Today’s styled shoot comes to us from Brittany Carmona-Holt, Co-Owner of Sculpted Films, LLC, based in Detroit, MI. We love the effortless rustic elegance and all the vintage details, but the best part is the couple’s story! Here’s Brittany to tell us more:
A couple of things that make this styled shoot so special are all the intricate details that were curated to make this shoot unique. The personalized craft cocktail, the choice to make the bride’s bouquet all greens, the incredible stamped invitation suite, the Juliet cap of clustered white tea roses, how each place setting was a uniquely curated piece of vintage china, etc.
See more after the cut!
Also, my favorite thing about this shoot, is the couple. Brianna and Vango. 8 years ago when these two actually got married they fell into the trap that I hear stories of happening all too often. A family friend said they would take their wedding photos at a discounted rate and then their wedding collection would be there wedding gift.
They waited for over a year and still no photos from their day, digital or print. They finally got the photos dropped off in their mail box but it was just a disc of the raw photos and they weren’t edited or even a professional size to have prints made. As you might have guessed the style and quality of the photos taken was extremely sub-par.
Eight years later we got to recreate a day that was all about Brianna and Vango. Their first look held true emotions and all of their interactions are candid, making the film for this shoot all the more powerful. Finally Brianna and Vango have some documentation that is as beautiful as their love.
The cake design is DIY, and I made that choice because with all the stunning, raw, and rustic styles of cakes you can do these days, it’s easier than ever to DIY your wedding sweets. Multiple small cakes with rustically smeared icing, exposed layers, or rosettes that are easy to do with a store-bought piping tube are a fun (and cheap!) way to make your dessert table unique.
The couple’s signature cocktail “Bubbling Over With Love” was another thing that made this faux reception unique and it contained, you guessed it, bubbly Prosecco, lavender syrup, orange peel infused white whiskey, and a lavender ice cube – it was as delicious as it was beautiful.
For the florals, we decided to go with all green’s for the bride’s bouquet as that’s another way that brides could save money – going green can save you green! But because I love fresh flowers too much to forego them completely, and because this shoot seemed a little too sophisticated in style for a boho floral crown, we gave the bride a Juliet cap of clustered white tea roses with hints if dusty miller and kimberly fern.
The bride wore a Tadashi Shoji for BHLDN gown that had a whimsical gossamer layer over a lace underlay with a flattering crisscross neckline. Vintage furnishing were provided by southeast Michigan vendor, Rusted Rose Rentals, and vintage place settings were provided by another southeast Michigan vendor, A Vintage Affair.
The unique stamp invitation suite was created by Capital Society (based out of Virgina, but ships across the country.) And the photography, videography, and style were all done by Sculpted Films.
Lovely, thank you Brittany for sharing! For more information about Sculpted Films, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.
What do you think of today’s styled shoot? Let us know in the comments below!
Starring: Brianna and Evangelos Lindardakis
Photography & Videography: Sculpted Films
Bridal Gown: Tadashi Shoji for BHLDN
Vintage Place Settings: The Vintage Affair
Vintage Furnishings: Rusted Rose Rentals
Invitations: Capital Society