Glamorous details set against contrasting rustic elements set apart this beautiful Hunger Games styled shoot focusing on the love between Tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark.
Naturally Yours Events brings together an incredible group of vendors to create a shoot that symbolize the journey our heroes make throughout the Hunger Games. “Combining rich foods, exotic flowers, and little details taken straight from the books to reflect the extravagance of the Capital while rustic elements like farm tables, family photos, and the natural moss with primrose “kokedama favors” remind us of the character’s humble origins.”
Wearing a stunning black “mockingjay” inspired gown covered in black feathers by Mignonette Bridal, model Jamie Henderson looks very ‘Katniss’ with her braided updo for the ceremony. Anthony Barlich Photography captures the ‘bread and fire’ couple in the middle of the District 12 marriage tradition “The Toasting” seen here in the form of a bread toast ceremony. Later, Katniss changes into her “Girl On Fire” red gown by Lovey by Isha for the reception accessorized with a cameo necklace and broach hairpiece from Broad Street.
Details from the books inspire many of the shoot’s elements from the five-tiered cheese wheel cake from Marion Street Cheese Market similar to the one Primrose gives Katniss at the reaping to the yummy scones and cookies baked by Bleeding Heart Bakery and rolls of bread on the tables from the Mellark Bakery. Honoring lost family and friends photos are placed in a box accompanied with the sign“we remember”. Julie Hanan Designs and Reenie Rose team up for a brilliant escort card idea inspired by Peeta’s love for painting. Guests find their seats by removing pieces of a floral painting to reveal the hand painted sign “may the odds be ever in your favor” underneath.
Vendors: Wedding Planner - Naturally Yours Events \ Photographer - Anthony Barlich Photography \ Bridal Gown, black - Mignonette Bridal \ Bridal Gown, red - Lovey by Isha \ Florist - Pistil and Vine \ Pastries - The Bleeding Heart Bakery \ Cakes - Lutz Cafe \ Cheese Wheel Cake - Marion Street Cheese Market \ Platters - Dinner Party Shop\ Stationery - Julie Hanan Design \ Painting - Reenie Rose \ Makeup Artist - Makeup Your Beauty\ Hair Stylist - Debbie Petrielli \ Jewelry – Available at Mignonette Bridal \ \ Models – Jamie Henderson of Lily’s Talent Agency and Eli Kurtz \ Pallet tables - The Home Depot \ Venue – Forest Preserve