Post by Melissa Persling
Three lovely ladies, hair, make-up and lots of girl talk. Sometimes my job feels less like work and more like playing dress up! That’s how the entire day of shooting at Highland Gardens with Sarah of Park Road Photography felt. Just a bunch of girls running around a pond full of turtles, laughing on a swing and nibbling on yummy bites during our “modern garden party” cocktail scene. This shoot is definitely for the girls!
You will be happy to know affordability and accessibility were taken into account throughout the shoot. You will see a DIY streamer photo backdrop, store bought flowers made into simple arrangements and super cute and very affordable maids dresses and jewelry from Forever 21. Vases, candles and martini glasses from the dollar store (you can’t believe what a steal those items were)!
Now get this, the brides dress is my actual wedding dress from Club Monaco! It was only $150.00 and I would wear it all over again given the chance (truthfully, I have actually worn it on several occasions…..one day just isn’t enough!)
The best part about Highland Gardens is owner extraordinaire Alena. She is sweet as can be and seriously passionate about weddings. Given how accommodating she was with the whole photo shoot crew, I can only imagine how well she takes care of her brides. So ladies, sit back and take in all the girly goodness.
Oh, and just for fun, leave a comment (if you dare) admit to wearing your wedding dress since your nuptials!
Venue: Highland Gardens (just north of Spokane)
Photographer: Park Road Photography
Make-up: Julie from The Make-up Studio
Hair: Janet Carpenter
Tables & Linens: A to Z Rentals
Catering: Azars Foodservice & Catering
Stationery: Mango Ink
Bridesmaid Dresses: Forever 21
DIY staging: Mandy Stephenson
Coordination: Melissa Persling
Special thanks to our lovely models Joanna, Stephany & Maddie!