When Kayla Barker asked me to design her February 2018 workshop at stunning Prospect House, just outside Austin, I was thrilled! If you have been to Prospect House, then you know it is a beautiful canvas to jump into and create against. It’s crisp white walls, clean edges and hill country landscape views are a designers dream, as they create an intimate and intentional space while still allowing for a beautiful range of personality and design options to shine through.
For Kayla’s workshop we wanted a design that honored her brand as a photographer; a design that honored the clean and minimal lines of Prospect House; and also a design that would be timeless and graceful. With wedding photographers coming in from various parts of Texas and the US, it was important to create imagery that spoke to various potential portfolios and appealed to a wide range of couples as they began their searches for wedding inspiration and photographers to help capture their special day!
Knowing that certain details of the day would lean towards a minimal and modern aesthetic, with clean simplicity, it then became important to make sure that the remaining details of the day were lush and overly romantic. In any design I find that the quiet moments best allow for the bold moments to shine as they should. This combination of bold vs. calm, creates an intentional juxtaposition that not only helps to tell the story, but helps to create a beautiful focus for the camera as well as the guests who are experiencing it.
I loved seeing this project come to life and getting to work with such an amazing creative team. Please see below for the whole team! I hope you enjoy!
Photography, Kayla Barker Photography; Design & Styling, Mayhar Design; Floral Design, Bows and Arrows; Paper Goods, Jenny Sanders; Venue, Prospect House; Linen, La Tavola Fine Linen; Dining Chairs & Glassware, West Elm; Blush Plates & Gold Flatware, Emerson James; Model, Abbey George of The Campbell Agency; Hair & Make-Up Artist, Makenzi Laine; Lace Dress, Watters; Backless Dress, Elias Gurrola; Shoes, Jimmy Choo