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One of my very favorite things about summer? Blueberries! Savannah photographer Ashley Seawell agrees, and drew inspiration from the juicy little berry for this beautiful photo shoot at Georgia’s Wormsloe Historic Site. Says Ashley: “We aspired to show the natural beauty of blueberries and their color while keeping most other aspects season-neutral. Hints of blue were used throughout and the Provençal linen with blue stripes anchored the table. We chose ivory gowns for the bride and bridesmaids, as we wanted the blueberries stems in the bouquets and blue ribbon to stand out.”

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“We created our dessert table to highlight various sweets that can be created with this fruit, including miniature trifles, tartlets, and of course a blueberry and buttercream wedding cake.”

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SEE THE GALLERY FOR MORE IMAGES FROM THIS BLUEBERRY WEDDING PHOTO SHOOT IN SAVANNAH.

Photography: Ashley Seawell Photography / Floral Design: Cote Design / Stationery: Tessa Shane / Brides’s Dress Lena Medoyeff via Ivory + Beau / Bridesmaid Dresses: Ivana Krejci Collection via Ivory + Beau / Flower Girl Dress: Gap Kids / Hair, Makeup: Pastel Hair And Makeup / Cake: Savannah’s Hall Of Cakes / Rentals: Amazing Event RentalsLinen Me / Hair Piece: Vanilla Hue / Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab
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  • Blueberry Wedding Ideas from Ashley Seawell

    30 July 2014
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    We never tire of gray and yellow! It’s such a perfect mix of neutral and bright, modern and preppy, and there’s always a fun new way to do it. Here, Be Inspired PR teamed up with planner and designer LB Event Planning and photographer Ashley Sawtelle to create this modern, romantic styled shoot.

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    In addition to gray and yellow, the table included crisp white and minty blue elements.

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    The garden bouquet was a mix of creamy garden roses, green and white parrot tulips, yellow ranunculus, viburnum, and white lilac.

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    SEE THE FULL GALLERY FOR MORE IMAGES FROM THIS CHEERFUL STYLED WEDDING SHOOT.

    From Be Inspired:  On wedding days, we’re all wishing for sunny skies and often forget about the many wonderful elements of a lovely rain shower. Our inspiration for this shoot evolved from the beautiful components of a rainy day. To create a moody and intimate setting, we shot at The Kitchen Upstairs, which provided the perfect backdrop with dark slate grey walls, and cozy sitting areas. Modern polka dot prints, cream, yellow and mint were also used to brighten up the mood and bring some cheer. Our florist, Cori Cook created stunning and sleek arrangements with garden roses, peonies, parrot tulips, ranunculus, anemones, lilac and more to complete the façade. Ashley Sawtelle perfectly captured an intimate and elegant setting, and the venue itself provided a feeling of sophistication and fun for guests – the food and drinks will take your event to another level!

    Photography: Ashley Sawtelle / Producer: Be Inspired PR / Event Coordinating and Design: LB Event Planning / Venue, Catering: The Kitchen Upstairs in Boulder, Colorado / Floral Design: Cori Cook Floral Design / Hair, Makeup: Makeup by Sameera / Stationery: Prim & Pixie / Dress, Jewelry: Anna Be
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  • Gray and Yellow Photo Shoot by Ashley Sawtelle

    9 July 2014
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    Carmen Santorelli is one of our talented Select vendors, and we were thrilled when she sent over this totally dreamy photo shoot from the coast of southern California. That veil! The bouquet! And those views! Romantic barely begins to describe it. To La Lune did such a lovely job with the concept and design, and I really can’t get over the bouquet by Plenty of Petals (did I say that already?).

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    From Carmen: The main inspiration for this shoot was the setting that we chose as our backdrop, the stunning Sunset Cliffs area in San Diego. The raw, organic beauty of the California coast line in this particular area is breathtaking, so we intended to keep all the design elements to a minimum, in order to let nature shine. Since the colors we were working with were tan (the cliffs and the beach) and blue (the sky and the ocean), we gravitated toward non-competing colors, like a nude/blush colored Claire La Faye gown, and a light gray J.Crew suit. Plenty of Petals created the most beautiful all-white bouquet with clematis, garden roses, and ranunculus, and To La Lune brought all the elements together, in perfect harmony. Last, but not least, our ‘bride’ is the principal ballerina of LA ballet (Allyssa Bross), so her grace and beautiful, fluid lines were one of the main elements that we wanted to focus on.

