Oz The Great And Powerful Inspired Wedding Shoot

This Oz The Great And Powerful inspired wedding shoot’s eye catching emerald and artistic venue made us want to skip down the yellow brick road.  Below, Kait Winston, owner of Kait Winston Photography , shares about her day with this creative group Oz lovers.  Poppies and props and plates, OH MY!

Tifany of Gourmet Invitations reached out to me with the idea of concocting a styled wedding inspired by The Great and Powerful Oz movie released this past March.  I couldn’t think of a more appropriate way to usher in emerald as the color of the year than with a wedding inspired by the emerald city itself.  We drew a lot of our inspiration from bold colors, especially emerald and the element of the hot air balloon that plays a prominent part in the film.  Tifany did a beautiful job of capturing the sweet details of the balloon in her invitations and other stationary goodies.  Though it was inspired by the color emerald, we relied on it more as a complimentary touch for details to give the photos and set decorations a nice pop and contrast against our very neutral toned venues. Kelly Harrison of Le Lapin de Marrige worked her magic with the set styling and table decorations at Hardywood Brewery and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  She has such a beautiful talent of crafting awe-inspiring settings.  Nicola Flora’s floral arrangements were more stunning than I could have ever dreamed and really helped add a bit of playfulness.  Paisley and Jade provided the gorgeous furniture prop details that really helped add to the whimsical element and bold color scheme.  Cakes by Graham crafted a lovely cake with darling glasslike poppies scattered throughout.  Ashlyn Landrum’s makeup artistry once again proves that a bride can still be soft and romantic even while wearing a pop of color on her eyes.  The shoot ended up being such a dreamy and whimsical affair with a dash of playfulness thanks to our lovely models.”

-Kait Winston

Photography: Kait Winston Photography 
Wedding Planner/Stylist: Le Lapin de Marriage 
Makeup: Ashlyn Landrum 
Invitations: Gourmet Invitations 
Florals: Nicola Flora 
Cake: Cakes by Graham 
Prop Rental: Paisley and Jade 
Venues: Hardywood Brewery and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (in Richmond, VA)
Models: Rachel Faulkner (bride), Dylan Nolan (groom), Josh Plasse, Sonnie Slagle

Photo Shoot at Noor

Combining the ambiance at Noor‘s event space, hair and makeup from Contour Fossa, dresses from R-Mine Bespoke‘s gown and bridal collections and coordination from Nira DeLuna at Amber Events was a recipe for pure imagination.  The stunning photography at the shoot was done by Alders Photography and the video by Shaun Paul Creative. The designers, videographer and models were able to manifest an environment unthought of in the bridal world.

Design and Coordination: Nira DeLuna Venue and Catering: Noor Bridal and Couture Gowns: R-Mine Bespoke Photography: Alders Photography Table Décor: Linda Estrin Hair and Makeup: Contour Fossa Flowers: Delphinium Designs Rentals: Town and Country Stationary: Copper Willow Cake: Charm City Cakes Film: Shaun Paul Creative

Vibiana, Los Angeles | As Shot by Callaway Gable Photography

As seen in Modele Weddings 2013 article, Quintessential California.  Photography by Callaway Gable Studios.  Article by Rayce PR and Marketing.

Vibiana: Most Fashionable California Venue

The former Cathedral of St. Vibiana, located in downtown Los Angeles, has a very long and interesting history. One of L.A.’s few remaining nineteenth-century landmarks, St. Vibiana’s was completed in 1876 and the city’s first cathedral was an impressive example of architecture, designed by Ezra F. Kysor. The cathedral’s Italian Baroque façade was inspired by the Los Angeles bishop’s childhood church in Spain. Architect John C. Austin enlarged the structure in 1924 and created a new Main Street façade of Indiana limestone. St. Vibiana’s Cathedral was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1963.

Vibiana LA | As Shot by Callaway Gable Photography

In 1995, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced plans to demolish the church to make way for an all-new cathedral complex on the site. The Los Angeles Conservancy intervened and a long fight began to save St. Vibiana’s. Luckily, the Conservancy ultimately prevailed in both lawsuits, despite appeals from the Archdiocese and the City. The Archdiocese ultimately decommissioned and deconsecrated the cathedral, vacated the site, and built the new cathedral a few blocks away on Temple Street. The Conservancy pursued potential buyers for the property and in 1997 commissioned a study of options for its adaptive reuse.

Vibiana LA | As Shot by Callaway Gable Photography

In 1999, Vibiana was purchased by Tom Gilmore, a visionary who worked to revitalize downtown L.A.’s historic buildings. St. Vibiana’s rehabilitation began and the incredible building now known simply as Vibiana, is the darling of venues in Los Angeles, hosting some of the most fashion-forward weddings and receptions in the world, in addition to fashion shows, fundraising events and live entertainment.  Feast your eyes on a few Vibiana events as shot by Callaway Gable Studios.

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