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I have always had a love for the desert, for the warm, soft light and the way the blossoms in the spring light up the entire landscape. I’ve been dreaming up this shoot for quite some time and collaborated with my talented friend, Laura Stagg with Forevermore Events, to bring the concept to life. We wanted to combine the clean lines and colorful patterns of midcentury style with the sun-drenched, bright and bold elements of the southwest. Think..Palm Springs in the 60s. Kathy Jessop from Bloomers Flowers came up with a stunning array of florals that brought the shoot together.. Dahlias, proteas, garden roses, ranunculus, hellebores, succulents and blackberries to name a few. Turquoise statement pieces from M & S Turquoise brought in southwest elements to the bride’s classic 1960s style, with her french twist, bold eyes, and bright lips by stylist Sarah Boling at Lunatic Fringe Salon. For the cake, a masterpiece by Cupcakes! by Julie, she used clean, simple lines to coordinate with the pattern on the bride’s stunning dress by BHLDN, topped off with a cactus to give a desert vibe. The ceremony backdrop was a brilliant DIY project by Laura, accented with protea flowers and delicately hung from a Joshua Tree. Dustin Merrill with Red Tie Cinematography created a beautiful video of the shoot so make sure you scroll to end to see it! We are thrilled to have our shoot featured on 100 Layer Cake, and also see it gracing the pages of the May/June issue of Etched magazine. Huge thanks to everyone involved with this collaboration! I couldn’t be happier with the result.

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Photography: M Felt Photography | Concept Design: Forevermore Events | Florals: Bloomers Flowers | Videography: Red Tie Cinematography | Hair and Makeup: Sarah Boling, Lunatic Fringe Salon | Cake: Cupcakes! by Julie | Paper Details: Anna-Ruth Watts | Dress: BHLDN | Suit: True Gentleman | Jewelry and Tie: M&S Turquiose