As SEEN in The Perfect Palette
My husband and I recently took an anniversary trip to Paris and deeply fell in love with the culture. From the ornate architecture, to the rich interior design, to the classically dressed Parisians, I wanted to create a styled shoot inspired by our experience. We played on the juxtaposition of old and new world with beaux-arts interior design and modern decor. Our color palette predominantly focused on white, black, and tones of the violet hue using Pantone's 2018 color of the year: Ultra Violet and secondary colors aubergine, winter bloom, plum wine, woodrose, and sphinx. Clean lines, bold fonts, delicate fabrics, and wild, garden-influenced arrangements came together to reveal modern romance with a Parisian influence.
It took us a couple months to find the perfect venue. Thanks to the recommendation of a friend, we found Bateau, a cute (and delicious!) little restaurant on Capitol Hill in Seattle with beaux-arts interior design. The owners were gracious enough to let us come before opening to rearrange their furniture and dirty up their floors with flower clippings. The beautiful "models," Sammy and Desi, are dear friends of ours and are actually a married couple. Sammy sneaking in kisses and Desi snuggling up to him is the real deal. We worked with boutique owner, Sarah, from Calla Bridal to find this two-piece gown that was practically made for Desi. We intentionally selected the high-low skirt to show off her long dancer's legs. Hannah Bush with Urbanista Weddings slayed the hair and makeup game with Desi's soft glam look and bold, dark lip. Libby Tipton brought in her graphic design and lettering skills to create the modern and botanical paper suite with bramble detailing that can also be found in the table floral arrangements. Lastly, we partnered with Tiarra Sorte to crate a moody ambiance through her photography.