I couldn’t sleep one night because a theme was fluttering through head.

And pretty soon you will see just what Elle with Elle Designs meant. This Valentine’s inspired, vintage light pink & teal styled shoot is gorgeous with a capital G. Heart shaped balloons, pink lipstick, the snazziest retro hair, and the CUTEST teal dress. I am in LOVE.

Oh wait, did I mention there is a teal, mustache flash involved? I think that if I took Capitol Romance, Valentine’s Day & vintage styling, and put it in a blender. The fun, beautiful concoction that would come out, would look EXACTLY like this shoot.

Vintage Pink & Teal, Valentine’s Inspired Shoot with Heart Balloons & Retro Hair


Photography: Dani Leigh Photography

Design, Styling, Props: Elle Ellinghaus Designs

Hair & Makeup: Behind the Veil

Location, Bench, Pillows: Rusty Love Vintage Rentals

Desserts: Dudley’s Desserts (Vegan Sweet Treats)

Elle shares more:

As a wedding designer, I guess my days revolve around love; love stories of first meetings and happily ever afters; so  I could not help but want to style a shoot that was a little dreamy, a little retro, and full of sweetness. I woke up and started sketching a simplistic, yet sweet, idea of mint and blush focused around Cupid’s big day. The planning began, vendors were contacted, I bought a white statue of a poodle, and sweetness arose.  I created a back drop of pink, heart-shaped balloons behind a rustic, mint-green bench. A petticoat and dress were dyed pink, sparkling desserts were displayed on pink cake stands and retro-inspired hair & makeup set the vibe. Our beautiful and playful model, Lori, filled the shoot with giggles and Ooh La La’s.


Click inside for the rest of this fabulous, pink & teal, love-inspired shoot!

Wasn’t this shoot just freakin’ amazing?! I told you so. A special thanks again to Elle Ellinghaus Designs for the amazing submission & to Dani Leigh Photography for the images!

Like what you see in this shoot? If you think any of the details in this shoot might be a fit for your wedding, get a better idea of what it all cost here:

Wardrobe: Both dresses were from Francesca’s   http://www.francescas.com

  • Pink Dress: $44 dress + petticoat from consignment shop for $20 that were both dyed baby pink. ($5.00 for dye) so a total if $69
  • Green Dress: $44.00
  • Shoes: $29.99 (on sale woot, woot!)

Hair & Makeup: For a Special Occasion/Photo Shoots:

  • Hairstyling $85 to $125
  • Makeup {traditional or airbrush}  $75-$100 + Lashes $25


  • Flask:$19.99 from Francesca’s (no liquor was in it, was thinking of filling it with Jelly Beans at the studio! What what!)
  • $35.00 Poodle & $15.00 heart pillow from home decor store.
  • DIY’ed: the pink cake stand, the ruffle backdrop and sparkly heart.
  • $20 for heart Balloons.


  • Dudley’s Desserts $70 for 2 dozen donuts and 1 dozen cupcakes with fondant flower

Green bench:

  • Rusty Love-$625 purchase/ $150 rental


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