We love doing styled shoots. It is a chance to work with excellent vendors and take the time to be truly creative. So when Bee the Buzz Event approached me to do a Cinderella themed wedding shoot, I naturally jumped at the chance! We actually photographed this shoot last year, but sat on it so Minnesota Bride Magazine could have exclusivity when they published it in their latest edition, and now we get to talk about it and show off our favorite images!!!!
The first step to a successful photoshoot is to assemble an amazing group of vendors, and we did just that!!! Mestads provided the most GORGEOUS blush wedding gown full of texture and bling. Our model Megan looks simply stunning in it and enjoyed spinning and prancing around even though it was a tad chilly outside! Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios gave Megan a clean fresh look with a modern sleek updo. Our Prince Charming wore his own suit but we added one of my favorite accessories, a wood pocket square from Martin Patrick 3. Knit N’ Jules provided a soft as a cloud hand knit wrap for our bride to wear and keep warm. Zinnia Design Floral knocked our socks off with a gorgeous design incorporating touchable textures, soft colors, and lots of volume. Her bouquet featuring eucalyptus was free flowing and stunning. She brought her own vintage silver pieces and created the feel of a European garden in the Cowels Conservatory, it was fantastic to see in the middle of winter! Spark Letterpress designed their lovely invitation suite to tie in all of the elements of the shoot with a perfect elegant bow. Rudy’s Event Rentals had just introduced their gilded farm tables, which was a perfect fit for this shoot, and we paired the table with lucite chiavari chairs with fur seat covers. A blue cake with little chocolate mice (our most literal homage to Cinderella) was created by Amy’s Cupcake Shoppe. The perfect end to this day was heading out to Maple Hill Stables to put our Cinderella on a horse. The crew there were amazing to work with and Odd Job Bob (the darling horse Megan rode) was a true pro.
So without further ado, I give you, WinterElla.
I have been dying to do a shoot inside the Cowels Conservatory, this shoot was the perfect fit for the sculpted design of the space.
We took elements from fairy tales and castles (old silver, fur, wood, calligraphy, candles, herbs, ballgowns) and paired it with a modern twist (lucite, structured lines, unique botanicals, texture combinations) to give this shoot a unique look. With such established pros working on this shoot, the elements combined perfectly!
I hope you enjoyed viewing this shoot as much as I loved shooting it!!!