As an event planner and designer, we get to part of some pretty amazing collaborations in our area. One of our favorites occurred last summer, when we were approached with the opportunity to coordinate our first ever styled shoot through the Wedding Planner & Guide, one of Madison’s great sources of wedding inspiration.
Our approach to this design mirrored our approach to our business.. bold and different, but beautiful all the same. Looking at past spreads and what was currently trending in design, we knew that we wanted a look that readers wouldn’t be expecting before turning to our page, and that dared to go dark. The Orpheum Theater provided us the perfect backdrop to build around.
This shoot allowed my girl Jessie to make her debut as HUE’s in-house florist, and pull together a few key designs to soften our edges and bring the romance back. Her work, along with favors and stationery from Sugar Pear Design, including specialty acrylic invitations, showed that an elegant affair can truly be pulled off anywhere, as long as you have the right team.
Given how dark we knew the elements of the shoot would be, lighting would play a key role in developing some of the more delicate ambiance details. Chance Productions came through for us, putting the final touches on our focal chandelier piece just days before we came together.
Thank you to the team for such wonderful work!
The Dream Team:
Design, Planning & Coordination: Harmonious Union Events
Photography: Urban Anchor Photography
Venue: The Orpheum Theater
Floral: Jessie-Rae with Harmonious Union Events
Rentals: Event Essentials
Lighting: Chance Productions
Cake and Cupcakes: Gigi’s Cupcakes
Stationery and Favors: Sugar Pear Design
Designed For: The Wedding Planner & Guide
See here for the Wedding Planner & Guide’s blog feature on this shoot!