Inspiration ( Summer Citrus ) Bringing Color to the valley
The Club at Redlands Mesa is surrounded by the pink colors of the Colorado National Monument , freshly cut grass of the course, the blue grand mesa, and the sandy Bookcliffs. I wanted to bring out the greens of the course with the neutrals of the surrounding area, but I still needed that pop of color. I don’t know about you but when summer hits I crave lemon, something about that light fresh citrus makes you feel like you can handle the heat.
Our Valley is known for it’s peaches and wine. I wanted to highlight something local but still have a touch of citrus. I found a local winery Carlson Vineyards had just created a blend of Riesling and Orange Muscat a dry refreshing local wine. The best part was that they had created It as a family with help from their daughters on the label and 100% of proceeds go to non profits, and charities.
My color scheme started with the orange, yellow and neutrals of white ivory and grey. Gold accents for Jewelry and silverware. The gray runner from Green Earth Studio from Etsy gives it the perfect soft flowing texture. The napkins were cut from cotton and steel fabric, I loved the simpleness of the orange lines with the linen. Flowers were so fun to put together I loved the loose feel of the bouquet, brought together with the little tangerine in it as well as the center piece. I used Local Peonies from Arcieri’s Peony farm , the rest of them were from Orchard Mesa Greenhouse. I designed the invites to match the citrus theme and had a great time putting them together.The second arch with a delicate floral piece was put together by Blossom Design to highlight the beautiful Colorado Nation monument in the background.
It was a collaborative style shoot with two different designs and designers with an open house feel. Tonja with R and R Events and Design had a vision to create a moving style shoot with two different stylist as well as models. The goal was to highlight the new venue space and the options available, while having a open house. The style shoots would be in progress getting set up and tore down so people get a behind the scenes look. Tonja put together a table with Olive Branch centerpiece, light blue napkins wrapped with a blush ribbon. She had wood chargers to bring in more texture with the soft fabric. Her model was Maddie Price, she wore a beautiful open back lace top gown. Soft elegant with a hint of texture showed in the dress, table scape, cakes and peonies bouquet. Terri with Bride and Bloom provided the olive branches and florals for Tonja's set. The ceremony site on the course's driving range, was set up by Tonja. With a copper arch decorated by a hanging macrame piece.
I went to a local Jeweler, Thomas Hunn and they let me borrow a magnificent ring with two bands to surround it. It was the perfect mix of delicate elegance. The gold brought in the yellow hues and the round diamond surrounded with a delicate small rounds with a vintage feel. The bands were a sweet scalloped diamond band that highlighted the details around the ring.
Gracey had graciously accepted being my model and she was a perfect fit! We went into Annelise Bridal to find the dress. Afton was such a huge help and has a great store with many options. We loved the high neckline that accented Gracey’s delicate shoulders. The lace had a boho simple feel with a great outline detail. It was such a great match for the citrus theme. The dress designer is Wilderly Bride “Adele” dress. Hair piece : Hair comes the Bride “Brooklyn”.
Josie Rzeznik from Posh Salon and Boutique did both models hair she did such a great job highlighting the style of each shoot and dress features.
Elite Events provided the tent, linens, tables and chairs. The clear chairs were a perfect touch to the elegance of the citrus shoot.
Simply Cakes by Camberly put together the perfect cake with three tiers of beautiful texture and ombre orange bottom. Everything Camberly touches is simply beautiful ! She also did amazing sugar cookies with simple designs and adorable orange slice with Thanks written on it. What a perfect thank you gift for your guests.
Chalkboard Cheers wrote on the lemons and oranges for place settings. Her calligraphy skills are amazing.
Hope Carlton with Perfect touch makeup did the models makeup, accenting the dresses and colors for each model perfectly.
Facing West Media shot a video of the shoot production and highlights.
Dj Ryan Griz with DJ Ryan Griz Entertainment set up lights in the downstairs reception room. He did a great job showing how light can change the look of everything. Highlighting the venue and center pieces, even the cake
All of these amazing photo's were taken by Amanda Matilda Photography, she has an eye for the perfect shot. From the details to the action shots, Amanda does a great job helping to capture your vision.
Vendor List: Redlands Mesa