The calendar might say May, but Mother Nature clearly thinks spring needs to stick around a while. With everything happening in the world, that’s probably not the worst thing.
Being stuck at home has led to some extra spring cleaning, and not just your common household chores. Spring is a great time for wedding vendors to play with new toys and equipment, practice some new tips and tricks, or simply bring an idea to life. Enter the world of the styled shoot collab.
Venues, florists, stylists, jewelers, bakers, makeup artists, photographers, videographers, gown and tux shops, invite creators — the list goes on and on — all look forward to an opportunity to create something that will be shared on numerous platforms by numerous colleagues. The best part? The day doesn’t have to follow the, let’s face it, often stressful itinerary of a wedding day.
We get a chance to take our time, there are mulligans (that’s a re-do for the non golfers out there) and mostly it’s the chance to try something different.
So when Jill at Sharp Events & Decor reached out looking for a videographer, I was all in. After all, I had some new ideas of my own, some equipment that I hadn’t yet used, and there’s no such thing as a shortage of content to share with couples past, present and future.
We were able to gather at Summer Star Ranch out near York — my first time on the property — and talk about a stunning location. Mountains, trees, beauty and of course, everyone’s favorite, the horses. Find me a better prop than those stars of the show.
Our bride and groom — Hannah and RJ — were fantastic — and troopers I might add — posing, smiling, laughing and then posing some more for Katie Sue Photography, Jessica Powell Photography and myself. If you want to see some incredible photos, hit those links to head to their Instagrams for some awesome shots.
When it comes to your wedding invites, you’ll drop your jaw at what Janiel from Seventh & Anderson creates — give her an idea and she’ll make it even better. Using her creations, your wedding stands out even months before the official date!
By the way ladies, make sure to drop your man a hint about visiting Dillon at Big Sky Brilliance when it comes to jewelry! There was more shine and sparkle in his selection for a mock wedding than a Katy Perry concert (is she still famous?) Seriously, you’ll fall in love with something he already has or he’ll make sure to create something that leaves you breathless.
I’ll be honest, there was one moment I thought about sneaking a piece of the cake (from the back so it didn’t show up in the video or photos) because anything Park Avenue Bakery is a giant, “Yes please!” from me. You won’t be surprised when watching the video to start drooling at the mere sight of this two-tiered deliciousness. Can someone deliver me a slice of earl gray cake, please?
When it comes to the setup, whether you’re looking for linens, chairs or a giant canopy, Party Plus Rentals should be on speed dial. They offered up the linens for this styled shoot, but believe me, you could get lost in their catalog of available accessories.
Make sure to give every one of those vendors a follow on Instagram, a like on Facebook and a visit to their websites. It was great having some fun with these professionals, and you know your wedding is in great hands with any of them on your vendor list.
The only thing I didn’t get a chance to showcase was our new live stream capabilities, but we’ll have more on that in another post this week! Coronavirus can’t keep us down, and we’ll make sure every guest you want to see your wedding, whether it’s in person or across the world, gets that opportunity!