Thursday, May 16, 2013

Succulent Styled Shoot


Okay, okay. I know I shared that my shoot for Danielle Capito Photography was featured on Ruffled last week, but how could I not post all the pretty on my blog, too?! Here are the beautiful images incase you missed the original feature.

From the moment I heard Danielle mention she wanted to photograph an inspiration shoot full of funky and natural elements, I couldn’t stop dreaming up this succulent-meets-Kate Spade-brights decor. Interior design being my first love, and DIYing everything in sight being a close second, I’ve always loved mixing styles and creating unique details people won’t soon forget. With the gorgeous, teak wood tables from Elan Event Rentals and succulents acting as our natural element and the hot pink serving as our funky, yet feminine punch of color, this look became a setting I could envision guests completely enjoying themselves at an afternoon wedding. The Santa Barbara Historical Museum was the perfect backdrop as it boasts beautiful natural brick, a pretty water feature and green ivy, cacti and flowers galore.

This is a tablescape that anyone can achieve, and the crafty brides-to-be will especially love the unique touches. The recipe is simple: 
Clear glass plates with a patterned plate on top, bright flowers in a funky vase, gold flatware, a variety of glassware, and some colorful cacti for the table top. 
The baby succulents serve as the name card holders and the guest’s favor. Desiring to keep the feel casual, we created a delectable dessert table featuring an exposed layer cake, fruit tarts and Kate Spade-esque gold cake pops. The bride’s gown, headpiece and bouquet truly epitomize the inspiration shoot’s heart and soul: bohemian sophistication, with an unexpected twist.








































Shoot Location: Santa Barbara, CA / Photographer: Danielle Capito Photography / Floral Design and Styling:Michaela Noelle Designs / Succulents: The Succulent Source / Wedding Dress: Saja Wedding / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bride’s Headband: Nordstrom / Bridal Sash: Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge / Makeup: Candi of All Dolled Up / Cake: Jen Manuele / Cake Pops & Fruit Tarts: Sweets & Celebrations / Table Runner:Skoope Home / Utensils: West Elm / Water Glasses: Anthropologie / Straws: Daintzy / Rentals: Elan Event Rentals / Balloons and Tassels: One Stylish Party / Invitations, Menu, RSVP & Name Plate design: SS Print Shop

No doubt, the photo shoot's show stopper is that stunning custom made runner from Skoope Home. Shae worked to create exactly what I wanted-- the perfect mix of funky and sophisticated. Swoon!

With graduation soon approaching and initial thoughts of starting my own design business floating around in my head, I am excited about the possibility of offering event design in addition to interior design services. They really do go hand-in-hand and I just love every ounce of lifestyle styling. I'm thrilled to see where God takes me on this crazy journey! 

Happy Thursday!
xoxo
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38 comments:

  1. I love your rough lux mix. So inspiring. Santa Barbara's the perfect location.....
    Happy styling,
    Sharon

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    1. Hi Sharon! Thank you so much! It really was picture perfect setting :)

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  2. Gorgeous girly!!! Soooo fun. :) You did a wonderful job! Wish I could do all that with you! Too many things I want to do with my life... going to see how I can fit them all in. :)

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    1. Thank you! You're so sweet. You will find a way to fit everything in. You have so many gifts!!

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  3. how beautiful lady! you knocked this one out of the park!
    kw ladies in navy
    enter our giveaway!

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  4. STOP BEING SO GOOD. Seriously, I could look at these all day! Love! So excited to see how God is going to use your talents! Love you!

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  5. You are freaking adorable. Seriously!

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  6. love this Michaela! so pretty! that runner is my favorite ~ wonder if i could make one??

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    1. Thanks Becky! If you can't, Shae will make reproductions of it :)

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  7. So many gorgeous details!! What a lovely shoot!

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    1. Aw thanks, Katie. It was so fun to create and such a joy to see the pretty pictures! You can easily recreate the look :)

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  9. This tablescape is so gorgeous. I'm loving all of the pretty details!

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    1. Thanks, Alyssa. The little details are my favorite!

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  10. You are so talented at so many things and God wants you to leverage that to help people in all areas. You are already so, so accomplished and I pray for many more blessings in your future. This shoot was gorgeous and I am so proud of you! Love you!! xx

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    1. Oh friend, I am unworthy of your encouragement. Thank you so much. I adore you for this reason (and so many more!) I am so proud of YOU and everything you've done. Thank you God for working through us!

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  11. Ok this entire set up in seriously perfection. My favorite things, fluffy flowers and succulents! The perfect succulent to flower ratio.

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    1. Thank you, Kristen! So good to hear-- I tried to make the ratio just perfect :)

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  12. You are a girl of SO many talents, Michaela!! I just LOVE this shoot, so, so, so gorgeous. Amazing job!!

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  13. Ohhhh my gosh so beautiful. I know it's weird but those gold cake pops really stood out to me!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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    1. Thanks, H! The best part is, the girl who makes them (also named Hannah!) is local in LA :) If you ever need cake pops, she's your girl!!! They're every bit of delicious as cute.

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  14. Hello Michaela, really admirable job. Wonder if i could make one. xo
    - Vinnie
    stone range hood

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  15. This looks absolutely amazing! You did a fantastic job styling and now I'm totally inspired for a table setting for my sister's graduation party!

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  16. These are so beautiful! You did such a lovely job with layering the colors and textures.

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  17. All of this looks so stunning! Great job!

    Shannon
    Http://GBofashion.com

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  18. Pretty, pretty!!! You did such an amazing job, Michaela!!! Congrats on such an amazing feature :) XO Brynn

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  19. This looks so pretty but relaxed and laid back as well, what a beautiful wedding celebration. The succulents to take home were a nice touch :)

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  20. beautiful job girly!! I love it so much :)

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  21. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
    So beautiful and this combo of pink & gold is just perfect ♥
    Congratulations!

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  22. Absolutely breathtaking! God gave you one heck of an amazing talent, girl!

    Amanda
    www.thesequinedspaniel.com

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  23. So beautiful! I love the look of succulents.

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  24. Stop. It! This is GORGEOUS! Oh my goodness, I totally want to attend this "party"! You have such talent, girl!

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  25. Everything about this is just perfectly gorgeous!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    Five Minute Style 

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