A few months ago, I had the privilege of styling for one of my favorite film photographers, Ryan Ray. Because he’s based out of Texas, it made it that more exciting to finally meet him and get the chance to work together. We decided to rethink the format of an inspiration shoot and this time focus on fashion! We were so happy to hear that Mag Rouge selected our shoot as a feature in their newest issue, so you must head there to see their story (and the rest of the features–always such a beautiful publication!). Today on the blog, I thought it would be fun to share a little “behind the scenes” insight to get a perspective on how I go about styling these shoots!
The goal for this shoot was to show how you can have fun with your bridal party–and how much fashion can really add to the overall look of the big day. To give us some initial direction, I fell hard for the combination of blush pink, kelly green, and stripes of navy. It has a Florida vibe to it all, so to emphasize that feel, I thought that we’d find some ways to incorporate contrasting patterns, like our floral dress and stripes as well as pops of gold. Flamingos and pineapples in the stationery suite by Elaine of Paper Made Design added to that Florida concept and helped reinforce the relationship between the contrasting dresses. Our bridesmaids are decked out in last spring’s dresses from H&M (floral print), Nautica via Macy’s (striped), J. Crew (kelly green), and Zara (pink peplum). The groom is showing off a variety of fun combinations from H&M.
For wedding dresses, we headed off to The White Dress in Corona del Mar, where we borrowed a gorgeous Lazaro (the white) and Watters (the blush) dress. For extra style, went BIG on hair. Our hair stylist Dianna Lopez also used what’s normally a dress accessory by Renee Pawele and turned it into a show stopping hair piece. I die. The soft and romantic makeup by Amy Clarke works beautifully with the whole look. The lush florals by Nancy of Oak and the Owl include garden roses, peonies and touches of fresh mint–perfectly refreshing for a warm weather wedding.
I hope you love the look as much as we do. We’d love to know–would you ever consider something this daring for your bridal party?
Photography: Ryan Ray // Styling: Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings // Flowers: Nancy of Oak and the Owl // Stationery: Elaine of Paper Made Design // Wedding Dresses: from The White Dress in Corona del Mar // Hair: Dianna Lopez // Make Up: Amy Clarke // Hair Accessories: Renee Pawele