“Here’s to all who capture that crazy feeling of love, that forever moment immortalized in an image, where life stands still and a story unfolds.” Queensberry
When we started Evermore, we knew we loved weddings, we loved parties, and we loved vintage décor. We knew we would enjoy working with brides and hostesses to help them create the perfect look for their wedding or special event. We knew we would be thrilled to see our items become part of someone’s real life fairytale. But what we didn’t know was how much we would LOVE styled photo shoots. It just never occurred to us that selecting, organizing, crating, carrying, hauling, unpacking, repacking, hauling back and re-inventorying could result in so much fun! But now we know!
We had the opportunity to take part in two styled shoots a few months ago, both of which left us in awe of the many talented professionals with whom we had the pleasure to work. And we discovered that it truly is like playing make believe with the most wonderful props you can imagine. (Plus the venues are incredible). Both shoots featured pieces of our Vintage Gold China Collection, but the styles were surprisingly different. And we were giddy with the excitement of watching the creative minds of several different companies come together to create picture perfect scenes!
The first styled shoot was coordinated by Tanesha Shelton, the creative owner of RoShel Events. Her concept was creative, her planning meticulous and her results beautiful. I can see why she is an event planner in demand in the Charlotte area. When we all arrived at the Separk Mansion in Gastonia, it was obvious this was going to be an amazing production. Separk Mansion is in a word “gorgeous”. With that venue as a backdrop, we set to work creating the makings of a “New Year’s Eve” wedding anyone would love to call their own. The flower arrangements, beautifully done by Springvine Design, perfectly suited the color theme and style of the shoot. Swag Linens, who we have worked with several times, always provides the prettiest table linens – this time a sparkly champagne tablecloth that once again proved to be the perfect touch to complement the décor. ¬
The cake, especially designed for the shoot by Sky’s the Limit in Concord, was an amazing pink and white creation, with just a touch of gold, to serve as a very fitting focal point in many of the shots. We were also happy to be able to work with another of our favorite vendors….SugarPops! They know how to do “sweetness” right!
From gorgeous hair and makeup perfected by Beauty by Nou to the bridal gown and tux from Fabulous Frocks and Revolve Upscale Men’s Consignment, everything reflected a New Year’s Eve wedding at its most elegant. No detail was overlooked including the creative stationary items designed by Sweetest Beginnings, jewelry from The Bead Lady, and even festive masks from Ruby Heart Pearl. And the bride and groom certainly looked like they were enjoying the occasion – such picture perfect professionals!
And then, to bring it all together, there was Casey Hendrickson of Casey Hendrickson Photography. Casey has the magic touch! We had never worked with her before and were thrilled to be a part of one of her shoots. We can’t say enough about her talent, creativity and ability to get just the right shot.
But as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words….so here are a few “thousand words” composed for you through the camera lens of Casey Hendrickson:
For more pictures visit Casey Hendrickson's New Years Eve Blog
Planner: Roshel Events - www.roshelevents.com
Photography: Casey Hendrickson Photography – www.caseyhphotos.com
Venue: Separk Mansion – www.separkmansion.com
Cake: Sky’s The Limit Bridal Sweets – www.stlbridalsweets.com
Flowers: Springvine Design – www.springvinedesign.com
Linens: Swag Linens – www.facebook.com/swaglinens
Candy Bar: SugarPops – www.sugarpopscandy.com
Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Nou – www.facebook.com/pages/BEAUTY-BY-NOU/436022483204187
Jewelry: The Bead Lady - www.thebeadladyinconcord.com
Invitations: Sweetest Beginnings – www.sweetestbeginnings.com
Masks: Ruby Heart Pearl
Tux: Revolve Upscale Men’s Consignment – www.revolvecharlotte.com
Dress: Fabulous Frocks - www.fabulousfrocksbridal.com
And, of course, us:
Vintage China Rental: Evermore – www.evermoreeventcompany.com
Look for the next installment of this blog: Our second photo shoot with Casey Hendrickson Photography, which featured the perfect combination of rustic elegance.