Welcome to the last of our three scenes for our Napoleon and Josephine stylized editorial shoot. Truly, after a long day (and dealing with inclement weather), there were just a handful of us that stayed for the shooting of this scene … even the daylight did not linger.
In my opinion, no reception is complete without a cake (truth be told … dessert bars and creative solutions aside, I just like good old fashioned wedding cake!), and Jennifer England of La Bella Torta provided us with a cake that I am sure Napoleon and Josephine themselves would have coveted. Enjoy this last of our staged scenes, and be sure to visit our other sets by just clicking here.
Special thanks goes out to …
Bowen Jewelry Company for trusting us with their stunning jewelry for the day
Celebration for the tuxedo (and helping us pick the perfect one out!)
Church Street Bridal for the wedding gown (which I dubbed “the cupcake dress”)
elle&anne for their handmade plum headpiece
Interiors by Moyanne for the table, silver candelabra, pedestal, drapes and rug for “The Cake Reception” scene
La Bella Torta – for a cake that is worthy of royalty!
Love Is in the Air for their amazing calligraphy
Petal Flower Company for the fresh and colorful boutonniere
RS Exclusive for the table design and setup
Stone Blue Productions for our amazingly unforgettable photos
SPA 4109 for their wonderful artistry with eyelash extensions (Joellen Perkins), hair (Kate Pitera), makeup (Patty Mattingley) and nails (Jeanine Maxwell)
And of course thanks goes to our models, Gordana Ban (Josephine) and Jordan Sorber (Napoleon) for being wonderfully photogenic and great sports for the day.
Below is a full listing of those involved with the photo shoot:
Project Management Team
Jennifer Prince – Hill City Bride, Project Coordinator/Art Director
Jeremiah Guelzo – Stone Blue Productions, Photographer/Art Director
Crystal George – Crystal George Studios, Artistic Consultant
Liz Cook – Sincerely, Liz: Photography, Creative Consultant
Hill City Bride Vendors
Bowen Jewelry Company – jewelry
Celebration – tuxedo
Church Street Bridal – gown, headpieces
Michelle Duncan, elle&anne– headpieces
Interiors by Moyanne – drapes, furnishings, rugs
Jennifer England, La Bella Torta – cake artist
Linda Hall and Mary Love, Love Is in the Air – food, calligraphy
Elisha Dudley, Petal Flower Company – bouquet, boutonniere
Sandra Guelzo, RS Exclusive – table design, decor
Sabrena Deal, S Carter Studios – favors
Brad Bennett, Shaking Hands Productions – cinematography
SPA 4109 – Eyelash Extensions (Joellen Perkins), Hair (Kate Pitera), Makeup (Patty Mattingley), Nails (Jeanine Maxwell)
To view more features from our editorial photo shoot, just click here. Next Friday, I have the fun of showing off the behind the scenes photos, which show all of those involved hard at work on our shoot.