Valentine’s Day Pretty Woman Inspiration
With Valentine’s Day just a mere days away, we wanted to bring you some ideas that inspire. This Pretty Woman Inspiration photo shoot by Andie Freeman Photography is full of sweet ideas to spice things up.From Andie Freeman, the photographer: I don’t know about you, but as a child in the 80s, I was obsessed with the movie Pretty Woman. Heck, let’s be real. I am still obsessed with that movie. Crazy gal down on her luck meets an amazingly hot, wealthy, AND nice guy that sweeps her off her feet and rescues her? Who couldn’t love that?!?? It’s a modern day fairytale. It probably helps that it occurs in one of my favorite cities in the world. So what could be better than a Pretty Woman Valentine’s Day Wedding? What could be more romantic? Nothing in my book. And it has to be complete with the red dress and pearl necklace.
We really wanted to build our inspiration shoot around those concepts. We chose red, pink, gold, and black for our color palette. Sophisticated elegant was our look. We wanted tons of roses in many different colors. We had pearls and feathers to complete the Pretty Woman look. For our reception inspiration table, we had a beautiful candelabra centerpiece dripping with crystals. Instead of candles, our candelabra held roses in many different colors. Beside the candelabra were crystal candlesticks with red candles. Our table was covered in a black table cloth with a champagne rosette overlay. To top it off, there were rose petals and pearls down the center of the table.
Vintage English Teacup, a Little Black Book member, provided mismatched vintage china in red, gold, and pink for our table setting. Underneath were decadent red charges and pink napkins. The stemware was red crystal martini glasses etched with an inlay design. Our menus were an elegant gold design from Wedding Paper Divas that matched the invitation suite entitled Luscious Lacing. To top it off, the escort cards, which also matched the invitation suite, were displayed in a fork on top. The names were DIY cut with a Cricut on red glitter cardstock. Around the table sat black chiavari chairs. For our bride and groom chairs, we accented them with black, ivory, and pink feathers and a multi-strand pearl swag. Red roses were hanging from the chandelier above the table.
The ledge around the windows in the sun room were covered in various colored rose petals. And behind the reception table was a Love motif with a moss heart hanging above embellished with ombre roses and a black feather. The bouquet, designed by Hydrangea House Events, was an ombre design of white, pink, and red roses accented with three black feathers. The groom’s boutonniere was a single red rose with a small white feather.
Dinner was a fabulous affair provided by Delicacies by Amy. It consisted of Peppercorn Crusted Strip Steak with Grilled Shrimp and Blue Cheese Butter, Proscuito Wrapped Asparagus, and a flourless Chocolate Cake topped with Fresh Cream and Toffee.
Our bride was wearing a stunning red couture dress designed by Mac Duggal and carried by dress shop High Maintenance Formalwear. What would a Pretty Woman Valentine’s wedding be without the red dress? It had a stunning fitted bodice with a heart shaped neckline and mermaid flair at the bottom. It was accented with a multi-tiered black fringe. She also wore elbow length black gloves and gold Sergio Rossi pumps that wrapped up her leg. The icing on the cake was the stunning pearl necklace provided by TK Anderson Jewelers. The pearl necklace is another essential for your Pretty Woman inspiration!
Our groom wore a very traditional black tuxedo with bowtie provided by Perno’s Formalwear. It was the height of sophisticated elegance. Even Richard Gere would be proud!
Our dessert table was mouth watering! It was a shabby chic pink and white vanity with a red rosette runner. The centerpiece was the wedding cake of course. It was three tiered and covered in red fondant. Adorning the cake were white handmade sugar flowers, and it sat atop a gold cake stand dripping in crystals that matched the reception table candelabra. In front of the cake was a DIY Be Mine sign (cut with Cricut) with a red bow tied on the top. There were also matching cake pops and cupcakes atop a pink cake stand provided by Vintage English Teacup. The finishing touch were candy jars full of different types of red, white, and pink candies. There were DIY glitter tags with candy heart saying to add a Valentine’s touch to the table. These were made with a Cricut as well. Feathers and rose petals were spread around the vanity and all over the floor in front of the vanity. On the chandelier hanging above the vanity, were pearl letters that spelled Love, purchased from Hobby Lobby.
Fit for the Beverly Hills Hotel don’t you think?
Photography: Andie Freeman Photography | Stylist: Hydrangea House Events | Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas | Venue: Hardeman Sams House | Flowers: Hydrangea House Events | Cake: Ferranti’s Cakery | Dress Designer: Mac Duggal | Dress Store: High Maintenance Formalwear | Shoes: Sergio Rossi | Tuxedo: Perno’s Formalwear | China: Vintage English Teacup | Hair: Spruce Salon | Makeup: Bombshell Creations | Catering: | Rentals: Barron’s Rental Center | Jewelry: TK Anderson Designs | Videography: Image Media Works