Pretty In Punk Inspiration Shoot

Yesterday I mentioned how much I love the many wildly different interpretations of the Inspired Creations Contest Glitter + Glam challenge and today is really going to drive that home. Today’s team of Melanie Bittick of Jesi Haack Design, Katie McGihon Photography, MaeMae Paperie and Jocelyn Renfrow of 1703 Event Studios was inspired by 1970s punk rock meets Betsey Johnson’s super girly and glam style. With a color palette of black, gold, and hot pink, the details here are bold and modern with a punk edge. For me, this design is just plain fun. It’s wear-the-sassiest-little-black-dress-and-the-tallest-pumps-you-own kind of fun. (Which, I’ve got to say, is my very favorite kind of fun of all.)

When thinking about punk rock as her muse, Melanie from Jesi Haack Design conjured up images of safety pins, booze, graffiti, and lipstick on mirrors. From there all of the design elements came together – safety pins to attach escort cards to a glittery backdrop, lipstick pen favors for the girls and Jim Beam with custom labels for the dudes. They spray painted a bathroom mirror gold and used hot pink lipstick to write the table name on it, naming the tables after 70s punk songs.

A graffiti board “guest book” made from a standard 4’ x 8’ piece of plywood allows guests to spray paint fun messages and can later be used in the couple’s home as cool art. (Love this idea!)

To up the glam factor, they took a black sequined table linen and added gold chargers, gold-rimmed glassware, and gold flatware, then spray painted wooden folding chairs gold. For a pop of pink, they added hot pink napkins and puffy pink flowers. The final touch? Amazing paper goods and stationery in hot pink and black from MaeMae Paperie and a cocktail rimmed with gold edible glitter with hot pink glowing ice cubes.

I love everything that this incredible team came up with and can’t thank them enough for being a part of the Inspired Creations Contest! xoxo

Vendors –
Concept + design: Melanie Bittick of Jesi Haack Design / Photography: Katie McGihon Photography / Stationery + paper goods: MaeMae Paperie / Floral design: 1703 Event Studios / Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rentals / Flatware: Signature Party Rentals / Glassware: Classic Party Rentals / Mini sequin hearts: Ban Do / Venue: The Lab

{Photos by Katie McGihon Photography.}



OMG – this is AMAZING – I love every part of it. So great to see something totally new and fresh. Loving the artwork on all the printed goodies and the graffiti board “guest book” is brilliant. Love the colors, the bouquet – everything about this shoot is just great.

Great theme, and love the unique and clever ideas in this one!

Love the table number idea! It fits this theme to a tee!

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This is soooooo creative! LOVE the lipstick, ice cubes, and Max & Poppy graffiti board. LOVE IT!


i LOVE this! It’s balanced, interesting, off beat & beautiful. Good job ladies!

Karen A

What fresh ideas with wild color and design!!! The artwork is simple and yet so different that it grabs attention. The detail of color coordination is unique – down to the guestbook idea. I want my daughter to use this!!!!!

Dying for the lipstick on the mirror and the graffiti wall! Inspired.


Totally dig this. Wish someone like this was around when I got married. Finally, a different style of wedding; no more blah, blah, blah. Anyone can do ‘pretty’.


awesome. awesome. awesome.

What a talented group of ladies!! Every detail is spot on. love it.

Hailey White

Pretty amazing stuff! photo’s are gorgeous!

So cool! I especially love the lipstick accents and the graffiti guest book.


Great stuff! Very creative. Keep up the good work.

What a team! I just love the work of Melanie, Katie, and Megan! Awesome women who rocked it! Totally gorgeous – just dying over this one!

Debbi Garcia

Very cool! Love gone wild! Great job, ladies!

Nancy Portolesi

Wow! So creative and vibrant! You really captured the fun of the moment! Great job ladies!

Genny Foley

Just loved this theme! So different! I really loved the graffiti wall with the couple’s name.

