We are so proud of our Poppy French Impressionism Ballet-Inspired photo shoot getting published on Green Wedding Shoes this month! So many wonderful vendors were involved in this “labor of love” and it was expertly and beautifully captured on old school FILM (not digital) by Kristin La Voie Photography.
Kristin and I love working together so we met up, brainstormed and came up with this totally unique wedding theme. We were first inspired by poppies…a flower that I have always wanted to use more in weddings because of its unique shape and the array of colors it comes in. We talked about how a poppy’s soft petals look like a ballet tutu–which then took us down the path of ballerinas…We also talked about how poppies bend and go in various directions when used in a design, which reminded me of still life paintings of bouquets by the French Masters. We decided French Impressionism was a great source for drawing both ballerina and floral inspirations from. We knew we wanted a painterly style to come into play as well somewhere in the shoot…so we included it on the invitations, ceremony backdrop and in the favors. So that is a little about our process…the next step was to find the perfect team of vendors for this inspirational wedding shoot…which we did!
Our “dream team” of vendors:
Photography: Kristin La Voie Photography
Florals, Favors + Backdrop: US! Kio Kreations
Venue: Ola la Ijorere
Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Cristine
Cake: The Sugar Path
Makeup: Sheri Cox MUA
Hair: Dual Attraction
Dresses: Mignonette Bridal
Linens: The Chair Couture
There are just so many details in this shoot! We are so pleased with how it all came together! Be sure to scroll all the way down to see it all!
I loved making the bouquets for this shoot. For the bride, I did a presentation-style arm bouquet as a nod to the kind of bouquet a ballerina would receive after a performance. For the maid of honor, I designed a textural nosegay with a tulle tutu around it to play up another aspect of the ballerina theme. Both fit perfectly with the gorgeous attire.
Please check out more from this amazing shoot over on Green Wedding Shoes (including DIY instructions on how I created the painted embroidery hoop backdrop for the ceremony!)