Detroit Styled Shoot March 2017

In a beautiful loft on the top floor on the DIME Building in Detroit, 30+ creative women from Metro Detroit collaborated on a beautifully successful styled shoot showcasing the Metro Detroit creative community.

Purple Bridesmaid dress green bouquet
Photo: Lynsey Lue Photography, Dress: Detroit Bridal House


So how did all of these inspiring women come together?  We are all members of The Rising Tide Society – a group of creative entrepreneurs who believe in the idea of “community over competition.”  The Detroit chapter meets once a month on Tuesdays, in what we call “Tuesdays Together” at various locations around Metro Detroit.  We discuss issues, offer to help and collaborate with each other, and plan events like this styled shoot.

Since the gathering was so large, 4 teams in total each created a mock event to showcase their businesses, in 4 separate sections of the loft.  At the same time, we had several ‘behind the scenes’ photographers capturing the process, and some photographers provided headshots for the business owners.

Detroit Styled Shoot Pixie Dust
Styled by: Pixie Dust Events, Cake: Bella e Dolce, Florals: Dressed in Details


One of the four teams was solely creating and styling product shots for business owners, and it turned out awesome!

Bellaedlace product shot Detroit
Pictured: Miranda Hopkins from Inner Circle Photography, Cakes by: Bella e Dolce


Product Shots Detroit Styled Shoot
Furniture: Modernly Events, Paper: Two If By Sea Studios, Styled by: Take a Seat Events


A brand new endeavor for The Wedding Cat is floral design! Here are the fruits of our labor from the collaboration.


Green bouquet close
Photo: Inner Circle Photography


Bouquet on Bar
Photo: Inner Circle Photography


Bride with bouquet
Photo: Inner Circle Photography, Dress: Detroit Bridal House


I created this green bridal bouquet because I was inspired by the green Dianthus (fluffy green balls!), and I wanted to make a bouquet that was a little bit different from the rustic-looking bouquets that we see in styled shoots a lot. The little bit of purple Statice was the perfect pinch of color.


Red arrangement above
Photo: Inner Circle Photography


Red arr with napkin
Photo: Inner Circle Photography, Styled by Leia of Take A Seat Events


Red setup
Photo: Inner Circle Photography, Styled by Leia, of Take a Seat Events

This arrangement in deep reds and pinks was the biggie.  It stood in a rose gold compote, and I sewed the tablecloth and the napkin in about 30 minutes the day before the shoot!


Yellow arr above
Photo: Inner Circle Photography 


Yellow setting
Photo: Inner Circle Photography, Champagne Glasses: Modernly Events


Yellow table
Photo: Inner Circle Photography, Champagne Glasses: Modernly Events


This last arrangement wasn’t originally planned, but I had a lot of leftover flowers in the same yellow/ green hues and I found the small copper compote at a thrift store the week before the shoot.  I also really wanted to use the striped table runner – another thing I sewed last minute!


If you’ve ever been curious as to what being at a styled shoot is like, check out some of my behind-the-scenes photos below…


PD Events
Pixie Dust Events, setting up their section of the shoot.


Mass of props
A mass of our props used for the product shots (and a spot a mimosa in there).


Group shoot section 1
Another section of the massive styled shoot – Styling and flowers by: Silver Bean Events, Photographer (pictured): Lynsey Lue Photography, Sinage: Lana’s Lettering


Styled behind the scenes
Models are wearing: Detroit Bridal House, Photographer (pictured): Kai Davis


Cake plague shot
Leia, of Take a Seat Events, is assisting photographer Miranda, of Inner Circle Photography, shoot a creation by Erin, of Bella e Dolce


Thanks a bunch to these inspiring and successful women who participated, and special thanks to Take A Seat Events for organizing the day!



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  1. March 28, 2017

    This looks like so much fun! I’m so happy that you are starting to do floral arrangements. They look amazing.

  2. March 27, 2017

    I love it when vendors come together to produce something so beautiful! What a lovely shoot!! 🙂

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