Happy Friday!!! I am soooo excited for today! First, it’s my first official wedding of 2013! I will be shooting down to the mall this afternoon to decorate and help coordinate Amanda & Jason’s wedding on the Jefferson Memorial! I can’t thank the DC weathermen enough for their continual errors in reporting the weather – 100% rain for Friday … WHAT?! The sun is shining and it’s going to be a beautiful day – thanks guys!
Second, for today’s inspiration shoot – I have a GOOD one. And by good, I really mean, GREAT. It started with a cake. Yes, this entire elopement-styled wedding shoot was built all around an awesomely unique wedding cake: a cake made from crepes!! From there is spiraled into a beautiful collection of dessert meets cafe styled details with a bride in a beautiful short lace wedding dress and a stunning gold statement necklace. I also LOVE the detail they included in the invitation suite – you will just have to check it out to see!
From the photographer, Caitlin Gerres Photography:
The inspiration for this Garden Elopement all began with a crepe cake. After stumbling upon this beautiful and unique cake, I knew it would be perfect and I had to build a stylized shoot around it. I teamed up with Tianna of Truly Ty Photography to plan this Garden Elopement Stylized Shoot.
We wanted to tell the story of a beautiful young couple whose relationship started with two cups of tea at a café in Yorktown, VA. Savannah and Erik knew they wanted to pledge their lives to each other and they knew a bed and breakfast in Yorktown would be the perfect place to do it. Simple. Intimate. Perfect.
A Garden Styled Elopement Wedding with a Crepe Cake
Photography: Caitlin Gerres Photography | Concept and design: Caitlin Gerres Photography and Truly Ty Photography | Hair and makeup: Kelley Manning | Cakes: Sweet Emma Lou
| Bouquet: Aleen Floral Design | Stationary: Just a Lil Studio | Venue: Hornsby House Inn
We included many details into the day that would cater to a DIY or budget friendly bride. While our cakes were created by an experienced baker, any of them could have easily been created at home. One of the cake stands was created by gluing a candle holder to a china plate, and most of the plates and tea cups were purchased at thrift stores, giving a mismatched, collected look to the reception tablescape.
how awesome is this wedding invitation suite?! I LOVE the use of the check receipt!
And now, that ah-mazing cake the shoot was styled around! A crepe wedding cake!!
Click inside for the rest of this beautiful elopement styled shoot, including full details on the pricing for using one of the Virginia Beach wedding vendors you see in this shoot!