When Zest It Up get their hands on an event, they work magic – that’s just a fact. For this bohemian styled shoot with Danielle Poff, they envisioned a woodland elopement filled with deep pinky-reds, metallic, and a mix of greys that just so happened to result in a photo shoot that’s as inspired as it is beautiful to look at.
From the stylists, Zest It Up: What is more magical than the sparkle of love and the promise of things to come found in the quiet beauty of winter. Caught in the moment just before the loud ruckus of Spring, our models, Jessica and Tyler, are romanced by the hushed tones of the forest. Danielle Capito Photography beautifully captured the spirit of this quiet moment stuck in the clash between the hush of earthy greys and the decibels of shimmering glitter. Danielle focused her lens and use of light in a manner that coaxed the intimate romance of this clandestine celebration.
The details were set by the expert eyes of Zest it Up, a design and catering company located on the Central Coast. Creating a moment worthy of a spritely princess, Zest it Up set a lush table with a woven metal tablecloth from the street markets of Saudi Arabia. The gold chargers were set with mercury glass plates and gold geometric designs. The woodland environ was whispered into the design with feather details and a unique chandelier of grapevines, willow branches and crystal made by Samantha and Chanda of Zest it Up. With candlelight overhead, Jessica and Tyler were cozy with silvery faux mink throws to keep them warm as the minutes ticked by in this wintery woodland.
Festive Designs heightened the romance and drama of the table with the subdued but dramatic colors of their floral arrangements. Highlighting the use of color with texture, they used feathers, seed pods and berries of various flora, wintery foliage, twigs, and deeply romantic roses mixed with astilbe and otherworldly pomegranates. Using mercury glass and lanterns with Moroccan overtones, Festive Designs coaxed even more ethereal beauty out of their designs.
Zest it Up continued the spritely magic with a rope-suspended dessert table adorned with caramel encrusted croquembouche and a flambe cake. The glittering mesh stars and Spanish moss draping the tree canopy were sublime touches of enchantment. Donning threads from Urban Outfitters, Change of a Dress Consignment Boutique and Free People, Jessica felt extra glamorous with all the delicate beauties created by Baxter Moerman Jewelry. From stacking rings reminiscent of will o’ the wisp, to bolder statement pieces like a geometric necklace and grey pearls, Baxter Moerman Jewelry bedazzled our quiet moment in the oak forest.
Shoot Location: San Luis Obispo, CA / Photographer: Danielle Poff / Event Design: Zest It Up / Floral Design: Festive Designs / Attire: Change of a Dress Consignment Boutique, Free People, Urban Outfitters / Jewelry: Baxter Moerman Jewelry