April 27, 2012



It’s that time again..and we’re gearing up for another photo shoot for Exquisite Weddings Magazine.  Lots of fun ideas in the works but thought we would take some time to look back at our last shoot with them and some of the inspiration behind the concept of what we titled …Desert Rose.

We knew we wanted to create a bohemian desert feel with a Moroccan influence and a splash of desert glam.  Pairing with Twigg Botanicals, we infused bright pops of color through the florals, trickling bougainvillea and just a touch of cacti for another nod to the desert.  I loved how the pinks, corals and bursts of red seemed to play with the aqua and greens. An eclectic mix of vintage glassware and china that we gathered, mix and match flatware, peacock feathers, camel tassels and jeweled place cards all lent themselves to the bohemian vibe and danced on the sequin linen (our own little oasis) at the center of the table.  The specialty drink we titled “Sweet Sahara” also added a refreshing flavor to the shoot.

Mini flowering cactus that we planted in vintage teacups served as favors with little tags that read “pricked by love” created by the ever talented Courtney from Brightly Designed.  We also wanted to give the gorgeous cake that was dreamed up by Erica O’Brien a prominent place…and it looked lovely upon the vintage furniture piece provided by Archive Vintage Rentals.  So many fun pieces from them that we had fun playing with in styling the shoot!  We just loved how Erica took the inspiration we gave her too and created a cake beyond our wildest dreams.  Many thanks to our amazing team of vendors and Exquisite Weddings Magazine for inviting us to get in on the fun and showcase a little more of what we love to do!  Looking forward to the next one!

Desert Rose