Styled Shoots

Styled Collaboration – Holly Vault

Holly Chapel

I remember seeing a bridal show hosted at the Holly Vault and being enthused with the Chapel. After they finished their renovations and opened up the venue to 2019 brides, my creative juices started flowing. By now, you know that I enjoy styled shoots, so I couldn’t help but jump on the opportunity. I contacted my partner Kelle and photographer Ilze to do a tour in February and fell in love with the venue. Before I left, I’d already come up with a color scheme for floral design in Holly!

The Color Scheme 

I really like blue, so it was only right that the color was somehow incorporated into the styled shoot. My refreshed branding color scheme, like my logo, follows a blue theme. Therefore, I thought it was a great idea to have the pictures match my branding. I knew that a dusty blue paired with gold elements would make a statement at the venue. 

Working with Mother Nature

The day of the styled shoot was an interesting one because of the weather. If you live in Michigan, then you know that the month of February can be bitter cold and that’s exactly what it was. Cars and sub zero degree temperatures don’t mix, so transportation was an issue. I was also starting to worry about how my floral design in Holly would actually turn out! 

My fresh hydrangeas began to brown as they don’t like cold temps. In situations like this, designers and other professionals have to pivot and do what we can to make it work. 

Bringing it All Together

The styled shoot included 7 photographers in two locations which were the ceremony at the chapel and reception at the vault. Both locations are considered ‘Holly Vault Collections”. Three gorgeous, real-life couples and an additional 3 professionals were photographed. So many amazing photographs were captured and it was also a good networking experience. We didn’t even notice that we had been there for over 8 hours with the set-up, tear down, and everything in-between. 

My floral design in Holly was a success but that wasn’t all! The acrylic invitation I created was selected by Wedding Day Magazine and included in their “Feature Friday. Click here to check it out. They also featured the entire shoot on their blog here! I’d say it was a success and I was glad we made it happen. 

If you’re interested in floral design or customized invitations, then contact Design Quintessentials. Solutions for your big event are just one phone consultation away.

Your Detroit Florist and Vendors

Photography | Ilze Lucero, Juneberry Media,
Medlinda Hope, Captured by Kelsey

Venue |  Holly Vault

Floral Design Design Quintessentials & Flower Smith Studio

Stationery | The Paper Creation

Gown | Ivory Loft

Hair | Simona Vigh Hair Design

Makeup | Makeup by Rosaa

Lines | Special Occasion East

Bride’s Jewelry | Jewelry Set in Stone

Cake | The Dulce Experience

Models | Kaitlyn, Rebekah, Emily, Autumn

The Inspiration Idea to Reality

Nicole D

Ching & I first worked together on one of our clients’ weddings & she did an incredible job! From her communication to her absolutely stunning florals! Afterwards she reached out to me to do a styled shoot together! She worked on getting fabulous new local wedding vendors to our venue, The Roostertail. Organizing a styled shoot takes more than most people realize but she handled everything in a professional and friendly manner! Since then I have personally reached out to her paper invitation company for two different projects!"

"Thank you Ching for all your hard work when working together!

Get to know Ching

Unlike one-size-fits-all approaches, we invest the time needed to craft personalized designs that reflect the uniqueness of each couple, making the journey with us truly special. We're not about quick templates or trends – we're here for brides seeking a personalized and trusting design experience, navigating away from indecision and universality. Let us transform your wedding day into a celebration that is unmistakably you.

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