Romantic Tuscan Styled Shoot

I love a shoot that ventures outside of the "norms," breaks tradition, and gives a refreshing perspective on a theme. This shoot was a dream to work on, and I was thrilled to provide rentals to go with this deeply romantic idea. You can always tell when a lot of thought is put into the details of an event, and I find that this is always the case with Kelly Marie of Fleur and Olivia Leigh. They pulled this shoot together just beautifully!

I will let the rest of the photos do the talking!

You can see the rest of the photos from this perfect shoot on Ruffled!

PHOTOGRAPHY AND CREATIVE DIRECTION: OLIVIA LEIGH PHOTOGRAPHIE / FLORAL STYLING AND CREATIVE DIRECTION: FLEUR / WEDDING DRESS: SARAH SEVEN / BRIDESMAID DRESS: BHLDN / HAIR: DANIELLE KELLER OF DUAL ATTRACTION / MAKEUP: SHANNON O'BRIEN / GROOM'S SUIT: PAUL SMITH / WEDDING CAKE: ELYSIA ROOT / RENTALS: RE:FIND JOY / ADDITIONAL TABLETOP RENTALS: NIMBLE WELL / CALLIGRAPHY AND PAPER GOODS: FEAST CALLIGRAPHY / MODEL: HAYLEY FINKELMAN

prop recipe no. 6: PASTEL OASIS

Earlier this week, I shared the latest inspiration for today's prop recipe: creating a pastel oasis. Of course, I picture a lot of plants in this recent styling but they're not necessarily needed! The whole idea is to create a space to breathe, relax and hang out. Maybe it's for your home and this is where you will escape to read a book, or maybe you're trying to create the perfect atmosphere for guests at your event. It is becoming more and more common to have hints of home decor in event design. Either way, I think color is key! I love mixing patterns and bright color blocks together. Mint, yellow and chalky pink are a few of my favorites, but you can use whatever your heart fancies! There are so many combinations of props and objects that could work to fill the space out, from kantha throws and kilim rugs, to plant podswood flower boxes and white or bright colored ceramics. I think diversity really helps to tie this look together!

Do you love color? What are some of your favorites to decorate with? Where do you find your decorating inspiration?