Have you ever had a space you've seen then can't get your mind off of? That may just be a "me" thing, but it happens to me a lot. So here's what happens: I see a space. I oooh and ahhh over it, I drive Jesse insane talking about what I could do with said space to the point where he probably hates the space. Most of the time, that's where it ends. I never put my ideas into action because by the time I start, I can't pinpoint what I want to do. This is really no different, except I had a team of incredibly vendors to help me narrow down my thoughts.
White Space Studio is located on the 2nd floor of the Fireproof Storage and Van Co building downtown, close to the Old City. I've been lowkey obsessed with the building for the better part of 5 years, but highkey obsessed for at least the last 12 months. Back when Jesse first started Blacksheep, they operated out of one of the upper floors for a while. So often, we'd be at his "shop" way into the wee hours of the morning, taking breaks from printing to walk around the neat old building. When I first saw the 2nd floor, I fell in love. The bright white walls combined with the big old windows and a few thousand square feet of space are enough to make even the least creative of people swoon. After seeing the sun shine into the massive space, I was hooked.
I started envisioning a minimalist approach to a classic wedding, casually classy if you will. I wanted to design a scene that wouldn't take away from the awesome backdrop, and with the help of some awesome vendors, I think we accomplished that. Originally, I wanted to go for a warmer palette, with rich copper tones and warm woods, but at the last minute I got a wild hair and decided to make the scene a nice juxtaposition. I paired some of my white eames chairs with a rustic farmhouse table from All Occasions Party Rentals. Adding in Colleen's gold flatware and crystal goblets from her collection at Unique Settings gave just enough glam to the table setting. Lesley with Blooming Collective designed the prettiest greenery runner, which smelled heavenly, as well as the perfect full bridal bouquet. I took several of the glass bottles from my own wedding and some fabric turned napkins from hobby lobby to complete the look. Jessica with J.C Cakes contributed the GORGEOUS naked cake with a caramel drip, which we set up separately on the neatest metal cabinets.
When it came time to pick a couple, I had the perfect pair in mind. Nick and Beth are a real couple (I only use real couples for styled shoots) and their chemistry added the perfect unspoken addition to the whole shoot. Beth is wearing a Pronovias dress from Loveliest, as well as a jewel sash and veil handpicked by Anna, Loveliest's owner. Christi Piontkowski styled Beth's hair in a classic updo that framed her face beautifully. Blair with Beauty by Blair added the finishing touches, a glam makeup look topped with bright red lips, a look we both agree pulled it all together.
I am so thankful to be surrounded by such talent. We really are a dream team, and I could not be happier with how this shoot turned out. Thank you thank you thank you to all of the lovely vendors who helped make my dream a reality!