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The vision for this shoot was to tell the story of an enchanting wedding at a Provencal farmhouse, with simple but elegant details created by the bride herself. The setting is a 17th century private estate which offered a backdrop of rolling hills, sun-bleached stone walls, and the charm of the French countryside. “Emily Kotarski hand-crafted the delicate gown with Chantilly and baroque French Alencon lace,” and the bride chose to do her own hair and makeup, consistent with the ‘handmade’ inspiration for this shoot. The crown from BHLDN added just the right element to finish her incredibly romantic look. We’re so lucky that Molly Carr Fine Art Photography was there to capture every exquisite detail of this gorgeous shoot.

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Nestled deep in the rolling hills of Provence, past fields of waving grain, through olive groves, and down tree-lined boulevards, Mas de L’Oliviére is a 17th-century Provençal farmhouse which served as the backdrop for the most beautiful of affairs. Inspired by the sun-bleached elegance of its stone walls and the bounty of the French countryside, this Provence wedding editorial tells a story of a bride who has lovingly handcrafted the most precious of moments leading up to her wedding day.

Months before she and her beloved were to elope, she explored sleepy Provençal villages, stopping into tiny antique shops, and, piece by piece, collecting her blue and white wedding china, her silver flatware, and her brass candlesticks. Artist and visionary, Shasta Bell Calligraphy, worked with her to design the paperie that would be sent to her most intimate group of guests who would stand alongside as she and her groom exchanged their lovingly-written vows.

On the morning of her wedding day, she visited a local market to hand-source the wedding meal – a simple yet sophisticated Provençal spread of local fromage, cherries, fresh-picked apricots, honeycomb, and baguette. Upon returning to the stone farmhouse, she headed out on foot to forage for the flora and fauna that would adorn their table and her bouquet.

Keeping in line with the quiet ease of the day, the bride chose to style her hair and apply her makeup herself – a soft, romantic look with tousled locks and luminous skin. A golden crown from BHLDN was the perfect finishing touch to prepare her for the moment that she was to be wed.

Photography: Molly Carr Fine Art Photography // Florals: Foraged // Paper Goods + Ribbon: Shasta Bell // Venue: Private Estate in Provence // Dress: Emily Kotarski // Crown: BHLDN // Ring: Petite G Jewelers // Veil: Louise Christine Bridal // Ring Box: The Mrs Box // Tableware: Vintage // Linens: Magic Linen // Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab

 

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Some brides believe in simple but beautiful details for her wedding – unfussy and uncomplicated – and this stunning inspiration will suit her perfectly. About the vision, Angelica from Angelica Marie Photography: “For this shoot, I really wanted to focus on the beauty of simplicity and to show couples that you can have a beautiful, intimate wedding with minimal details.” Rogue and Fox produced cascading arrangements in gorgeous white florals and ferny greens for days, bringing elegance to the minimalistic chic of the venue, FD Studio Pro and the pops of grey and gold in the design added just the right amount of contrast. An Enlightened Event helped to bring all the elements together to create the perfect atmosphere for the less-is-more bride.

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We wanted to showcase the pantone color of the year, “greenery” while complementing it with grey, gold and white to really accentuate the greens. Rogue and Fox did an incredible job bringing this space to life with her creativity. She created a cascading floral arrangement from the table to the ground with flowers and leaves that created such beautiful texture and depth.  The bouquet was wrapped in Frou Frou Chic ribbon and it gave such beautiful movement to the arrangement. Rogue and Fox also placed smaller fern arrangements around the space to help bring in the greenery with candles that created a soft romantic ceremony site.

The models are high school sweethearts and their love for one another is so raw and authentic. They designed their rings together and implemented details that describe their relationship perfectly.  I absolutely love gold rings and LOVED shooting the textured details of them.

Photographer Angelica Marie Photography // Designer: An Enlightened Event // Florals: Rogue and Fox // Stationery/Calligraphy: Kelly Patrice // Venue: FD Studio Pro // Makeup and Hair: Cheek to Cheek Artistry // Rentals: Party Pleasers // Model/Style Consultant: Sara Karkenny // Cake: Delicious Artistry // Dress: BHLDN // Tux: Friar Tux // Earrings: Ro Ma Jewelers // Bracelets: Raven and Lily

 

The creatives that came together to design this gorgeous inspiration shoot wanted to “combine two different worlds that rarely touch – multiple locations that are both near and far.” White Lace Events & Design described “the flowing picture as California Coastal meets the romantic and historic travels of an opulent European garden.” Isari Flower Studio fashioned the flowing vines, topiaries, and deeply colorful bougainvillea to help create the European aesthetic on the shore of the Pacific. And is there anything more romantic than riding off into the sunset together in a gondola? We are so thankful that all the amazing details were captured in these stunning images by Kristin La Voie.

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Soft sand, eclectic shells, seagulls flying, and waves riding the ocean shore — another beautiful day on the coast of San Diego, California. Upon the sand, a setup of artistic and opulent creations came alive with the salty breeze and sweet touches of the sun rays throughout the rich velvet, celestial cake, and dip-dyed fabric. It wasn’t something typical that one would see on their daily walk on the beach, but it spoke a rich and romantic story.

