We’re loving this masculine-inspired shoot at The 1912 —a brand new Santa Ana venue. The creatives, led bySugar Branch Events, were inspired by copper, leather, cement and whiskey and sophisticated vibe. Add in a real couple in love and the shoot is sure to inspire. We’re definitely digging the unique floral designs by The Bloom of Time and the gorgeous food styling by 24 Carrots. And, what’s more perfect for a groom than whisky-inspired details?? Check out these beautifully captured images by Brett Hickman Photographers for all the details!
From the team: The shoot centered around a farmhouse table covered with a rich cognac leather runner and white blooms. Each type of flower was arranged in its own vase for a masculine touch, and paired with greenery, copper-sprayed eucalyptus and suede-like magnolia leaves. Each set of matte gray plates was wrapped in a metallic hand-lettered leather strap to serve as the place card, and was accented with a deep blue cotton linen napkin loosely wrapped with a black velvet ribbon. Maidenhair fern favors planted in handmade cement and copper pots served as the individual favor at each setting. Small bottles of bourbon served as the escort cards, wrapped in a copper, hand-painted sleeve. Catering included a miniature Bites & Shots menu of succulent beef with dark beer shooters and Moscow mules (in tiny copper cups) paired with the cutest little sliders you ever did see!
To add a touch of personality that might suit the gay community, the paper goods utilize slight innuendos to classic gay culture (like the invitation attire reference to a “white party,” outshining the bride, and the word “commitment”). Even the signature drinks are a reflection of the masculinity and spicy Latin culture of our gentlemen couple.
Photography: Brett Hickman Photographers // Design & Coordination: Sugar Branch Events // Florist: The Bloom of Time // Stationery: Paper Plane Paperie // Calligraphy: Aria Paperie // Paper Goods: The Original Pear // Venue: The 1912 by 24 Carrots // Wardrobe: Friar Tux, Eric Acuna // Makeup: Design Visage, Kelsey Connelly // Food & Beverage: 24 Carrots // Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery // Vintage Rentals (furniture, glassware): Sundrop Vintage // Rentals (flatware, plates, napkins): Classic Party Rentals