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Part II of the Style Unveiled Paper Challenge Shoot!

Moroccan Wedding Inspiration /Christine Bentley Photography / Copper Willow Paper Studio / Serra Plaza / Style Unveiled Paper Styled Shoot Challenge / Paper Source

Write up by Gianna SanFilippo of Chic Celebrations:

When I first saw the paper, I was with Mary and Jill and immediately we all started throwing words out. Moroccan, opulent, elegant, colorful… With that, the ideas started flowing. As I started curating the idea and pulling pictures of inspirations, it became clear that this was not a “soft, blush colored” shoot. We wanted bold color, bold statements and bold pieces. I liked the idea of using golds and brasses to accent the metallic in the paper. I wanted the table to feel like a family style feast. We incorporated vibrant fruits like Kiwi, Blood Orange, Pomegranate and Tangerines not only as color accents but as edible table elements. Jay’s Catering created a blood orange and mint libation as well as a blood orange and pistachio salad that was not only colorful, but was also delicious! Aly from The Vine’s Leaf seriously nailed it with her large, bright blooms and those brass lanterns were to die for. They were the perfect metal compliment to the paper. I liked the idea of using rich woods and vibrant pieces in the furniture, so the dining tables and mid-century modern lounge fromArchive Rentals was perfect. Jill (her talent has no end, truthfully) created a flower hairpiece for the bride. And it was a perfect pop. I really wanted to show brides that if you find an element you really like, you can incorporate that inspiration anywhere in your wedding. Your table, your hair, in a commissioned art piece, even directly onto your cake. Your wedding is all about you and your story, so if you find something that is reminiscent of you and your style – use it!! Moroccan Wedding Inspiration /Christine Bentley Photography / Copper Willow Paper Studio / Serra Plaza / Style Unveiled Paper Styled Shoot Challenge / Paper Source

Moroccan Wedding Inspiration /Christine Bentley Photography / Copper Willow Paper Studio / Serra Plaza / Style Unveiled Paper Styled Shoot Challenge / Paper Source

Moroccan Wedding Inspiration /Christine Bentley Photography / Copper Willow Paper Studio / Serra Plaza / Style Unveiled Paper Styled Shoot Challenge / Paper Source

Moroccan Wedding Inspiration /Christine Bentley Photography / Copper Willow Paper Studio / Serra Plaza / Style Unveiled Paper Styled Shoot Challenge / Paper Source

Moroccan Wedding Inspiration /Christine Bentley Photography / Copper Willow Paper Studio / Serra Plaza / Style Unveiled Paper Styled Shoot Challenge / Paper Source

Moroccan Wedding Inspiration /Christine Bentley Photography / Copper Willow Paper Studio / Serra Plaza / Style Unveiled Paper Styled Shoot Challenge / Paper Source

Moroccan Wedding Inspiration /Christine Bentley Photography / Copper Willow Paper Studio / Serra Plaza / Style Unveiled Paper Styled Shoot Challenge / Paper Source

Moroccan Wedding Inspiration /Christine Bentley Photography / Copper Willow Paper Studio / Serra Plaza / Style Unveiled Paper Styled Shoot Challenge / Paper Source

Moroccan Wedding Inspiration /Christine Bentley Photography / Copper Willow Paper Studio / Serra Plaza / Style Unveiled Paper Styled Shoot Challenge / Paper Source

Moroccan Wedding Inspiration /Christine Bentley Photography / Copper Willow Paper Studio / Serra Plaza / Style Unveiled Paper Styled Shoot Challenge / Paper Source

Moroccan Wedding Inspiration /Christine Bentley Photography / Copper Willow Paper Studio / Serra Plaza / Style Unveiled Paper Styled Shoot Challenge / Paper Source

Moroccan Wedding Inspiration /Christine Bentley Photography / Copper Willow Paper Studio / Serra Plaza / Style Unveiled Paper Styled Shoot Challenge / Paper Source

