I was contacted by Simply Bridal to put together a styled shoot using one of their dresses. I immediately jumped at the opportunity, as I have had some ideas floating around in my head for awhile in regards to a stylized shoot. I got in touch with some of Toledo’s finest wedding professionals to collaborate. As for the “theme” of the shoot, I wanted it to be something unique, with earthy accents that are reminiscent of my favorite place on earth (the desert of course) so I chose a bold red dress to set the tone. After several weeks of planning, the details came together perfectly.
The day of the shoot the radar showed a huge storm headed our way. While my model was getting her hair and make-up done, the storm arrived and continued to grow as it moved in. I watched the radar like a hawk and decided to wait it out (instead of freak out). Within an hour and a half, the sky cleared right up and gave us the most beautiful evening for the shoot. A HUGE thank you to my friends/models, J + Chelsey (who are about to be newlyweds) and of course, all participating vendors! The shoot would not have come together so beautifully without any of them. See the full list of participating wedding professionals at the bottom of the post.
dress: Simply Bridal // headpiece: Three Bird Nest (via Etsy) florals: Floral Pursuit // cake: Eston’s Bakery // invitations: Sparkvites // hair: Meggan McKee @ Shamas // Make-Up: Beauty by Brandi // styling: Noelle Shumer // dreamcatchers: Found + Feathers // tepee: Wayfair.com // props: vintage finds