Yes we all agree, love IS love, but how can you really indulge until you truly love yourself? This post is love reimagined ... a necessary look into loving yourself for who you are and who you thrive to be. If you are going to celebrate self-love why not do it big! With a grand stair case, delicious treats, incredible balloons and pink bubbly to get the party started. We are in love with the model and her true representation of what it means to just be you. Enjoy!
Keep scrolling to see all of the beautiful photos by Zach And Rosalie and the film by Latch Films. Coda's Events LLC planned every detail and Snapdragon Studio created all of the amazing florals. You can see all the images in the full gallery.
Making it all come to life
I've taken all of the years of breaking myself down to realize that loving myself is one of the most important things I could ever do. That I have to love myself in order to love anyone else. I know this isn't the traditional wedding shoot. But, it's important. I started dreaming up this shoot right before the holidays.
I connected with Zach And Rosalie Marion via a 2021 client & fell in love with their amazing personalities & work. THEIR WORK IS PHENOMENAL. I loved their vibe automatically. After running the idea past them, I reached out to a new STL venue The Dogwood In The Grove to see if we could use their amazing space. They have this huge grand staircase that I could see covered in balloons & I just had to do it. A few days later, I had an email from Inflate Llc HTX asking to collaborate for another event & I'm convinced it was fate!
The perfect model
From the beginning, I already knew who I wanted the model to be. I worked with her at a summer camp & saw her bloom into a beautiful butterfly. I was really nervous about asking her because I knew my vision couldn't truly come alive without her. Once she said yes, I made an experience out of it. We went dress shopping at The Bridal Parlour to pick out her perfect dress & we had a local calligrapher, Minerva's Mark re-write the vows that she wrote to herself. After that, it seemed like all of the vendors fell into place. I told all of the vendors the same thing: "I want everything to be bright & vibrant to match Olli's personality but romantic & intimate. This is for her from her." From her vibrant pink hair + bold lip from Hannah Rudin to all of the sweet affirmation treats from Spoil Me Sweetly . Everything was fit for a queen.