What is a Wedding Styled Shoot?
This is a question we get a lot from our friends outside the wedding industry, and understandably so, since people often think our work simply entails planning events. While this is true, we also get to design for ourselves every once in a while!
Typically, this is in the form of what we call a Styled Shoot. These shoots are where we get to collaborate with other amazing vendors from near and far to play with up and coming trends and bring our creative visions to life. Styled Shoots are when we get to let our style and personalities shine in order to show our clients and potential future clients what we’re really capable of when it comes to event design.
This particular Styled Shoot was unique for us because we were sought out by an amazing group of photographers to put it together. The ladies who created The Experience Workshop reached out to us having seen our work and asked if we would be interested in helping them with their upcoming workshop here in Orlando.
It is always a “pinch-me” moment when someone says they found your work and loved it enough to want to work with you – especially when it is someone who’s work you admire back. These three photographers, Liza, Charissa, and Ashtyn come together from all across the country to teach other photographers through their workshops. Their work is breathtaking, and we were so honored that they wanted us to help them with their workshop.
Once we were on board for this project it was time to come up with a vision and seek out our vendor team.
This is where the fun really begins for us. After a brief discussion with the Experience Workshop Girls to get an idea of what direction they wanted to head with the aesthetic, we started sifting through Pinterest and Instagram to hone-in on our mood for this styled shoot.
The overall theme was Modern Bohemian. While we love everything about Bohemian style, there are a lot of trends out there right now that are so focused on this aesthetic that it’s easy to get sucked in and do what everyone else is doing. It was a huge goal of ours to make sure that we went in a direction that would stand out and be a fresh take on the oh so popular “Boho Wedding.”
This lead us to our vision board. We incorporated edgier vibes and lots of color. Bohemian style always incorporates a lot of textural elements and layering, so we wanted to do this, but with some unexpected elements like mixed metals, disco balls, and rich colors like blue and mustard yellow. Bringing us to a Bohemian style, with a little bit of retro and vintage touches.
Once the vision board was complete and we had the photographers on board, we started on our hunt for the rest of our vendor team. Luckily, we have an ongoing list of vendors we want to work with on creative projects like this! We quickly found our florist, Stephanie owner of Little Wild Bloom, and got our go-to rental company, Ocean Hawks Rentals, on board for the shoot. From there we also secured vendors for the gown – Solutions Bridal, groom’s suit – Current by John Craig, jewelry – Petrichor and Beryl, hair and makeup – Love Based Beauty, and of course the Venue – The Wellborn Hotel.
Each of these vendors plays a very important role in this styled shoot. They all have to be on board with the vision and need to pull their weight in order for things to come together as planned. It is crucial to find and work with vendors that understand this.
When the day of the shoot finally rolled around, we couldn’t have been more excited. After over two months of prep it was time to get all of our vendors together and pull our vision off. Our models were flawless, and each of our vendors pulled through beyond our expectations. What’s even better is the fact that not only did we finally get to meet Liza, Charissa, and Ashtyn in person, we got to see them, and their workshop participants excitedly run around the venue shooting what we had put together for them. The photos speak for themselves, but everything about this styled shoot was what our wedding planner dreams are made of!
What do you think of our take on Modern Bohemian style? Drop us a line and let us know!