We decided to pull in the beast element with his best buddy, his dog, as the BEST MUTT and still throw in some of the other elements of the fairytale. We used many of the same elements as our first blog "Tale As Old As Time". If you missed that blog feel free to click the link above.
CREATING THE GEEK
We really hate the word geek, just to point that out. It should really be an honor to be smart, creative and a well rounded person. Everyone meet Honor Foss, our amazingly handsome "geek"!
For Honor's look we wanted to pull in a fun and modern tuxedos. We choose the checkered
Ike Behar Ashton jacket with black trim fit pants, a black skinny tie and black watch for his first look and then the Ike Behar Braydon shawl lapel with a black metallic bowtie.
We also had fun mixing and matching our new collection of Allure Shoes for Men
into this shoot as well.
CREATING THE MODERN BELLE
We quickly decided that the modern Belle would still need fairytale inspired details about her outfit and we wanted to make sure she got just that. Modern Dress outfitted her in a dress from Watters and a Dress from Maggie Sottero that had more of a modern fit and style to add to our look. We did keep her in very fairytale inspired jewelry but added some pizzazz with a gorgeous floral crown, anklet/ wristlet and a stunning bridal bouquet. White Willow Events and Boesen The Florist did amazing work on the floral details.
THE BEST MUTT
It is an ever growing theme to incorporate man's best friend or other family pets into the wedding ceremony, reception, engagement photos ect. We were so happy we were able to utilize one of our own pets into this shoot.
CREATING THE MOOD
While scouting locations to bring to life their passion of comics, The Simpsons, nature and the underlying theme of Beauty & The Beast, we had an absolute blast trying to find the JUST RIGHT locations. We stumbled upon the perfect block of wall murals in Des Moines by
Moberg Gallery on Ingersoll. A wall almost completely dedicated to funky remixes of Krusty, Moe and other favorites from The Simpsons and other cartoon TV shows.
Then just one block west on Ingersoll Ave we found a mural in stunning pinks.
We decided to also keep the original tablescape from the original Beuaty & The Beast shoot to tie back in all the overall theme
A GROUP EFFORT!!
A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THESE WEDDING EXPERTS
WHO MADE THIS SHOOT HAPPEN:
PHOTOGRAPHY - GARNET PHOTOGRAPHY & AMY VINCHATTLE PHOTOGRAPHY
DRESSES, SHOES & JEWELRY - MODERN DRESS
TUXEDOS - SKEFFINGTON'S FORMAL WEAR
FLORAL - BOESEN'S/ WHITE WILLOW EVENT PLANNING
EVENT PLANNER - WHITE WILLOW EVENT PLANNING
HAIR - CHARITY DILLMAN
MAKE-UP - KATI DOUGLAS
CAKE - CREME CUPCAKE
Also a HUGE thanks to our wonderful team of models for taking
time out of your day to make these stories come to life.
We could not have done it without Bekah, Honor and Ryan. You three made an amazing team of models and went above and beyond to make the shoot a success.