Weddings have changed in 2020. Couples are shifting in order to meet the new climate but still celebrate their love. This vendor team not only created a stunning shoot with this in mind but also provided great tips and advice for couples getting married during this challenging time.
From Casie of Elton Photo Co.:
With everything currently happening in the world today, the shift for couples to throw “micro-weddings” instead of larger events is quickly becoming the new trend. Our Almond & Oat wedding inspiration shoot was created to show the ability the brides and grooms have these days to repurpose many different aspects of their wedding day, and truly become creative when it comes to putting together smaller scale events with their family and friends.
Our Almond & Oat Wedding inspiration shoot features a handmade 5 diamond wedding backdrop/arch that was made only days before the shoot by one of our vendors. This is something that brides and grooms can actually DIY for their wedding day (provided they have a few tools laying around) and was different than other arches we have seen in the past. Our florals were also created from a mix of dried plants and flowers found throughout nature, and also created by our florist as well. We wanted to showcase the idea of creating larger floral installations, while having the ability to repurpose them in different vignettes throughout the wedding day. When couples are moving towards holding a smaller scale event, the ability to save money on florals, while also having something special and creative, is something that will help to allow them to splurge in other areas.
The Edison Estate is also a wonderful place to host a micro-wedding or smaller scale event as well. While it may seem like just another Florida barn venue, when you actually arrive on site, and work on the grounds, you are able to see the creativity and interesting details that went into creating this black barn and Edison bulb venue! You are able to hold your entire event in the outdoor ceremony area, all indoors in the black barn, or even half and half! The ability to cater to the guests at this venue is innovative.
When looking for interesting designs for stationery and signage, we knew that Do Tell Stationery & Designs would be able to create something different, as well as interesting, for this shoot. Our invitation suite features a tropical/tribal design throughout, while using Margarets own personal handwriting as a one-of-a-kind font! This font was also mirrored on to our table number, and then again onto the wedding welcome sign. Both signs also featured the use of wood on acrylic instead of what has been seen many times before.
Our cake was the final piece of the puzzle for this inspiration shoot. When we decided on the ALL SEASON color pallet we really wanted to showcase a cake that would mirror many different aspects of the shoot. Le Petit Sweet created a matte black frosted cake with handmade wafer paper “dried” florals.
A little advice from all of our amazing vendors to those who are trying to navigate this crazy time would be:
Take your time. Allow yourself to be creative and do those things. you have always wanted to do. Choose to cherish this day with those who are truly closest to you. AND. Make this day one you will never forget. A micro-wedding is ok, and an elopement with your fiancé is ok too. There are no rules written in stone saying that you have to follow the “norm”. Allow yourself to be happy, stay safe, and remember the love that got you here in the first place.
Venue: The Edison Barn
Planner/Design: Wild Oak Events
Photographer: Elton Photo Co.
Florist: BaugHaus Design
Dress: Solutions Bridal
Hair and Makeup: Gabriella Anthoney’s Design Artistry
Invitations and Stationery: Do Tell Stationery & Designs
Rentals: Flock Decor
Cake: Le Petit Sweet