September 2016 was a big month for us at Infinity Events. Of course by that, I mean my husband and myself. This was the month that we took the plunge and finally decided to invest in advertisement with the Pink Bride. It was a scary step in the life of Infinity Events, but I would like to say on the record that it has been SOO WORTH IT!
I was thrilled when asked to style the photoshoot for the February issue by the gorgeous Meredith Corning, and want to share a little about the experience. The first and biggest thing that I want to say is how honored I am to have worked with these amazing vendors on this project. It was beautiful finished product, and so much fun to see each vendor do what they do best!
It was fabulous getting to know some other amazing folks in the industry and learn their stories. Like Kamesha Richards of Ava Loren Design. When Kamesha and I finally connected for long enough to actually brainstorm about the coming shoot, we chatted for almost 2 hours. We just clicked. :)
It was really amazing to get to talk with someone else who I felt like understood my passion because they shared it with me. I shared with her the inspiration for the shoot, and it was very clear that she and I shared a similar vision. It very easily came together with textured greens and "precious pops" to accent the luxe linen from Elegant Chair Solutions and the amazing venue, Hunt Phelan.
Of course there were friends that were a part of this project too. I always love spending time with these sweet people who I truly believe bless my life every time we get to work together. Two of which are Wanda Hunsaker of Hunt Phelan & Michael Strickland of Mahaffey Tent.
I did my first full plan wedding at Hunt Phelan, and got to know Wanda & Trip through that amazing experience. Michael has always been one of my most supportive friends in the industry. (Thank you for always believing in me.)
It was with the collaboration of all of these amazing vendors that we were able to take imagination and make it a reality. I want to go into this concept a bit here... My favorite part of what I do is learning my couple’s vision and creating reality from that. A HUGE piece of this process that I think many planners tend to overlook is the relationship. Not just the relationship between the Bride and Groom, but the one between the couple, family & planner! Obviously part of choosing your planner is seeing if their past work is in line with your tastes, but I think that there is more to it than that. A planner’s past work should not really depict the planner’s taste, but the tastes of the couple they are working with. It is a challenge, but one of my favorite parts of the process! Be on the lookout for a post coming up from Paige & Collier’s wedding in October 2016 for more on this topic!
Thank you for inviting me to be a part of this shoot. I so enjoyed having the freedom to interpret the concepts into a reality with you and our team. I hope to be a part of this again!
Gowns/Dresses: Ballew Bridal and Formal
Venue: Hunt Phelan
Tuxes/Suits: American Tuxedo
Photographer: Lyndsi Metz Photography
Hair/MUA: Kiss & Makeup
Videographer: Dreams Film Company
Models: DGA Models & Talent
Photo Shoot Stylist: Infinity Events
Floral Design: Ava Loren Design
Catering & Dessert Bar: The Kitchen at Shelby Farms