Pair up Danfredo Photos + Films and Heart & Dash, and just wait for the magic to happen. This talented duo put together a styled shoot inspired by the back to school season at a brand new wedding (and must-see if you’re in the Philly area) venue called The Bok Building. A reception table laid out on a science lab desk? Love!

Ruffled - photo by http://www.danfredo.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

From the event designer, Sarah of Heart & Dash: Philadelphia is one of our favorite cities because it has such a variety of venues — from buttoned-up historical to edgy and abandoned. After being vacant for years, South Philly’s Edward W. Bok Vocational School is under new ownership and has plans for the spectacular. When the team behind Building Bok agreed to let us use their space, we couldn’t wait to let the quirky stories of the old school building inspire our concept. Danfredo coined the mantra for the shoot: “let’s get weird,” and helped us find the classrooms with the best natural light. After we all saw the muted paint tones, we decided to use bright, bold flowers and dresses so they would pop.

black bridesmaid dresses - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by http://www.danfredo.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

black bridesmaid dresses - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

bride bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

back to school wedding inspiration - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

jewel toned bridesmaid dresses - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

bright wedding bouquet - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

sunglasses - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

wedding portrait - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

wedding dress detail - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by http://www.danfredo.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by http://www.danfredo.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

school wedding - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

school inspired wedding - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

At Heart & Dash, when we work with a couple to plan their wedding, our goal is to personalize by pulling in elements of their love story. When we do a styled shoot, we start by imagining a real couple. The “couple” for this shoot first met in school and wanted their wedding to honor their playful past while incorporating their —still way fun, but more grown up — future. Along with our super amazing team of vendors, we think that’s just what was accomplished!

schoolhouse wedding - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

back to school wedding inspiration - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

science lab wedding - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

back to school wedding inspiration - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

school wedding - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

back to school wedding inspiration - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

science lab wedding - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

back to school wedding inspiration - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by http://www.danfredo.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

tablescape - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

black and watercolor wedding cake - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

school wedding - photo by Danfredo Photos and Films http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

Ruffled - photo by http://www.danfredo.com/ - http://ruffledblog.com/back-to-school-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Florist

Sebesta Design

Venue

Building Bok

Bridal Store

Lovely Bride

Hair and Makeup

Sulimay Urban Salon

Bridesmaid Dresses

Durga Kali

Wedding Cake

Nutmeg Cake Design

Stationery

Hello, Bird

2 comments
  • Sarah

    Thanks so much for the feature! We had so much fun putting this shoot together — a truly collaborative effort, all around. Vendor love! xoxo

  • Staci Nichols

    Love her shoes!