As wedding planners, we get to help our clients design the day of their dreams showcasing their style and personality. It’s rare that we get to design something based on our personal style, personality and aesthetic. So, when Melissa Jill asked if we would do a styled photoshoot with her, we jumped at the chance! Thankfully, Melissa let us take our ideas and compose a dream team of wedding professionals for a photoshoot that we truly felt represented our work.
When we started pulling together our design concept, we knew we wanted to play with a Masculine and Feminine theme. We found inspiration from a white lacquer horse head, and let the rest of the design come together from there. After an afternoon brainstorm session with our team of pros, we started to put all the pieces together for this very modern photoshoot. Here was the inspiration for our design:
Once the dresses were picked, the bouquets were structured, and the cakes were iced, it was time to pull together this dream day. To bring even more reality to our design, we created a love story that details were pulled from to create this personalized wedding design.
Meet Tori & Tyson. Fate was in the air when Tori, an interior design and fashionista from L.A. met Tyson, a quirky Arizona native who grew up riding horses. Their paths crossed when Tyson was flying to L.A. to meet up with some friends and Tori was heading back after meeting with a client building their home in Arizona. Upon first look Tyson thought Tori was gorgeous, and Tori thought Tyson was sweet and really cute. Although the flight was relatively short, the two hit it off right away, and Tyson decided to ask Tori to dinner that evening. She said Yes! and as they say, the rest is history. Fast forward to three years later when Tyson rented a private plane and surprised Tori with an amazing chef and a five course meal. During the dinner course Tyson popped the question, inside the plane, in the place they first met.
A HUGE thank you to all of the amazing wedding professionals that were a part of this great Modern Wedding Photoshoot:
Photography: Melissa Jill Photography
Venue: W Scottsdale
Styling: Alex Evjen of AVE Styles
Florist: Camelback Flowershop
Invitation & paper suite: idieh design
Models: The Agency Arizona
Dresses: Mariee Gallery
Shoes & Menswear: Saks Fifth Avenue
Make-up: Kerry Babbles of Bliss Spa
Hair: Joey Labriola of Organic Hair Lounge
Pink Necklace: Laura Eva Designs
All other jewelry: Emmaquist
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Linen: Wildflower Linens
Cakes: Classic Cakes & Confections