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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fabulous Wedding Photo Shoot: A Soft and Romantic Wedding

We are enjoying 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).

We end today with a delicate and elegant wedding design. Kristy Estomin of KC Event Planning in New Jerssey, pulled together a beautiful table setting using soft and romantic colors and the shimmer of mercury glass. Be sure to leave your comments if you are in love with Kristy's entry. Your votes can help her get to Backstage Bridal Pro Academy!
Inspiration Board Credits (left to right, each row): 
Jose Villa Photography |  Aruna B. Photography  |  Harwell Photography  |  Orange Girl Photographs | Harwell Photography |  Blynda DaCosta Photography  | Mi Belle Photography |  Christian Oth Studios | The Youngrens | Emily G Photography
All images were found on the Style Me Pretty Gallery
Kristy explains how she pulled together this beautiful look for an intimate and romantic wedding affair: "When I hear the word graceful I think of intimate, delicate and romantic. I chose to create a table setting for a small dinner reception for a couple. It takes place in the back yard of the brides childhood home. The color palette for this affair was gold, silver and creams."
"The linen was a soft ivory duponi linen that I paired with a ginger bengaline moiré napkin from Fabulous Events. The napkin was then topped with a delicate pearl cluster napkin ring. To add a little fabulousness to the table I choose a champagne sparkle plate charger from Pier 1. Holland Designs created the romantic menu cards that mimicked the look of hand written calligraphy with a few added rhinestones."
"To keep things simple and let the other details take center stage I chose to create two small flower arrangements. I wanted the flowers to have that just tossed together look. White roses, blue hydrangea and Phalaenopsis orchids were all randomly placed in my DIY mercury cylinder vases and then a few gold and silver mercury votives were scattered on the table. No one can resist a little bling so the table number, also created by Holland Designs was a carved wood number that was decked out in rhinestone crystals."
"To round off the complete look I used gold flatware, gold rimmed crystal stemware and gold chivari chairs with ivory cushions. The outdoor space was a stone patio where the table sat under a pergola that housed a vintage chandelier that has oxidized over the years."
"Behind the guest table was a stone console table that I placed varying sized cylinders with candles and votives. Inside the farm house the cake was displayed."
"To carry the gracefulness to the cake Patty cakes and creations did a classic buttercream cake with hand piped roses. The soft delicate details of this reception look carried out the theme of “Gracefulness” while the little touches of sparkles and bling brought the “Fabulous” to the party in which no bride can resist."
DIY Instructions for the Mercury Glass
Items needed:
Clear Glass Vase
Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint
Krylon Gold Metallic Spray Paint ( I used this to give a 2 toned look to glass)
Dish of equal parts white vinegar and water
Paper Towel

Instructions:
1) Spray the inside of the clear glass vase with the Krylon Looking Glass Spray Paint. Let dry (5 minutes)
2) Take a paper towel and dip it into the vinegar and water mixture. Gently rub the inside of the vase with the towel in different areas until desired look is achieved. *** you want the glass to look like the paint has worn away over time****
3) Now spray the inside of the vase very lightly with the gold spray so that the gold is shown through the areas that the looking glass spray was rubbed off from. Let dry.
The following vendors contributed to Kristy's photo shoot:

Photographer -  Jac and Jules Photography  |  Linens  -  Fabulous Events  | Flowers -  Central Park Flowers  | Paperie -  Holland Designs  | Chairs and Flatware - Ocean Tent Rental  | Napkins and Chargers - Pier 1 Imports  | Votives -  Michaels  Cake  -  Patty Cakes 



Total shoot cost= $189.92

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


Until Next Time, Stay Fabulous!
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