Moroccan Wedding Inspiration /Christine Bentley Photography / Copper Willow Paper Studio / Serra Plaza / Style Unveiled Paper Styled Shoot Challenge / Paper Source

Moroccan Wedding Inspiration /Christine Bentley Photography / Copper Willow Paper Studio / Serra Plaza / Style Unveiled Paper Styled Shoot Challenge / Paper Source

Photographer: Christine Bentley Photography

Team Leader, Stationery, Hair Accessory, and Plates: Copper Willow Paper Studio

Venue: Serra Plaza

Coordination and Event Designer: Chic Celebrations

Floral Arrangements and Event Designer: The Vine’s Leaf

Wedding Cake and Specialty Desserts: Jay’s Catering

Catering: Jay’s Catering

Beauty: Ashley Anderson Artistry

Lounge Rentals, Flatware, and Chargers: Archive Vintage Rentals

Artwork: Commemory Art

Linens: Designer Speciality Linens

Dress: Enzoani from Marry Me Bridal

Bridal Stylist: Hope Stanley

Inspirational Paper: Paper Source

Model: Emily Fields

 

Style Unveiled | Paper Challenge

We were just recently a part of the most FAB group of vendors in this Paper Challenge that was put on by Paper Source and Style Unveiled.  Here is Heather, from Style Unveiled, “Sneek Peek”…Biggest Sneek peek EVER!! This will be a four part series, so stay tuned for more amazingness to come and the fill story behind the shoot from all of the amazing vendors!!

I know that I originally said that I would wait until Monday each week to unveil a new addition to the Style Unveiled Paper Styled Shoot Challenge features … but there is so much goodness to share, you would be waiting FOREVER if I only shared them one day out of each week … so as editor of Style Unveiled I have decided to break my own rules :)  I am also changing things a bit today because this is part I of probably 3 from the team that was led by Jill of Copper Willow Paper Studio.  There were so many images that came in from Christine Bentley Photography and I couldn’t edit any out!!  Haha!!  So, instead of forcing myself to ‘delete’ images that are perfectly lovely, I am going to make this a 3-parter.

Today’s post shows off a touch of each element of this shoot … just a touch :)  The plate is beyond … beyond anything I would have imagined and the paper this team was sent is the most brilliant shade of green, which makes the plate even more enjoyable and adds so much to the table setting (which you will see in part II).  And wait until you see the floral arrangements from this day!!!  Insanely gorgeous byThe Vine’s Leaf.  I was especially excited to see that they chose Serra Plaza as the venue, as Serra Plaza holds a special place in my heart, as I was one of the first wedding blogs to unveil it.

 

Write up by Jill Velez of Copper Willow Paper Studio:

I first saw the paper challenge greatness on Instagram.  Heather posted a photo of paper she had found and my curiosity was piqued.  What was Heather up to with paper?!  After I heard the details, I knew we were in!  This was such an original and creative concept.  Our original first meeting was with Mary Lallande of Jay’s Catering and Serra Plaza and Gianna SanFilippo of Chic Celebrations.  My first impression of the paper was that it had a Moroccan vibe and after that was layed on the table, the creative juices flew from there!  We wanted an oppulent setting filled with warmth and rich colors, dark woods, and golds. While I helped bring on the team, our main focus in the studio was paper of course!  Our main goal was to use the paper in unexpected ways and expand the design to textures and objects that echoed the paper design.  The first idea that came to mind was the plate treatment.  I ordered a few extra sheets of the paper and clear glass plates and went to work.  We knew the lounge area would also feature some mid century pieces so we paired the plates with some simple octogon shaped menus.  This octogon shape is also the foundation for the invitation design.  The paper is housed in a deep 2.5″ box covered with deep aqua dupione silk and the octogon invitation rested in a nest of gold brocaded fabric.  We finished it off with gold threading wrapped with gold and cream beads and a gold broach on the top of the box.  Even the reply card and hand drawn map is in a narrow octogon shape.  We believe personalization only creates a more signature event, so we positioned small calligraphed paper strips throughout the table and displays.  This calligraphy, in gold and aqua, was used throughout for all of the text on the menus, the invitation and signage.  Our final touch was on the bride herself.  As a studio, we are branching out to explore the range of paper through florals.  The delicate paper flower in the model’s hair was hand made.  The final result of every detail put together was beyond words.  We were so delighted to be a part of such a creative team and to be able to watch everyone work that day.  The talent in the wedding industry is so deep and diverse.  It was truly a pleasure to watch the original vision come to life!

