What’s Valentine’s Day without a bit of whimsy inspired by Cupid himself? Anissa Manzo of Urban Poppy and Obscura Photoworks worked up this short but sweet shoot with the perfect Valentine’s Day floral arrangements and an incredible hanging display of Cupid’s arrows and flowers. Let’s jump in!
From the stylist, Anissa Manzo of Urban Poppy: For the overhang, I loved hanging the different colored roses intermixed with Cupid’s arrows, precariously hanging over the couple and tablescape. Romantic and “dangerous” at the same time. Radiant orchid is the 2014 color of the year which inspired the jacket worn by the model with her bouquet of roses that looked like they were designed for each other! We all know that red is the holiday’s historic color and although pink is sweet, radiant orchid and light purples add a playful side and look amazing with red.
The chunky red necklace made of coral (urban poppy) is quite the statement piece and lends a bold yet fun element tour model. Overall, our inspiration was fun, playful romance — combining a color palette that in past years might seem to clash, but with today’s look create something more modern, refreshing and interesting.
Shoot Location: Savannah, GA / Photographer: Obscura Photoworks / Event Styling and Flowers: Anissa Manzo of Urban Poppy / Coral Necklace: Urban Adorn (a division of Urban Poppy) / Love Boxes, Wooden Arrows, Vintage Valentines: Urban Poppy Shop (coming soon!)