It’s been a little quiet ’round here. I was struck down by the flu of the stomach variety and have spent most of the week sipping tea on my couch and watching Netflix.
Before I became a hot, sick, mess… I did a photo shoot with some local wedding vendors turned friends.
The shoot was held at the lovely 41 Taylor. It’s a typical downtown Reno style house that has been completely redone for events and rental. It’s vintage and glam. Think original hardwood floors, fancy radiator covers, gold encased mirrors, chandeliers, a bathroom papered with the pages of vintage books, and a back room FULL of the glitziest, vintage goodies and props.
Michelle from Swoon…a Bridal Salon brought some gorgeous gowns and fun accessories from her shop. Swoon is such a great boutique and the only store that I am aware of in town that stocks gowns of this gorgeousness. She takes such care with all of her dresses. Plus, shopping with Michelle is pressure free and super personal…so unlike large scale salons. I may be a little biased since I did buy my wedding dress from her last year ;)
Edin Carpenter is the woman behind the hair and make-up. She did such a lovely, effortless job creating looks that were both flawless and real (ie, not airbrushed to oblivion). I envy beauty skills like hers.
Holly Fleur did all of the amazing bouquets. The scent was literally wafting around the room all day. Each arrangement was so unique with unexpected details. I couldn’t stop gushing about and smelling them all day long. Dreamy, dreamy.
There were some awesome antiques that were borrowed from The Red Chair, a little shop full of vintage and modern finds. One of my fave local stores for window shopping.
The shoot was largely coordinated by my friend and amazing photographer, Courtney Wilson Aaron. She asked two of her former clients and real brides, Terese and Ashley to be the models for the shoot. Both girls were lovely and so nice. I think it is really awesome that this was an entirely local shoot: local vendors, local real-girl brides.
I know I have mentioned this, but Courtney shot my wedding last June. Then, I made a dessert table for her wedding and helped with some day of coordination. Then she asked me to participate in this shoot and I was like, “Heck yes! I am so all over that!” So, I made a ruffle cake using this tutorial. This technique is AWESOME by the way. Like really, really awesomely easy compared to the results. I want to only make ruffle cakes from now until forever. I just love the look–pretty, a little rustic, but totally edible. I also made some vanilla macarons because I knew they would be a hit (as, I am sure you’ve noticed, they are all the rage) and because they just look so good.
I cannot wait to see (and share!) Courtney’s images from the day!
here are some shots I snuck throughout the day.
Anyway, the shoot was so fun! I’m such a sucker for pretty wedding things, vintagey things, and general loveliness.