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Linnea Marie Photography

Modern Boho Styled Shoot At The Harper

"Industrial-Chic aesthetics that meets an indoor/outdoor barn vibe"

Wedding Photographer, ‘Linnea Marie Photography’ had been envisioning this styled-shoot for over a year prior when her clients, Vince and Lena reached out canceling their wedding plans due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Linnea’s goal was to create a boho, luxurious look by showcasing the design team’s talent, using classic poses, and applying her Signature Editing Style.

The bride wore her original bridal gown from Pittsburgh’s own ‘Bridal Beginnings’ that was to be worn for her celebration of becoming Mrs. Conrad! Instead of the big party, Lena and Vince decided to hit up the courthouse and become married on December 16th, 2020. That didn’t stop this couple from showing off their love and emotion that you can just feel through the photographs by Linnea Marie.

The wedding designers and planning team at ‘Wanderlust Weddings + Events’ paired up with Linnea Marie to get together an A-team of vendors to pull off this modern and sleek, but fun and retro styled-shoot this September.

“While we had an idea to make the shoot feel clean, we also wanted it to feel fun, crisp and bold as the season changes here and Autumn is beginning during this time.” Ali of Wanderlust states.

Katelyn, owner of floral design company ‘Field + Hand’ put together gorgeous fresh floral arrangements that consisted of real papaya, cantaloupe, and fig for some pops of color. Katelyn perfected the design with an Autumn color palette and even made her own fresh dried oranges to tie around the matte-black silverware (Eventioneers) to dressen up the classic white and black table-scape! The white heirloom-stich linen napkins from Party Mosaic softened the overall classic black plates and flatware (Eventioneers) perfectly.

The light wood table in the new Harper Event Venue paired perfectly with whicker his/her sweetheart table chairs from ‘Razzberry Vintage’. Patty, owner of the vintage company offered several items for the shoot, including a chic black and white couch that went perfect with the venue and the overall shoot aesthetic. A large boho orange and ivory rug for the lounge setup matched the color-scheme effortlessly.

While Wanderlust envisioned a hanging chandelier of balloons, ‘Get This Party Started Balloons + Events’ perfected the idea to add a twist on the gorgeous reception table setup. “I really wanted something that I don’t see often. While balloons are definitely ‘the it thing’ right now, I wanted to do something fun for a reception space but not take away from the overall table design, either. The balloon garland hanging was the perfect height to make anyone sitting at the table feel like they were in their own fun yet personal space in a large venue like The Harper,” Ali says.

Another recently added vendor around Pittsburgh has been this ‘Clink 92’ mobile bar! Offering tons of drink options to a personal dessert cart – ‘Clink 92’ has become such an amazing addition to any outdoor event, cocktail hour, or late-night party. The small trailer is black, white, and touched with some rustic wood and is adorable and completely customizable. Lena and Vince shared a few drinks and clinked their glasses to married life!

The hair and makeup team, Amy and Sydney glammed our bride in a classic look for the shoot. A gold-metal headband gave the brides long, subtle curls a bit of sparkle! Her eyeshadow was a gorgeous blue color as Linnea and Sydney decided this was the perfect opportunity to match the groom’s navy, sharp suit. It also became our “something blue” for our bride!

Finally, ‘Angela Pro Designs’ created the most beautiful invitation suite and menu cards for the shoot. The floral background pieces touched with vellum and modern calligraphy in black font really pulled the vibe together. We couldn’t have picked a better designer to pull together our colors, florals, and modern retro-twist on this styled shoot.

With all the small details, from the bride’s Badgley Mischka heels to the rings and candlelight, this shoot was the perfect mix of Autumn vibes in a modern barn showcasing an amazing (and deserving) couple…

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