Picture this: Your hair is down, flowing in a gentle breeze. Sun rays are warming your skin, and the grass is cool between your toes. Under an aged tree your love waits. He smiles as you make eye contact. A strong gust of wind blows a playful flurry of petals off the tree, and you look to the sky and see its beginning its change from blue to pink.
Earlier this month our team had the absolute privilege to work with an amazing group of vendors for a styled shoot. The theme was “Romantic Garden” with an overall focus on pink and gray. It was such a delight meeting and collaborating with everyone. It was amazing to see how the teams came together and bounced ideas and creative inspiration off of each other for this stunning final product.
During the planning phases of the styled shoot the dream was in the details. Every table arrangement, every flower, and every tasty pastry was chosen and placed with the utmost care. See, the thing about pink and gray is that if not handled correctly, that color scheme could end up looking like your average prom night. But this collaborative group of vendors took those hues and turned them into elegance incarnate.
One of the main attractions of anyone’s big day is definitely the dress, and this dress looks like it came straight out of Cinderella’s daydream. The pastel pink hue elicited feelings of fairy tale wonder, while the back of the gown showed us a very modern and chic see-through design, bringing together the best of both worlds. Our model’s smile and brightness is so vibrant that by looking at the pictures you wouldn’t even be able to tell it was barely 40 degrees that day!
As the theme would suggest, it wouldn’t be much of a garden without flowers. The strategic placement of these vases and foliage were essential in setting the romantic yet whimsical mood. The contrast between the darkness of the leaves and the softness of the pink accents and decorations such as the candles took the decorations and turned them into a work of nature.
At the end of the day, it’s all about the mood that gets set, and what a mood this styled shoot created. There’s nothing quite like laying in the grass on a nice day, looking up at the blue skies. Slowly but surely, the sun will begin to set as it always does. You’ll see the sun setting just over the horizon, and a vibrant pink will diffuse through the sky. As night approaches, the clouds will darken and find their silver linings. It’s there, during twilight, that the sun will shine but so will the stars, and the moon appears but the birds are still flying. It’s there that the various intensities of pink and gray will meet and dance and come together in the sky. The success of this theme is that it brings us back to the very essence of a relationship and a wedding: two people coming together in darkness or in light, in day time or in night, till death do them part. The Romantic Garden styled shoot theme shows that love is the strongest natural force to be reckoned with.
The Vendor Team
We would like to thank all of the lovely vendors who contributed to thank the lovely group of vendors who helped bring the vision of Vanessa Smith Photography to life!