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Monday, March 19, 2012

Fabulous Wedding Photo Shoot: Rock N Roll Ballerina Bride

I am hosting the photo shoot entries for this year's Annual Backstage Bridal Pro Academy Scholarship Contest. Wedding Pros from across the United States submitted entries for a chance to win a full scholarship to Backstage Bridal Pro Academy this September at the number one resort in the nation, Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach, California where they will join other wedding professionals in elevating their wedding planning business at THE best educational experience around. (no passport required).

First up, we bring you the Rock n Roll Ballerina Bride in a Fabulous +Graceful way incorporating a bit of sparkle. Courtney Tibbets of After the Engagement, teamed up with several incredible vendors from San Diego. Courtney created a lovely setting that showcases an edgy, non-traditional and unique bride with a bit of sparkle that I believe will make you smile. Be sure to leave your comments if you are in love with Courtney's entry. Your votes can help her get to Backstage Bridal Pro Academy!
Inspiration Board Credits (left to right, each row): 

Courtney was inspired by her vision of her ideal client. "I have said from the beginning that my ideal client would be edgy enough to wear a black wedding gown.  While she ultimately might choose not to, she could totally pull it off!"
"The black wedding gown was my starting point for this shoot, and I knew I had to have one."  San Diego designer, D'Marie Bridal Couture created a custom bridal gown for this shoot and from there the vision was born.
"For 2012, I am totally obsessed with bow ties, patterns (Stripes!  Chevron!), and monochrome flower arrangements.  These bow ties are both classic and edgy at the same time, a cool and simple silhouette with fun patterns."  
"Monochrome flower arrangements involve no mixing of colors within the actual arrangement, though you can always include plenty of colors throughout the wedding design.  In this case, I made use of this trend with our centerpieces; but you could use this for boutonnieres, bouquets, anything.  The wonderful florist, Exquisite Blooms, and I used pinks and yellows with white milk glass vases.  I love how the sweet flowers pop against the bold black and white striped linens."  
"I also decided to use our glittery cake ball cake was used as a centerpiece.  With something as beautiful, glittery, and theme-worthy as this, why hide it in the corner of the room?  Cake Ball Love even added strung sugar beads for another touch of glam. For the place settings, I wanted to do something fancy, but unexpected.  The black swirly highballs are a lot of fun for a wedding or a dinner party, are are quite a bit more unique than regular clear glassware.  I placed the bright yellow plates on top of shiny textured chargers, and added black napkins and Brightly Designed's beautiful menu's to round it all out."
"I had so much fun designing, styling, and conceptualizing this shoot with all the wonderful vendors who donated their time and services. I hope you enjoy it!"

The following vendors contributed to Courtney's photo shoot:

Photographer - Melissa McClure Photography | Designer and Stylist - Courtney Tibbets, After the Engagement | Location - The Pearl Hotel | Flowers - Exquisite Blooms | Paperie - Brightly Designed | Arch - Arc de Belle | Custom-made black bridal gown - D'Marie Bridal Couture |Bridesmaids Dress - Trixxi Ballerina Dress, Nordstrom | Hair and Makeup - Gerine Coronado | Linen and napkins - Ranch Events |  Cake ball cake - Cake Ball Love | Custom bowties - blackrufflebrigade | Jewelry - Claire's | Bride and Bridesmaid Shoes - Target 

Total shoot cost= $233.47

Are you loving Courtney's interpretation of Fabulous and Graceful with a bit of sparkle? If so, please be sure to leave a comment over at Backstage Bridal Pro Academy HERE. Your comments may help her get to Backstage Bridal Pro Academy!

Until Next Time, Stay Fabulous!

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