Let me take you on a tour to the ‘70s. Our dream team headed over to The Orlo (@theorlo), a timeless wedding and events venue nestled in Historic Hyde Park of Tampa, Florida. We figured that this would be the perfect place for our 70’s themed styled shoot considering how they both share something in common; history! Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t claim to have lived in the ’70s but being in The Orlo, curating this beautiful shoot, it felt like I have! When we arrived at the venue, we became teenage girls gushing over our crushes. The place was spacious, with lots to offer! We were immediately taken to our creative place and our minds were just bursting with ideas of the things we can do in each space and let me tell you, we surely were able to utilize every corner! From the ballroom to the private spaces in the house, and even outdoors, you name it, we shot it!
The venue was a huge canvas to fill, but that was a challenge we were willing to take. This is why I am so glad I teamed up with talented people who were able to bring the concept we dreamt up to life! Starting with the foyer, this grand champagne wall (courtesy of @boozeandbubbless) will greet anyone who opens the doors, with a variety of colors and blooms accenting the wall of greens behind them. I am always a fan of adding a champagne wall or a wine corner at weddings. It’s a marriage of aesthetics and fun if you ask me!
Now let me take you upstairs where our muse Emily (@that.tall.girl) is waiting. Emily is a retro queen in her custom feather gown, designed by the one and only, Julia Marie Chew (@xiaolindesign). The gown… don’t even get me started. First, it would be an understatement to say that Julia is an expert in anything feathers. This is just one of the many masterpieces she makes and my goodness — I am so in love with this dress! Of course, with this gown being a piece of art, we want to make sure we can only enhance the whole look from there. We added a hairpiece that resembles the golden rays of the sun. The makeup made Emily even more gorgeous, with bold hues of blue and red. The striking arches and curves of her eyelashes and liner were the cherry on top, making her eyes pop. The glam team from Blushed Bridal Beauty (@blushedbridalbeauty) did that!
Hold on. I noticed your champagne glass has been empty for a while now. I don’t want you feeling thirsty, but don’t worry, I’m taking you outside for a surprise. Thanks to Tap Truck Tampa (@taptrucktampa), you can quench your thirst with tap beverages! To make your cocktail experience even better, Gather ‘Round & Graze (@gatherroundgraze) prepared this deliciously arranged charcuterie board! If you want something on the sweeter side, take a macaron, baked with love by Viole’s Under The Sweets (@violesunderthesweets). Let me warn you, though. They’re addicting!
Here’s to all things pink, am I right!????
Alright, I feel like we’ve lost focus for a moment there. Let’s step back and try to see the bigger picture… literally. Still true to the theme, we added some spring elements into this setup and the palette was astounding! The soft hue of pastel pink ALMOST dominated the design but let’s talk about the pops of reds, oranges, blues, and yellows for a moment. I. LOVED. IT. These colors are some of the elements that made this shoot scream the ‘70s and I am so glad that Southern Blooms Floral Design (@southernbloomsfloraldesign) incorporated these vibrant tones into their florals. After all, the 1970s was a colorful era!
As I said, the 1970s was a colorful decade. For me, it’s the bold wallpapers, the bright kitchen counters, and the vibrant pieces of furniture that make me think of that era. We wanted to implement this aspect into this styled shoot, hence the bold tones! As you can see in this imagery, the intricately designed linens and tabletop decorations from Kate Ryan Event Rentals (@kateryaneventrentals) blended so well with the florals and flatwares. Did I mention our ‘70s themed cake?? Dessiree (@sugar_dreams_by_dessy) knew what she was doing by including blues and oranges as well as eyecatching patterns and stripes in her design. If you know me .. you know I am obsessed with everything she touches! Seriously give her page a follow!!!
Are you inspired yet? I’m pretty sure at this point, you are at least considering a ‘70s themed wedding, but let’s take a breather first… because I’m not done yet. If you want the complete ‘70s wedding aesthetics, let’s take a peek at how your invitations may look like! Let me inspire you with these flat lays done by our favorite surface stylist, Kaitlin (@elysianmarket). For your invitations, you can opt for something soft and muted , or you can go big with eye-catching blotches of colors, both designed by (@boxedweddinginvitations!
Our videographer (@devontespencer) , team member/advertising queen ( @underground_market_), and the rest of our team had a field day during this shoot! We had a blast throughout this shoot, It was the closest I could get to a time machine for the 1970s. I am so thrilled to share this experience with you and I hope you feel the same way too!
Dream Team :
Planning & Concept: @terrieimages
Hair & Makeup Team: @blushedbridalbeauty
Tabletop Rentals & Linen: @kateryaneventrentals
Vintage Mobile Truck: @taptrucktampa
Invitation Suites/Stationery: @prettie.weddingandevents
Champagne Wall: @boozeandbubbless
“Beloved Light” Custom Styling Surface: @elysianmarket
Boudoir Lingerie: @shopalexandrajo
Custom Feather Gown: @xiaolindesign
Bridal Gowns: @lillie.maecollection
Couple: @angelikakrug @robtheshannon
Editorial Bridal Portraits: @that.tall.girl
Event Marketing Assistance:
Ashley Myers: @underground_market_