When my dear friend Kerri approached me about helping plan + design her Business refresh photography workshop, I was SO excited! Not only did I get to work with one of my close friends but also got to be back in CNY and work with some of my favorite vendors.
Brainstorming ideas for a theme + color scheme for the styled shoot portion was a breeze. I had just recently gotten back from a vacation to Iceland and was SO inspired by all the stunning landscape and natural elements I had witnessed. I couldn’t wait to get my hands one designing an Iceland inspired wedding! Come the The day of the workshop, the weather could not have been more like Iceland! Rainy, 50 degrees and extremely windy (so please excuse some very crooked candles, it was inevitable).
For anyone who is looking for their next vacation destination, I HIGHLY recommend going to Iceland! The country has so much to offer from icy blue glaciers, picturesque rolling green hills, breathtaking views of waterfalls, craters, volcanic activity, geothermal hot springs, and of course, the Blue Lagoon. If you’re lucky you can also see the Northern lights. We saw them our second night there. We were staying at a very secluded Air B&B with no light pollution, which is key to successfully experience the northern lights. This was probably one of my favorite parts of the whole trip. Iceland has so much to offer I cannot say enough good things about it. These are just a few of the MANY amazing things about this country.
I included a few iPhone pictures here that I took while we were there to show a little bit of my inspiration. This shoot leaned more on how the country looks during the winter time. I wanted to focus more on the elements of ice, the patterns in craters and rocky structures, pops of icy glaciers and aqua blue water against the white snow, and all the unique natural textures that completely surround you.
Now, for the STUNNING Iceland inspired wedding shoot!
Photography + Teacher // Kerri Lynne Photography
Videography // Gabrielle Fordham
Farm Tables + Chairs + Charcuterie // Brown Built Rentals
Tabletop Rentals // She Rents Vintage
Coffee// Soleil Coffee
Dress // Silk Bridal
Linens// BBJ Linens
Hair // Dominique Fess
Makeup // Glam by Michaela
Jewelry // Rachel Weber
Floral// Oops-a- Daisy Floral
Venue // Red Barn 20
Stationery// Stone and Fruit
Calligraphy // Paper Crane Calligraphy
Cake // The Cake Shop CNY
caroline + mike
"My husband openly admits he originally thought hiring a wedding planner seemed like an unnecessary expense, now he’s is the first to say how wrong he was. Every detail was intentional and special. I had mentioned to Carianne my dad loved ice cream and before he passed away, we would always have special ice cream dates together. Carianne proceeded to make all my dreams come true and helped create a custom ice cream cart at our wedding. It meant the world to me and my family. Carianne is such a special person with an amazing gift for planning events. My husband and I are grateful for everything Carianne has done for us and we look forward to continuing a lifelong friendship with her."
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ainslee + eric
"While Carianne helped us plan our wedding, she made sure to listen to every idea and was never afraid to tell us when something was unrealistic or if she felt there was something that would add to our vision. We are so grateful for the kindness and patience she showed. She worked to take the stress off of us and our families. We have no regrets from that weekend and we have her to thank for that. We don’t know what we would have done without her!"
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kelsey + ross
"Carianne's strength is definitely executing on a wedding vision! With our busy, growing careers it was great to have her to touch base with vendors and bring so much peace of mind the day of. She has an eye for design!"
"Carianne's strength is definitely executing on a wedding vision!"
abby + chris
"My husband and I are NOT big wedding people... we ended up eloping last minute, 4 months before our wedding date! Carianne was so excited for us and went with the flow. She took everything in stride! She helped us plan and execute our local wedding reception and gave us so many great ideas and tips. My entire family gushed about her the next day! I am certain that we couldn't have pulled off the most perfect wedding reception without her help. I think every bride needs a coordinator, and I'm recommending Carianne to everyone!"
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Savannah + Mijamin
“ I came to Carianne with only three months left to plan my wedding and in need of some serious help! She asked questions I didn’t think of and her ideas were magical. During the process, she made sure things were going smoothly and stayed within my budget while still making my Pinterest dreams come to life! My parents are forever grateful for her coming and taking a huge weight off their shoulders. It was the best day of my entire life and Carianne made that happen!”
"It was the best day of my entire life and Carianne made that happen!”
Meggan + Kyle
"From the moment we met Carianne, we knew we trusted her to help us execute our perfect wedding day. She was so helpful throughout the planning process, checked in frequently, and even helped us find vendors. When our wedding weekend arrived, she was so helpful and stayed to work out every detail the day before the wedding. I knew I didn't have to worry or even think about how a thing because she took care of everything. It was such a help to myself, my husband, and our families to have Carianne there to take care of all the details. You would be crazy to not hire Carianne for any event you may have!
"I knew I didn't have to worry or think about a thing..."