On February 10th, 2019, a very talented group of vendors joined me at the Glidden House Boutique Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio, for our Earth Angel styled bridal photo shoot. It was an awesome day! Enjoy!!
We have been blessed to have this styled shoot featured in the first digital magazine edition of Layers of Luxe!!
Here is the companion video, filmed by Video Memories, LLC:
Planner and Decor: Kimberly Lehman of Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning
Venue: Glidden House
Lead Photographer: Stephanie Uptmor of Imagine It Photography
Video: Volodymyr Kashuba of Video Memories LLC
Floral Design: Alicia Herrle of Celestial Blooms LLC
Linens: Renee Szabo of Reasonable Party Rental, LLC
Hair/Makeup: Ramona Dauksa of Ramona Dauksa Studio
Dresses: Kim Zahnke of Consider the Dress
Dresses/Shoes: Encore Resale Fashions
Jewelry/Accessories: Susan Wember Kurtz of Susie Kays Design
Stationery Suite/Place Cards/Table Number: Bonnie Emerald Cavoto-Focht of Violet & Pearls Design
Cake: Debbie Wright of Cake Wasted
Cookies: Heather Kay of Mad Celebrations Planning & PartyFunNalia
Paper Pinwheels: Melissa Walker
Hand Knit Shawl: Mirela Gorun of Weddings by Laremi
Veils: McGiffin Johnny-Jenette Laub of Over The Moon Bridal
Models: Sammy Kay Smith
Happy Day! Our Chic Geometric Greenery styled bridal photo shoot, as seen on the B.LOVED blog, is featured on Aisle Society today!
A modern meets classic wedding with an industrial chic setting and geometric elements! See this cool wedding inspiration featured on B.LOVED!
We have been blessed to have our Starry Starry Night styled bridal photo shoot featured on The Budget Savvy Bride blog!!
This styled bridal shoot was inspired by “The Starry Night” painting by Vincent van Gogh. The shoot is set in a historical home in Massillon, Ohio, and features a gorgeous custom made bridal gown, and beautifully themed decor details. Enjoy this Starry Night Inspired Styled Shoot!
STARRY NIGHT INSPIRED STYLED SHOOT
Submitted by Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning
What was your design inspiration?
I have long wanted to do a starry night theme. Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting plays well along with this. The mood was to be ethereal, light, sparkling and romantic. A little bit of heaven on earth, if you will.
Describe your flowers.
I wanted to use a mostly white floral scheme, with a hint of blue and silver. My florist created lush, gorgeous bouquets and a centerpiece featuring white anemone, white hydrangea, scabiosa, waxflower, white veronica, dusty miller, and peonies. The flowers were a bright contrast against the navy and silver table linens and formal dresses. The flowers were also to be reminiscent of groups of stars.
Describe your cake.
The cake that Gearhart Custom Cakes created is absolutely gorgeous! It is a four-tier cake, with the bottom layer hand painted in silver. The top 3 tiers are covered in sparkling navy blue edible glitter. Each tier is defined by a band of bling. The topper is a custom acrylic piece made especially for this project, to finish the cake beautifully.
Tell us about your attire choices.
The attire for this styled shoot was so glamorous! The bridal gown and starry overskirt were custom-made for this shoot by Nidel Dresses in Louisiana. It is a modified trumpet gown with a strapless, sweetheart neckline, and corset back. The removable overskirt features a jeweled belt, and layers of starry fabric. Light and flowy, and simply gorgeous! The cathedral length ombre blue bridal veil was from Over the Moon Bridal in Washington state. The dark blue bridesmaid gown was provided by Doreen Leaf Designs in Hartville, Ohio. The designer is Madeline Gardner for Mori Lee. It is a floor length gown with allover lace and sequins. Very sparkly!
The gentlemen wore stylish suits of their own. The groom’s dark blue tie, pocket square, and pocket watch were all provided by Groomsday. The groomsman’s silver bow tie was provided by Doreen Leaf Designs.
