Yellow and Gray, Backyard Soirée | Orchestrated Stylized Shoot

Saturday, February 26th was the first of ongoing stylized shoots called Orchestrated. This has been on my heart since 2010, and it became a reality when I met Meghan Beckwith of MeghanBlair Weddings who was equally excited about my idea!

We love to create. We love to see our ideas take form. And we love to present opportunities for others of like minds to do the same! ... all without the stress of a real client's wedding day. We LOVE weddings, and we are sooo in love with our clients! But, oh, that thing called time. We are serving our clients and helping make their days awesome, not for our own needs. When we're not doing a wedding, we can sometimes forget why we became photographers to begin with. Orchestrated aims to fulfill that!

Yellow and Gray, Backyard Soirée was a HUGE success! Our models were beyond amazing with flexibility and just being wonderful despite the chilly temperatures. Our participating photographers were just an amazing group of ladies from all various levels. Our hostess was so generous with her home. Our vendors created such beautiful pieces and perfectly in line of our vision. Everything was perfect.

To have your idea create such excitement really is humbling. My heart was all in this, and when people validate its worth, gosh. It's pretty cool. I can't thank everyone enough for being so supportive (lemons, 4-EVA!)! I will post a separate post with the behind the scenes shots of all the photogs a bit later this week... :)

Because of the support, I have now created Orchestrated's own website AND Facebook fan page.

So I now present to you... Orchestrated's Yellow and Gray, Backyard Soirée!

yellow and black and gray stationery wedding invitation suite

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yellow lemon ring pillows

lemon ringbearers

yellow lemon ringbearer

wedding wine cart

yellow and gray wedding bride

yellow and gray bride and groom rossette balls

yellow and gray boutienniere

yellow candy bridal flag

yellow and gray bridal bouquet

yellow and gray bridesmaid and groomsman

bridal party

yellow lemonade wedding stand

yellow and gray floral wedding cake

yellow and gray candy stationery wedding flags

yellow and gray reception table

yellow and gray wedding lemons and plates

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yellow and gray wedding

* Event Design - MeghanBlair Weddings
* Ties and Bowties - Me and Matilda
* Stationery - The Girl Tyler
* Flowers - Leslie Hartig Floral Design
* Headband and Sash - SparrowBlu
* Cake - Bella Cakes

* Erin Lundy
* Leila Wylie
* DeAnn Rinehart
* Tyler Adams
* Jennifer Campbell
* Jena Cornell
* Kristie Bradley
* Latanya Wilkowski

To find out more about Orchestrated and upcoming dates/themes, please visit the website for more info.

- Chelsea :)


  1. I love, love the lemon idea! Fresh and unique!

  2. Black and gray is any day acceptable! It just gives a different level of feel to the moment captured. Half of my wedding photographs were black and white and they still look lively. I was married in a very beautiful event space Chicago, these pictures made me nostalgic!