Inspiration can come from anywhere.
Has it ever happened to you that you are driving around while listening to your favorite song and this song takes you to another place? Only to realize you are close to the destination and you don’t know how you got there? Where did the song take you?
As I mentioned before, inspiration can come from anywhere and although I love Pinterest from time to time, I am not talking about pinning pretty pictures this time. I am talking about grabbing inspiration from a painting, a poem, your favorite place to visit, even a song! Close your eyes and think of your favorite place. Who and what is there? What objects do you see? What colors come to mind? And most important, what feeling does it bring you? These are all questions you can ask yourselves and use for inspiration in the design and “feeling” for your wedding day. This is part of the process I take with clients when coming up with a design and helping them achieve the look and feeling they want. Some clients are able to express exactly what they want at their wedding but many don’t know and that’s o.k. That’s what I’m here for, to help you translate what you are thinking of and transform it into an actual design. First a color palette, then flowers, lighting, décor and so on until we achieve your vision and personal style.
This is an example of how something unexpected can give you inspiration and how I got inspired for my first styled shoot….
I was on my way home late one night when I drove by a house in the RiNo area in Downtown Denver. It was already 9p.m. and it was dark outside but the house was lit up completely inside. All of the windows were opened and I could tell their house was beautifully decorated. I was immediately transfixed on a painting they had hung on their dining room wall. The walls in the living room were painted red and right in the middle was an old painting with bold reds, browns and golds. The colors were so beautiful and I knew right away that I had to use them for my first styled shoot. Styled shoots are one of my favorite things to plan and design as it gives me the freedom to create things that clients normally don’t ask for. It’s a way for all vendors to get creative and showcase our talents and what we do best.
When I thought of this painting, it gave me the feeling of true love, romanticism, and for some reason a rainy day. Not rain in a depressing way, but rain in the springtime, when the grass is starting to turn green and the flowers are just starting to bloom. The feeling of excitement and a new beginning.
For this shoot I enlisted some pretty awesome vendors along with Carnefix Photography. She has a “moody” feel to her photographs and I thought she’d be perfect for this shoot. I wasn’t wrong at all! The colors I envisioned were brought to life with her photography. I absolutely love this shoot and it continues to be one of my favorite ones I’ve done. This styled shoot didn’t look exactly like the painting I saw but the feeling was definitely there; romantic and whimsical.
This Styled Shoot was also featured in Love Inc Magazine here!
Photography | Carnefix Photography; Planning, Design, Rentals | Erika Sandoval Event Planning & Design ; Floral Design | Inspired Designs Floral and Event Design ; Hair and Makeup Artist | 5280 Divine Beauty ; Cake | Cassie’s Cake Confections ; Wedding Dress | Blue Bridal Boutique ; Wedding Stationer | Stefanie Hoffmeister Lettering & Design ; Ribbons and Runner | A Ribbons Nest ; Chair Signs | HB Laser Engraving ; Models/Real Couple | Amanda and Dustin