Describe any handmade, DIY or personal items.
The jewelry provided by LivyLynn Vintage is handmade and very unique. Their collection is eclectic and matched our bride’s fun-loving personality.
The dark blue gauze table runner on the outdoor tablescape was custom made and hand-dyed especially for this shoot by Thistle and Twill. There are little white flecks in the material of the runner, that are reminiscent of stars twinkling in the night sky.
Describe the tablescape elements.
We had three tablescapes for this shoot:
The indoor tablescape was created on the 200-year old dining table and chairs, which are part of the Spring Hill Historic Home estate. We used the navy blue satin tablecloth and napkins, and the navy diamond overlay, from L’nique Linens. The silver luxe charger plates are also from L’nique Linens. The china, silverware, and crystal are all part of the Spring Hill estate. The floral centerpiece was created by Alyssa Schlegel, and we used the gold cake topper from Ever Laser to complete the look. The favors are blue and silver wrapped Hershey’s Kisses, placed in small tulle gift bags printed with silver stars.
The cake table was located in the formal parlor of Spring Hill. The table was covered in the navy blue satin tablecloth and the silver medallion sheer overlay from L’nique Linens. The gorgeous four-tier navy blue and silver cake was provided by Gearhart Custom Cakes. The silver mirrored acrylic cake topper was made by Traditions Engraving. We also placed blue and silver star-shaped votive candles around the table for extra sparkle.
The third tablescape was placed outdoors on the terraced lawn of the Spring Hill home. Dining al fresco under the stars was the order of the evening for our couples. The table was draped in navy blue satin, with a silver sequin table runner and navy blue napkins. The china, silverware and crystal are all part of the Spring Hill estate. The centerpiece is the same one that was used on the indoor tablescape. We changed out the cake topper to a different silver one created by Traditions Engraving, The heavy pewter candlesticks were added to provide illumination into the evening hours.
Photography: Imagine It Photography • Venue: spring hill historic home • Event Planning: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning • Floral: Alyssa Schlegel • Bridesmaid Dresses: Doreen Leaf Designs • Videography: Joseph Testa Productions • Wedding Cake: Gearhart Custom Cakes • Jewelry: LivyLynn • Linens: L’Nique Specialty Linen Rentals • Hair: Angelyse Trammell • Makeup: Summer Knight • Table Runner: Thistle and Twill • Model: Lauren Simpson • Model:Brandon Klaehn • Model: Sammy Kay Smith • Model: JOE MORALES • Wedding Dress: nidel dresses • Table Numbers: Traditions Engraving • Tableware: spring hill historic home • Pocket Squares/Ties/Watch: Groomsday • Cufflinks: Over the Moon Bridal • Decor Items:Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning • Cake Topper: Ever Laser • Cake Topper: traditions engraving • Paintings: amber elfrink • Stationery: Santina Amendola Design • Wedding Dress: nidel dresses • Bridesmaid Dresses: Mori Lee • Veil: Over the Moon Bridal • Submitted via: Matchology
We have been blessed to have our 1960s Mod Daisies styled bridal photo shoot featured on the Chic Vintage Brides blog!! Thank you so much to all of the vendors and models that worked so hard on this shoot! Enjoy!!
‘Summer of Love’ – Fun 1960s Garden Wedding Inspiration
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Today we’re going back to the swinging sixties – fitting really given the news today 🙁 – with a charming garden wedding inspiration shoot full of mod fashion, daisies (one of my favourite flowers) and super sweet details; all in a vibrant palette of white, yellow and green that screams Summer……
“Welcome to the Summer of Love! The 1960’s were such a cool era. I love Mod looks, the glamorous hair and makeup, and the groovy fashions. I also love bright colors and flowers. Daisies were the perfect fit for this sweet little styled shoot, they are such cheerful and hearty flowers. I decided to use a bright yellow and white color scheme to bring it all together. The overall look is fresh and light, perfect for summer!
