Style Me Pretty is THE BEST and most popular bridal blog out there. It's oozing with creativity, inspiration, and wonderful vendors. We are honored to be part of their exclusive club of the "best of the best" vendors from all over the country in their "Little Black Book". But something that has really picked up a lot of interest lately on their blog is their creative concept, "Inspiration to Reality" shoots. They storyboard an idea, and wedding pros get together and bring that idea to, reality! We are thrilled to team up with Wilmington, NC's cream of the crop vendors to produce this coastal, dreamy, and very romantic film called, "The Dream".
Millie Holloman produced some Ah-mazing pictures of the shoot as well, so be sure to check those out for a different perspective on the day. Here is Life Stage Films' approach to this SMP "Inspiration to Reality" Film -
What was so crazy about this shoot is that we all had to arrive before the sun rose, at 4:30 AM! Salt Harbor Designs and High Performance Lighting we already at work at 3 AM, setting up the scene, and creating some VERY unique beach lighting with Edison lights. Our original model couple fell through at the last minute, but Lindsey and Gray jumped in enthusiastic and ready to go! They were perfect actually. We know Lindsey from Bald Head Island events so it was great to catch up and laugh (half-asleep) before the shoot began.
Salt Harbor did an amazing job at setting up the decor and "feel" for this shoot. With a freaking bed on the beach, a tiny boat, perfectly designed brunch table, and many more tiny intricacies that made this shoot a day in Heaven. That's where the premise for "The Dream" starts...
I knew it was a perfect time to get a timelapse of the sunrise coming over our little corner of the Atlantic Ocean. But I had to have a reason for doing that. I didn't want it to be just for the sake of being beautiful (which it was!). Seeing those colors painted across the sky as the morning went on was an amazing feeling. It was also an inspiration into creating a "daydream" sequence. With everything we had set up for the couple, it truly felt like a "dream" day. It felt like a place that couple has kept to themselves. Some place no one else knows about. A place where they can be free, and in love. So, the timelapse of the gorgeous sunrise was intended to show that although time was passing into daylight, the couple was actually entering into their own' Dreamworld". A perfect day by the ocean. An intimate dream. We wanted it to feel like an escape. I think we pulled it off. :)
We hope you enjoy this ethereal and intimate escape into "The Dream".
Here’s a list of the creative folks that were involved with the shoot:
Event Design and Styling by Salt Harbor Designs
Sweets and Cake by Flower & Flour
Floral by Salt Harbor Designs
Photography by Millie Holloman
Film by Life Stage Films
Lighting by High Performance Lighting
Rentals provided by Harborside Event Rentals
Hair and Makeup by Melissa Kinnamon - NSalo Salon
Shot on Location at Fort Fisher, NC.
Filmed on Canon 7D w/ 85mm, 70-200 2.8, Sigma 24-70