This lovestruck wedding inspiration shoot shows us how quickly something beautiful can grow out of just one inspiring item. Kirsten of Revel and Bloom came across a vintage mug in an antique shop, and was able to form an entire styled session based around its unique design. Julie Cate and Bare Root Flora were on hand to assist with images and floral design, and we think they absolutely nailed this one.
From the event designer, Kirsten of Revel and Bloom: The inspiration for this styled shoot all stemmed from finding an intricate and beautifully painted mug at a local thrift store. From there we made it our goal to find unique treasures that would bring together a “love struck” style shoot. We wanted to accomplish this by featuring patterns and designs in the pastel color palette to create a romantic spin on the typical tribal esthetic. We also loved the idea of incorporating items that were found at local thrift stores to inspire couples to integrate Eco-friendly and refurbished approaches into their wedding.
For the sweetheart table, we found a mid-century modern table with angular inlays to use as our base. From there we purchased patterned china, glassware, flatware, and two arrow candlesticks that we painted to match. Succulents were hand-dipped with rose gold paint, and were used to hold our custom escort arrows for the bride and the groom. From there we created (DIYed) lovely dream catchers out of crochet doilies, lace, and ribbon to use as chargers, and a whimsical feather backdrop to add dimension. The table was finished with lush flowers by Bare Root Flora and a fabulous cow skull.
For the cake table, we wanted to continue to use furniture with angular patterns. We found and refinished a duel-level credenza that had lines on the front panel that resembled an arrow. It displayed a coffee station and a beautifully designed cake by Avalon Cakes. The escort and guestbook vignettes were placed on end tables that matched the sweetheart table. The hexagon escort cards by Caroline Creates were held in place by arrow cardholders, and accented by rose gold rocks and succulents. The unique guest book consisted of wooden bead that the guests signed and attached to one of the ribbons on the dream catcher.
From the distinctive, rose gold headband made by the Rodeo Gypsy, to the beautiful dress by The Bridal Collection, to the styling by Style Down the Aisle; each of the vendors did a remarkable job of creating their elements of the shoot with beautiful details based on the concept. In addition, a majority of the items in the shoot consisted of either refurbished items found at thrift store or DIY projects. The following items were found at a thrift store sweetheart table, chairs, tribal china, flatware, glassware, dessert credenza, coffee set, doilies for dream catchers, and escort card end table. The following items were DIY projects: rose gold dipped succulents, rose gold rocks, arrow place cards, arrow card holders, dipped flatware, dream catchers, signs, arrow candle holders, rose gold votives, and feather backdrop.
Shoot Location: Morrison, CO / Photographer: Julie Cate / Event Design: Revel and Bloom / Flowers: Bare Root Flora / Venue: Red Rocks Amphitheater Trading Post Lawn / Wedding Dress: The Bridal Collection / Headband: The Gypsy Rodeo / Hair: Alex Cox / Makeup: Kelsey Zabawa / Stylist: Style Down the Aisle / Wedding Cake: Avalon Cakes / Lace and Throws: Chairished / Model: Janelle Kujath / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: Caroline Creates