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Meet Maria

At the beginning of this year’s wedding season I was on the hunt for an outrageously talented as well as super excited new team member to add to the mix.  I was looking for someone passionate and ready to learn everything that there is to learn about this crazy industry.  I wanted someone with their own sense of creativity, someone who would learn from me, but also be able to put their own spin on things.  I found my girl! Maria is her name and Weddings are her game.  Maria is part of the design process as well as the event set-ups here at The Vine’s Leaf, but she will also be a weekly contributor to the newly remodeled blog! She will be posting on whatever it is that is inspiring us over here,  whether it’s a fun Lover.ly Board, a recent wedding that we have done or our most coveted bloom of the moment.  So here she is FOLKS…the amazing Maria Melissa!

Maria Melissa

I remember when I was the one reading blogs like this. The young dreamer at my laptop waiting to see what The Wedding Chicks were going to post next, clicking from vendor to vendor and planning weddings in my head. I was the girl with the parents that had the big expectations of me going to Med School or becoming a Lawyer.  At the time, a free lance creative style job was not in the cards, so I never considered the wedding industry as a career for me.  It was always a big dream, a “What if?” type of thing, until I decided to just go for it, 100% and to never give up or look back.  Which is exactly why you are reading this today :)

As a kid, I was a hopeless romantic. Every two week high school “relationship” excited me at the beginning and broke me when they ended. And with every new boyfriend came a million new weddings planned in my special “Future Weddings” (notice the “s” at the end of wedding) folder on my computer’s desktop. Planning weddings for myself was not only a hobby of mine but a way to bring hope to my kindred spirit after a break up. They included everything: vendors, venues, flowers, accents, accessories and a dress, a Vera Wang that I’m still in love with today. I was such a weird kid! I took a floral design class as a last resort my senior year in high school. I figured it would be easy and that there would be no way to fail it; I was partially right. For me, designing was a piece of cake– others in my class suffered. As big headed as I can be in my mind, I wondered how something so easy for me could be so difficult to others. Either way, from that point on I was smitten…my passion for weddings paired with my new found love of floral design had created a lover of all things beautiful…I fell head over heals in love with the wedding and floral industries, immersing myself into every aspect.

After multiple attempts at pursuing some sort of college education that I was interested in and passionate about, I moved to Texas to attend Wedding Planning classes (and partially to run away but that’s another story). Soon I realized after shadowing my teacher/wedding planner that though wedding planning was amazing, I wasn’t as passionate about it. I knew I wanted to work in the wedding industry but I didn’t know exactly what my role would be.  All the while, I still continued to follow wedding blogs and continued making floral arrangements as a hobby.

As funny and ironic as life is, I found The Vine’s Leaf and Aly when she became a Handpicked Vendor on The Wedding Chicks years ago; I swore to myself that she was the florist to bring life to my many weddings I had planned for myself. After randomly responding to her search for an intern, here I am now, The Vine’s Leaf’s new(ish) intern! Every day of work with Aly is amazing. She’s constantly challenging me and preparing me for nothing less than the best. I’ve learned so much in these short couple of months and can honestly say that I enjoy looking at my work B.A. (before Aly) and finding things I could have improved or done differently. My dreams are coming together piece by piece and way faster than I’d anticipated. And although I’m very much still following wedding blogs and planning a million weddings for myself, it’s such an awarding feeling to know that I’m now also writing behind the blogs I used to follow.

I look forward to chatting with you, entertaining you and hopefully inspiring you along the way!

xo, Maria