July 31, 2017
First off, would just like to say how much we are inspired and motivated by www.ruffledblog.com. Their site is such a valuable resource to the Wedding Community, and such a great resource for inspiration for anyone’s special day. We were thrilled to get the opportunity to organize this style shoot based around a tropical Bridal Shower theme. We can’t thank each participating vendor enough, for helping to pull this off during “LITERALLY” the busiest time of year for all of us. We couldn’t have ask for a better end result and want to personally thank all of you for helping to pull this off!
This shoot taught us some very important things about how to make your Wedding experience pure magic! Work with a Design, Planning, & Style Professional! We couldn’t have pulled this off with Elsa Jagniecki. She is a true artist, and master mind collaborator. If you are fortunate enough to have her eye infused in to your Wedding Day, the end product will be perfection. In addition, you can NEVER go wrong working with the team at April’s Garden. Not only are they brilliant with florals and design, they are the most pleasant people in the world to work with!! We’ve followed and loved Fig & Bloom for years now. True artisans who time after time produce delectable eats that taste as insanely good as they look. Reign Hair Salon killed it!! Having a hair and MU stylist that “gets it” makes Wedding Day prep so incredible to shoot! Everyone in there was pure gold and we loved getting the opportunity to work with them! Occasions Bridal pulled through beautifully in a pinch. We were so grateful for the professional insight and creative direction they provided. They have been a consistent pillar of beauty and inspiration in this area a long time and we love what they produce. We personally have been going to Kennebec Cafe for years and LOVE IT (especially the grilled artichoke appetizer!!). Thank you so much for your hospitality Barbara, and for accommodating this shoot on such short notice. Your restaurant is true gem in the four corners! Lastly….thank you SOOOOOO MUCH to the amazingly gorgeous models that were willing to be patient with us, and sacrifice your time to make all this happen. Ironically, the only other styled shoot that we’ve done was over 5 years ago with Melanie Mae and renown genius – hair mastermind – Heather Chapman before she was a celebrity lol! 🙂 COULD NOT HAVE ASKED for better models! THANK YOU Melanie Mae, Jenne Anne, & Cristi Harper for being willing to work with us!!!!
The most important thing about your Wedding experience is that you have the right to expect it to be ALL ABOUT YOU! When you surround yourself with industry pros, that know exactly what to do, and know how to alleviate all of the unnecessary stress that can accompany such a significant event, you literally can just float through the entire day effortlessly and exquisitely, landing on the other side of a fairy tale story, into a new life with the perfect memory of it all. We love the responsibility to make sure this happens for each of our Brides. WE LOVE WEDDINGS!
STYLING & DECOR: Heirlooms:
VENUE: Kennebec Cafe:
H&MU: Reign Hair Salon:https://www.facebook.com/reignavedasalon/
FLORALS: April’s Garden:http://aprilsgardenweddings.com
DRESSES: Occassion’s Bridal: https://www.facebook.com/occasionsbridaldurango/
DESSERTS: Fig & Bloom Cakes: http://www.figandbloomcakes.com/
DESSERTS: Jean Pierre Bakery, Cafe & Wine Bar:https://www.facebook.com/Jean-Pierre-Bakery-Cafe-Wine-Bar
RENTALS: Durango Party Rental:
MODELS: Melanie Mae:https://www.instagram.com/missmelaniemae/ & Jenne Anne: www.jenneanne.com https://www.instagram.com/jenneanne Cristi Harper
STYLING ASSISTANTS: Amber Andrew:
https://www.instagram.com/amberleighandrew/ & Chelsea Jonhston: