South Jersey Wedding Florist : Styled Shoot with FOUND at Running Deer

Oh boy oh boy, flower lovers.  We have quite the treat for you today!  Last weekend we were able to be a part of  FOUND: the Wedding Market's bridal show at Running Deer Golf Club.  As a benefit of working with FOUND, we were able to also participate in a styled shoot with other vendors, to transform Running Deer into our wildest imagination for a dream wedding.   Styled shoots are a great way to completely let loose creatively, and to use our dream portrayal as inspiration for future clients.

This shoot was incredible.  Creative vendors.  Our local venue.  SNOW.  Everything fell into place in the most beautiful way with this ethereal, metallic-themed shoot.  We are so excited to share this work, particularly because it's our first styled shoot at Running Deer.  We've worked there for years with brides, and this time we were able to put a whole new twist on an old favorite.  

So take a look and get inspired with these images from Samantha Jay Photography - her use of light and eye for detail perfectly portrayed the vibe we were going for.  Enjoy! 

Charlie Whiskey Lettering & Design was a joy to work with, and provided a ton of these scripted details.  Her work completely personalized the event, and added the sentiment that is so appealing to clients. 

Here is our lovely bride, wearing a custom pale pink tulle gown by Sweet Caroline Styles and stunning hair and make-up by Occasions by Diana.  We crafted a cascading bouquet and a floral headband for a bold floral look. This was our blizzard weekend in January, and it couldn't have worked out better for this shoot. 

We completely decked out our models with floral accessories.  Earrings, a ring, and floral cuff with pure white ranunculus made our bride a botanical dream come true. 

We wouldn't dream of leaving out our model groom!  Here he is, sporting a handsome floral pocket square with dusty miller, spray rose, berries and succulents.  We love this look for a groom as a sophisticated touch, and a little different than the traditional boutonniere.

We added these wreaths to the front doors of Running Deer, with banners provided by Charlie Whiskey, reading, "to have" and "to hold," in gold script.  Swoon.  The simple design keeps this entrance classic, yet romantic. 

This good-looking crew made up our ringbearers and flowergirl - and with so many puppy-parents amongst our clientele, we just had to add a floral collar to our list! 

There is a growing popularity in potted plants, ferns, and succulents making appearances in wedding decor.  How fun to add simple signs for the ringbearer and flowergirl in these pots as they perform their duties! 

We decided to take a completely different route with the ceremony space of Running Deer.  We love looking at things in a fresh way, and our pipe and drape rental gave this wall a whole new purpose as the ceremony backdrop.  The giant wreath is actually the base for our floral chandelier - we spruced it up with gold leaves, and another Charlie Whiskey banner gave the perfect final touch.  

Tall candlesticks and lanterns flickered throughout the scene, and our tall gold vases were packed full with white cherry blossoms for the grand entrance every couple deserves.  Our slender gold stands at the aisle entrance and altar were topped with arrangements of tulips, roses, peach stock, and wild foliage to really make this space pop, with a garland strung down the aisle to bring the whole look together.  

We were rubbing our hands in delight when we knew we could tackle this bar area.  We hung a wreath on the front (are you seeing a theme here?) and placed more pipe and drape to cover the back wall.  Layers and layers of smilax were strung to border the bar, and scattered candles in mercury gold votives and vases gave a romantic glow.  

We mimicked our bride's gown with this tulle skirt on the cocktail table, tied neatly with a ring of ferns.  

Mirrored stands helped embellish these mercury votives and bud vase of peach stock and anemone.

This placecard area was another section that we were happy to get our hands on.  We have this vintage garden stand that we stacked with potted plants and succulents with namecards.  Our vintage wooden boxes, smilax vines, tall candlesticks and clustered lanterns made this even more attractive to the eye.   

Talk about a jaw-dropping scene, if we say so ourselves! We are madly in love with this look.  The tall windows of Running Deer served as a great base for us to drape smilax all across for a wild, natural look.  Tall centerpieces were bold statement pieces, and group of lanterns in the center meant that every aspect of this scene is eye-appealing! 

How fabulous is this petaled linen from Let's Do Linens?  They contrasted the soft romantic look with shimmering sequin draping in the chair detail. This long table had no bare spots, with a garland runner, tall centerpieces, gold-beaded chargers, candles and terrariums keeping the look a constant source of entertainment and appeal. 

We will live and die by the phrase "it's all about the details."  This proves true in the subtle touches of greenery decorating the window treatments and bride and groom loveseat.  It's these elements that work together to create an overall feeling and theme for an event. 

And of course, every great day ends with a delicious slice of cake - this four-tiered cake had a flashy gold layer, and we added finishing touches of gold mercury bud vases and candles to enhance the table setting.  A cute little garland with spray roses, berries and leaves helped it coordinate with the rest of the theme. 

A huge thank you to this attractive couple who let us play dress-up with them and  played out their pretend wedding!  We hope some brides out there are inspired by these looks, and we are looking forward with incorporating some elements into this upcoming wedding season! 

Mary Coombs