Alexandra Whitney Photography

Styled Shoot :: Mixed Metals Geometric Inspiration

During this absolutely frigid cold spell we’ve been having I thought it was appropriate to share one of our favorite shoots from last winter with Alexandra Whitney Photography. Shot at Maggpie Vintage Rentals, this shoot came together with an amazing team of vendors who were such troopers through the frigid temps. Check out these colorful DIY's!

SK created the large statement wall with various-sized canvases, painter’s tape, and a perfect palette of paint. We used it as a focal point behind our table, but it would also be a fun option for a photo booth or ceremony backdrop.

My only request to the talented ladies of Falls Flowers was to include magnolia leaves. I love the way the back of magnolia leaves look coppery, fitting nicely with our 'mixed metal' theme. Don't you love the way Falls Flowers made such a statement with them on the back of the chairs?! To top it off, the centerpieces they created for the table were stunning, spilling over the edge of the compotes and onto the table.

For the place settings, we DIY’d hammered copper placemats. The hours we spent hammering away on them paid off because they are still one of my favorite elements of the table. They add such depth! LoveLeigh Invitations created these fun menus that fit right into the the salad plates. I’m all about finding new ways to display old classics.

Philly Cake Maker masterfully created the geometric cakes, which we adorned with flowers and a handmade geometric topper. The geometric trinkets hanging above the cake table were crafted by soldering steel sticks cut at various sizes together, then spray painting them with different metallic finishes.

We are so grateful for the team of vendors that braved the frigid temps and came out to pull this shoot together!

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Planning, coordination, and styling by Heart & Dash

Photographer: Alexandra Whitney
Florist: Falls Flowers
Venue: Maggpie Vintage Rentals
Wedding Dresses: Carol Hannah “Mulberry” and Leanne Marshall “Julie” via Lovely Bride
Hair: Just B Beautiful
Makeup: Nina Moran of Cheekadee
Cakes: Philly Cake Maker
Stationery: LoveLeigh Invitations

This shoot was featured on Ruffled Blog!

Styled Shoot :: Retro Burnside Plantation

When talented vendors like Alexandra Whitney Photography and the ladies from Fox & Finch ask you to collaborate on a styled shoot, you say yes! They wanted to set up a shoot at a gorgeous historic barn in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania called Burnside Plantation. Though we'll always love burlap, lace, and mason jars for a barn wedding, we wanted to try something a little different this time. Inspired by the fact that the barn is 'historic,' we took some creative license with our concept by veering off into the land of retro.

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We turned to vintage advertisements to inspire our color and stationery design. SZ created a color palette that all of the vendors used to bring a level of consistency that really pulled everything together.

For the ceremony scene, we worked with the talented Sarah from Allium Design {we must be drawn to Sarahs}. For the ceremony backdrop, we wanted to do something that would create a statement in the middle of the orchard while maintaining a feeling of intimacy. After some experimenting, we ended up covering a hula-hoop with ribbon, draping chiffon over and through it, and adorning the top with flowers to create a focal point. The mix-matched chairs from Fox & Finch framed the scene in a beautifully intimate way.

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We used the corn crib for a lounge area with a mini-bar and cake display by Cozze Cakes. The red trunk from Fox & Finch was spot on with our color palette and really created a great focus point for the space.

Jill Kozar from Up Your Do not only did hair, but she was also our bridal model — and her real-life husband posed as her groom! Kelly, from Face the Occasion, used her makeup skills to round out the retro look. Rebecca, who posed as our maid of honor, was born to rock those pin curls and red lips, don't you think? 

We did our final scene right in the barn doorway to showcase the impact of space. So many details came together in this scene — the patterned dishes, blue glass, retro typography, and wood textures accented by colorful flowers. The white fabric swags and the card catalog bursting with flowers added final touches of romance to brighten the interior.

Alexandra Whitney did a great job of capturing the colors and retro vibe. She always has a knack for playing with natural light — making every detail shot feel special. We're grateful to get to work with these amazing vendors and friends — thanks for collaborating with us!

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Photography: Alexandra Whitney Photography
Event designer: Heart & Dash
Prop/furniture rentals: Fox & Finch Vintage Rentals
Flowers: Allium Design
Venue: Burnside Plantation
Hair: Up Your Do
Makeup: Face The Occasion
Stationery: Heart & Dash
Cake: Cozze Cakes

This shoot was featured on Wedding Chicks.