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Urban Chic | Rooftop Wedding Inspiration Session

Ok, so I couldn’t resist posting the rest of these photos from this styled session! I’m so over the moon that it’s was featured on Style Me Pretty yesterday! ;) I’m so honored. It was so evident to me throughout all the planning that God wanted to do something big with this shoot. (You can read more about the backstory in yesterday’s post.) 

Here’s a bit of my inspiration for the shoot:

This session was birthed from my life-long love affair with my hometown, Jacksonville. The beautiful St. Johns River runs right through downtown and frames the blue skyline so well. For this session, I wanted to take advantage of my gorgeous city by creating a chic rooftop affair. I loved the idea of creating a soft, romantic feel in such an urban environment. Once I found the Badgley Mischka gown, I knew we were headed in the right direction. The fabulous, gold, sparkling gown was contrasted with green succulents, whites and soft tones. For the table, we incorporated neutrals, gold accents and simple floral designs to give a romantic feel. Over the table for two we built a canopy of hanging lights and flowing tulle. What could be more romantic than a dinner under string lights on a rooftop? (It is definitely a look that can be recreated by DIY-savvy brides! Plus, I was able to build it by myself.) As the sun began to drop, our couple danced the night away under the city lights. That beautiful dress sparkled even more as the sun began to fade. 

Jordan (who is also the fabulous girl who designed my site) was such a gorgeous model! Isn’t she a stunner? Wow!

Jordan designed these pretty little invites, menus, etc…If you are in the market for wedding paper products, she’s your girl!

I feel like Chris (Jordan’s husband) looks very Clark Kent in this one!

Aren’t they so precious? I love using models who are couples in real life because their love is genuine. These two newly-weds couldn’t have been more perfect.

I have to give a huge thank you to Sarah Eddy for the creative cake shots and to my sweet friend Christine for the cake design! It was gorgeous and tasted amazing! Win/win! :)

This is my favorite ring shot to date. I’m in love with the buttery goodness!

I’m so in love with this one!

This is my favorite skyline. I love Jacksonville!

I couldn’t have done it without these people!
Photography: Jennifer Blair Photography / Photo Shoot Venue: Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville, Florida / Floral Design: Flowers by Shirley Page / Table Design: Taylor Laura / Event Planning: Jennifer Blair / Cake: Christine Andreae / Invitations: Create Like Crazy Design Studio / Dress: Badgley Mischka / Hair: Kim of Salon 210 / Models: Jordan + Chris Brantley / Second photographer: Sarah Eddy / Set hands: Ashley Lathrop, Sarah Eddy, Debbie, Robbert and Kathryn Johnson

Jenessa - September 10, 2012 - 2:08 pm

I love these! What a gorgeous rose-colored gold dress and I love her unique yellow diamond ring too!! The lights, candles, flowers… All so, sooooo pretty!!

Rissi - September 10, 2012 - 4:00 pm

That dress is gorgeous with those light simmering off it in the evening shots. Lovely!
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Sarah - September 10, 2012 - 4:06 pm

Wow! I love the way the light makes everything sparkle, especially the dress… SO pretty!! You did a beautiful job at styling this shoot, down to every detail… so stunning!!! :)

Faith - September 10, 2012 - 4:25 pm

Ahhh, these photos are amazing!!! The details came together so beautifully. What an awesome photo series to add to your already impressive portfolio!
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Olivia - September 10, 2012 - 7:04 pm

These photos are absolutely breathtaking! Everything about them is beautiful. I love how the Lord gave you an idea and made you trust Him with it entirely. How exciting to have such a wonderful story to share along with such timeless pictures!

ginanorma - September 11, 2012 - 5:35 am

oh my my my! it’s so hard to believe there is such precious-ness in this world like this. it seems so fake, but in a sweet good way! her dress, the lights, the ring, the cake all of it! What a sweet, sweet shoot Jen!!!

ginanorma - September 11, 2012 - 5:38 am

Ok, don’t mind my ignorance, but how come this was set up? What do you do that for? Is it to build your portfolio? Sorry I’m clueless, but you did an incredible job and so did she helping you with stuff..So beautiful.

annie - September 11, 2012 - 6:43 am

These are gorgeous photos, Jen! You do beautiful work!
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Natalie @ NS Pottery - September 11, 2012 - 2:23 pm

Everything is SO GORGEOUS!! (including your models!) I love the cake & bouquet with succulents!
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TJ - September 11, 2012 - 6:58 pm

okay, completely drooling over this shot. the color choices, her ring, the dress, the location, the styling. i love when it got darker with the twinkle lights. how magical and so intimate. you are just so talented, girl!
xo TJ

jennifer blair - September 11, 2012 - 9:32 pm

Thank you Natalie!!! :)

jennifer blair - September 11, 2012 - 9:33 pm

Hehe. It’s no problem Gina! Thank you for your sweet words! Lots of wedding industry folks set up “inspiration shoots” to show brides ideas! :)

Natalie - September 11, 2012 - 10:06 pm

Love these pictures! And that gown is gorgeous! =D
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Holly - September 12, 2012 - 4:59 am

Your photography is divine, it’s superb and unreal. I love it to pieces! And everything you’ve photographed is just so amazingly beautiful and it’s just gorgeous :)
Love, love, love this!!!!!!!!!
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Michaela - September 12, 2012 - 5:08 am

Ahh!! Everything about this shoot is perfection. From the beautiful dress to the twinkly lights…it’s all beautiful. You did a lovely job and CONGRATS on the SMP feature :)) So fun!! xoxo

Jen - September 12, 2012 - 2:49 pm

I absolutely love everything about this. So amazing! Great work!

Heather - September 15, 2012 - 7:09 pm

Holy moly, these photos are gorgeous. I love the modern setting and decor and her sparkly dress!
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Chantel - September 20, 2012 - 12:52 pm

I am so glad you went ahead with this shoot! It is stunning!
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Morgan Dyer - October 17, 2012 - 2:05 pm

wow! these are absolutely stunnnnning! love, love, love!

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