Image by Color and Cake Wedding Photography

Image by Color and Cake Wedding Photography

Hey Dolls,

Spring is FINALLY in the air and it’s Inspiration Week here at AKM Events! It’s been a long, cold winter… at least for us Midwesterners. But, we can finally see buds on the trees, spring flowers starting to bloom and the smell of fresh grass in the air. What a perfect day for a Whimsical English Tea Inspired Photo Shoot!

As you all know, I am obsessed with designing inspiration shoots. This was one of my favorite shoots thus far, not only because I had the chance to plan it with my BFF Christina from 27 Dresses Designs but, because everything about this screams SPRING! It signifies new beginnings, new love and sharing it (along with tea and cookies) with friends.

I remember talking on the phone with Christina, planning our future photo shoots for the year when we came across this beautiful photo of a huge wedding head piece. It was a giant white flower and reminded us immediately of an English Garden Wedding. And so “English Tea Inspired Shoot” was born. Christina came up with the most lovely floral dress designs and hair pieces. Now, we needed the perfect photographer to turn our plans, blueprints, sketches and drafts into fruition. At a Chicago bridal show (Indie Wed) Christina met Callie from Color & Cake Photographyand they became instant friends. If you knew Christina, you would want to be her friend too! Anyway, after sharing our ideas with Callie, she was IN! She definitely captured the spirit of our creations in a way we hoped for.
I was in the middle of designing this Inspiration Board for our followers AND we got the news that it was featured on one of our favorite blogs today too, Fab You Bliss! Check it out (here) for more photos and close ups of the intricate design of the handmade dresses.  We hope you love these photos and the inspiration behind them as much as we do! Thanks for reading.

A Huge Thank You to everyone that participated!

Wardrobe, Hairpieces and Concept – 27 Dresses Designs

Photography – Color & Cake Weddings

Hair & Makeup – Beauty Pros

Floral Design – Lake Effect Florals

Desserts – Wildflour

Stationary – Paper Treasures

Table Linens – NWI Chaircovers

Venue – Odgen Gardens

And of course our lovely models, Victoria Myers, Troy Hill , Kayla Pomeroy and Lauren Hunt

<3 Michelle