Araceli B

This work is amazing! The photographer really showcased every detail perfectly! Love everything about it.

LOVE THIS!!! so creative! i adore the spray paint guest sign in wall! so fun!! great job melanie and team!!!


Beautiful! So unique. Love the details :)

Danielle Pinkerton

Awesome, Unique and so much fun, still with so much style! I love it! Great job ladies!!!

Katie G

Absolutely ADORABLE!! Amazing work… no doubt, hiring ALL OF YOU when I get married :)

rock the casbah indeed!


Sophisticated, original, and fun. Not like anything I’ve seen. Perfectly executed and photographed!!!


This is fantastic, such creativity and attention to every detail. Makes one feel like getting married again to enjoy this creation. Congratulations to a group of very talented ladies.

Catherine Gough

This just screams FUN, FAB, and FUNKY! Good job, girls!

Laurel Baird

I absolutely love everything about this. The concept is wonderful. Good job!!!


So glam and clever! Wish I had this when I got married 38 years ago!


What a fun party! Funky and vibrant and wonderful describing words! I love it!

love the colors and the creativity! just enough punk to mix in with the pretty. great photo’s too.

Mel, this looks a-ma-zing. I am so into the spray paint guest book and the awesome rocker meets glam concept. Great job


Punk rock glam FTW!

love the paper goods! such pretty type!

Kenny Meier

wow, super cool. great shots, katie!

OMG love love love every single element of this!!!

Rhonda C

super cute!


I don’t even know where to begin….this whole shoot is so fab!

Heather B

Insipired!! Love everything from the colors to the edible glitter rimmed cocktails! Makes you want to throw on some fingerless lace gloves and get married again! Gorgeous job, ladies!


what a innovative way to have an edgy but cohesive theme! nice job!!

What a dream team!!! Perhaps one of the best shoots I have ever seen…love the vibe!


Are you for real right now? This is the coolest thing i’ve ever seen!


LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this–fresh, fun and inviting–already sets you up for a good time!

I love everything Jesi Haack does! This is no exception. My favorite entry into #icc so far!


Love it! I love how you made punk elegant!




So creative and fun!

Lora Poe

How fun is this! So sassy and cool yet very pretty! LOVE it!


Love this! I am so impressed by the attention to detail! Such cute ideas, really inspiring design and amazing creativity. Ideas to steal for sure! :0)

Stan Gile

Wow…what a great and novel idea. Love the graffiti sign-in board. Great creativity.

Love this idea, the guest sign-in board is fantastic! This idea for a unique wedding is amazing. You girls are awesome!!


Awesome – gorgeous pictures and a fun idea!

Ashleigh Creiglow

Oh my gosh this is fabulous. I totally want to have a pretty in punk party. This is by far the best idea I have seen in a long time. Love all the attention to detail especiallythe lipstick favors!


Oi oi oi!!! This is really awesome. Easily stands out… love the glitter and shimmer stuff next to the wood with graffiti. I love the safety pins… love the lipstick favors… I can totally imagine the Clash playing, guys in tuxes with Chucks, hot fuchsia heels and a row of bright Vespas! So fresh, so smart, so modern, so playful and I think a groom AND bride would have lots of work with here. Rad!!!!

Stacey Pulliam

Very fun & different….love the boldness…would love to be at this party! :)

Katie Creiglow

Very imaginative with great photography.

thank you so much to everyone for all the love, my heart is bursting at the seams!!!! thank you also to cyd and ami for the feature, and for giving vendors an outlet to work together to create magic in the name of glitter and glam.


Just Amazing!!!

The colors, sequins, lipstick, bouquet, everything is just fabulous!


Love the fuchsia, black, and gold! Love the graffiti poster contrasting the black sequins! Very hot and splashy!

great work guys! love the punk feel – channeling my inner Gwen Stefani right now just thinking about attending a wedding like this!


such a creative idea … love it!!!!

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