1950s Mod Wedding

Every so often I get the honor to collaborate with a group of amazing peers and friends. Today's post is a reflection of one such collaboration. Jesi Haack and I met two years ago when I met with a small group of photographers at Starbucks one sunny afternoon. Jesi was just starting her wedding design and coordination business and came along for great conversation. I distinctly remember meeting her and liking her after 30 seconds of conversation. I adore her love-me-or-hate-me-I-don't-care personality and the fact that she says precisely what's on her mind.

Jesi designs weddings for unique and quirky brides, so when we had the chance to join forces for a styled shoot, I was thrilled for what was in store. I suggested a 1950s Mod Wedding photo shoot and Jesi spun the idea into deconstructed vintage theme, adding a modern twist. Using Pucci patterns, leather jackets, and oversized lashes, this vibrant shoot was infused with bright colors and bold accents.

The shoot couldn't have happened without these amazing vendors, whom I am forever thankful for their support…
Styling and Design: Jesi Haack Design
Florals and Design: JL Designs
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Paper Goods: Wiley Valentine
Hair and Makeup: 1011 Makeup
Dresses: Shareen Vintage
Venue: Memphis Cafe Downtown Santa Ana
Linen: Latavola
China + Flatware: Classic Party Rentals
Bridesmaids Hairpieces: Pixel and Hank
Bride Veil and Bow: Mary Me Bridal
Models: Jackie+Matt … Hilary+Mitch … Stacey+Tyler … real life couples who are just as beautiful on the inside, as on the outside. I asked for models on Facebook and these couples kindly gave of their time to help with the shoot. Love them!
Photography: Jasmine Star

There's always a HUGE part of my heart that goes wild when I get to work with Carissa of JL Designs…she's a former bride of mine and a truly amazing girl!

Melody at Sweet and Saucy Shop just wows me every time…

The seating chart…

My angle…

JD's angle…I think I like his better…

I wasn't expecting JD to photograph portions of the day, but of the few he captured, I'm very thankful…

Again, he's a few more of JD's photos…the photo on the right just kills me.

We ventured outside for a few bridal party photos just past sunset…


Many thanks to Jen at Green Wedding Shoes for featuring this shoot, so definitely check it out to see more photos!

Happy Tuesday!