This modern, industrial, moody, and tonal shoot was inspired by Spring, and of course, the beautiful flowers that Spring produces! Co-designed with Lisa Larsen of Sunborn Gardens, a Wisconsin florist and flower farmer, we used her colorful tulip, daffodil, and ranunculus varieties to create this lush, elegant, and vibrant inspiration for couples.
Planning and designing this photoshoot did get me a little nervous, I’m not gonna lie! I love muted colors and neutrals with maaaaybe an accent color, but I decided to shake things up a bit, because why not? With the amazing work from Sunborn Gardens and her unparalleled eye and creativity (not to mention her farm full of gigantic spring blooms) we just had to go for it! I’ve worked with Lisa from Sunborn Gardens quite a bit this past year and we both agreed that we’re a great team. I always feel like Lisa makes my vision 100 times better, which is the best way to collaborate!
From the Ellsworth Block website: Ellsworth Block is a restored historical gem built in 1871 that sits in downtown Madison on Capitol Square.
Uncovered in renovations were these gorgeous light pink tiles from 1901, so they made a feature and were highlighted in the invitation suite and incorporated in the tablescape (below the floral centerpieces). The vellum tile design in the stationery suite was such a fun idea from Sprout Studio.
The tea kettle was a result of me walking around my house trying to find a unique piece. This ended up becoming probably my favorite detail in this styled shoot. It felt AMAZING to see all of it come together and to see the cast iron tea kettle add some unique personality to the already fun design! The dried orange slices were also an additional detail we didn’t really plan on but had extras of and we were happy we used them!
Lastly, can we talk about how BEAUTIFUL the tones in the photography are? The darker, emotive photography tends to be my preference anyway, but this is an example of how photography can make such a big difference in conveying and showcasing your design. OBSESSED!
This is probably some of the best and proudest work I’ve done to date! Our niche is DEFINITELY modern and a little untraditional. We are so happy with how this turned out!
Planning & Design: Olive Branch Events Co.
Photography: Megan Menchaca Photography
Venue: Ellsworth Block
Florals: Sunborn Gardens
Dress: Miss Ruby Boutique
Videography: Isaac Leka Films
Cake: Nectar Bakery
Stationery: Sprout Studio
Tabletop Rentals: Rosewood Wed
Hair & Makeup: B. Beauty Bar