An aerialist defies gravity, dancing and spinning on a silken cord. A masked man dazzles in a suit made entirely of mirrors. An LED dance invites you to move your feet to the beat, while pyrotechnic displays light up the night. If you think that sounds like the greatest show on earth, you’re right! But it’s not a circus or a Vegas act. It’s a “Futuristic Wedding” as envisioned by the multi-talented team of event planner Tina Humphrey, founder of Diamonds and Dreams, and Stephanie Eiland, founder of Pineapple House Platforms branding agency.
An unbelievable futuristic wedding!
This dynamic duo has collaborated to create spectacular, stylized shoots where vendors are not just invited, they are encouraged to let their imaginations run free. The result? Fantasy-style wedding shoots that showcase the wealth and diversity of talent offered by the multifaceted vendors. And while the themes may be outside-the-box, even the most traditional bride can find an element to incorporate to give her wedding that “wow” factor.
“There are so many things you can add to a wedding or event for entertainment and aesthetic in a creative way,” says Eiland who began her career as a make-up artist and still provides her services to brides through Pineapple House Beauty. “The shoots allow the vendors to flex their creative muscles while creating new content for their portfolios.”
From a “Cinderella” themed shoot at the castle-like Lambermont Estate, to a “Marie Antoinette” production at the Gardens of Cranesbury View, to the aforementioned “Futuristic Wedding” held in the industrial setting of Hangar 9 at Brooks Airforce Base, the sky’s the limit when it comes to creating these full-blown visual extravaganzas. Eiland, whose agency roster includes local entrepreneurs, creative artists, and Miss San Antonio, utilizes the shoots as a way to strategically market her clients by intertwining their talents and allowing them to utilize aspects of their services that some of their clients don’t even know about.
“VEGAs DJ Services came with about 90% of the elements you see in the “Futuristic Wedding” shoot, but most people think they are just wedding DJs,” says Humphrey. “We want to show everything these vendors can do because if we don’t paint the picture, people planning weddings and events won’t know the scope of work that exists.”
From ideation to completion, coordinating these magazine-worthy shoots is an involved process that can take several months. The “Futuristic Wedding,” took close to one year to come to fruition.
“On average we could probably do 3-4 per year, but this one was a unique theme,” says Humphrey.
Unique themes are the name of the game for Humphrey and Eiland but don’t confuse “unique” with unrealistic. The fantasy shoots are just that—a fantasy. They take a theme and blow it out to the grandest level, pulling out all the stops for effect. The reality is that these are classy, believable elements that can be used individually or collectively to make any wedding unforgettable. And while Eiland admits that she tends to attract clients who aren’t afraid to be “different,” she is also seeing “traditional” brides who want more than the usual “something borrowed and blue.”
“Traditions are kind of going by the wayside with more brides wanting to incorporate specific elements that are represent who they are or hold a special meaning for them,” she describes. “By painting the picture through these shoots and photo spreads, we are letting people know that’s okay.”
STYLED SHOOT VENDORS
- Cake & Desserts
heavenly gourmet (All Things Heavenly)
- Creative Directon and the Dome
Pineapple House Platforms
Rose Refreshments Mocktail Artistry
VEGAs Event Group
Pineapple House Beauty
Rene Cummings and Tyler Reinhard
Texas Wedding Ministers
Reel Photo Booth
Daniel Grove Photography
Diamonds & Dreams
Aly Am Paperie
- Wedding Dresses
A. Cherie Couture Gowns