We thought this styled shoot from Stacy Anderson Photography was the perfect way to inspire you this New Year’s Eve… So much gold, glitter, and glam… Yes please!
From the photographer: All that glitters was definitely gold in this glamorously styled wedding shoot. For this styled shoot, we wanted to mix a dripping with gold accents, glamorous feel with the easy-breezy laid back island life feel. After all, what could be better than sipping champagne from gold-rimmed crystal than doing so while sitting under palm trees and hearing the water roll in against the shore?.
After our original location plans fell through, we visited the newly opened Water’s Edge in Seabrook, Tx and immediately we knew it was the place we wanted to host this stunning winter island styled shoot. With their palm tree-lined waterfront property to the warmth of their outdoor fire pit, Water’s Edge provided the romantic feel that one would want from an intimate island wedding.
Let’s set the stage. We’ve got this beautiful venue – so now what? This is where House of Hough’s linens and Rent the Foundry’s white fur chair covers really started to create that warm and cozy winter look we were going for. ReLuvd helped make this look even more expensive looking by providing the gold-rimmed glassware and gold silverware. Our color inspiration was that of navy, white, and gold. We wanted to create a look that was over the top expensive-looking, with a bit of island whimsy. No wedding would be complete without some stunningly beautiful floral designs – and that’s exactly what Monica’s Brides and Touch of Glitz Flowers provided. Her use of hydrangea, roses, blue-painted berries, gold baby’s breath, and anemones were the perfect accent to our vision. The cascading flowers draped every chair, as well as adorned the tops of the white candelabras. The cake! Oh, the cake! Shazdeh Cakes created the most elegant, ornate cake I’ve ever photographed. They did such an amazing job of matching the bride’s dress perfectly, with it’s top tier mimicking the gold sequined, as well as the other tiers tying it all together with gold foil and gold paint. The look was completed with Bella Grafia’s ornate, navy calligraphy topper with the couple’s names on it.
One of my favorite things at weddings are the details, so it’s no surprise that we wanted to get a lot of specialty items made for the shoot. This included the elegant invitations provided by Cotton Paperie, calligraphy work by Bella Grafia, custom bow tie by Swank Neck, and those rockin’ earrings and veil by Fiancee Bridal Boutique.
A styled shoot is never complete without the bride and groom. This real-life couple is getting married soon, so they loved the idea of getting all dolled up and having a day all about them. We wanted to be slightly askew from the typical white wedding dress and black tux, so we opted for these dazzling alternatives. Our bride wore a sparkly, gold sequin Badgely Mischka gown (provided by Tootsie’s) with a low swooping draped back. Of course we had to make sure our groom looked just as dapper, so we dressed him in a sleek and sophisticated navy Michael Kors tux (provided by Alvin Tuxedos). And of course, all of this wouldn’t have come together nearly this nicely without the tireless efforts of Kelly with Mementos Events & Design. Kelly’s vision was spot on with all of the bold pops of navy color with the delicateness of the gold accents.
From the event designer: A feeling of excitement came over me when the Stacy Anderson Photography, approached me to collaborate together on a glam winter wedding inspirational shoot. Our motivation was to think out of the box. We wanted to give brides a chance to view another side of Texas, not your stereotypical rustic setting full of mason jars, cowboy boots, and a barn. What a better way than to highlight the beauty of the Texas coastline at Waters Edge premier waterfront location for winter and incorporate a touch of glamour.The color palette was a perfect combination of sophistication, elegance, and representation of winter. It was captured by the use of navy, gold hues, and shades of white. Elements of glass, floating candles, florals, and greenery emphasized the feeling of winter luxury we wanted to capture throughout the shoot.Our female model looked stunning in a sparkling all-over sequin statement cowl back gown designed by Badgley Mischka and provided by Tootsie’s. This gown made the dramatic impact while carefully paired with art deco earings, birdcage veil, and pin curl waves. The romantic bouquet softened the bold palette, added to the bridal feeling, yet tied into our winter theme with sprays of gold baby’s breath, white hydrangea to represent snow, rose’s, and a few anemones.The male model was dashing in a modern navy suit, custom textured ivory and gold pocket square, and bow tie.The breath taking 5 tiered fondant cake meticulously hand painted, gold leafed, and doused in edible gold sequins was a marvelous addition with its romantic florals and edible sequins.The mere essence of the Texas coastline and beauty of winter was conveyed throughout the gorgeous tablescape and chairs. A large white candelabra adorned with vast amounts of florals was the center of attention highlighted with the flicker and warmth of floating candles. Not to mention, the clear chiavari chairs strategically placed with navy chair sashes, matching his and hers blooms, and a cozy faux fur seat. The luxurious place settings and navy linens representing the ocean were the backdrop of fine calligraphy place cards and menu cards which set the tone to this magnificent winter inspired photo shoot.
Venue: Waters Edge
Event Designer: Kelly from Mementos Events & Design
Dress Designer: Badgley Mischka
Dress Shop: Tootsie’s
Bow Tie: Swank Neck
Veil and earrings: Fiancee Bridal Boutique
Tuxedos: Alvin Tuxedos
Florals: Monica’s Brides & Touch of Glitz Flowers
Cake: Shazdeh Cakes
Linens: House of Hough
Invitations: Cotton Paperie
Calligrapher: Bella Grafia Ink
Glassware and silverware: ReLuvd
Chair Covers: Rent the Foundry
Hair: Bri’s Hair Design
Makeup: Lipstick With Attitude