Wedding Photographer with Bride at Citrus Club Wedding

Choosing Orlando Wedding Vendors Can Be Easier – Style Shoots Matter!

When choosing Orlando Wedding Vendors which best match the needs of your event, using Inspirational Style Shoots as an audition is the most important part of your planning process. A great team creates a stunning production. This is useful for both Brides who are doing their own planning and vendor selections, as well as Professional Wedding Planners in Central Florida who want to broaden their inventory when choosing Orlando Wedding Vendors to offer to their clients.

 

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Choosing Orlando Wedding Vendors

So as I write this blog post, my right arm is aching from the previous strain of setting up our last bridal show in October as well as the stress place upon it from a full day of shooting on location at the Bohemian Hotel Celebration, in Celebration Florida. This article is designed for both Brides and Wedding vendors alike, and is written to help stimulate the conversation about Inspirational Style Shoots and why they are so important when choosing Wedding Vendors.

 

What are Inspirational Style Shoots ?

Inspirational Style Shoots are both a valuable resource for Brides and an important networking and collaboration tool for all of the involved vendors. Knowing what to look for when choosing Orlando Wedding Vendors and learning why Style Shoots matter will take you from frustrated to elated in no time!choosing Orlando Wedding Vendors - Bohemian Hotel Celebration Inspirational Style ShootsEssentially, Inspirational Style Shoots  are created with a specific theme or vision in mind, to convey current or upcoming trends in both color and style, and all of the vendors needed to produce images and video from the shoot are recruited to donate their time and services in exchange for access to the final images as well as being credited for their contributions should the Style Shoot be published online or in print publications. Often times planners and venue managers will use a vendors ability to work well with others when choosing Orlando Wedding Vendors for their “preferred vendor list”.

The final images typically are seen by brides worldwide who are in the process of choosing Orlando Wedding Vendors for their event on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and other social media, as well as being selected for publications such as Junebug Weddings, Wedding Wire, The Knot, Perfect Wedding Guide, Celebrations Magazine, and Beautiful Bride Orlando, just to name a few. In addition to receiving images suitable for their own marketing campaigns, the vendors involved in Inspirational Style Shoots benefit by having the opportunity to foster and strengthen collaborative relationships with other artistic creative service providers, further increasing the net value to the Brides who commission them for their biggest day.

 

Why Choose the Bohemian Hotel Celebration?

As always, there is an interesting and unique backstory as to how it came to pass that we were in this amazing hotel property in Celebration…. which is the central theme in this article about how choosing Orlando Wedding Vendors can be easier when you review style shoots. photographing the venue, the environment, and a coordinated inspiration style shoot is alot of work (for free) and requires a dedication to collaborate and work well with other vendors, which is something you really want when putting together your team. Our great friend Courtney South, who had introduced us to the fantastic PWG brand and networking opportunities, invited us to a luncheon and showcase at the spectacular Bohemian Hotel Celebration. It was during this networking event that I had the opportunity to approach Melissa Jones. Catering Sales Manager at Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Kessler Collection, and introduce myself as representing my wife’s company Sophia’s Art Photography.

My introduction to her included explaining that we had just recently completed venue showcases and Inspirational Style Shoots for Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center and The Citrus Club in downtown Orlando. “You have my attention” were her words to me, and the ball was rolling at that point. I then coordinated a meeting between Mrs. Jones and my wife Marjorie Durante, which turned into lunch, which turned into conversing about having tweenagers and teenagers in the household and choosing Orlando Wedding Vendors, which solidified the likelihood that a collaboration will indeed be happening.

At the same time we were negotiating to have other Inspirational Style Shoots published for both Celebrations Magazine and Beautiful Bride Magazine. We had learned at the aforementioned bridal show that Beautiful Bride Orlando, headed by the wonderful Jon and Monica Fehlburg, was looking for a fresh style shoot submission for their upcoming January issue. We readily raised our hands in full confidence of our abilities to produce what was needed for the magazine.  Monica has always been very good to us, and it was important to deliver.

Who was your team for these Inspirational Style Shoots ?

We began to assemble our team around a recently referred planner by the name of Kate Farmer of Blue Owl Weddings & Events. A wide eyed optimist at heart, Kate came highly recommended by our official stylist extraordinaire, choosing Orlando Wedding Vendors - Bohemian Hotel Celebration Inspirational Style ShootsVictoria McPhee of Victoria McPhee Studios in Windermere.

We truly value personal referrals choosing Orlando Wedding Vendors, and Victoria of Victoria McPhee Studios has been our go-to stylist for every one of the Inspirational Style Shoots we have created for venues and publications, including our Junebug Weddings Romantic Tuscan Floral Style Shoot, which was shot at The Garden Chateau in Winter Garden, the Lavender Inspired Inspiration Shoot captured for Myhotelweddings.com at Westgate Vacation Villas Resort in Kissimmee Florida, Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center in Downtown Orlando, and The Citrus Club also in Downtown Orlando. Her versatility and flexibility towards scheduling snafus are a blessing and a godsend both to other vendors and brides equally.

Patty Ames of Cake Designers created a unique, all original cake design including edible lace decoration which was designed to match the lace in the bride’s dress – without a doubt one of the most stunning creations ever provided to us for capturing in photos and video. choosing Orlando Wedding Vendors, you should review her work which can be seen in our images from our Inspirational Style Shoot at Westgate Vacation Villas Resort, Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, as well as our most recent Inspirational Style Shoot at the Bohemian Hotel Celebration. Andie Muller from The Flower Studio knocked it out of the park yet again with her centerpieces and Bridal Bouquets. Celeste of Krustallos Couture designed and executed a stunning custom one of a kind bridal gown based on the theme and color palette of the entire Inspirational Style Shoot.

Cedar & Megan Watson of the Paper Goat Post really did a fantastic job on the Menus and Stationary items within this Style Shoot. Karen Caballero of  Karmel Design Teams came in and did a fantastic job for the makeup for our two models. Patricia Baeza of Jewels By Peter B supplied truly stunning ring ensembles and additional jewelry which looked fantastic. Richard & Patrica (Pat) Brown permitted us the use of their wonderful Model A Convertible representing Model A’s of Greater Orlando for the purpose of this shoot. Joy Yappel of Connie Duglin Linen Decorated the tables with beautiful linen, while Brittney Bouche of Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals supplied the bulk of our props and decorations, along with Kathy Bogan and Sue Farash of Vintage Chic Affairs who really put the finishing touches on our southern theme. Our two models Shanna and Justin really performed well, and Jon & Monica Fehlberg of Beautiful Bride Orlando Magazine came by to insure that everything was going according to the plan