The flowing vines, tailored green topiaries, the groomed bougainvillea, and the rich velvet grey chairs gave way to the castles in Europe. The handmade elements of the plates, the crystal glassware delicately laced with rose gold, continued to elevate the feel of old Europe. The dancing fabric, the sea salt runner, and the raw table with an open shell all lent to the beach elements. The ocean, colorful sunset, and the rigid sand experienced a journey that day.

 

The bride floated in the layers of her Reem Acra gown that stunned anyone from afar. Her rich, long brown hair elevated the softness. The gentle movement upon the gondola and the shoreline with her husband close by her side. He wore a navy tux, with details that enticed the designs of their setting at the Loews Coronado Resort. He strolled comfortably by her side on the beach, and you could see the frames of life happening and being instilled in their memories. The cuddling on the gondola as if they were on the canals in Venice, Italy, kissing under the bougainvillea arch, and sitting in the sand enjoying the views of the coast. The bride and groom had joined the two worlds of Europe and California into their future as husband and wife—living their dreams.

 

 

Planner and Designer: White Lace Events & Design // Photographer: Kristin La Voie // Floral: Isari Flower Studio // Paper Goods: Design By Laney // Venue: Loews Coronado Bay Resort // Gown: M Bride // Gown Designer: Reem Acra // Hair / Makeup: Bianca Sansosti // Cake: Sweet Cheeks Baking // Silverware: Folklore Vintage Rentals // Plates / Glasses: Anthropologie // Men’s Attire: The Black Tux // Rentals: To Be Designed Specialty Rentals and Event Design // Models: Garrett Richardson and Megan Richardson

 

We’re swooning over this amazing indoor wedding inspiration captured by photographer and host Rachel Solomon, and planning, styling and florals by Amber Reverie. The natural light in The Loft Studio Lehi is the perfect setting to highlight the natural hues of gently aging silver, and deep color palette of the hellebore, tinted ranunculus, sweet pea, lilac and juniper that were used in this shoot. Kelsey Malie Calligraphy created the most gorgeous invitations; simple, elegant, timeless; evidence that your stationery can be one of the key elements in the collective beauty of the whole picture.

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Influenced by the natural patina of antique silver, this indoor wedding design was curated using elements that manifest the organic beauty that special objects develop over time. As metals age, they take on an iridescent quality with tones of sepia, purple and subtle teal. This palette was reflected in the deep pigments of the flowers. Tender spring blooms like hellebore, tinted ranunculus and sweet pea, and fragrant lilac were paired with sculptural branches and rugged juniper.

 

 

Bathed in subdued window light, we kept the design elements surrounding our real couple few and significant, allowing their love and natural chemistry to shine through. The bride was draped in a billowing silk shift, adorned simply with a striking brown diamond ring. Together, they nestled comfortably into a natural nook, created with clusters of juniper and foraged bits.

 

 

Heirloom elements, including classical wax seals on handmade paper, spools of softest silk, a homemade pavlova wedding cake and an antique wedding crown of tiny waxed flowers, further communicated the depth of their commitment.

Planning, Styling and Flowers: Amber Reverie // Host Photographer: Rachel Solomon // Calligraphy and Invitations: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy // Location: The Loft Studio Lehi // Gown: Alexandra Grecco // Silk Ribbons: Frou Frou Chic // Hair and Makeup: Hair and Makeup by Steph // Cake: Pippa Cakery // Ring: Taylor Custom Rings // Real Couple Models: Kayla Johnson and Corbin Ekblad // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box // Rentals: Premiere Party Rents

 

The inspiration for this gorgeous Spanish styled shoot began with the colonial elements of the venue, Yas Links, Abu Dhabi, UAE. The exquisite tablescapes and styling of The Purple Chair, the romantic and loosely draped florals by Volet, and beautiful photography by Maria Sundin all worked together to create a couple’s dream wedding on the shores of the Mediterranean. The quiet elegance of this shoot is breathtaking.

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From the Purple Chair: Our couple were dressed with both an ethereal and powerful style; we wanted to reflect them as quiet individuals and also empower them in their relationship, fortified by their love for one another. We love the pictures of the bride softly getting ready, full of butterflies and excitement in the morning combined with the joyful strength that resounds when she is with her husband. He on the other hand is calm and reflective in the quieter moments before the ceremony. 

  The old colonial architecture of this Abu Dhabi location sparked an immediate vision of Spain for us and we wanted to reflect that feeling throughout this shoot. Not many venues can transport you back to Europe so vividly and this is where our inspiration began.

We instantly fell in love with the tactile elements of this venue and it was such a pleasure to entwine them into our narrative; the black cast iron chairs and silky smooth stone were all engulfed into the vision. We draped the venue with untamed florals and they remained beautifully dramatic against the simple lines and archways of our location.

Drawing upon the terracotta hues of the Mediterranean we wanted the table to have an effortless yet polished look. Simple details here ensured that the overall look was elegant and reflected our Spanish inspiration.

Photographer: Maria Sundin // Stylist / Planner: The Purple Chair // Floral Designer: Volet // Stationery: Paula lee Calligraphy // Venue: Yas Links, Abu Dhabi, UAE // Dress Designer: House of Moirai // Cake Designer: Dana Badran // Hair & Make-up Artist: Hair – Glamour UAE / Makeup: Beauty blush inc // Bridal getting ready robe Katya Kovtunovich // Lingerie // Second Photographer: Svetlana Kniazeva // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box