The Inspiration Behind our Spring Styled Shoot at Hotel Domestique


A couple of weeks ago we were honored to have our spring wedding inspiration shoot published on Greenville Weddings. I shared some of our favorite photos from the day, but also promised to follow-up with a post covering the inspiration behind the shoot. Today is that day, and I’m so excited to share this with you.

The Inspiration and Mood Board Behind the Spring Wedding at Hotel Domestique

Image: Ryan & Alyssa Photography

When Ryan & Alyssa approached me about collaborating on a styled shoot together, not only did I get excited to work with them on this, but I was also excited to brainstorm and create a design concept for us to focus on. I knew I wanted something perfect for the spring season…something beautiful and romantic with some subtle bright pops of color. I also knew I wanted something with an organic yet modern vibe.

I started going through my Inspiration board on Pinterest, where I keep a lot of images that speak to me in some way or another. I found a few images to spark the beginning of the design concept, but ultimately landed on this one:

A Pink, Peach, and Golden Yellow Color Palette

From there, I started to search for other images that would inspire the look for this shoot. Because of the aesthetics of Hotel Domestique, I kept it narrowed down to European inspired images…images with a romantic feel. I collected all of the images, went through our Design Process, and created the following Inspiration Board:

A Spring Mood Board for a Pink and Golden Yellow Wedding

With shades of golden yellow, dusty blush, mauve, and lots of neutrals, we had our final Design Board. Once this was final, I knew exactly which wedding professionals and creative partners to reach out to for collaboration. Every single person was immediately on board and ready to go.

I gave them freedom to express their creativity, while staying within the overall design concept. This part is what is so much fun for me…to see how creative our vendors and partners get. It’s so fun to see people stretch their creativity and talents, and of course, to see it all come together.

We kept the color palette, and we kept the romantic, organic vibe. We decided not to use any metallics, but only use clear glass and matte black flatware instead. The results were stunning and spoke of something modern and beautiful…giving a nod towards a west coast, California vibe that we all love so much.

Another huge shout-out to all of the incredible people who made this possible and made it all come together so beautifully:

And if you’re interested in hiring us for your design consultation or design services, we’d love to hear from you!!

IMPORTANT NOTE: If any of the images used in the above Mood Board belong to you, please please don’t hesitate to let me know if you would prefer credit in this blog post OR if you would like me to remove your image completely from this post and the Mood Board itself. I try to be super cognizant of giving credit to photographers and creatives… these Mood Boards are usually only shown to private clients, but I am more than thrilled to give credit where it’s due! Please email me directly if this concerns you or if any of these images belong to you, and I will be more than happy to rectify this for you! THANK YOU!

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