About six months ago, I came up with the concept while having a drink at the School House in Arvada, Colorado — which actually used to be a school house in the 1800s! The bar/restaurant now uses the building’s history to continue the theme, with traditional school chairs, a bar filled with #2 pencils, and dozens of other unique school characteristics. I envisioned a totally unique styled wedding photoshoot that combined a few of my favorite things: school, old books, a vintage vibe, and an intimate wedding venue.
I collaborated with a dozen vendors and two great models (Kaitlyn and Jason, who are a real engaged couple!) to bring together a styled wedding for all the school and literary lovers out there, complete with books (brought from my own home library), vintage typewriters, DIY pencils I created using the models’ initials.
To top it off, our stationary designer created an invitation and menu suite that used our book/library theme: the menu looks like a bookmark, the RSVP is styled after a library book rental card, and the invitation itself is meant to look like the first chapter of a book. We also worked with the cake designer to come up with a style that integrated an antique text style on the cake itself while keeping with the gold and navy color scheme. And our table pieces are all mix-matched vintage cups and plates, on a table surrounded by vintage school chairs!
Photography & Concept: Katogenic Photography
Planning & Design: Events by Melanie Desiree
Venue: School House Kitchen & Libations
Stationary: Pretty Things & Letterings
Cake: A Slice of Heaven Cakes
Table Rentals/Dinnerware: Ever After Dish Rentals
Flowers: Arrangements with Marzeyeh
Bridal Dress Shop and Bridal Accessories: The Bridal Collection
Suit Shop: Ted’s Clothiers
Bow Tie: Knotty Tie
Hair & Makeup: Estella Jane Style
Rings: Abby Sparks Jewelry
Contact a Wedding Photographer in Arvada, CO
Kaitlyn at Katogenic Photography is an intimate wedding and elopement photographer based in Colorado. Whether you’re looking for a creative set of engagement portraits, an adventurous wedding photographer, or a fun bridal/trash-the-dress session, contact Katogenic Photography for your photography needs!