A Chic & Fresh Style Shoot at Journeyman Distillery

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Carri Fras
December 20, 2016

As they say, it’s all in the details. And for this style shoot, the copper accents and chic details speak beautifully. Lauren of Lauren Elisabeth Events and Jodi Bodtke of Giving Tree Photography teamed up to create this “Chic and Fresh Copper Shoot”.  Lauren explains, “We wanted a very earthy and chic feel for our styled shoot with a lot of blues and greenery. We wanted to incorporate copper touches and fell in love with the idea of spray painting real fruit for our centerpiece, place cards, table number, and to include in the bouquet and on the cake.”


How did they achieve this exquisite gilded look? “I spray painted the fresh fruit two days prior to the shoot - pineapple, pears and grapes - and used a metallic copper spray paint,” Lauren says. “Once everything was dry, I gently placed them back into the refrigerator and they kept very nicely. We absolutely loved how the fruit turned out and the statement it makes in the pictures.”


The open, airy space, lighting and industrial feel of the Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan allowed the pair to easily transform the venue into a perfect backdrop. Ghost chairs from The Rental Company added a chic touch and showed off the stunning and whimsical Hayley Paige gown while the classic tux in an alternative shade of blue complemented the fresh green palette. Kelsey Zielke of The Sodus Blossom gave the floral arrangements a light, airy and green feel the team wanted. “Kelsey did such a beautiful job on the bouquet, cake, boutonniere, & headpiece,” Lauren says. “All the while incorporating our spray painted fruit!”



"The bride’s loose, softly curled style with a dainty floral pin pulling back a small section, complemented the gown perfectly." Lauren says, “Her eyes were done a little smoky and we used a dark pink color on her lips.”


C’est La Vie Cakes in South Bend, Indiana created the colorful, decadent cake.  Lauren says, “The cake was a two-tiered cake, the bottom tier incorporated our green and blue color palette while the top tier was outlined in copper.  The Sodus Blossom added succulents, eucalyptus, and some of our spray painted fruit to spice it up even more.  We used the top part of our (real) pineapple centerpiece for the cake topper and table number holder and it was adorable!”



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