2 Jul

Smoke bomb bridal portrait

Are you guys swamped yet gearing up for Fourth of July? A holiday week is always so rushed but so worth it. You’ll definitely want to make time for this colorful pink editorial Emily Wren sent our way though obvs. She was inspired by Filippo Minelli’s landscape series Silence & Shapes + photographers who use smoke bombs in their work to add a little edge. But instead of going that route, Emily let the smoke inspire a vibrant rustic color pallete perfect for wedding photography.

Pink bridal bouquets

Bridal flower crown

Rose gold glitter shoes

BHLDN wedding dress

Emily says, When I connected with Sara from Confetti & Co. she took the idea and ran with it, and brought this shoot to life! We assembled an amazing team of wedding vendors. It was such a pleasure to collaborate with such talented and tasteful professionals! All the details by Ilonka Florals, Hello Bird, BHLDN, and Sweet Elizabeth’s really helped give the shoot depth and beauty. We found our models through Rienhart Agency and when one of them had to cancel, we simply asked our florist Keely to step in (she just happens to be both a florist and a model)! Terrain at Styers felt like the perfect location for this shoot and they were incredibly accommodating, letting us arrive in the morning before they opened so we could set off our smoke bombs!

Pink rose wedding bouquet

Paloma cocktail

Pink rose wedding bouquet

Floral garland

Pink and rose gold tablescape

Bistro light backdrop

PA brides, you know Terrain hosts private events, right? Just sayin’!

Pink glassware

Pink and rose gold tablescape

Purple candles

BHLDN bridesmaid dress

Marbled cake

Beauty in simplicity at its best.

Dessert bar

Bridesmaid portrait

Lovely. Thanks to Emily Wren Photography + the team below for sharing today.

Photography: Emily Wren Photography / Location & Rentals: Terrain at Styers / Event Design: Confetti & Co. / Floral Design: Ilonka Floral Design / Hair & Makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy / Calligraphy: Hello Bird / Desserts: Sweet Elizabeth’s / Dress: BHLDN / Models: Amy, Keely & Marisa with Reinhard Agency

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1 Jul

Wedding portrait

B + M live in California but chose to say I Do at the elegant Arizona Biltmore in Michelle’s hometown, surrounded by the lushest flowers. There wasn’t a theme per se, but ‘secret garden’ was their muse, complete with green draping and floral installations for an intimate vibe. Brushfire Photography gave them the natural, non-staged photos they had their eyes on…

Wedding shoes

Floral invitations

Wedding dress


Floral signage

Bridemaids portrait

The bouquet recipe…  Anemones, white, blush, and pink garden roses, and organic shaped greenery.

Groomsmen portrait

?Wedding portrait

Floral altar

Bridemaids portrait

Floral ceremony decor

Groomsmen portrait

The toughest part of planning during their 1.5 year engagement was the guest list, which they had to narrow to 280. Their best advice? Get the big stuff out of the way first—then enjoy the process.

Floral wedding ceremony

Ring bearer

Floral display

Bride portrait

Floral wedding ceremony

A pretty spectacular spot to wed, ya think? Michelle tells it, I grew up about 10 minutes from the hotel and Brandon fell in love with it upon our first visit. We really wanted to have our wedding be a weekend long celebration so we wanted to choose a place that everyone could stay and hang out. The architecture of the Biltmore is quintessential Arizona, which is what we wanted to share with our family and friends who have never visited. It is very grand and sophisticated.

White bridal bouquet

Floral escort card display

Arizona wedding reception


Words from Victoria Canada Weddings and Events: Because of the bride’s love for floral, we thought incorporating a floral wall would be perfect. We then collaborated with Petal Pusher to create a wall where we could hang the seating, then later turn it into the backdrop for the Slow Motion Video Booth. Petal Pusher was the perfect partner for this vision and the guests couldn’t get enough of this detail!


Now prepare yourself for the sweetest vid by I Do Films .

Congratulations, Michelle and Brandon!

PS Get inspired by checking out Michelle’s Pinterest board.

Photography: Brushfire Photography / Videography: I Do Films / Venue, Cake, & Catering: Arizona Biltmore / Wedding Coordination & Event Design: Victoria of Victoria Canada Weddings and Events / Florist: Petal Pusher / Hair: Lynn Felix at Etch Salon/ Makeup: Linda Wagner / Invitations: Celebrations in Paper / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Linen: La Tavola Linen / Band: The JJ’s / Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music: Kip Fox / Reception DJ: MT Sounds / Dance Floor: Platinum Pro, Inc. / Reception Drape: Quest Drape / Bride’s Dress: Naeem Khan from Saks Fifth Avenue / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Veil: Saks Fifth Avenue / Ring: Grandmother’s / Wedding Bands: Nolan Jewelry / Groom’s Suit: D Squared / Shoes: Gucci / Bow Tie: Gucci / Groomsmen Tux Rentals: Mr. Formal / Cufflinks: Nolan Jewelry

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1 Jul

Northern California wedding inspiration

When a creative crew comes together, beautiful things start to happen. Especially in the wedding industry. Sawyer Baird + Danielle Poff combined forces last spring to put on a total dream of a workshop for photographers. Evoking natural beauty + a farm-to-table feel throughout, this hilltop shoot to come from it could totally inspire an elopement, intimate wedding, or even e-sesh photos.

Northern California wedding inspiration

Pastell ring boxes and calligraphy

The Mrs Box, how you woo us.

Calligraphy wedding invitation

Sawyer says, Elysian the Workshop is a workshop for thriving photographers. It was inspired by two creative minds bringing their different styles together to create with intention. We decided on the Northern Coast of California because beautiful things are literally everywhere. The rocky shores, rolling hills, misty skies, and beautiful trees… what better place? On the property we enjoyed fresh cheeses, herbs, and the real farm to table feel. It was a place where you were really able to focus on your inner artist. So blissful. 

Northern California wedding inspiration

Northern California wedding inspiration

Claire Pettibone wedding dress

The back of this dress! It’s a Claire Pettibone.

Light green ring box

Organic green and gold wedding tablescape

Organic green and gold wedding tablescape

Organic green and gold wedding inspiration

Can we just picnic on this hilltop? So pretty!

Organic green and gold wedding tablescape

Organic green and gold wedding tablescape

Organic spring green and gold wedding tablescape

Sarah Park Events did such an amazing job putting together these outfits, location scouting, and designing the overall feel of the shoot. Wilder Floral Co just took it away with the amazing florals. So simple, sweet, and stunning… as all of her work always is! 

Claire Pettibone wedding dress

Thanks to Sawyer Baird + Danielle Poff for sharing the results of their amazing workshop.

Photography: Sawyer Baird / Hosts: Sawyer Baird & Danielle Poff / Venue: Private Property in Northern California / Creative Direction: Kylie Swanson / Styling: Sarah Park Events / Florals: Wilder Floral Co. / Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Quis / Dress: Claire Pettibone from The Dress Theory / Ribbon: Adorn Company

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