Behind the Scenes – Vintage Button Creative Shoot on 100 Layer Cake

Been waiting for the perfect time to blog about this fun project featured on 100 Layer Cake earlier this year!  Leila from Be Inspired PR got in touch earlier this year with a fab concept and killer team, asking me to hop on board this creative shoot.  I was sold the minute I heard suspended desserts, more on that later.   The planner behind these gorgeous real wedding projects, Constance Curtis,  led the design team for this project.

Vintage goodies galore, a subtle button theme and a suspended dessert spread defined this shoot.

Cascading buttons seemed sweet and sophisticated all in one moment.  We love this shot with a swirly bistro chair as the backdrop, gorgeous composition.  Initial sketches of the button cake inspired my drawn pattern of the same.

Suspended sweets, what could be more lovely?  A quirky sign crafted of vintage frame parts reads “indulge”.  Each panel boasted a hand painted letter, spattered with shimmer inks to create a worn look.

Lyrical sketches of peonies and Queen Anne’s Lace adorned the Save the Date and Wedding Invitation suite.

A button envelope liner for a whimsical touch.

The invitation featured a delicate watercolor painting technique on a slick shimmer paper finish.  Look closely to see my favorite detail of this collection.  As the watercolor dries it pools heavier in some spots creating tiny moments of faded color that seems unfinished at one glance and perfectly mastered at another.  The next two shots are my own…

Lastly is a look at the spatter technique used on the invitation folder.  Three shades of sage ink were spattered onto the shimmer paper, set aside to dry and then adorned with a velvet ribbon and tiny button closure.  We adore this spatter technique, it adds a distinctly hand painted look to any paper detail.  Enjoy!

Photo – Dave Richards Photo ::   Planner/Designer – Constance Curtis Events ::  Florals – Dolce Design Studio ::  Desserts – Cupcakes Couture ::  Props – Ribbons & Rust ::  Stationery – Momental Designs ::  Venue – Ritz Carlton Marina Del Rey ::  Produced by – Be Inspired PR