The Pearl Hotel – Styled Photoshoot with After the Engagement

My friend and planner extraordinaire Courtney from After the Engagement posted a call for interested vendors on her Facebook page.  She wanted to enter a contest to win a spot at an industry conference but needed to style a shoot to enter.  I had never been part of a styled shoot before and was curious!  I volunteered and the rest was history!  She pulled this all together in about 10 days!  The contest went live today so I’m able to share the outcome.  Her vision was Fabulous + Graceful and her inspiration was a ballerina bride wearing black.

Click here to visit Backstage Bridal and see the feature. If you are able, take a moment to comment on the blog at Backstage Bridal to give Courtney a vote to help her win! You can also see her original inspiration board/colors over there and compare how her vision ended up!

The vendors that all contributed to this photoshoot were fantastic to work with!  See below for full list!  I’m sharing a few different photos that were posted on the other blog today so I hope you enjoy!


Photographer – Melissa McClure Photography | Designer and Stylist – Courtney Tibbets, After the Engagement | Location – The Pearl Hotel | Flowers – Exquisite Blooms | Paperie – Brightly Designed | Arch – Arc de Belle | Custom-made black bridal gown – D’Marie Bridal Couture |Bridesmaids Dress – Trixxi Ballerina Dress, Nordstrom | Hair and Makeup – Gerine Coronado | Linen and napkins – Ranch Events |  Cake ball cake – Cake Ball Love | Custom bowties – blackrufflebrigade | Jewelry – Claire’s | Bride and Bridesmaid Shoes – Target

  1. Love love love love love! Thank you so much!!

  2. Shawna M. on

    How fun is this? 🙂 Great photos!

  3. Danielle on

    I love this! I always prefer weddings that look like a really good party than a copy of whatever SMP is showing lately, and this totally knocks it out of the park! Great shots!

  4. The pictures are amazing and I am sure that the wedding was beautiful, a black gown that pops because of it’s extraordinary beauty. Another Great work Melissa!

  5. mina on


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