October 27, 2009

Style Me Pretty: Inspiration to Reality Shoot (Part II)

Sarah True was the amazing event designer for the day! A bit of Sarah’s vision… “Inspired by the bold colors and perfect combination of details, making the board come to life was so much fun. The design board created the perfect mood for an event, using color to create energy and ice cream, cherries, and the beach to illustrate a feeling of whimsy and nostalgia. Some of my happiest memories are at the beach , eating ice cream and soaking up the Summer. This is the emotion that this board taps into. So I thought all of those details were incredibly important at bringing the table to life to create the mood that was designed in the board. We used bright cherry red latte bowls for the bases of the flowers and a mix of vintage pink cut glasses. We found a polka dot linen from Party Rental to capture the playfulness of the board. Layering vintage linens from Yumiko’s personal collection over the polka dot linen helped us to blend the details of vintage and modern.”

Floral design by Yumiko of Hana Floral Design. Abby said it best: “Yumiko did all of the flowers focusing on simple, adorable blooms. She used carnations, which are a super cute and really affordable alternative, that she packed tightly into little, red latte bowls. She also used ranunculus, dahlias and spider mums tucked into little pink juice glasses. The funny thing is, for Yumiko…this was effortless. She has such an incredible eye for style and design that she simply pulled all of these together on site. It was incredible.”

Hair and makeup designed by the oh so talented Jennie Fresa. Here’s what Jennie had to say…“The makeup features smooth, matte skin with subtly contoured cheeks. Eyes were kept simple with champagne shimmer on the lids, a touch of black eye liner, and two coats of mascara for long, flirty lashes (and we added a few falsies!). Cherry red lips finish the look with a dab of clear gloss to make for a kissable pout. For hair, we paid homage to the beehive, with volume at the roots and a soft, simple twist in the back. We allowed the hair accessory make the statement.”

The gorgeous gown courtesy of Beth from The White Dress By the Shore. Here’s what Beth had to say about her choice… “When reviewing the amazing inspiration board that was selected, It evoked a 1950’s feel. The overall look that we were striving for was sweet and playful with a vintage twist. We selected a whimsical gown by Reverie by Melissa Sweet and styled it with 1950’s inspired oversized pearls, dainty white gloves and fabulous red shoes. We finished off the look with a custom made cherry red cage veil and brooch.”

Lovely little details by Karen Bartolomei of Grapevine Invitations! From Abby: “Karen whipped together the adorable little “Life is Sweet” gift tags for our pies and the ridiculously clever name tag + menu combination that we tied to the back of each chair. Super, super cute. Karen is one of those people that can design perfect details in her sleep…and she actually has a pretty awesome book devoted wholly to this concept!”

  1. Ray

    Awesome, awesome photos! I especially love that last one with the ice cream sundae. Yum. =P You guys are all just super talented at what you do!! You and Justin in photography and those you mentioned on this entry with their design abilities. You all have some GREAT SKILLZ! =D

  2. Ann Nyberg

    Everybody involved in this shoot is amazing…from the venue to the photography to the colors, the vintage feel.
    You have a winning combo going here, just unbelievable!

  3. Marissa Rodriguez

    BEAUTIFUL! So inspiring! Just amazing!

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  5. Jasmine*

    SOOOOO amazing. Seriously, you rocked it! :)

  6. Michelle Guzman

    LOVE these! So fun! Everything looks amazing in this shoot!!!!

  7. maggieb

    boop-boop-buh-doop! gorgeous fun! style-me-pretty indeed.

  8. Danny Kash

    All of them are so beautiful! The clear, crisp and amazing colors! wow!

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