styled shoot: dreamy + smoky inspiration

A few months ago, Emily Wren had a gorgeous concept for a photo shoot, and I was thrilled to be included as part of the vendor line-up!  She was inspired by Filippo Minelli's series "Silence & Shapes" that uses colored smoke bombs in landscape photos.  We wanted to use the colored smoke in a softer way -- letting it bring color into some bridal looks we put together. 

 photo by Emily Wren Photography // hair + makeup: aleksandra ambrozy // florals: ilonka florals
 photo by Emily Wren Photography // hair + makeup: aleksandra ambrozy // florals: ilonka florals
 photo by Emily Wren Photography // florals: ilonka florals
 signage: hello, bird. // photo by Emily Wren Photography
 photo by Emily Wren Photography
 custom cocktail menu by hello, bird. // photo by emily wren photography

I loved dreaming up a way to bring an ethereal, smoky quality to paper while keeping the colors light and soft.  I created a background with a layered wash of silver and gray tones.  To keep the writing style soft and dreamy, I skipped my usual nibs and did brush calligraphy instead.  The separation of watercolor-like tones was so fun! 

 florals: ilonka florals // furniture: maggpie vintage rentals // photo by emily wren photography
 florals: ilonka florals // furniture: maggpie vintage rentals // photo by emily wren photography
 menu + ribbon calligraphy: hello, bird. // florals: ilonka florals // furniture: maggpie vintage rentals // photo by emily wren photography
 menu + calligraphy: hello, bird.  //  furniture: maggpie vintage rentals//  photo by emily wren photography

It was so fun to collaborate with so many talented teams!  Thanks for including me.

vendor dream team:   photography: Emily Wren Photography //  florals: Ilonka Florals // paper, signage + calligraphy: hello, bird.  //  food: Sweet Elizabeth's // styling: confetti & co. // models: Reinhard Agency // hair + makeup: Aleksandra Ambrozy // furniture: Maggpie Vintage // venue: Terrain // dresses: BHLDN

All photos in this post are courtesy of Emily Wren Photography.

This smoke bomb photo shoot was featured on 100 Layer Cake.