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    Sweet Lydia’s created two charming cakes for the shoot, both displayed on simple glass cake stands.

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    SEE THE FULL GALLERY FOR MORE IMAGES FROM THIS ROMANTIC WEDDING INSPIRATION ON THE CALIFORNIA COAST.

    Photography: Carmen Santorelli / Event Design & Coordination: To La Lune / Floral Design: Plenty of Petals / Hair, Makeup: 10.11 Makeup / Dress: Claire La Faye / Veil, Hair Accessories: Erica Elizabeth / Suit: J.Crew / Bakery: Sweet Lydia’s / Rentals: Folklore Vintage Rentals
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  • Coastal Photo Shoot by Carmen Santorelli

    4 June 2014
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    Jen Huang recently teamed up with Daniel Tran of Oliveta Design and Max Gill for one of her One-On-One Workshops, held at Casa Madrona in Sausalito. The details are romantic, the flowers perfection, and the furry little “groomsmen” are darling!

    Jen created this sweet and simple detail by painting “to have and to hold” in gold on a basic wood hanger.

    Pale green taper candles are an unexpected touch, and a lovely contrast to the dark wood table.

    SEE THE FULL GALLERY FOR TONS MORE IMAGES FROM THIS ELEGANT PHOTO SHOOT FROM JEN HUANG.

     

    From Oliveta Design: “We had the opportunity to style Jen Huang‘s One-on-One Workshop at the Hillside Mansion of Casa Madrona, Sausalito. The concept for this workshop was to reflect an airy, light and fresh spring day. The tablescape strived to contrast the simple yet elegant with a touch of vintage details. We chose a laser-cut beaded and flower motif gown by Sarah Janks.

    “We also had the privilege to work side-by-side with Max Gill Floral Design. Max created lush centerpieces and his choice of flowers were beautifully on point. The gorgeous cakes were created by Sugarpie Baking Company.”

    Photography: Jen Huang / Venue: Casa Madrona in Sausalito, California / Event Design: Daniel Tran for Oliveta Design /  Floral Design: Max Gill / Hair & Makeup: Rebecca, Sherrie Long Artists / Dress: Daisy by Sarah Janks / Painted Dress Hanger:  Jen Huang Art / Cakes: Jennifer Hirt, Sugarpie Baking Company / Rentals: Seventh Heaven Vintage Rentals
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  • Casa Madrona Photo Shoot from Jen Huang

    29 April 2014
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    Select vendor Erin Kate has paired up with floral designer Nicole Land of Soil & Stem for this gorgeous berry- and emerald-hued inspiration shoot… I absolutely love the use of berries and mint leaves in these floral arrangements!

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    From Nicole: “We wanted to keep our look personal and organic. To achieve this vision, we used delicate detailing such as hand-lettered calligraphy, heirloom jewelry and flatware, French silk ribbon, and fresh mint sprigs harvested from the garden that morning. Vintage frogs were used to display seating assignments, menu, and invitation. We really loved the contrast of harsh metal against the supple fluidity of calligraphy. Floral frogs were also given as favors for wedding guests to use in their own garden bouquets or to display as art in their home.

    “From the flowers to our signature spritzer and ice, you will find rich berry and orchid hues woven throughout the shoot. Our berry theme carried over (literally in berries!) to our boutonnieres and cake styling. We find these colors evoke passion, closeness, and creativity – a little of what every love story is made of. David Austin’s ‘Kate’ garden roses, named in honor of the Duchess of Cambridge, provide us with a magenta that is striking against other beautiful stems like ranunculus, stock, mint, and olive. Aside from color, Kate’s fragrance is fresh with delicious hints of raspberry, redcurrant, and geranium.

    “My favorite part of the shoot was plucking a stray purpling ivy vine that had crept its way onto my lawn. Using ivy was never a part of my original design but it transformed into a lovely gestural member in my arrangements. Sometimes these small and inconsequential nuances can tie everything together to form a perfect marriage.”

    Photographer, Styling: Erin Kate / Floral Design, Styling: Soil & Stem / Calligrapher: You Doll Design / Cake: Pippa Cakery / Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic
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  • Berry-Hued Wedding Inspiration from Erin Kate

    21 April 2014
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