.com
Hair and Makeup: 1011 Makeup - www.1011makeup.com
Dresses: Shareen Vintage - www.shareenvintage.com
Venue: Memphis Cafe Downtown Santa Ana - www.memphiscafe.com
Linen: Latavola - www.latavolalinen.com
China & Flatware - Classic Party Rentals - www.classicpartyrentals.com
Bridesmaid Hair Pieces: Pixel and Hank
Bride hairpieces: Hope Stanley with Mary Me Bridal

to check out the feature on green wedding shoes, click here! thanks jen!!


Erika said...

Great concept. There's a gold decoration on top of the menu cards, is this ribbon?

Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) said...

Amazing florals you did for this shoot! The orange tones are just so vibrant.