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An Elopement in Downtown Orlando: Three Words; Eight letters

As an intern at Kristen Weaver Photography, your last project is to work with local providers to design and successfully carry out a stylish wedding shoot. With only 3 interns this year and my ideas being the exact opposite of the other two, I flew alone. When we applied for this internship, one of the questions asked us to come up with an idea for a wedding shoot and my submission couldn’t be further from my elopement project and I couldn’t be happier as I am a YouTube Can have video download Mac.

Preparation for the Styled Elopement

Preparing for this shoot was far from easy, especially if you’re like me and want to be in control of everything at all times. It was one of the most stressful and fun experiences I’ve ever had because I had to worry about COVID restrictions because providers weren’t available, the date was changed a week later, and my original models were just a few days before the new date ill got a part of the adobe premiere elements 13.

My first inspiration came from a single misplaced photo I found while scrolling down Pinterest for the first concept I was working on. Immediately a barrage of new ideas flowed through my brain, leading to a cool, non-traditional kidnapping. Think Gen Z meets Gossip Girl! The cityscape can often feel huge and overwhelming to a young couple. It’s tough, but with a sense of serenity, knowing that you are a small part of a major operation that is being downloaded. An elopement fills that gap so that you feel like the only two people in the world. I really wanted to surround myself and be inspired by ideas and concepts rather than things or places. My main inspirations have been the fashion industry, the drama and reality of a big city, and the eagerness of our generation to be independent and to enter society.

Providers:

Photographer: Kristen Weaver
Venue: The Balcony Orlando
Rental: RW Style
Flowers: The Revel Co.
Tabletop: Treasury Rentals
Wedding salon: the bridal jewelry
Desserts: Britney sweets
Stationary: turtle designs
Models: Claire Arnold and Seba Pereira
H & MU: Bronze + Glow Beauty

Elopement venue

When you think of Orlando, you think of theme parks. So it was a little difficult to find a venue that would highlight the city vibe I was looking for. I have to give it to Kristen for putting The Balcony Orlando on my radar. After seeing a few photos, I knew this was the perfect place to give the shoot a big city look. Sarah at The Balcony Orlando was incredibly helpful from start to finish and remained accommodating even after having to change the date at the last minute.




Downtown elopement


Rentals

As we all know, the pandemic canceled so many events over the past year and most of them have been postponed for the first few months of 2021. As you can imagine it was quite difficult to find a supplier who would be available to collaborate on the rental. I am so grateful to Tamuel and Kimberly from RW Style for their willingness to work with me and to give the shoot such an artistic flair with their table and lounge choices.


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Downtown wedding



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Orlando elopement


Elopement table top

Where do I start with Emily of Treasury Rentals? Emily glanced at my mood board and knew exactly what mood I was aiming for. She was a dream to work with and she even brought in some extra pieces and new glassware that went perfectly with the rest of the table design.


elopement dinner



Reception in the city center


Flowers

I’m not a big flower person and I knew I started planning this shoot from the start. I really just wanted some subtle blooms with drier pieces to give a bit more of an edgy elopement look. I can’t imagine working with anyone else to bring this idea to life than The Revel Co! Your team was able to say exactly what I was up to and put together the most beautiful bouquet and the most beautiful pieces for the table and the lounge. I couldn’t be more grateful!


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Elopement reception



Flowers in the city center



Orlando wedding flowers


Wedding salon

If I say they did it, they nailed it! The Bridal Finery has so many beautiful dresses in their shop and they knew I wasn’t looking for anything traditional. They donned the prettiest little white cocktail midi dress that makes its own statement and brought a subtle wedding look to this elopement shoot. Tali has been so helpful throughout the process and has a keen eye for the smallest details! I couldn’t have done it without her!


Elopement fashion



elopement bride look


Elopement desserts

If these weren’t the cutest little desserts I’ve ever seen, then I don’t know what it is! Britney with Sweets by Britney was amazing to edit and so patient after I had to postpone it. She went out of her way to create the perfect elopement goodies when I wasn’t looking for a wedding cake. The little white candy pearls and the gorgeous gold dusted details were so gorgeous and added the perfect amount of pizazz.


Desserts in the city center



Elopement desserts


Stationery

Cant tell you how obsessed I am with my Tortoise Designs stationery! It was so nice and neutral and gave off all that big-city elopement vibe. Lauren was so easy to edit and created something so fine yet edgy just by looking at my mood board. I couldn’t have asked for a better invitation suite!


Elopement invitation



Downtown wedding invite



Elopement menu


Hair and makeup

Having previously worked with Tiffany on a previous shoot, I knew I had to work with her again on my shoot. She is so incredibly talented and always hits the mark. She created one of the most beautiful looks I’ve ever seen and was able to change it up in a snap when we switched models and went for another elopement look. I am so happy that she was part of this team!


Bridal makeup in the city center



Bridal look in the city center



Bride in the city center


Models

Where can I even start with Claire and S├ęba? These two were a lifesaver after my original models told us they couldn’t attend a few days before the elopement shoot. They were beautiful and their chemistry was so obvious it showed through in the photos. The best part is that they are a real couple and one of Kristen’s future brides!


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Balcony elopement



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