Rustic Modern Styled Shoot with Gold + Metallic Details


I am so honored to welcome you to a very special day on Mountainside Bride! Today you’ll see not one, not two, but three full posts featuring a styled shoot, bridal portraits and an engagement shoot, all from The Experience Workshop.

I had the privilege to team up with bloggers Lauren from Every Last Detail, Megan from Glamour and Grace, and Stephanie from Fab You Bliss and photographers Justin DeMutiisKristin La Voie, and Kristen Weaver  to host a photography and publishing workshop at WPPI this year.

Each blogger styled a table based on the theme: Gold Details. The Photographer panelists coached attendees in shooting techniques and styles. The result: three gorgeous blog posts from some very talented photographers!

Hardware Store Inspiration

In true mountain fashion, the inspiration behind this table was “making due with what’s available in the mountains.” Where I live there is no Michaels Craft store, no cool thrift stores, and the nearest Walmart is a full two hours away. Know what’s in the mountains? A hardware store.

So we used materials readily available in a hardware store:

  • We rescued common glass jars from the recycle bin and spray painted them with gold and copper paints. Others were painted with pink glass paint.
  • Kraft and Jute fashioned common copper wire into pretty menu wraps and stands for place cards and table numbers.
  • A plain unfinished board served as a long, family-style place mat for place settings.
  • We stamped paint chips into heart shapes and embossed with stamps and a heat embosser (OK the embosser came from Amazon :-D) Then we fashions coper wire into hooks and put the hearts in with the flowers.
  • Kids craft materials–feathers and gold glitter–were elevated as centerpiece details by dipping the feathers into gold paint and coating in glitter.

Here’s the result:


JohnDart_26Images (including the first one) by John Dart Photograhy

ChelseaLaVere-TheExperience-10 ChelseaLaVere-TheExperience-23Images by Chelsea LaVere of Bit of Ivory Photography

jackimiller_details7 jackimiller_details12Images by Utah Wedding Photographer Jacki Miller

Cardin Creative Photography_The Experience_031013-115Image by Las Vegas local, Chelsea Cardin of Cardin Creative Photography

JessicaHaleyPhotography_08Image by Jessica Haley Photography

Justin-DeMutiis-061 Justin-DeMutiis-063Images by Justin DeMutiis Photography

Kathleen-Atkins-IMG_1003Image by Knoxville, TN Wedding Photographer Kathleen Atkins of JoPhoto

Kristin-La-Voie-Photography-Chicago-Wedding-Photographer-Las-Vegas-Desert-Wedding-The-Experience-2013-workshop-5609 Kristin-La-Voie-Photography-Chicago-Wedding-Photographer-Las-Vegas-Desert-Wedding-The-Experience-2013-workshop-5611Images by Kristin La Voie Photography

KW3_5029 KW3_5050Images from Kristen Weaver Photography

Lyndah Wells Photography-The Experience 2013-Table shoot-7Images by Lyndah Wells Photography

Megan-Flanagan-break the mold photo tables  (12) Megan-Flanagan-break the mold photo tables  (15)Images from Knoxville Wedding Photographer Megan Flanagan from Break the Mold Photography

Severine-Photography_table-2 Severine-Photography_table-5Images from Severine Wedding Photography

Vendors for this Modern Rustic Styled Shoot:

I cannot say enough great things about the Las Vegas Wedding Vendors who supported this endeavor. The professionalism and gorgeousness of the Vintner Grill was exceptional. Juliette from Green Orchid Events was a rock start at connecting us to top Las Vegas wedding vendors when our wedding and bridesmaid dresses fell through from elsewhere. We are so grateful for the flexibility of Mina Olive and Bella Bridesmaid. And Catherine from Layers of Lovely easy to work with, and talented, she also has a to die for collection of vases and styling elements.

Las Vegas Planning & Vendor List

Event Planning and Coordination: Green Orchid Events | Venue: Vintner Grill Strip | Wedding Dress: Mina Olive | Headpiece: Twigs and Honey | Engagement Dress: Bella Bridesmaid | Floral: Layers of Lovely | Fine China, Glassware, Linens: Tables: Rebel Party Rentals | Rentals and Linens: Classic Party Rentals  | Transportation: Earth Limos

Promotions & GiveawaysEvents

Events like this would happen and wouldn’t be half as much fun with out the support of sponsors like the following…

Photo Dough | DWF | Corie’s Creations

Mountainside Bride Tablescape Support Team:

I have to offer a very special thank you to Stephanie from One Fine Day events who sat on the phone with me for an hour, taking my hair-brained ideas and helping to pull them together into something beautiful. Her styling talents amaze me!

Special thanks also go to Kristie and Sherri from Kraft and Jute who custom made all of the stationary based on a thank you card design of them I fell in love with. Thanks for all those Skype meetings and patience with me babbling out my ideas :-)

Styling Consulting: One Fine Day Events from Lake Tahoe | Paper Goods: Kraft & Jute   DIY Support: Hubs,who took one look at that gold glitter and just HAD to join in the fun :-)

Check out these other gorgeous tables TODAY!

Three of my top favorite bloggers are also publishing their styled tables from the same event. Can you believe how different each bloggers table is even though we all had the same theme?

KW-Every-Last-DetailGold goes Mod with bright pops of color an geometric shapes on Every Last Detail (Image by Kristen Weaver)


Subdued beachy inspiration with natural elements and elegant golden touches on Fab You Bliss (Image by Kristin La Voie)

Gorgeous homespun vintage inspiration on Glamour & Grace (Image by Justin DeMutiis)

Mountainside Guide

Mountainside Bride Preferred vendorsJoPhoto and One Fine day Events are distinguished members of the Mountainside Guide, an exclusive vendor directory featuring the best and most reliable mountain wedding vendors in North America. Mountainside Guide members are screened and vetted for quality of work, reliability, and professionalism, both among their peers and on review web sites.

See JoPhoto’s portfolio HERE and One Fine Day Events portfolio HERE