Over the past two months during my internship with Love by Lynzie I had the pleasure of helping coordinate, plan and execute a wedding editorial photo shoot in Palm Springs, CA. Lynzie has always loved Palm Springs and exposing her business into the Southern California market was a no brainer as some of the biggest and most talented industry leaders reside here.
The name we titled the shoot was “Bougs, Beads and Bricks”. During the initial planning stages that title got thrown around a lot when discussing inspirations and overall vibes of the shoot, and from there it kind of just took off! Bougainvillea was the main inspiration for this shoot, alongside that we wanted a very colourful palette, unstructured florals, a retro bead backdrop curtain and colourful bricks for styling purposes.
As a wedding planner it is known that calligraphy plays a major role in the design element of ones wedding. It is the centre of most of the navigational & instructional signage, invitation suite, bar and dinner menu as well as any other decor pieces. When I first started getting into wedding planning I knew I wanted to learn calligraphy, not only for personal use but so one day I would be able to offer that service to clients. I think it is an amazing skill to have especially if you are in such a creative field like the wedding industry.
I opted to take a beginners online course from Brit + Co. called Calligraphy 101 with Lauren Essel. For those of you who don’t know who Lauren Essel is, she is pretty much a god in the calligraphy world. Based out of Texas with over 28,000 social followers Lauren has made a huge name for herself as a wedding invitation designer + calligrapher.