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.
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!
Nicole, owner of The Left Handed Calligrapher worked her magic and created all of our paper goods.
Luckily, the rain stopped and we were able to move the party outside and on the roof!
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.
I used one of Ink and Button‘s hair fascinators as a last minute boutonniere.
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!
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