WEDDING

Inspired Creation: Urban Rooftop Picnic

06.01.2010

Remember that post where I mentioned that I can’t trust meteorologists? Well here are the photos!

Over coffee, Elizabeth of After Yes Weddings and I brainstormed some ideas for the Inspired Creations Contest hosted by wedding bloggers Elizabeth Anne Designs and The Sweetest Occasion. We tossed ideas around, scoured the internet for inspirational photos, and by the time we had emptied our Starbucks cups, we had created our concept: The Urban Picnic.

A breezy ceremony with a view of downtown Dallas.
Fresh flowers in tin containers. Lemonade in mason jars.
A kite flies above as the sun sets.
Sit back and relax on a blanket as you gaze at the bright lights of the city and enjoy home-made sandwiches and tarts.
Welcome to our rooftop wedding, an urban picnic.

Our concept was featured today on the Elizabeth Anne Designs blog, so we can share our feature today.

We worked with wonderful models, Ashley and Jacob. Since the rain decided to come down hard, we started shooting indoors at Off the Grid.

dallas picnic wedding photography off the grid by catie ronquillo

dallas picnic wedding photography off the grid by catie ronquillo

Since the rain didn’t look like it was going to stop, we set up our table inside. What happens if a picnic gets rained out? Have an indoor picnic!

dallas picnic wedding photography off the grid by catie ronquillo

dallas picnic wedding photography off the grid by catie ronquillo

dallas picnic wedding photography off the grid by catie ronquillo

dallas picnic wedding photography off the grid by catie ronquillo

Nicole, owner of The Left Handed Calligrapher worked her magic and created all of our paper goods.

dallas picnic wedding photography off the grid by catie ronquillo

dallas picnic wedding photography off the grid by catie ronquillo

dallas urban picnic wedding photography off the grid by catie ronquillo

Emily Hudspeth was our rock star hair and makeup artist. She glammed up Ashley with pops of green. (And be on the lookout for a project Emily and I are teaming up for!)

Luckily, the rain stopped and we were able to move the party outside and on the roof!

dallas picnic wedding photography off the grid by catie ronquillo

dallas outdoor picnic wedding photography off the grid by catie ronquillo

dallas outodoor picnic wedding photography off the grid by catie ronquillo

dallas skyline wedding photography off the grid by catie ronquillo

dallas skyline wedding photography off the grid by catie ronquillo

dallas outdoor rooftop wedding photography off the grid by catie ronquillo

Elizabeth, owner of After Yes, is a fabulous wedding planner, and ready for anything. When the forecast threatened rain (and it almost rained us out!) she brought some cute umbrellas just in case. I figured we could use them anyway.

dallas rooftop wedding photography off the grid by catie ronquillo

dallas outdoor wedding photography off the grid by catie ronquillo

I used one of Ink and Button‘s hair fascinators as a last minute boutonniere.

outdoor dallas rooftop wedding photography off the grid by catie ronquillo

Thank you to our amazing team! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Be sure to check out our entry on the Elizabeth Anne Designs blog! Leave a comment and help us win!

Vendors:
Planning – After Yes Weddings
Stationery and Calligraphy – Nicole Black, The Left-Handed Calligrapher
Hair and Makeup – Emily Hudspeth
Location – Off The Grid
Floral – Earth Blooms Florist
Linens – Event Linen Solution
Accessories – Ink and Button
Gown – ‘Dahlia’ by Stephanie James Couture, from The White Gown Showroom
Bridesmaids dress – Alyn Paige
Models – Ashley Vasicek, Jessica Baker, and Jacob Reding

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3 Comments

  • Reply Lydia 06.01.2010 at 11:31 am

    Catie, you did an AMAZING job!! Love, love this shoot!!

  • Reply After Yes 06.01.2010 at 12:26 pm

    Great entry Catie! I’m excited to see where this goes. I’m posting to the After Yes Blog tomorrow :)

  • Reply Regina Lynn 06.01.2010 at 2:10 pm

    O.M.Goodness. Amazing! The concept, the shots, everything!

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