This year was my very first time attending the WPPI conference in Las Vegas. I was supposed to go a few years back, but you know, these two tiny babies decided to make an appearance on the ultrasound machine and well, let's be honest, with my history, I wasn't too comfortable going far from home. Thankfully, the leads at WPPI were super excited for my surprise pregnancy and quite happily refunded every last cent to help convince me that staying home was best.
So, this year. So much different! It was my first long trip away from the boys and I was a woman on a mission. Along with Chelsea, it was our vision to host an awesome shoot that rocked the creative hearts of our participating photogs and vendors, make new artsy, life-long friends and develop the national presence for Orchestrated, complete with an ambitious venue meeting for Orchestrated at WPPI 2014. Our hearts and souls hoped for so much and we were blessed beyond measure on all counts (especially the life-long friends and super awesome venue for 2014 parts!!).
Feather & Stone. I can't say enough. The weather. Crystal clear. The venue. Perfection. The models. Timeless. The vendors. Inspiring.
And the photogs. Amazing!!
Seriously, the vendors that participated in this event went above and beyond in ways I can't even begin to adequately describe. The very best part about Orchestrated from the vendor standpoint is the chance to take a vision and run with it. Dig in, dream and just play. We all know that creative free play is a hot commodity in our industry, and something we often forget to enjoy, much less have lots of time for. Well, our vendors this go-round played their little hearts out and blew us away with their contributions. Across the board.
And a big shout-out to Angelica & Juliet from Green Orchid Events. Let's just say Angelica is a woman after my own heart. Her level of organization, commitment to quality and a well-executed vision, and quite frankly, her fab sense of humor...well, I love her. And Juliet came to play as one of our models and rocked some crazy awesome heels trekking through the desert terrain for us all (You go girl! Sacrifice for fashion!). If you need someone to take the reigns for your special events, these are your gals.
Oh, and how cool that one of our models is a Vegas vendor themselves!? Yay Harry O!
I'll stop talking and let the images speak for themselves. Can't wait for next year and be sure to stay up to date with Orchestrated for upcoming events...and be extra sure to keep up with our WPPI 2014 progress...I have this tiny, bitty, happy heart feeling this shoot is going to sell out in a hot second. :)
Oh and PS., Don't forget to enter the giveaway to take a chance at winning some yummy Dunkin Donuts bucks, photography lessons from me and design work from ShinyMagic! Click HERE!
Our fabulous, earth-shattering in their awesomeness, vendor extraordinaires:
Concept Design | Chelsea LaVere | www.orchestratedshoots.com
Event Coordination | Green Orchid Events | www.greenorchidevents.com
Venue| Springs Preserve | www.springspreserve.org
Florals | Blossoms by Gayle | www.blossomsbygayle.com
Hair & Makeup | Your Beauty Call | www.yourbeautycall.com
Cake | Peridot Sweets | www.peridotsweets.com
Furniture Rentals | The Wooden Trunk | www.thewoodentrunklv.com
Stationery | The Girl Tyler | www.thegirltyler.com
Tableware | Dirty Dishes | www.dirtydishesonline.com
Linens | Pottery Barn | www.potterybarn.com
Bridal Attire | Free People | www.freepeople.com
Bridesmaid Attire | Bella Bridesmaid | www.bellabridesmaid.com
Mens’ Neckwear | Studio Arno | www.studioarno.co
Menswear | Tuxedo Junction | www.TuxedoJunction-LV.com
Feather Details | Stuffnfeathers | www.stuffnfeathers.etsy.com
Flatware | Every Last Detail | theeverylastdetail.com
Video | Jeremy Mitchell Cinema | www.jeremymitchellcinema.com
Groom | Harry O Productions | vegascitydjs.com