Blue Styled Bridal Shoot From Weddings in Houston Magazine
Glenwood Weber Design and our signature Blue Bridal Bouquet are featured in Weddings in Houston’s Spring/Summer (Feb-June) 2018 issues as well as the Houston Wedding Blog. Let us take you through the amazing styled photoshoot which includes Glenwood’s “Something Blue” concept. See how his personal vision for the event comes to life with the help of some of Houston’s top local vendors in this gorgeous shoot, photographed by Kelli Durham Photography. Book your Bridal Floral Consultation with Glenwood Weber today!
The Story: From Daylight to Twilight
When asked to come up with a concept for a styled wedding shoot for Weddings In Houston Magazine, our first idea was to create Something Blue. Using the event venue, Hughes Manor, with prominent blue interiors and exteriors, we wanted to deliver an entirely blue story. While there are few blue flowers in nature, blue is the most abundant and vibrant color in the world. Inspired by a twilight sky and a sunset over the ocean, Glenwood set off to invoke the moments he wanted to capture.
The professionals at Bright Star Productions helped us pull together a lighting concept where our blue flowers were enhanced with ultraviolet hues, giving them a glowing effect. In the afterparty mood of the evening, our bride was highlighted like a Hollywood starlet with the room lit in a candlelight glow.
The Concept: Mesmerizing Blue Bridal Bouquet
Concept for the bridal bouquet floral was a tight, perfectly round clutch of delicate muscari grape hyacinth. With all leaves removed, we were able to create a sphere using 200 stems of this single flower. Even with as many stems as there were in the bouquet, it was still a petite, easy to grasp nosegay. This small and powerful bouquet commands attention. It’s hard to look away from these subtle, mesmerizing hues of blues.
The Look: Layers of Blue
We went to Bering’s first and found that they had a vast men’s selection with accessories of every kind. This section included stylish men’s ties, sunglasses, cuff links, unique wallets, watches, shoe shine brushes, colorful dress socks, and belts of every kind. Their table top and bridal registry department provided us with the fascinating china, chargers, stemware and silverware. We found a hand-carved, gold leaf breakfast tray for the morning after the honeymoon. This completed our concept of a slice of blue velvet wedding cake and french press coffee on the breakfast-in-bed tray. We can’t say enough good things about Bering’s; they really do have just about everything, so check them out.
The centerpiece for the men’s accessories was a striking Custom Menswear Linen Jacket created by CJ Dugas. This coat was the perfect color to tie our concept together: We imagine our groom selecting his wardrobe, choosing his boutonniere, and preparing his own fashion for the day ahead.
The Bride: Bright Cloud in a Blue Sky
Our bridal model from Neal Hamil Agency wore a couture Hayley Paige gown flown in from New York by Now & Forever Bridal Boutique. She couldn’t have been more perfect in her layered tulle dress. Vo at Now & Forever invited us to his shop to preview three dresses and the Hayley Paige gown made a major impression on us. The dress inspired us to create the petite round orb of grape hyacinths for her blue bouquet. After our model slipped into the gown, our hair and makeup stylist extraordinaire Lauren Falls with 2BPURE worked her magic. Lauren framed her face using hair pulled back low with a few curly locks swept forward over her left shoulder. With soft, natural makeup, she created a romantic look for our bride during her sunset photo shoot.
The Scene: When the Day Becomes Night
The ghost chairs, long harvest table, linens, overlay, napkins and the oversized teal glass chargers came from EB Inc Event Rentals & Design. The showroom in Humble has beautiful examples of coordinating fabric in every texture and color on the color wheel. Their super helpful and informative staff were able to guide us towards our vision. They arrived at the venue early, before anyone else, for a fast and impeccable setup. Once the photo shoot was over they stayed and helped get the space cleared and set back just the way it was before our shoot started.
Photographer Kelli Durham’s vision was to capture the tablescape and flowers in natural light. First, we laid out a series of olive tree topiaries growing in tall narrow clay pottery. In each of these tiny tree pots grew a nest of small, tender succulents framed by cascading thyme herbs. Nestled between oversized mossy clay bowls, the low-mounding floral composition resonated with every color and texture of blue flower imaginable. We complemented this scene with the frosty gray swirls and velvety matte texture of tillandsia xerographica, to create drama and focal interest. Other subtle details like cut succulents placed directly on the table and fresh green moss globes, hand-tied with gold thread, help give this eclectic table scape a fresh and intriguing appeal.
The Sweet: Blue Velvet Cake
On our cake table, we displayed a two-tiered blue velvet cake baked by Erica at Wink by Erica. The ombré icing colors starts light blue and then blends into a deep rich slate blue, surrounded by fresh anemones, cornflower, hydrangea, and agapanthus blooms. Erica used real gold leaf accents and hand-made gold macarons to dot the cake top. The cake was displayed on a 1900’s Belgian ironstone stand, acquired from Bill Gardner at W Gardner, LTD.
Venue: HUGHES MANOR // Photography: KELLI DURHAM PHOTOGRAPHY // Florals & Concept: GLENWOOD WEBER DESIGN // Cake: WINK BY ERICA // Gown: HAYLEY PAGE – NOW & FOREVER BRIDAL BOUTIQUE // Linens, Furniture & Rentals: EB INC. EVENT RENTALS & DESIGN // Tabletop Rentals, Men’s Accessories: BERING’S // Lighting: BRIGHT STAR PRODUCTIONS // Makeup & Hair: 2BPURE BY LAUREN FALLS MAKEUP ARTISTRY // Custom Men’s Jacket: CJ DUGAS (CJ can be reached at 713-206-5714) // Cake Stand: W GARDNER, LTD (Bill can be reached at 713-521-1027)
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Glenwood Weber Design is a Botanical Artist Florist & Boutique Landscape Design Firm centrally located in the historic Avondale area of Montrose in Houston, Texas. We offer innovative and unique garden design concepts and installation for residential and commercial clients. Our visionary approach to fresh floral design using lush, exquisite blooms acquired from around the world is our signature. We create something beautiful everyday. Let us create something beautiful for you.
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