Dancing Fish Vineyards – a styled shoot

Styled Shoot for Neutrals with Blush & Black Accents inspiration | Tobey Nelson Events + Design | Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography

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.