BSB received an email a few months ago from one of our favorite BSB vendors, sandrachile
. It went a little something like this….
‘…I’m don’t even know how to start this email because I have a crazy situation here (crazy awesome!). I found a girl in Ft. Myers that was putting together a styled shoot “with purpose”…’
…and the rest was history!
Thanks to sandrachile
for introducing us to Emily Bivens Creative
. She has a heart for serving others and recently organized a series of stylized shoot workshops to give back to charity. Emily put together this sweet collection of details, while also highlighting ethical and socially conscious brands. A portion of the attendee ticket costs was donated to A21
(fighting human trafficking) after the event.
The bride and groom, Jourdan and Solomon, were a real married couple. The photoshoot was a celebration of their upcoming anniversary as well as an opportunity for the photographers in attendance to support charity, and add some seaside to their portfolios. And, just as in a real wedding, they rolled with the unpredictable weather. Thankfully, the rain from Hurricane Harvey stopped just long enough to squeeze in the photoshoot. The strong winds made for some beautiful waves!
BSB Vendor, Celia Grace, was also a part of this fun experience. They are an amazing wedding fashion brand committed to crafting beautiful fair trade wedding dresses. Jourdan wore their lovely ‘Eleanor’ gown for the shoot. Shop their collection here. The stationery for Design:FL was designed by Emily Bivens Creative and printed on fair trade Mr. Ellie Pooh Paper.
The flowers from this shoot were donated to Douglas T. Jacobson Veteran’s Home after the event.
Following photos by (BSB Vendor): sandrachile
The devastation in Texas and Louisana caused by Hurricane Harvey is heart wrenching. The bride’s mother is undergoing chemo treatments and didn’t evacuate to a shelter due to immune system concerns. The hospital opened to allow her to continue receiving treatments but they were staying in an apartment with a flooded garage. The family opened up a Go Fund Me for her here. Even though Hurricane Harvey has passed, the survivors are still working to rebuild their homes and hearts. Let’s lift up this family and all of those who have been affected by this disaster!
Styled by: Emily Bivens Creative | Flowers: Floral Artistry of Sanibel | Dress: Celia Grace | Rentals: So Staged Events | Tablecloth: All Event Rental and Design | A21 www.a21.org | Cake: Pastries by Design | Stationery: Emily Bivens Creative | Printed on Mr. Ellie Pooh Paper | Bride and Groom: Jourdan and Solomon
*Styled For a Cause: Jourdan + Solomon- Blind Pass Beach, FL