In September of 2018, in honor of my 45th birthday, I collaborated with several talented vendors on a little styled photo shoot. Usually I am the one coordinating all of the vendors,models, decor and details, but this time, I wanted to do something just for me. The end result was a fun-filled afternoon of pampering, and I felt like a queen! I could not have done this without my fabulous vendor team. Thank you very much, dear friends!
The styled shoot is featured today on the Pretty Pear Bride blog! My advice: Never be afraid to celebrate you! Enjoy!
“This is a styled shoot, celebrating the woman that I am at this point in my life. I am a wedding and event planner with over 20 years of experience. I am also a wife to a fantastic husband, and mom to two awesome daughters. I am confident in my own skin, proud of my education, accomplishments, and abilities, and damn sexy in my own right! I wanted to do something special for myself for my birthday, and to be able to share that day with others.”
What was your design inspiration? have seen other milestone birthday celebrations shared online, and I wanted to do something similar for my 45th birthday, which took place in September. I love the fun, bright colors and peppy style of Kate Spade, and wanted to bring that out in this photo session. Those shades of hot pink, blush, black and gold are some of my favorites, and are also my business branding colors, so it went along perfectly! I wanted to showcase the woman I have become at this stage of my life: educated, successful, vibrant, and damn sexy in my own right!
Describe your flowers.My flowers are a mixture of lush silk blooms, in shades of white and pink: dahlias, magnolias, jasmine, peonies and roses.
Describe your cake.The stunning cake was created by Debbie Wright of Cake Wasted. It is frosted in edgy black fondant, giving it a chalkboard effect. The cake was trimmed in narrow gold ribbon, edible gold paint drips, and blush pink silk blooms. It is easily my favorite cake!
Tell us about your attire choices.I wanted to share my sultry, sexy, and fun-loving sides in this celebration shoot. For one of my looks, I chose a my blush pink leather jacket, which was layered over a black lace bodysuit, and blush tulle skirt. Another one of my favorite looks, was my black strapless dress, to which I had my fabulous seamstress, Laurie Wallick of Lorili Design, add a fun hot pink chiffon ruffle. Of course, what birthday celebration would be complete without a gorgeous tiara! I had so much fun choosing that particular piece, and I definitely felt like a queen for a day!
Please describe any DIY, handmade or personal details.Most of the details were pretty classic, simple and elegant. That is my personal style. The cute paper pinwheels that were attached to the message board were created by Melissa Walker. The sign that I am holding in one of the photos describes some of the things that were popular and culturally relevant in 1973, my birth year. It made for a fun keepsake.
Describe the tablescape elements.The table was covered in a floor length white linen, and topped with a large black and white checked cloth. The stylish cake was placed on a clear glass cake plate, and the gorgeously decorated birthday cookies were styled on a vintage gold framed mirror tray. We added napkins in coordinating colors, and a bottle of bubbly and gold-rimmed crystal champagne flutes. We also had a couple of cute stemless wineglasses, and fun straws.
We were pleased to collaborate with Nikki Avramovich of Avra Studio, on this gorgeous Geometric Greenery styled bridal photo shoot. It has been featured on B.LOVED Blog, a wonderful wedding blog in the UK. Congratulations to all of the vendors and models!
CHIC GEOMETRIC WEDDING IDEAS WITH A NEUTRAL PALETTE + GREENERY
Avra Studio together with Wedding Planner Love Laughter + Elegance shares this modern wedding inspiration a neutral colour palette with hints of gold, black and green, and statement geometrical shapes as well as on trend greenery!
“Photographer Nikki Avramovich inspired this editorial – she wanted to incorporate on trend geometric shapes into a light filled, industrial style setting for a modern wedding. The florals by Nikki’s Perfect Petal Designs were a mix of pretty white blooms and heaps of lovely greenery! The intention was to present a lush mix, adding softness and a fresh look for this urban backdrop and for a industrial chic wedding. The wedding cake designed by Gearhart Custom Cakes was a clean modern design, decorated with gold and marbled geometric shapes. This continued with the stationery by Gold Leaf Calligraphy, where table numbers, and menus were all created to reflect the statement geometric theme. Adding a gold sequin table runner and metallic gold charger plates, with modern gold cutlery- all added a contemporary touch of elegance too. The style of the attire was to feel luxe and modern. For the Groom, a classic suit and tie looked very dapper – and for the Bridal look we chose a dress by All Brides Beautiful which was simply stunning! The gown’s overlay element to the skirt gave it a sophisticated yet modern edge.”
We are giving away a FREE Day of Coordination Package to one Lucky Couple! May be applied to any wedding in 2017 or 2018. All you need to do to enter, is send us a brief essay of 300 words max., of why you should be chosen. Please email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contest is limited to weddings in Ohio, and immediate surrounding states. Entries must be in by midnight, April 1st, 2017. Winners will be announced by April 3rd, 2017. Those who are not selected as the winner of the Free Package, are still eligible for an offer of a discounted price on above stated package, or any other services that we offer. Good Luck!
We have been blogged! This time, with one of our videography partners, Joseph Testa Films. We first met Joe on Facebook, chatting on several occasions in different wedding planning and industry-related groups. When the opportunity came up to plan a destination wedding for one of our couples, Azia and Hondo, on relatively short notice, Joe and his wife Peggy happily agreed to assist us with videography for the wedding. They did a fantastic job! We highly recommend Joe for all of your video needs!
Since then, we have collaborated at several bridal shows, and often promote special deals with each other, in order to maximize value, while not sacrificing quality of service, for our clients. We also co-administer several wedding message groups together on Facebook, providing planning advice and resources for brides and vendors.
Recently, Joe sent us a short questionnaire, using the answers to create a feature about our business. Below is the link to the post on Joe’s blog. Enjoy!