Today, we had an amazing styled shoot. I am still hyper, and did all kinds of crazy happy dances today! There is nothing like standing in a room watching vendor after vendor come in and presenting their amazing designs and seeing all the hard work and planning come together! Erin, owner of Blomma Designs, and I cooked up the inspiration for this shoot after realizing we both had such a love for primitive antiques from early America (think colonial times) as well as sharing Norwegian heritage. Erin worked her tush off designing this shoot, and we had a wonderful time collaborating!
So without further ado, here are my favorite images of the day! We’ll start with the lovely invitation suite designed by Patrice Soehnlein.
Our bride and groom were fabulous! Ellen wore a Jim Hjelm Couture gown from the fantastic Che Bella, and her own antique Norwegian selje earrings. The floral pieces, including her crown, were beautifully made by Sadie’s Couture Floral and Event Styling. Colin donned his custom tux designed by Heimie’s Haberdashery, I love a man that wears a real bow tie =)
I wanted to photograph this shoot with a low key style that emphasized the textures of the details. The Minnesota Boat Club was the perfect choice for our location since it has gorgeous mullioned windows that not only poured light into the room, but gave the colonial look we were going for.
The magnolia runner was to die for and looked fabulous on the hand made farm table from Rudy’s Rustic Rentals. The earthy browns used throughout the design made the pewter accents pop, and I love how Erin combined the textures of burlap and lace. The design elements came from the personal collections of both Erin and myself, and from Linen Effects, plus some pieces full of Norwegian heritage that were kindly provided by Ingebretsen’s in Minneapolis.
Sadie’s Couture Floral and Event Styling gave the table a pop of spring with light textures and soft colors. The hint of muscari blooms here and there was my favorite touch, as was the addition of kumquats!
Onsite Muse was the talent behind Ellen’s hair and makeup, and man, she looked smashing! We continued the theme of texture with a loose fishtail asymmetrical braid and kept the makeup fresh and light, to show off Ellen’s beautiful eyes.
Amanda Neeld, the pastry chef for Crave Catering, went above and beyond with her gorgeous desserts! She embraced our desire for texture and created an amazing array of cakes, pies, cookies, bars and tortes that wowed us all. And they tasted just as good as they looked! And in blessed happenstance, both Amanda and Amy at Sadie’s used kumquats as a garnish, I love how these things happen!
We paired Amanda’s gorgeous desserts with a Norwegian cheese platter fit for a king.
We enjoyed every minute of this shoot, what a blast! Thank you to all the AMAZING vendors that were a part of it and to the fabulous Ellen and Colin!
This is my favorite portrait of the day, the bride and groom with their Norwegian wedding pipes.