Styled Shoot: Sleeping Beauty by Sassy Mouth Photography

Today’s lovely styled shoot comes to us from stationery designer Barbara Caruso of AvantGarde Design. Here’s more about the shoot and the talent behind it:

Take a look at our inspiration and see it unfold from the classic fairy tale “The Sleeping Beauty”. Luscious floral arrangements in blush pink, creamy white and little touches of green.

See more after the cut!


Styled Shoot: Sleeping Beauty by Sassy Mouth Photography

Styled Shoot: Sleeping Beauty by Sassy Mouth Photography

A black sequin table cloth paired with lace runners. Diamond black metallic, white linen and floral paper for the invitation and day of paper designs. A stunning cake and a perfect location, a castle fit for a princess.

Styled Shoot: Sleeping Beauty by Sassy Mouth Photography

Styled Shoot: Sleeping Beauty by Sassy Mouth Photography

The Sleeping Beauty fairytale begins at the christening of the king and queen’s long awaited child, where seven fairies are invited to be godmothers to the princess. The fairies each offer their gifts of beauty, wit, grace, dance, song and music to the princess.

Styled Shoot: Sleeping Beauty by Sassy Mouth Photography

An old fairy is overlooked and in her anger places the princess under an enchantment. The princess will prick her hand on a spindle and die. One last fairy has yet to give her gift, and uses it to proclaim that the princess will fall into a deep sleep for a 100 years and be awoken by a king’s son, rather than dying.

Styled Shoot: Sleeping Beauty by Sassy Mouth Photography

The king and queen were out for a day and the princess decides to explore the palace further. She wanders into a room with spinning wheels, tries the task and the curse is fulfilled.  The good-fairy is brought back to the castle and puts everyone in the castle to sleep, as she knows the princess will be upset if she is alone.

Styled Shoot: Sleeping Beauty by Sassy Mouth Photography

Styled Shoot: Sleeping Beauty by Sassy Mouth Photography

The king and queen proclaim any entrance be forbidden so the good fairy summons a forest of tress, brambles, and thorns that spring up around the castle, shielding it from the outside world preventing anyone from disturbing the princess.  A hundred years pass and a prince spies the hidden castle during a hunting expedition. He braves the tall trees and enters the castle.

Thanks Barbara! For more about AvantGarde Design, visit her WeddingLovely Vendor Guide Profile or head straight to her website. This post originally appeared on AvantGarde Design’s blog.

What do you think of this styled shoot? Let us know in the comments below!

Photography – Sassy Mouth
Set Design & Decor – Country Girl Collections
Printed Materials – AvantGarde Design
Flowers – Branch and Bloom
Dress – Bliss Bridal
Hair and Makeup – Krystalized Designs
Sleeping Beauty & Prince – Aurora Photography & Eric Frost