June 19, 2014
We wanted to introduce a fairly new business to the Hattiesburg area to all of our amazing brides to be. If you’ve always dreamed of having gorgeous props at your engagement session or wedding you will want to read further. Without further ado….
What is Ardor or Ard`or, or how do you say it again? The most common question we are asked is how do you say Ardor and what does it mean. Our response, there is no right or wrong way. We pronounce it as if you were saying are-der because we are southern and we are sticking to our guns. However, saying are-door has a nice twang and we love it just the same. The dictionary defines ardor as intense devotion, passion, eagerness, or enthusiasm; zeal. So when trying to find the right name for a business we were born to do, simply no other word would do.
What is styling? In the world of Pinterest most people create a board for inspiration. You know all those wedding photos you see on wedding blogs and magazines that are flawless? Those are designed and executed by stylist. Styling is the set up, perfecting, and making everything look pretty and in place. If you don’t believe in the importance of that look up Pinterest nailed it post. You will get some pretty hilarious results on how far south something that looks simple can go. Maybe you know exactly what you want and already have pieces you want to use. Or like most, you might be completely lost and thinking how do I bring my husbands love for hunting and my love for architecture together? We are the girls to figure it out while making it beautiful and personable. This ensures your entire event, wedding, or photo shoot is as perfect as those you see in magazines.
How do we benefit photographers? When we started Ardor one of our goals was to be an asset to photographers instead of a burden. Photographers are artist of light and you can not just sit a sofa down anywhere in a field and expect it to work. Items have to be moved for optimum lighting and sometimes that means a lot of moving. When clients rent items from us for photo shoots they also rent us :) We come along to move the item and in every way possible assist your photographer to insure the best results. We want the client to be able to show up looking stylish and beautiful and the photographer to show up able to snap breathtaking photos. This is why we require delivery for any large photo shoot props. We will do all the heavy lifting, sweating, and bug fighting because we love it and most of all we love seeing the gorgeous result.