Detroit Meets Desert: An Organic, Urban Shoot

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Savannah Hope
September 4, 2018

When Miranda Crace of Spoke Events envisioned plans for her next style shoot she knew that she wanted to capture the beauty of the desert with the flare of urban Detroit. She says, I knew I wanted to shoot at the Quonset Huts–they’re unique, industrial and something you could totally envision in the middle of the desert. Keeping with the desert theme, I chose warm colors like oranges and yellows, but to bring in that industrial, Detroit vibe, I wanted to mix in cool blue tones to contrast the warmer colors.”

The team pulled together a cool, urban look with effortless, organic vibes. This included using the natural textures of the Quonset Huts while inviting in elements of metal like copper bulldog clips on the menus designed by Invitations by Caitlin. They also included other pieces such as hand-dyed linens in warm tones from Rose Marine Textiles.  

For the bridal look, the team complemented the organic feel with a simple dress from Detroit Bridal House. Miranda says, “I knew there was going to be a lot of texture in this shoot, so I wanted to keep the dress simple. Clean lines, no lace, no embellishments.” The bride was also given a totally bronzed makeup look by Emily Morss that captured the desert vibes perfectly. To match this, Studio Terrain created lush floral pieces that enhanced the space. Miranda notes, "She also added touches of gold painted palm leaves to add some more texture to the pieces."


A final touch that tied together the shoot was the cake. It combined the soft, subtle colors of the shoot with the urban, metal tones. Miranda says, “ Corinna styled the cake with flowers from Studio Terrain and it turned out even more amazing than I could have thought. The flowers literally look like they’re exploding from the cake.”





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