Have you been searching the internet and every wedding planning magazine you can get your hands on for the perfect summer bright wedding inspiration?
If you’re looking to be inspired, this shoot is nothing less than perfect for that role. Hear from Elise van der Lee at Elise van der Lee Photography who put together this special styled shoot showcasing more than ten different vendors!
What was the theme for the summer bright wedding inspiration shoot?
The theme for the shoot was Summer Bright. I wanted a summer theme with bright colors, but still with an elegant touch. The bright colors mostly came from the flowers and the tablescape.
Reasons for choosing the venue.
Venue at the Block is a new venue in Dade City, who opened their doors in April for the first time. This amazing venue is a historical building in the middle of Dade City with an industrial look. The building has gorgeous large windows that give you all of the natural light a photographer dreams of.
The venue is very spacious so it was perfect to set up this styled shoot. There were separate spaces for all of the stations and all of them had enough natural light. I also wanted to show that an industrial building doesn’t always need to be styled as dark & moody, but can still be light and colorful.
Tell us the story and inspiration behind the shoot.
The inspiration came from flowers. I love flowers in bright colors and that gave me the inspiration for a Summer Bright Styled Shoot. This vision came to life when I was in contact with Hannah of Venue at the Block and saw her beautiful historic building with all of the natural light coming in.
Andie of the Flower Studio Altamonte provided all of the flowers in bright colors with yellow, pink, and green as main colors and that made this shoot come together perfectly.
The ceremony was made with a chuppah decorated with gorgeous flowers all around and woven through it. An abundance of hanging flowers and glass orbs were filled with flowers as well. The chairs were then set around them in a circle for the guests.
The reception table and sweetheart table were decorated with an assortment of bud vases and flowers. Together with bright yellow plates and delicious macarons on each plate, it looked beautiful.
The lounge set had two beautiful chairs with a mimosa cart and a champagne ladder. On the lounge table, we had a charcuterie board.
The cake station had a beautiful arch decorated with an abundance of flowers again. Three gorgeous cakes were all within the color palette. Each was so different from the other, but complemented each other as well. All were decorated with flowers and delicious macarons.
For the details, we had an invitation suite with all of the bright colors and flowers. Together with beautiful jewelry, ring boxes, and flowers we were able to create wedding flat lays. Last but definitely not least was the vintage car that made an entrance. Decorated again with flowers it was the perfect backdrop for some bridal portraits.
Can you describe what you provided for the shoot?
I came up with the plan and contacted all of the vendors to collaborate with. Together, we made this styled shoot a success. I was the organizer, planner, and photographer, but also brought details for the tablescape. I made sure everything went according to plan on the day itself and made sure the models were looked after.
What would this look cost if a couple asked you to provide it for a wedding?
I love to photograph weddings and my packages start at $1500.
Hear from the vendors in the shoot:
Venue at the Block
Venue at the Block provided a space for the vendors to create and design their wedding talents. Our building gives a unique historical & Industrial feel that contrasts well with the bright summer style of this shoot. A full day rental with ceremony and reception on a prime Saturday ranges to $7,500.
The Flower Studio
The Flower Studio provided all the fresh flowers. Every single bouquet was created with a vision. The Chuppah was something we had planned as well, and we would love to be able to utilize the beautiful indoor space that the venue offers.
The inspiration was fresh, spring, pastel hues. Elise came up with the idea and we brainstormed a lot until we could get everything the way we wanted. Chuppah, bridal bouquet, boutonniere, cake flowers, cake area, sweetheart table, guest table, mimosa/champagne bar, antique car decoration can range anywhere from $3K to $5K.
Sweet as Grace Bakery
Sweet as Grace Bakery provided homemade french macarons. The inspiration for my look was based on the color palette sent to me by the photographer. It was a beautiful mix of pinks, yellows, and greens that spoke very “spring” to me. My cost really depends on the quantity purchased (usually by the dozen) and if the macarons have any special design like edible images, airbrush, or fondant work.
The Rustic Bliss Cakery
We created three custom-designed wedding cakes with summer decor elements; A three-tiered cake with patterned texture. A two-tier, hand piped with buttercream floral decor and rose gold metallic touches. A single-tier with hand-painted “watercolor” notes.
Our inspiration was vibrant color palettes, fresh floral, and sunshine! All things that make you feel the power of fun summer vibes. Three-tier cakes are $230, two-tier cakes are $165, and single-tiered cakes are $75. Prices do not include floral aspects, macarons, or taxes.
Allure Wedding Jewelry
Allure Wedding Jewelry provided bridal accessories, including earrings, necklaces, and headpiece. Our inspiration was classic and elegant designs. For a real wedding, this would cost $100.
Awe Glammed Up
My team provided hair and makeup for the shoot. Our inspiration was today’s bridal glam. For a real wedding, this look would cost $200.
Knapp Design Co
We provided a floral invitation suite with pressed flower place cards. The inspiration was a summer rainbow of flowers. Invitation design starts at $1,800. Pressed flower place cards start at $25.00 each.
Mimosa Mavens provided a decorated mimosa cart and champagne ladder. Our inspiration was colorful, light, and airy to match the theme. A Mimosa Cart would be $200 (including juice, fruit, and glassware) and the champagne ladder $125 (both fully decorated).
The Mrs Box
The Mrs Box provided a velvet ring box designed for an engagement ring and wedding band. The color is Roosevelt Bevel Double. For a real wedding, this would cost $85 without a monogram and $115 with a monogram.
Special thanks to all the vendors that participated in the summer bright wedding inspiration shoot:
Photographer: Elise van der Lee Photography @elisevanderleephotography
Venue: Venue on the Block @venueattheblock
Florist: The Flower Studio @theflowerstudioaltamonte
Macarons: Sweet as Grace Bakery @sweetasgracebakery
Cake: The Rustic Bliss Cakery @Therusticblisscakery
Jewelry: Allure Wedding Jewelry @allureweddingjewelry
Hair and Makeup: Awe Glammed Up @aweglammedup
Invitation Designer: Knapp Design Co @knappdesignco
Other: Mimosa Mavens @mimosamavens
Other: The Mrs Box @the_mrs_box
Other: Hangers By Rita @hangersbyrita
Apparel: Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection @isabelbridal
Planner: Sun Sweet Event Co. @sunsweeteventco
Andie Muller July 14, 2021
Thank you so very much for this!
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