Photo Shoot : a stylishly chic and elegant bridal shower

It's Day two of the June Wedding Vendor Challenge features. Today's beautiful outdoor photo shoot took place at the amazing Belle Isle in Detroit, MI. Lisa of Gabbi Grace Events wanted to plan an outdoor shoot with a beautiful backdrop and immediately knew of the perfect place . . . the gardens at the Anna Sripps Whitcomb Conservatory located on the beautiful Belle Isle, one of Detroit's many gems. Both Lisa and Kim of Something Floral, utilized the use of crystals and glass to capture the elegance and stunning backdrop of fountains, water, the Glass Conservatory itself and the beautiful Detroit city skyline.

Michael Peychich Photography

Kim of Something Floral explains about the primary table centerpiece . . . "Full size roses (Corazon and Gold Strike varieties) and 3 types of foliage: Italian Ruscus, Salal, and Pittsoporum were used. The primary centerpiece sat atop a 28" tall, glass, Roman Doric-style column and featured crystal chandelier-style candleholders and drop crystals. Since the shoot took place during the day, I filled the candleholders with cut roses rather than candles. The primary table centerpiece was flanked by two smaller, handtied bouquets of Corazon roses in a water-filled vases that were placed inside tall crystal candleholders (one cylinder, one rectangle)."

Left: Michael Peychich Photography, Right: Urban Fire Studio

Urban Fire Studio

Urban Fire Studio

Urban Fire Studio

Michael Peychich Photography

Urban Fire Studio

Michael Peychich Photography

Urban Fire Studio

Michael Peychich Photography

Kim selected Corazon, a newer variety of rose, for it's large, multipetaled blooms in a deep, true red and velvety texture. As Kim writes, "because yellow can photograph very light, particularly in bright sunlight, I chose Gold Strike roses for their rich, deep, golden yellow color."

Flowers/foliage in the primary dessert table arrangement: Full size roses (Corazon and Gold Strike varieties), sweetheart roses (Sacha variety), spray roses (Red Mikado variety), and 2 types of foliage: Italian Ruscus and Salal.

Michael Peychich Photography

Michael Peychich Photography

Michael Peychich Photography

Urban Fire Studio

For an extra pop of color and atmosphere of elegance, drop crystals and crystal candleholders containing Corazon roses were tied with yellow ribbon and suspended from the conservatory's wrought-iron garden gazebo. Wouldn't it be beautiful to marry under these crystals?

Vendors:
Venue: Belle Isle (Beautiful Island) • Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory Detroit, MI
Belle Isle is located in the heart of Detroit and it is the largest Island
Park in the Unites States. The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory is open
year round and home to the largest collection of Orchids in the Country. The beautiful gardens and Conservatory are available for weddings 10 AM - 5 PM including holidays.

Planning, Styling & Rentals: Gabbi Grace Events
Chivari Chairs & Round Table, Linens (Table linens, Napkins, Chair Sashes),
Crystal & Glassware for Sweets Table, Red Chargers, Cut Glass Plates

Cake Bites: My Cake Bite Delights (Yolanda & Marissa) Southfield, MI & Chicago, IL
Photographers: Michael Peychich Photography and Urban Fire Studio
Floral Design, Arrangements and Rentals: Something Floral
Crystal & Glassware (Floral Arrangements, Sweets table and Gazebo):
Fresh Fruit-Covered Cake and Meringue Cookies: Angela Bakery, Sterling Heights, MI
Stationery: T. Evenire
(Invitations, Menu Cards, place cards, favor boxes) Atlanta, GA