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Holiday Hostess

Home for the Holidays: An Intimate Christmas Themed Elopement

Event Info

Location: Bellingham, WA, US
Event Date:  Dec 25, 2015

Client Info

Client Names: Ciara Hendrickson

The Story

Ciara of Hendrickson events (also the bride model) and I have been friends since the first grade and have been dreaming about weddings ever since. This was our first styled shoot collaboration and was long overdue. The shoot was held at a private residence in Bellingham that has been featured numerous times in design magazines. Every corner of this home was eclectically decorated with vintage & new pieces. It was like walking into a holiday post card. Hendrickson Events sourced most of the decor pieces from the homes owners. Our models flew in all the way from Munich Germany especially for the shoot and are also a real couple. I imagine they’ll be getting engaged in the near future. All during the shoot, you could hear the models murmuring about how art was mirroring real life. <3 As for the florals, Bella Fiori once again wows me with her flair for unexpected seasonal blooms & greenery. Whenever I work with Bella Fiori, I give her the theme & color scheme of our shoot and then wait in anticipation for the beauty she will create. She continues to amaze me with the pieces she puts together. I especially love how she integrated berries & poinsettias into the brides bouquet. One of Bellingham’s most renowned and well respected local & organic caterers, Ciao Thyme, artfully frosted the most delicate sugary delights in the form of Christmas Cookies. We happily munched on this little dainties after the shoot and they are just as delicious as they are beautiful. One of my favorite makeup artists, Love Beauty, created a radiantly festive look for our bride complete with a gorgeous updo by Hair by Areca. The gown and suit were provided by the top bridal boutique in Whatcom County, Alicia’s Bridal and the Formal House. The Hi/Lo hem of the brides gown provides a bit of whimsy and sass while the traditional lace balances the look. A understatedly sparkly blush & silver jewelry set was handcrafted by local jewelry designer, Heidi Hull Designs. All in All, I think this shoot will provide ample inspiration for any bride considering an eclectic Holiday wedding at Home.

Associated Vendors

Venue: Private Residence
Makeup Artist: Love Beauty
Jewelry: Heidi Hull Designs
Dress Store: Alicia’s Bridal & The Formal House Tuxedos
Floral Designer: Bella Fiori
Caterer: Ciao Thyme
Hair Stylist: Hair By Areca
Hair Stylist: Hair By Areca
Hair Stylist: Crave Beauty & Hair
Design and Decor: Hendrickson Events
Photographer: B. Jones Photography


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