I love, love, love how this styled shoot turned out. The inspiration was vintage romance. The colors were Tiffany blue, pale pink, ivory, and gold. The outcome: GORGEOUS! Not only were our models stunning in their beautiful gowns and tux, but the decor was amazing. I expected nothing less though from wedding coordinator extraordinaire, Cynthia Betts of Special Events in Des Moines, and her amazing assistant, Peri Baldwin. Their vision brought to life a stunning sweetheart table, sweets table, a truly unique escort card table, and an amazing outdoor lounge.
I was so fortunate to work with some amazing vendors during this styled session. Our location for the shoot was Bessie's Barn in Centerville. It was a bit of a drive, but totally worth it. Bessie's Barn is a relatively new venue, having only been open around a year. It is truly a gorgeous venue.
Our models wore gowns and a tux from Bridal Dreams in Oskaloosa. I was lucky enough to help select the gowns. I made my own dress when I got married, so I missed out on the experience of shopping for bridal gowns. So it was a blast for me to be part of that experience to prep for this shoot. Bridal Dreams has so many beautiful dresses to offer it was hard to choose one. They also provided us with some stunning head pieces.
On the day of the shoot, we had amazing hair and makeup artists from the area: Cool Jewels (hair) and Elite Salon (makeup). Their stylists did such a spectacular job capturing the look for the session. It was such a pleasure working with them.
The paper products (invitations, escort cards, menus, sweets table labels, and more) were created by the design team at Zephyr Weddings in Coralville. They do simply beautiful work. Their eye for design is spot on and their creations fit so well into our session.
Coordination: Special Events
Floral: cynwhd b designs
Rentals/Decor: Vintage, Love, Rentals and annessi
Location: Bessie's Barn
Dresses/Tux: Bridal Dreams
Hair: Cool Jewels Salon
Makeup: Elite Salon
Custom Stationary: Zephyr Weddings
Cupcakes: Sweet Stuff