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Dare To Be Different

June 15, 2017


When you think of the quirkiest fashion icon around--the name Iris Apfel may come up.  After Kasey Ivan Portenier approached me about this shoot I was definitely intrigued!  Iris inspires bright colors, happy thoughts and the chance to be different...what's not to love? 


Usually a wedding styled shoot involves lots of Pinterest-y ideas of picture perfect cupcakes, muted floral arrangements and trendy fashion.  This was such a great opportunity to poke a little bit of fun at that idea as well as push ourselves outside of the box.


 Photo by Kasey Ivan Photography


The absolutely over-the-top, fantastic floral arrangements from Flora were the highlight of the shoot!  I consider Lauren Kiernan the QUEEN of neon, tropical flower knowledge - any flower you want from any corner of the world - she'll source it for you! 


Photo by Kasey Ivan Photography


The simplicity of the elegant gown provided by Darianna Bridal and Tuxedo lent itself beautifully to be styled with bold and bright chunky jewelry from Music Mountain Theater of Lambertville. The uncharacteristic choice of an understated dress paired with such bright pops of color worked perfectly. 


Unik Cake's name is certainly well-earned, as the black and white striped and polka dot confection impressed everyone with its unconventional charm.


Of course this shoot wouldn't be complete without the talents of Nicole Ruzicka and Ginny Brennan. These two beauties knocked it out the park.


I had a blast on this shoot and can't wait to work with all of these spectacular vendors again soon! #DareToBeDifferent







I'd like to take a moment to shout out #YoGurl Kelsey (ahem...me) for her balloon arch creation talents.  I've decided to start a second career as a #BalloonArtist. ;)





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