Location and Venue
The Eloise is a brand new wedding venue located in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin that opened up August 2020 and boasts grandiose gold chandeliers and towering ceilings. It’s sleek, modern and the perfect neutral backdrop for any wedding style, big or small! We hope and plan to have many weddings here in the future! 🙂
Montel and Gloria modeled for the shoot but are also newly engaged planning for their micro wedding in February 2021! I really wanted Montel to propose to Gloria at this styled shoot, but he simply couldn’t wait! Honestly, I do not blame him. Look at how gorgeous his bride is!
Inspiration and Concept
Montel and Gloria were truly the inspiration for this photoshoot! I so wish this was their real wedding because it was the perfect embodiment of who they are! Stylish, glam, modern, boho. The flowers and dahlias from Sunborn Gardens were also a main focal point and the color palette perfectly fit their amazing warm, peachy, and terra cotta hues. I love the way the florist incorporated foliage and flowers that her husband grows on their flower farm.Although it was a styled shoot, it’s very clear how much love Montel & Gloria have for each other. There are a few shots of them laying on a rug that are my favorite images! So much joy!!!! That was a spontaneous idea that I threw at the photographer and it totally worked!
If you’re inspired and want to try some of these ideas out for yourself, we did DIY a few things. They’re super simple and doable!
I DID A DIY PROJECT! The arch stand sign display was DIY and was taken from a tutorial from Rock and Stone Weddings: https://rockandstoneweddings.com/2020/03/diy-tutorial-for-arch-easel-rock-stone-weddings/
The rust napkins were literally a bed linen that was the PERFECT color for the shoot. I found it at my local St. Vinny’s Dig & Save, had my sewing savvy friend cut them up, finish the edges and make them into napkins!
- The leather dining table chairs, the other half of the bed linen (draping on the lounge area – haha!) courtesy of my house and St. Vinny’s Dig & Save!
Alright, that’s enough talking. See for yourself!
Planning & Design: Olive Branch Events Co.
Photography: Westrum Photographs, Megan Menchaca, Grace and Colin Photos
Florals: Sunborn Gardens
Venue: The Eloise
Hair & Makeup: Lovely Elegance
Invitation Suite: Chandler Subra
Signage and place cards: The Crafty Peach
Earrings: Loop Earring Co.
Food: Blue Bowl Recipes
Rentals: Velvet Rentals
Cake: The Baked Lab
Dress: Marah’s Elegant Bridal, Essense of Australia