Thank you for being patient all week for Part 2 of the Style Shoot series!
For this post there is little reading to start (its all at the bottom!) and lots of photos compliments of Bryan N. Miller Photography, featuring the magnificent paperie of Fuzzynk Design Studio, lovely florals from Floral Occasions by Janna Hatch, and linens from Classy Covers.
The Finished table-scape look:
You’re probably asking yourself, “Wait, where are the stripes? I thought this was a Stripes Inspired shoot?” Well, things evolve… this happens during wedding planning quite a bit too, and that’s OK! Don’t fight it! Many of you often fight your own instinct to change it up or allow a new element/color/texture into the wedding planning. It is as if an imaginary wedding-score-keeper is keeping tabs of your initial inspirations and shaking their head in disapproval when you allow yourself to get out of the wedding-planning-box of expectations. But as you plan you will learn more about your individual style, your taste changes, your budget changes, your fiancee adds in his/her two cents, you see something new, a friend gets married before you and inspires you (or steals your ideas)– whatever the reason your initial wedding-style changes, the point is that it is okay for it to do so. The way I see it, ideas mature and become refined. In our case, all this evolving stuff happened in a matter of minutes during the shoot…which actually proved to be quite fun!
As you can see with this part of the shoot (Oh yes, there is more to come!) we expanded the color palette that we started with (navy, pinks, and gold) to carry a few more (or less) shades of each, included a little art-deco flair, threw in a bit of sweet (who doesn’t like truffles at their place setting just waiting to be eaten without having to destroy a pretty box-NOM!). Instead of the fantastically coordinated formal place settings we originally set on the table, we decided to use only partial pieces for an uncomplicated look so we could have TWO different place setting looks (the pink napkin w striped ribbon & the blue napkin with the gold ring), creating a less stifling experience for our guests that would be dining on a very formal five-course meal. Just because you are having a formal dinner, it doesn’t mean you can’t create a space that is a little relaxed for your guests, after all, you can’t party it up and have fun inside a wedding-box of expectations… Not to mention, during a formal meal, everything is being brought to the table, no need to fill it with all kinds of tableware to the point they can’t move or pull-in their chair.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this series so far, I leave you with a teaser photo from Part 3… everyone enjoys a good cocktail right?