Nothing quite welcomes the holiday season for me like this intimate gold and berry themed wedding celebration. I approached Jessica Smith (of Jessica Smith Weddings) with dramatic, emotion-evoking ideas for a stylized session, and within two weeks, she had everything prepared to be photographed!
With such a short amount of time for planning, we utilized only the best vendors who could lend their talents. I was overjoyed when Amy Briske of Sundance Studios (also, Blue Dress Barn and Millcreek Barns) promised their newly renovated space as the venue. Marco Alexzondra provided the florals plus added creative genius, and together, the four of us collaborated to create this timeless wedding inspiration.
Jessica Smith writes about the session… I was so excited when Brennigan from BG Photography Studios approached me about this shoot. Instantly, I started dreaming of the possibilities of what could be born from our collaboration. We agreed on a beautiful berry palette and a bohemian vision. From there, the dream shoot had inspiration that ebbed and flowed so perfectly together, as though they were always meant to be. I was continually surprised at how easy every step of the planning process progressed. The vendors were all chosen with our inspiration in mind, and their immediate excitement and dedication to our team was every wedding coordinators dream. The day arrived, and I watched as our photo shoot came to life. As a wedding coordinator, my job is to carry out the vision of the bride. But, on the day of this shoot I was watching as my vision and the vision of the team, that was so carefully created and loved evolved into more than I could have ever dreamed…
Marco Alexzondra’s florals perfected the vision as they adorned not only the reception table and arch, but also the cake and dessert chiffonier.
Sundance, like its sister venues, is a photographer’s dream and gave us an endless amount of photographic moments.
I couldn’t be happier to welcome the 2016 wedding season! Adam and I will be traveling domestically (hi, Florida!) as well as revisiting many of our favorite venues from the years. If you are interested in learning more about our wedding packages, please e-mail directly to email@example.com or visit the “Contact” tab above. Congratulations, and Happy Holidays!
photography: BG Photography Studios // wedding coordinator: Jessica Smith Weddings // venue: Sundance Studios Benton Harbor, Michigan // florals: Marco Alexzondra Floral & Event Design // graphic artist: JLN Studio LLC // makeup: Melanie Hart Narbutis // hair: Michelle Bement // tableware: Taylor Rental & Marco Alexzondra Floral & Event Design // cake: C’est La Vie Cakes // dress: Allure Bridal from Here Comes the Dress // model: Alycia Choroszucha