Images: Kishana Highgate Photography
TGIF. Am I right? I cannot believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away (I’m so unprepared!) and I don’t even want to think how fast Christmas will follow. For today we have a gorrrrgeous styled shoot from some awesome DC area wedding vendors.
There’s been a lot of opinions of back and forths on styled shoots and if they are good or bad for the wedding industry. Personally, I think (like most things) they work in moderation. I try to feature only a select few on the blog that actually showcase something different. For vendors, they’re a fun way to flex their creative muscle and expand their portfolio to showcase talents that aren’t being portrayed through client work. And for my readers, well, realize that this was a STYLED shoot and that to recreate this for your wedding probably won’t be cheap. But use the elements and inspiration from this funky Bohemian brunch wedding to give you some fresh, new ideas for your own wedding (or life!). Happy Friday alll.
Vendors ~> Details & Design: Pollyanna Events | Venue: Long View Galley | Photographer: Kishana Highgate Photography | Models: Mug of Love Weddings & her adorable partner | Welcome Basket: Marigold & Grey | Letterpress & Design: Typecase Industries | Hair & Makeup: Alison Harper and Company
About the shoot:
Fall is such a beautiful time of year for a wedding. With all of the bright fall colors the season has to offer, you can turn any wedding into a stunning event. With that in mind, we wanted to inspire couples when planning their fall weddings and encourage them to think outside the box.
This unconventional, bohemian, brunch-inspired styled shoot, was radiant and left you longing for an indoor/outdoor offbeat fall wedding. We held this shoot at an industrial and exposed brick gallery in the middle of the city. Our goal was warm the space up with welcoming fall colors and then to throw in a pop of HOT PINK! We managed to grab a vintage table filled with an endless amount of mouth watering goodies, and set up just the right amount of perfectly placed details to complete the look.
Another reason this shoot stood out from all the rest was because we incorporated a lot of DIY items to make this shoot particularly inviting. We mentioned hot pink, which we incorporated through homemade candy apples (learning some culinary skills in the process). We reinvested materials such as unique and vibrate fabrics in several aspects of the shoot. Finally, we utilized an antique chair, which we reupholstered ourselves, for several key shots during the day.
The shoot would not of been complete without our fantastic models. They were dressed like they stepped out of a vintage, artsy magazine. Alternatively, it could be said the couple looked like they may have been owners of the eclectic city location we found to shoot in. To top off the couples’ look, the bride had strawberry red hair which set off the autumn theme.