We used two different bouquets. One is a brooch bouquet of daisies, created especially for this shoot by Susie Kays Design. The bridal bouquet was a mix of daisies, hydrangea, and small fillers. The bridesmaid bouquet was a mix of daisies. The table centerpiece was a mix of daisies, hydrangea, and fillers in a rustic teapot, set upon a vintage cake stand.
The cake by Cake Wasted was a beautiful three tier confection of perfection! The bottom tier was hexagon shaped, covered in yellow fondant frosting and a delicate white geometric pattern. The top two round tiers were covered in creamy white fondant frosting, and adorned with a cascade of handcrafted daisy blooms. The golden cake topper, provided by Everlaser, read “I love your sunny funny face.” It was a cute nod to one of my favorite actresses, Audrey Hepburn, and complemented the bright yellow color scheme of the shoot.
I wanted vintage attire for this shoot. I chose an elegant, long sleeved cream gown, which featured a woven cream and gold top, and a wide gold belt, which looked amazing on Lauren. On our bridesmaid model, Sammy, I chose a flirty sundress in light yellow with an overall polka dot design. We accessorised with a pale yellow birdcage veil, and short vintage gloves. On our groom Brandon, we kept a clean, classic look with a button down shirt, pastel bow tie and suspenders. On Lauren’s adorable daughter Addie, we chose a light yellow shantung dress with a simple white organza overlay skirt that had a few floral appliques.
Our tablescape was an eclectic mix of items. The lemon yellow satin tablecloth was topped by a daisy print runner, handmade by Laurie Wallick of Lorili Design. We used beaded glass charger plates, white dinner plates with a basket weave detail, and smaller dessert plates with hand painted daisies on them. Glassware was a combination of vintage green cut glass goblets, and small champagne flutes. The matching napkins and napkin rings were also made by Laurie Wallick. The centerpiece was placed on a vintage white cake stand.”
Isn’t it fabulous?? I always picked my Nan daisies when I went to visit her so I love how much they feature in this shoot! Such a huge thankyou to all the wedding pros and creatives whose hard work created this mid-century charmer, but especially to Stephanie and John of Imagine It Photography who captured it all so perfectly. If you would like to see more of their work you should head to their website at imagineitphotography.com – and don’t forget to find and follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
If you love the vibrant colours in this editorial, you might also want to take a look at this mid-century inspired garden wedding inspiration, or this mid-century elopement and this bright and quirky editorial was inspired by Penguin books!
Contributors & Credits
Photography – Imagine It Photography // Venue – Private Residence // Event Planning – Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning // Floral Design – Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning // Stationery – Pink Tomato Creative // Wedding Cake – Cake Wasted // Accessories – Susie Kays Design // Non-Floral Bouquet – Susie Kays Design // Decor Items & Linens – Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning // Paintings – Michal Elaine Johnston // Cake Topper – Everlaser // Hair & Makeup – Ramona Dauksa Studio // Children’s Fashion – Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning // Napkins & Table Runner – Lorili Design // Desserts – Mad Celebrations Planning & PartyFunNalia // Bride’s Shoes – Susie Kays Design // Veil – Over the Moon Bridal // Wedding Dress – English Rose Vintage Oh // Bridesmaid Dresses – Encore Resale Fashions // Models – Lauren Simpson, Brandon Klaehn, Sammy Kay Smith | Submitted via Matchology
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.”
