A wedding styled shoot is a great way to connect with incredible local vendors in your area! Styled shoots are also an example of how things can go differently, and therefore, you have to be flexible. This Historic Post Office Styled Shoot was based on both and I am so excited to share with you the journey on how this came together!
I started to plan this in February and got in contact with a brand new wedding venue west of Richmond. It was a light and airy dream! The week of the styled shoot, I was told the venue was unavailable. I had to quickly find a venue and the first one I reached out to was the Historic Post Office! The HPO are on my top referred list for venues, and I love the vibe it shows and was grateful they had a morning time slot!
Next, was the couple. I wanted my best-friend and her boyfriend to be the couple and we had planned it out together for a few months. The week of, there were some changes. and for the safety of the vendors, we agreed it was best to find another couple. I reached out to one of my 2020 couples and they agreed! The groom is a naval officer and the bride is a dear friend of mine!
The third main issue I had was the dress. We somehow by the grace of god, got an appointment at David’s Bridal and found a gown and shoes that fit the bride perfectly! It was fate to say the least!
Sweets and Treats
Last, the Bakery I had looked into was not available. I sent a request in the day they opened up and even after calls and messages, no one answered me. The day of, I agreed to buy a bunch of pastries from Starbucks and a half dozen doughnuts from Dunkin’ and that was going to be the sweets side of things!
I had to find a new invite and menu for the detail shots and the only way to do that was go to CVS! haha! I had a florist and an incredible HMU artist who stood by my side, and the whole event ended up being amazing!
Historic Post Office Styled Shoot
Coordinator/photographer: Dana Arnold Photography
Venue: The Historic Post Office
Hair/Makeup: The Beautie Corner
Dress/shoes: David’s Bridal- Virginia Beach
Florist: Fantastical Floral Design
Ribbon: Courtney Ingram
Styling Mat: The Styling Mat