I’m speechless right now trying to come up with what to say and where to start… If I didn’t know any better, I would think I just had a great idea and a vision of a perfect day far in the future, but it actually happened, just a year into my business.
Since the beginning of my business, it has been a dream and written down goal to host my own brand-promoting styled shoot. I had provided makeup applications for shoots, as well as modeled in some, but I knew one day I would put together one of my own- but I didn’t know when. It was one of my 2017 goals that I thought would happen toward the end of the year… but I’m excited to be saying that it was made possible so much sooner.
Here’s a little bit of background on the planning process…
In February, I reached out to Kerry (of course!) my go-to photographer about my idea, and she encouraged me to starting seeking vendors. Most of the wonderful business owners involved I knew prior, while also meeting a few talented new faces. Without an event planner, it was up to me to coordinate all the details, and I have to give HUGE PROPS to wedding and event planners… you guys are AMAZING! That is NOT easy work! I’m not sure how to express how stressful and complicated this process was but through it all I was feeling more thankful than anything else. It was also INCREDIBLY rewarding to pick and choose every detail and put things together according to your style and vision. What began as a small shoot idea continued growing bigger and more elaborate. I was completely BLOWN AWAY at the willingness of these vendors to provide for my shoot, and the teamwork was phenomenal! Another really fun part was giving each vendor the theme and colors and then letting them do their thing and add their personal touch- because their true work deserves to be displayed! I also have to shout out the beautiful models. It was a scorching 87 degree day, but you would never know by these photos! I may have been aching head to toe from hauling heavy things back and forth, but no pain has ever made me so strangely happy! It resulted in the most beautiful, unforgettable day. Scroll down for the list of fantastic vendors.
Well I’ve gotten my recommended dose of turquoise and it was just enough to hold me over for awhile and make my wedding idea dreams come true! Take a look!
Photographer– Kerry Renee Photography
Venue– Gari Melcher’s Belmont
Wedding Gown– Ava Laurenne Bride
Makeup– Kaelie Renae Cosmetic Artistry
Rentals– Darling D’s
Bouquets– Blushing Blooms
Invitation– Carley Lucas
Sign– Signs by Kara
Cake– Sorby Sweets
Behind the scenes!
I so much wanted to document the whole day through pictures and Instagram stories, but I was so busy I couldn’t even pick up my phone. Luckily, one of my models, Tara, was thoughtful enough to capture some moments during setting while my sister caught some shots of the makeup application! I’m so thankful to have these memories!