Behind-the-Scenes of an Editorial Wedding Shoot


Rewind a few months ago when we were asked to be a part of the current issue of Houston Brides Magazine, one features was to be styled by Two Be Wed and the other was to be styled by Piper & Muse – both incredibly talented in the field of wedding planning. We were beyond honored and did our best to have all of the requested crystal, silver, china and more ready for the big shoots at Houston’s Mc Govern Centennial Gardens.


Our wedding registry has been a Bering’s treasure for years and we love working with newly engaged couples in assisting with their registries. It is a very exciting time for them, and one that we are constantly humbled to be a part of.


Brides and grooms select planners like Two Be Wed and Piper & Muse because they know they will be in the best hands possible when it comes to their big day. Having worked with Two Be Wed as well as Houston Brides Modern Luxury in the past, we knew the shoot was sure to be nothing short of a wedding wonderland of beautiful images.

Here is a behind-the-scenes look from the shoot:

imagejpeg_1_5*Kelli Elizabeth of Kelli Elizabeth Photography went to great lengths to ensure she got the shot. If you haven’t already heard of her, then we are sure you will be hearing a lot about her. She is insanely talented and is wonderful to work with.


natalie333*Picture perfect founder of Two Be Wed, Natalie Dawley.

Two Be Wed’s founder, Natalie Dawley was the one who initially called us about the shoot and is credited with styling the shoot above that you can get a bit of a glimpse of. Here are more close-ups of her requested mix-and-match tabletop.

1490593_10153493929739218_460169156773493269_oimagejpeg_1_4*Featured above is Gorham Chantilly flatware, Robert Haviland‘s Arc En Ciel Terra Cotta charger, Bernardaud‘s Soleil Levant dinner plate, Mottahedeh‘s Sacred Bird &  Butterfly salad plate as well as their tea cup and saucer, and Waterford‘s Lismore Essence stemware.


*This setting includes Gorham Chantilly flatware, Jaune de Chrome‘s Tortoise Gold charger, Robert Haviland’s Colette Gold dinner plate, Robert Haviland’s Matignon Rust Dessert plate, Waterford stemware and Bernardaud‘s Soleil Levant tea cup and saucer.


*While the pates are mixed and matched, the stemware is all Waterford Lismore and the flatware is all Gorham Chantilly. The charger above is L’Objet’s Agean Gold, the dinner plate is Herend‘s Silk Ribbon Pumpkin dinner plate, Jaune de Chrome‘s salad plate and Bernardaud‘s tea cup and saucer.


*The beautiful setting above includes Mottahedeh‘s Red Lace charger, Royal Crown Derby‘s Olde Avesbury Dinner plate as well as tea cup and saucer, Herend‘s Silk Ribbon Salad plate, Gorham Chantilly flatware and Waterford Stemware.


*This gorgeous mix-and-match place setting is made complete with Herend’s Babos charger, Herend‘s Fish Scale Rust dinner plate, Royal Crown Derby’s Fluted Red Panel plate, Robert Haviland‘s Arc En Ciel Terra Cotta tea cup & saucer, Waterford Crystal stemware and Gorham Chantilly flatware.

imagejpeg_0_7Last but not least, the tabletop for six includes the regal place setting featured above. Mottahedeh‘s Gold Lace service plate sets the stage with Herend‘s Princess Victoria Rust Dinner plate as well as tea cup and saucer, Bernardaud‘s Soleil Levant Salad plate, Waterford Crystal stemware and Gorham Chantilly flatware.

Here is what the actual feature looks like:

bridalspreadBramble & Bee did an beautiful job on the floral arrangements!

We are pretty sure Houston Bride’s Modern Luxury Magazine’s Editor, Evan Wetmore was very pleased with how her overall mix-and-match vision turned out!

From one breath-taking tabletop to another, let’s dive right in and take a look at Piper & Muse’s equally opulent Houston Brides Modern Luxury feature!



*Here is a pretty picture of Piper! She is so nice to work with!


Kelli Elizabeth continued on with her photo magic and all of her artful angles turned into picture perfection.


*Featured above are Reed & Barton double old fashion glasses, serving tray and ice bucket, and Rogaska decanter. …We love the flowers in the ice cubes!


*Piper’s tabletop is so rich and elegant with Royal Crown Derby Gold Band service plates, Juane de Chrome dinner and salad plates and Juliska stemware!

Here is a close-up!

imagejpeg_0_6Drum roll please… Voila, the feature turned out so beautifully – Well Plated indeed!!    11120571_10153493938689218_4517939494146072952_o

In addition to thanking Houston Brides Modern Luxury, Piper & Muse and Two Be Wed – thanks to Kelli Elizabeth Photography, Bramble & Bee, Dolce Designs, Swift & Company, Flash Paper Scissors and McGovern Centennial Gardens. It was amazing working with everyone and we hope to work together again soon.




*Click here to see the Houston Bride’s Modern Luxury Magazine digital issue!

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