Miami meets Mid-Century Modern

geometric invitations

Welcome back everyone and happy 2015!!  I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to see some bright colors this year, and this shoot is the perfect kick off towards that goal.  I do love a good geometric pop when it comes to weddings!!

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Miami Meets Mid-Century Modern

Situated on one of the most iconic beaches in the world The James Royal Palm in Miami Beach hosted this mid-century inspired shoot. While I specialize mostly in wedding stationery and paper goods, I also love to style and art direct. The goal was to showcase my design aesthetic, and love for mid-century and contemporary designs. I felt it was important to stay true to the dynamic and culture that is unique to Miami. Another major source of inspiration for the shoot was Ray and Charles Eames, husband and wife-duo, furniture designers.

Charles Eames was once said “At all times, love and discipline have led to a beautiful environment and good life.” I believe in this quote whole-heartedly, as this is something I put into practice everyday in the studio.

The majority of the shoot took place in the South Shore Lounge and Florida Cookery Patio.
We were also fortunate enough to have a special dish prepared by the talented team at FCP.

VENDORS

Styling and Coordination: Llorente Design
Paper Suite: Llorente Design
Geometric favors and place settings: Llorente Design
Photography: Pabelona Studio
Hair and Makeup: Christina Vidal
Cake and Sweets: Earth and Sugar
Flowers: Ines Naftali
Bride’s Wardrobe: Dress by Miss Brache, Necklace by JCrew, Shoes by Chinese Laundry
Groom’s Wardrobe: Suit by Topman, Tie by Penguin, Sunglasses by Shwood

[images from Pabelona Studio]

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Honeymoon staycation ideas

I love getting well styled photoshoots in my inbox….I feel like they can capture a new idea really well, and show brides how it can be accomplished.  This one comes thanks to Erica from Tinsel & Twine….I’ll let her explain!  Thanks Erica!

The theme of this photoshoot is a Honeymoon Staycation. We imagined a sweet couple with enough love and wanderlust between them to fill a New York City apartment … but just not the funds to go somewhere far, far away.

We chose a variety of complementary colors, shapes, and textures, but kept our table purposefully imperfect. Each placesetting was dressed with a collection of travel-related accessories like vintage binoculars, passports, and sculptural globes.  To add to the homespun feel of the decor, we created a mobile installation of fanned tissue paper and newsprint.

We also DIY’d a multi-colored cloth and yarn rope to snake down the length of the table. Rather than adding flowery plant-life, we decked the table with hearty airplants anchored in bowls of red beans that hint at some place exotic and tropical. To tie the story together, each placesetting holds a mock boarding pass that doubles as a love note.

We are so proud of our fabulous intern, Natasha Melo, for leading this photoshoot. And of course, we could not have pulled this fun shoot together without the help of our awesome “dream team” made up of the following talented people:

Photography:  You Go, I Go, We Go Photography
Gowns:  Alexandra Grecco
Hair:  Dominique Clark
Make-up:  Melissa Cunillera
Tablescape Design & Styling:  Tinsel & Twine

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