- Photography: Avra Studio
- Event Planner: Love Laughter + Elegance
- Venue: Lake Affect Studios
- Floral Design: Nikki’s Perfect Petal Designs
- Wedding Dress: All Brides Beautiful
- Stationery: A Pink Sunset
- Calligraphy: Gold Leaf Calligraphy
- Wedding Cake: Gearhart Custom Cakes
- Rentals + Linens: Miller’s Party Rentals
- Hair Stylist: Niki Slapnicker
- Makeup Artist: Heather O’Boyle
- Model: Lauren Simpson
- Model: Brandon Klaehn
- Submitted via: Matchology
Happy 4th of July, Everyone! We have been blessed to have our 1940s War Bride and Groom styled photo shoot featured on the Artfully Wed blog today!! Thank you so much to all of our vendors and models! We couldn’t have done it without you! Enjoy!
As a wonderful tribute to Love, Laughter & Elegance’s Grandparents and friends who have served in the military, this styled bridal photo shoot captured the classic feel of the many whirlwind marriages of WWII and took place in the historical MAPS Air Museum in North, Canton Ohio. With photography by Imagine It Photography, it is easy to be transported back to 1940 where romantic stories and crisp fashion were ever present.
From Love, Laughter & Elegance: “I have always been fascinated with the fashions and hairstyles of the 1940s, as well as the wartime romances and whirlwind marriages. My father’s parents served during that time. I knew that my grandmother was a WAAC. I have a black and white picture of my grandmother in her uniform, working at one of the local military service clubs. I wanted to capture the feelings of that era, and pay homage to all that served. I wanted to use multiple models, with one more casual wedding look, and one more glamorous. Since many young men of the day had only their uniforms to wear for weddings, I kept the same look for our male model throughout the photo shoot. Our decor choices were styled in classic red, white and blue. Those worked really well with our venue, a military museum filled with vintage airplanes, and other historic items.
I did a lot of research into the clothing of the era. I wanted two distinct looks for our female models, one more casual, and one more glamorous. Our first model wore a pretty blue day dress with red Mary Janes,red-trimmed gloves, a fetching red hat and matching jewelry. Her wedding ring set was my grandmother’s. Our second model, Lauren, we turned into an Old Hollywood siren. The dress had lavishly embellished cuffs and a dramatic open back that was edged in thick sparkling braid trim. There was a detachable train, and we added a cathedral length veil for more drama. Lauren’s jewelry was all sparkle. Our male model wore a vintage Army Air Force uniform, which fit well with our venue. The Air Force did not become its own distinct military division until 1947.”
As for the extras, decor, flowers, and accessories needed to reflect a simpler time. All flowers used in the styled shoot were very reminiscent of those from the 1940’s – large, lush arrangements, that often were full of garden flowers like anemones, carnations, and lots of greenery. The baker created a simple 3 tier cake, covered in fondant, and adorned with small white flowers and patriotic ribbon with a cutout cake toper themed with a very popular song of the era. The tablescape was topped in classic red, white and blue and personalized with some very symbolic items of the time like Classic Coca-Colas with vintage striped paper straws, Cracker Jacks, simple class jars, coconut macaroons and WWII propaganda posters.
- Imagine It Photography
- Venue: MAPS Air Museum
- Event Planning: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning
- Event Design: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning
- Floral: Dietz Falls Florist
- Stationery: A Pink Sunset
- Videography: Joseph Testa Productions
- Wedding Cake: Gearhart Custom Cakes
- Sweets: Annie’s signature sweets
- Linens: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning
- Makeup: Summer Knight
- Jewelry: Susie Kays Design
- Veil: A brides design
- Wedding Dress: Madeleine Fig
- Decor Items: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning
- Props: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning
- Candy Buffet: Love, Laughter & Elegance: Wedding & Event Planning
- Paintings: Michal Elaine Johnston
- Handmade Items: Melissa Walker
- Model: Lauren Simpson
- Model: Sammy Kay Smith
- Model: Joe Morales
- Wardrobe Styling: Eric Myers
- Hair: Angelyse Trammell
- Wedding Dress: Madeleine Fig
- Veil: A Brides Design
- Groom’s Attire: Eric Myers
- Bridesmaid Dresses: Sammy Kay Smith
- Submitted via: Matchology