At the beginning of each year, we brainstorm, research and project the wedding styles and trends that are to come in that given year. It’s so important for us as vendors in the events industry to stay on top of current styles and trends to appeal to our potential clients: engaged couples and soon to be engaged couples.
When organizing our summer styled photoshoot, we knew we had to go boho style. More importantly, it was a matter of the colors and shades of those colors that we would incorporate. This year, we went with a copper and dusty blue boho vibe and boy did these vendors nail it.
We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we did creating and producing this event.
As always, let’s start with the décor and all of the pretty little details, shall we?
If you follow along, you know that I love a good velvet linen. So, we had to throw in some of this to provide texture to our table designs. This styled photoshoot we showcased two different table designs to provide variety.
I’m known for a beautifully decorated garland down the middle of tables. This time around, I wanted to change it up. We utilized a variety of clear bud vases and amber beer bottles as floral vases and Ashley Kirnan, with Tarry Grove, picked some fresh floral from her gardens to enhance the tablescape. Ashley knocked it out of the park yet again with all of her arrangements. From the custom arbor installation and centerpieces to the sustainable confetti and don’t even get me started on those bouquets. She nailed it! Ashley knows I also love a good ribbon tail on all bouquets. They were out of this world amazing. There was no detail untouched.
Each photoshoot I like to incorporate something different and unique. Boho styles are comprised of natural elements. From pampass grass and cacti to natural colors and shades of rustic tones. I was at a lake with my pup, Leo, and saw a variety of flat stones. I knew had to incorporate these into the design. I utilized them as place cards and wrote names on them with a gold sharpie. They completely tied the design together and brought in that natural element the design needed.
We teamed up with multiple rental companies who paired so nicely together. Warehouse 127 Rentals provided the larger furniture rentals along with the linens and napkins. Happiest Day Rentals provided all of the pretty little details; from the bohemian chargers to the dessert stands and arbor.
Next up, the invitation suite and stationary. We teamed up with Luna Lynn Creative out of New York City to create a custom invitation suite and additional stationary to match. Jacklyn, with Luna Lynn Creative, creates custom stories as an add-on for her invitation suites and I knew we had to incorporate this into our shoot. It was the perfect addition to our design.
Now we have to talk about the desserts. I don’t usually try any of the desserts at a styled photoshoot but this time I absolutely had to. Audrey, with Cake Baby, freshly baked a cutting cake for our models and when I tell you it was the best cake I have ever eaten, I’m not joking. All of her desserts were out of this world amazing.
Each photoshoot I like to sneak in donuts from my family bakery out of Vermont. This time was no exception. We showcased maple donuts, apple cider donuts, and plain donuts. And they were all eaten and accounted for by the time we left for the day. They are always a hit.
Snapshots Photo Booth trailered their beautifully designed photo booth camper to our shoot and it was the perfect touch to an already perfect day. Our couples experienced the photo booth near the end of the day and had so much fun playing inside and outside of the booth.
Heather, with Snapshots, is known for her creative photo booth designs. They are a full experience both on the inside of the booth and on the outside. It was a pleasure to showcase at our summer styled shoot.
As usual, our models at this photoshoot were real life couples. There is something so special about genuine love. It truly transcends in photos and is absolutely magical. We had two couples at this photoshoot. There were so many elements and details to capture, I wanted to provide our photographers with enough time to capture it all. Having two couples allowed for them to split up and conquer.
Chelsea and Mukul were originally scheduled to get married the day we had our summer styled photoshoot. Due to COVID, they unfortunately had to cancel but were super excited when they learned we were looking for models. This gave them the opportunity to experience a special moment and also get lots of incredible photo and video footage in their wedding attire. They had planned a beautiful Indian celebration and so Chelsea decided to bring her traditional Hindu wedding gown to the photoshoot to capture some special moments. Our photographers were thrilled!
Jacklyn and Airik were delighted to join us. Jacklyn played double duty and paired as our makeup artist also. Dominique Fess joined us again as the ever so amazing hair stylist and both of them made our models look spectacular. The bridal gown showcased on Jacklyn was provided by Katherine Patricia Bridal and the grooms attire showcased on both Mukul and Airik were provided by Vittorio Menswear, both out of Rochester, NY.
The day was full of so much creativity and collaboration. We teamed up with amazing vendors who worked so cohesively. It’s always a blessing to meet and work with amazing creatives in the industry and I am fortunate to know each and every one of them.
To see the full styled photoshoot collection, check out our portfolio here.
Check out the films created by Geist House Photo + Film below:
Coordinator/Stylist: Toney Consulting
Venue: Wrens Roost Barn
Florist: Tarry Grove
Loraleah Marie Photography
Lauren Victoria Photography
Meghan Lynn Photography
Geisthouse Photo + Film
Sara Marx Photography
Videography: Geisthouse Photo + Film
Cake Baby Cake
Stationary: Luna Lynn Creative
Dominique Fess Hair Styling
MUA: JD Marie Beauty
Mukul + Chelsea
Airik + Jacklyn
Bridal Shop: Katherine Patricia Bridal
Formalwear Shop: Vittorio Menswear and Tuxedo
Warehosue 127 Rentals
Happiest Day Rentals
Specialty Photo Booth: Snapshots Photo Booth