A Wicked-Inspired Wedding | Orchestrated Stylized Shoots

So we enjoyed the evening at the Ozdust Ballroom, the most swankified place in town, for Galinda and Fiyero's Emerald City-inspired rehearsal dinner, and now it's the BIG day.

A little reality backstory, Meg and I started hashing out this Orchestrated stylized shoot in March 2011. We knew it was going to be HEAVY on the story along with the details we normally always plan. We knew having Galinda, Fiyero, and Elphaba were a must. How that would play out... well... that was the whole process. We went back and forth together on a lot of different ideas because there is SO much dynamic to Wicked. Political? Romantic? Magical? Girl power? Determination? Social justice? Enlightenment?

We knew we needed to make Galinda extravagantly fabulosis and outrageously bubbly and to make Elphaba's scenes beautifully dark, lonely but confident.

And everything in Oz is a little strange. First glance everything is gorgeous, but at further inspection, things are a little... off. Weird. Quirky. Collaborating with our vendors was key to this, and they nailed it. We really could not have done it without them (please see below for the credits!). And a special shout-out goes to our friends Elaine Shindelar and Erin Snider for helping set up this magical event-- we REALLY couldn't have done it without them.

We took all of these Wicked elements and brought them into a wedding scene... and sooo this is how we interpreted what Wicked would be like as a wedding. ;)

"We couldn't be happier,
Right, dear?
Couldn't be happier
Right here
Look what we've got
A fairy-tale plot
Our very own happy ending
Where we couldn't be happier -
True, dear?
Couldn't be happier
And we're happy to share
Our ending vicariously
With all of you
He couldn't look handsomer
I couldn't feel humbler
We couldn't be happier
Because happy is what happens
When all your dreams come true!"

- Thank Goodness, Wicked

... Because happy is what happens when all of your dreams come true.

Concept Design | Meghan Gwaltney | www.orchestratedshoots.com
Photography & Co-Design | Chelsea LaVere | www.bitofivoryphotography.com
Bridal Gown | Ava Clara Couture Bridal | www.avaclarabridal.com
Rehearsal Dinner Venue | Terra Restaurant | www.terrarestaurantandbar.com
Floral Design | Palette of Petals | www.paletteofpetals.com
Stationery| The Girl Tyler | www.thegirltyler.com
Cake Design | Cake Delights | www.mycakedelights.com
Makeup/Hair | Elizabeth Ansel Alfier | www.behindtheveilstudio.com
Jewelry | Premier Designs | www.facebook.com/PremierDesigns757
Bridal Accessories | Sparrow Blu | www.sparrowblu.etsy.com

- Chelsea :)

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