Styled shoots are essentially small, mock events or weddings that allow several vendors to collaborate to creative something beautiful and/or innovative. The goal is often publication in industry blogs, but not always. 

I've wanted to do a styled shoot for a while now, and I couldn't think of a better location than The Brazilian Court.  I had been to their restaurant for dinner a year or two ago, and just thought it was so beautiful and intimate.

Once the venue was set, it was all about the theme, design and vendors.  Working with the florist/designer was so helpful in bringing our visions to life, as we really wanted to do something unique and uncommon.  We worked to create two looks: one bright, funky and unexpected, or what we deemed the "casual" look, and the other, the "formal" look - more high-end, antique, with champagne shades and luxurious.

I had a great time working with several local South Florida vendors to bring everything to life, and they all captured the day with their own individual expertise.

Our models, Alex and Will, were fantastic and on board with our vision - and very cooperative in the extreme Florida heat!

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I really love this "first look" shot - they were so cute together!

Alex looked stunning in this Rosa Clara gown from Bacio Bacio Bridal Salon.

The casual, bright look was so much fun, and the flowers truly brought it to life. I was so happy with how this turned out! The designers at Xquisite Events are experts in designing exceptional tablescapes and florals.

I loved the invitations and paper story with just a splash of color! Beautiful work from VG Invites.

After the first concept was done, we broke for lunch and came back for the more formal shoot. Before that, Amanda fromAmanda Smith Photography took some location shots with Alex that turned out beautifully.

Onto the more formal, romantic look...

Many of the details were very fun and meaningful - from the silverware that came from one of the designer's grandmother's collection, to the champagne-soaked gummy bears, it was a creative table!

The cake from Sunshine Cake Design was perfect! The filigree details really added to the antique, luxurious feel of the formal look.

The Brazilian Court pool is such a cool little oasis!

Our handsome groom, Will. He was a champ and took as many pictures as we needed!

We walked around the property (and a little bit off of it too!) for some different shots of the couple. Such an incredible location!

I love this happy picture!

More beautiful flowers...

Cheers to a beautiful shoot with amazing people and vendors!

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VENUE: The Brazilian Court

PHOTOGRAPHY: Amanda Smith Photography

FLOWERS & EVENT DESIGN: Xquisite Events

EVENT PLANNING & DESIGN: JN Event Design

VIDEOGRAPHY: Digital Producto Films

INVITATIONS/PAPER STORY: VG Invites

CAKE: Sunshine Cake Design

BRIDAL ATTIRE: Bacio Bacio Bridal Salon

GROOM ATTIRE: Tux Shop Palm Beach

RENTALS: Classic Party Rentals

LINENS: Over the Top

MODELS: Alex Elson & Will Mensch