Inspiration Photo Shoot | Oz, the Great and Powerful

Wedding Inspiration

Big, Big day!  Last month I worked with a fabulous team to create a photo shoot inspired by Oz, the Great and Powerful.  I’m thrilled because it is featured on Green Wedding Shoes today!

It’s been difficult swooning in secret, so I’m thrilled I finally get to share our work.  Below is a fabulous little video of the shoot by the talented Courtney of Love Brain Films.

When the team originally met, we were thinking of going with a 30’s inspired theme for the shoot.  I was blown away by the trailer for the new movie Oz and how it was 20’s/30’s inspired.  I pictured a shoot that was rich with glamour with an organic feel using flowers and decor to create living art.  I proposed using lots of lush ferns that naturally spilled over edges.  I chose to use a bar cart to display the cake and signature drinks.  I wanted to use a piece of furniture that the couple could bring home and use for a lifetime of special occasions.  The goal was to create an illuminated experience/ event – so we mixed shiny/ metallic golds with an abundance or greenery to bring each detail to life.

I will be sharing the team’s “creative process” and details about the shoot next week along with the pictures.

In the mean time, I’d like to give a BIG thank you to the amazing and talented team who brought the photo shoot to life.  I’m inspired by their talents, innovative ideas, and spirited engagement in making this shoot incredibly special.  I’m in awe of their work and honored to have collaborated with them.  xoxo


Videographer: Courtney Arcese

Models: Melissa Ramirez & Parker Krug

Photographer: Chellise Michael and assistant Daniel Orren

Venue: Wythe Hotel , Marisa Pellicci, event planner

Large wood dinner table: Broadway Party Rentals

Wedding Planer and design concept: Tamra Sanford of ever swoon

Wedding dresses: Rebecca Schone

Accessories and Wardrobe styling: hushedCOMMOTION

Stationary: Fourteen-Forty

Flowers and Prop design:  G! Designs

Make Up: Face the Day NY

Hair: Eve Whittington

Jewelry: Reinstein Ross and Marisa Perry Atelier

Bar cart and vintage Props: Roxy of Society Social

Pastries and cake: Reynards, Wythe Hotel in-house catering, Pastry Chef Erin Kanagy-Loux


11 Responses to “Inspiration Photo Shoot | Oz, the Great and Powerful”

  1. Aubrey

    This is so completely amazing…I just keep thinking you can’t possibly top your last project and then, what do you know? You do. (c: You had me at emerald and gold…but 20’s/30’s inspired, too??? Perfection.

  2. Astrid Mueller

    Hey Tamra,

    What a lovely styled shoot, and beautiful video! So inspiring, lots of fabulous imagery, and very nice collaboration concept. Love that you did a video too, so clever. Great job! Hope we get to work together soon too, I actually have something interesting cooking… :)

    Hugs to NYC!


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