Hello Vendor

by Cynthia
04.15.17

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Airstream Boudoir Session as seen in Smitten Magazine www.smittenmagazine.com

The Inspiration from the Photographer, Tracey-Ann Jarrett:

Hitched Photo Lounge is not just a unique photo booth, it’s a lovely little Airstream ready to fulfill your desires. Whether it be a romantic dinner for two prepared by a private chef in a very special locale, a wonderful (unexpected) lounge at your next party or a romantic night of glamping before you’re off to your honeymoon. Your imagination holds the key to making this shiny little gem, pure magic. I dreamed of a wedding in the midst of nature. Why should our bride have to do the typical, getting ready at a nearby hotel? She can be in the heart of it all surrounded by nature in this comfy cozy little airstream. The perfect bridal dressing room; where a girl can be herself, to lounge and preen to her hearts content.

As seen on Smitten Magazine / www.smittenmagazine.com

Airstream Boudoir Session as seen in Smitten Magazine www.smittenmagazine.com

Abby Gallagher of Blue Orchid Events & Design brought together the different elements offered by each vendor seamlessly in a beautifully designed space. Abby’s incomparable eye for details and keen sense of design are fantastic. “The airstream was a smaller place to work, so it was important to create a comfortable, lush space for the bride to feel relaxed in; integrating light colors, soft textures, and engaging details.” ~Abby Gallagher [Blue Orchid Events & Design]

The bride received a beautiful curated gift from Love & Bisous. “Inspired by the unique boudoir photo shoot details, I wanted to curate a Love & Bisous gift box with romantic, soft elements, given by the bridesmaids to the bride-to-be. It was filled with sweet kisses, champagne bubbles and the elegance of a burning candle. Whimsical florals arranged in a pretty white mason jar and a heavenly handful of other delights to get swooningly lost in.” ~Kim Khan [Love & Bisous]

Airstream Boudoir Session as seen in Smitten Magazine www.smittenmagazine.com

Airstream Boudoir Session as seen in Smitten Magazine www.smittenmagazine.com

Photographer: Tracey-Ann Jarrett PhotoNotions | Flowers & Decor: A Lavish Moment Event Design | Event Design: Blue Orchid Events & Design | Location: Hitched Photo Lounge | Bride’s Dress: L.A. Boudoir Miami | Heirlooms & Accessories: Love & Bisous | Handmade Decor: Martha's Masterpieces | Heirlooms & Extras: Mi Vintage Rentals | Model: Michelle Saari | Makeup Artist: Milene Miranda Makeup Artist | Invitations & Stationery: Simply Sianne | Heirlooms & Extras: Spin Alley Store

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by Cynthia
03.31.17

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From Radian Photography:

We couldn’t help but want to share this shoot with you because, as artists, we love learning about the process that other artists take and the people, experiences, and memories that motivate and inspire them. We had the privilege of getting to photograph Alexa, of Sage Paper Co., a bespoke paper goods studio and hear about her grandmother, also an artist, who inspires her to create. Below is her description of why she creates and what it means to her to be an artist.

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I savor each moment of this reunion with the summers of my childhood. It has been six years since I walked these narrow halls and breathed in this fresh New England air. Walking through this home as if for the first time, I notice frames spanning across every wall, filled with carefully curated images from my grandmother’s life. Each scene intentionally painted and commemorated forever – a legacy created. I grew up going to galleries, seeing her work on every wall of her home, but I never imagined that could be me. It wasn’t until two years ago that I began to develop my own identity as an artist. Artist. A word I still trip over a bit, perhaps due to the weight it holds for me. This weight became stronger as I spent the weekend in my grandmother’s art studio. Twenty-year-old paint tubes filled drawers, brushes stood tall in cloudy jars, and the smell of turpentine wafted through the air. I sat on her squeaky stool surrounded by decades of experimentation, perseverance, failure, success, and courage. After a life filled with successful careers from soap opera actress to corporate training, she settled into a slower rhythm as a painter. She dedicates her days studying the art of watercolor, sharing her work in galleries, and challenging herself to hone skills in new mediums.

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I listen to her stories of her dedicated practice as an artist. She speaks not only of the wonder of creating art, but to my surprise, the discipline of the practice of it. Days spent staring at a blank canvas, creatively drained and unmotivated. Crumpled, rejected drawings scattered on the floor. The feeling of defeat when nothing turns out quite how you had hoped. She shares that it’s these moments, when inspiration fails, that discipline carries you through. Studying the intricacies of an art form and dedicating time to experimentation and practice is what opens up the opportunity for the wonder of art to shine. Artistry is not always a finished piece, sometimes it’s simply the act of putting paint on paper in the attempts of learning something new. Furthermore, it’s letting go of expectations of grandeur and accepting your art for what it is – a courageous and vulnerable act of letting your soul breathe freely.

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Photographer: Radian Photography | Invitations & Stationery: Sage Paper Co. | Styling: Jenn Squizzato

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by Cynthia
03.21.17

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The Inspiration from photographer Lushana Bale:

The idea for this shoot came about on a cold February day while dreaming of Spring and mountain adventures. My friend, wedding planner Ashlie Metcalf, had recently moved out to Squamish (a small town about an hour north of Vancouver) so this was the perfect chance to create some mountain top wedding inspiration together. I really wanted to emphasize the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, so the Sea to Sky gondola in Squamish was the perfect choice! It offers such a stunning setting with a view of both mountains and ocean. After a long winter, I wanted to create photos that felt like springtime in the mountains. We put together a team of talented vendors from Toronto and Vancouver to help bring this vision to life.

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Photographer: Lushana Bale Photography | Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Harmony Wedding & Event | Flowers & Decor: Garden Party Flowers | Rentals: Bespoke Decor | Hairstylist: Save The Date Beauty | Makeup Artist: Save The Date Beauty | Bride’s Dress: Rue de Seine | Cake Baker: Cake by Nicole McEachnie | Bridal Salon: Union Bridal | Groom’s Attire: The Tux Store | Invitations & Stationery: Peartree & Clover | Bride’s Jewelry: Hattitude Jewellery | Location: Sea to Sky Gondola

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Modern Michigan Winter Inspiration

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The Inspiration Behind The Shoot from Photographer Samantha James: With temperatures that can be downright frigid, planning a wedding during the Winter in Michigan is not for the faint of heart. Winter here, however, can be beautiful and it was the simple loveliness of the season that inspired this shoot.We wanted to create a romantic, […]

Montana Ski-Inspired Engagement

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This engagement session set in the snowy Montana mountains completely made us swoon when it landed in our inbox – between the charming Mule Bar with refreshing hot toddies to share with your love, the snowy backdrop perfect for a playful snowball exchange, and hello – the utterly amazing floral ear muffs!! We think this […]