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Fairy Tale in the Woods Inspiration Shoot

7 Aug

Talk about creativity! This Fairy Tale in the Woods inspiration is whimsical and unique from beginning to end. A talented group of Minnesota based vendors collaborated to create this rustic elegance wedding inspiration. Keep scrolling for a deep blue Tara Latour wedding dress, enchanting decor and details, a delightful dessert buffet by Cocoa & Fig and a surprise engagement story.

cocoa fig dessert wedding buffet blue green

chapel in the woods wedding mn

blue gold wedding invitations

surprise engagement proposal

surprise engagement proposal

surprise engagement proposal

unique whimsical blue wedding dress

chapel in the woods wedding orono mn

leaf wedding hair accessory romantic messy updo

tara la tour romantic wedding dress

green red blue wedding bouquet orchidgreen red blue fall wedding bouquet

unique tara latour wedding dress

whimsical romantic wedding dress

autumn fall wedding bouquet

orchid berry wedding boutonniere

once upon twig letters fairy tale wedding

once upon twig letters fairytale wedding inspiration

rustic elegance wedding inspiration

vintage blue gold wedding inspiration

orchid berry wedding centerpiece blue green red

whimsical rustic wedding menu

rustic elegant fairy tale wedding inspiration

book table number numbers wedding

stacked book wedding centerpiece

cocoa fig wedding dessert buffet

blue blueberry wedding dessert buffet

whimsical elegant wedding buffet

blue white cake pops dessert buffet

blueberry mini tart dessert wedding buffet

ruffle button wedding cake embellishment blue gold

ruffle button wedding cake blue gold

This is the second collaboration with most of the vendors listed and provides an outlet for showcasing our best designs and creativity. Not only was this truly a stunning collaboration of some of the best, as well as lesser known, talent in the Twin Cities, there is an engagement story to go with it.

When it came time to recruit models for our shoot, Molly contacted her childhood friend, Brian, and asked if him and his girlfriend, Jay, would be available and interested in the opportunity. As fate would have it, Brian shared with her that he had just finished a custom designed ring and was planning to propose to Jay, but needed to creative way to do so. It was meant to be.

So on one of the most beautiful Fall days we could have asked for and just as we were getting ready to start shooting, Molly realized that our bride didn’t have a ring! — “Does anyone have a ring we can use?!,” She panicked — my acting was mediocre at best, but it worked. “I have one,” Brian chimed in and got down on one knee. The rest is history; however, thoroughly documented. Jay and Brian were married in Stillwater on July 13, 2012. Truly a unique engagement story!

Photography: Jenny Bedard Photography | Floral Designer: Studio Emme | Dress Designer: Tara Latour | Cake Designer: Cocoa & Fig | Makeup Artist: Smart and Chic Bride | Jewelry: Retrospect Jewelry Designs | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Heimie’s Haberdashery | Event Venue: The Woods Chapel | Etsy Designer: Nelle Handbags | Paper Props: Tam Dandy

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Industrial Romance Inspiration Shoot by Zlata Modeen Photography

24 May

Where do you start when searching for inspiration for your wedding?  You can pull inspiration from objects around you that you adore.   This inspiration shoot by Zlata Modeen Photography is a great example of that concept.  The styler and coordinator of this photoshoot, Carly of Girl Friday, found inspiration in her favorite black and cream taper candles and The Vintage Type’s warehouse location.  All the elements from the unique umbrella chandelier to the pretty flowers in a soft color palette to the contrasting black and white details came together beautifully for this industrial romance wedding inspiration shoot.unique umbrella chandelier white pink yellow romantic wedding bouquet anemone rose gray black white yellow wedding invitation polka dot black white gray gold glam wedding attire black ruffle glam bridesmaid dresses personalized wedding chair sign ribbon bow green black white rustic wedding boutonniere industrial romance wedding inspiration shoot romantic industrial warehouse urban wedding creative umbrella chandelier wedding decor industrial modern umbrella chandelier modern vintage romantic wedding flowers decor pink yellow black white romantic wedding centerpiece anemone wedding bouquet centerpiece flowers vintage china black white wedding menu calligraphy vintage black white gold china elegant wedding menu calligraphy industrial romance wedding inspiration industrial romance wedding inspiration industrial romance wedding bride groom dessert buffet vintage wood table industrial wedding black white stripe dessert buffet wedding decor black white stripe dessert buffet wedding decor bride groom walking down path
Some Details from Carly of Girl Friday, the Styler and Coordinator: Our inspiration came from my favorite black and cream tapers from Five Stripes 
and the home of The Vintage Type–a historic hardwood milling warehouse on Mississippi River bluffs.  The umbrella installation was created for this shoot.  Diane, owner of The Vintage Type, painted the umbrella ceilings with gold spray paint,
punched holes with grommets and threaded through a cord with a bare Edison bulb.  It is a rentable installation.

Photography: Zlata, Zlata Modeen Photography | Styling and Coordination: Carly, Girl Friday and Diane, The Vintage Type  | Vintage Rentals: Diane, The Vintage Type | Floral Design: Katie, Zook Floral Design  | Graphic Design: Diane, The Vintage Type | Calligraphy: Rosann, Rosann Konieczny Calligrapher | Hair and Makeup: Julie, Kate, Melanie, Julie Swenson Beauty | Wedding Dress: Lulu Kate from Bella Bridesmaid | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Veil: Something Borrowed Bride | Lingerie: Flirt Boutique

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