Words by Melissa Persling
To say that the Davenport is beautiful would be like saying Channing Tatum is just handsome (I think we can all agree that’s an understatement). The Davenport is regal, it’s over the top gorgeous, it’s….otherworldly. I knew it would take a special group of area wedding professionals to bring this bridal inspiration shoot to life. The best part about working with the Davenport? They can virtually handle every aspect of your wedding in house. Our models hair, make-up, florals, catering and coordination were all done through the Davenport. I enlisted the help of a few outside vendors as well; a stunning cake by Celebrations Sweet Boutique, stationery by Papermade Invites, dresses from Storybook Bridal, accessories by Stella’s Design and with help from the talented Kelly Quashnick of Creatively Yours Photography we created photo shoot magic (if I do say so myself!).
The day of the shoot started early (luckily the Davenport has an espresso bar that serves Starbucks!) I mean if they actually had a Nordstrom’s inside the hotel I’m convinced I could live there and never leave! As our models were being primped at the Davenport’s salon I took a little tour of the spa. In my head I kept thinking….these shoots practically run themselves…I could get a massage and facial before anyone missed me. But ever the professional, I decided to continue on with the shoot (it’s not like some amateur can fluff dresses and reapply lipstick…I am an integral part of this team!). The rest of the day consisted of us shooting in gold gilded ballrooms, with trays of champagne and traipsing around outside the hotel where I pretty much “forced” a group of guys passing by to pose with our models. (You know how guys just hate posing for pictures with gorgeous models!)
Without further adieu I present to you the magnificence that could very well be YOUR wedding at the Davenport Hotel. Enjoy!
Venue/ Florals/ Hair & Makeup/ Catering: Davenport Hotel
Photographer: Creatively Yours Photography
Dresses: Storybook Bridal
Cake: Celebrations Sweet Boutique
Stationery: Papermade Invites
Accessories: Stella’s Design
Models: (bride) Katie Nichol, Cheyanna Bruneau, Olivia Koester, Alexandra Domit