Being a creative business owner I am always trying to improve by implementing new techniques and shooting different types of things. I have always wanted to put together a "styled shoot" which is where brides get all those Pinterest worthy inspo! It is so hard to get vendors together while having a unique vision, so when I found out about Heather Benge and her brilliance of travelling across America putting these shoots on, well ya I was all over it.
Checking the website pretty much on the daily I was relived to see a Hartford shoot coming! Many weeks later after snagging a ticket I found out the details that we would be working at the grand Wadsworth Mansion right in Middletown. I couldn't believe my luck that this venue was 5 minutes from my new home and I got to shoot this with my bestie, Stacy!
The afternoon was insanely hot and I looked like a maniac running around but there was so much pretty! I needed to capture it all! We had two sets of models to work with at different stations from details to tablescape, to cake & florals all along the grounds with my favorite vista and rose gardens.
I can not say enough "Thank you's" to all the Styled Shoots Across America team for the hard work they do putting these on. Pretty much addicted to doing these --
// Vendor Dream Team
Photography: Mariel O. Photo
Planning & Design: Heather Benge Events
Venue: Wadsworth Mansion
Stationery: West Bloom Paper Co.
Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Alyssa
Gowns: The Wedding Dress
Florals: Intrigue Designs / @intrigueteaches
Linens: Nuage Designs
Rentals & Décor: CT Rentals
Shoes: David Tutera Footwear
Men's Accessories: Groomsday
Cake: Duchess of Desserts
Models: Katie Dye (@dyenamo.kate), Heidi Garrow (@garrowheidi), Skyy Ramos (@skyy22) Angel Colon (@thtshim)