Balance and Contrast: a styled shoot
Design, styling and florals: Tobey Nelson | Images: Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography | Venue: Dancing Fish Vineyards | Furnishings: Whidbey Event Rentals | Dishes: CORT Party Rents | Linens: LaTavola Linens | Gown: French Knot Couture | Model: Lexi Parrick | HMUA: Marqui Artistry | Cake: Flying Flowers Specialty Sweets | Calligraphy/Stationery: Blue Eye Brown Eye
We had a blast putting this styled shoot together – what a fun collaboration! After spending lots of time looking a different wedding inspiration, it is enjoyable to bust out and play around with our own take on the elements, trends and ideas. What I enjoy in this shoot is the Balance and the Contrast – between feminine and masculine, between light and dark, between opaque and transparent. Can you see it?
I may have gotten carried away with this one – but I like it! I love to included lots of layers and elements in my designs. This one start with bass notes of black, dark green, wood and rattan to bring a grounded, masculine touch. Then I layered on some blush, rose and butter colored flowers to bring in the feminine. While I was careful to source only American Grown flowers and to arrange them without floral foam, I later learned how toxic bleached botanicals are – oops! I won’t use that again! As a final touch, I added beewax candles and some fruits and veggie elements for a romantic, abundant feeling.