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A shout out to all the Hamilton-obsessed brides out there—this one’s for you! This styled shoot is Auburn + Ivory‘s American Colonial brain-child and it’s stunning. The team of super talented vendors took very literal inspiration from the musical and transformed it into a marriage of modern simplicity and elegant colonial details. Cheer Up Press set the tone with letterpress stationery in dusty pastels, warm pinks, robin’s egg blue and gold—a color scheme that translated beautifully into spectacular florals by State + Arrow Design Co. and Katie Reed of Old Slate Farm. Rich velvet textures and a breathtaking Carolina Herrera gown reference the colonial vibe while feeling totally current and a cake by Wendy Kromer is the perfect grand finale. Lucky for us, Henry Photography, was on hand to capture all the details in these gorgeous fine art images.

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Setting out, we wanted to give the “Hamilton” obsessed brides modern, fine-art inspiration from the musical to incorporate in their own weddings. The musical has a spellbinding way of bringing our early American history into a palpable modern experience, and we imagined today’s bride wanting to recreate that feeling as well.

The color palette is inspired by the colors of the musical, the neutral parchment color in homage to his prolific writing, the blues of his military days, and the tawny brown of Hamilton’s (non-military) coat. We also included the different colors associated with all three Schuyler sisters- teals and robin’s egg blue for Eliza, warm rich pinks and red for Angelica, and golds and yellow for Peggy; all present in our shoot just as all three were uniquely present in the Hamilton story.

Our team also wanted to reflect an admiration for the specific historical period of Hamilton’s wedding in December of 1780, so we included specific antique pieces like the colonial dressing mirror, English china, dining chairs, bone dice, fan, and musket. We joined these actual antiques with period-inspired modern details, including the engagement ring from Susie Saltzman and groom’s handmade cravat from the Lesser Bear.

Adria of State + Arrow, and Katie of Old Slate Farm collaborated beautifully on creating florals that were both modern and transporting. Both florists looked to American colonial floral paintings for inspiration, using flowers that would have been available to late 18th century brides, and arranging them in painterly ways. State + Arrow’s lush arrangements and bouquets highlighted the romance of the Hamilton story. Pomegranates and persimmons were included as homage to the Hamilton’s December wedding date. The stunning installation of overgrown greenery and florals created by Old Slate Farm reminds viewers that this is a world straddling modern day and the past.

The most notable details of the shoot, the dress and models, were directly inspired by both Hamilton the musical and the colonial style; the dress was the perfect marriage of modern simplicity and elegant colonial details and the bride’s white hair color was trendy and modern, but also reminiscent of the powdered wig styles of the period.

Our team worked to add small and specific details in homage to Hamilton the musical, with Alexander and Eliza appearing on place cards (as well as Angelica and Peggy), “may you always be satisfied” styled on parchment in preparation for a toast, one of Hamilton’s actual letters to Eliza handwritten and included in the detail vignette, antique postage featuring the Marquis de Lafayette styled with the invitation suite, and the ring pictured with a photo of The Grange, where Hamilton wed Eliza.

Photographer: Henry Photography // Concept + Design: Auburn + Ivory // Florist (bouquet + Centerpiece): State + Arrow Design Co. // Floral Installations: Katie Reed of Old Slate Farm // Stationery: Cheer Up Press // Venue: Old Slate Farm (florist’s home) // Wedding Gown: Carolina Herrera // Wedding Veil: Vera Wang / La Jeune Marieé Bridal // Ring: Susie Saltzman // Wedding Cake: Wendy Kromer // Silks and Velvets, Custom Cravat: The Lesser Bear // Beauty: Angie Warren Artistry // Manicure: Charlotte Lucas // Men’s Suiting: Pursuit Yourself // Shoes: Trademark // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

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Helaina Storey Wedding Design developed the concept for this Organic Chateau Love Story based around the authentic French setting of Chateau de Redon. It’s a mix of  rustic-chic and luxurious, contemporary, high-end interiors. Opting for a palette of stony neutrals and pale, dusky greys, the team incorporated different textures in the stationery by Bureau Design, ribbons by Kate Cullen and gowns from Luna Bride. We’re especially loving the abundant floral installations and greenery from BloomologieAnneli Marinovich Photography was behind the lens capturing all the details in these fine art images.

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From the stylist : It was absolutely key that the editorial be as authentic as possible and work seamlessly within its surroundings. The natural chemistry of our ‘couple’ played the perfect part in achieving this, along with most of the foliage being foraged from within the extensive, beautiful grounds of Chateau de Redon.

Our bride wore two stunning clean and crisp designs by Luna Bride, both encapsulating the minimalist vibe of the shoot and reflecting the modern, luxe interiors, along with natural, understated makeup and tousled, laid-back locks, styled by AMM Team.

A full stationery suite by Bureau Design also followed our theme of raw, elegant simplicity and our stand out features were Bloomologie’s spectacular floral arch, pampas grass ceremony altar and the most incredible, wild and natural green and white piece for Redon’s glorious winding staircase.

The outdoor tablescape was designed to work in juxtaposition with its backdrop and included modern, grey masters chairs from Wedhead London and concrete candlestick holders with simple tableware and natural, unstructured blooms for color and texture. Blossom and Crumb’s perfectly pared-back cake design was styled with fruits and foliage from the grounds, in keeping with and inspired by the rest of our organic and authentic concept.

The narrative was a sweet, simple and natural, intimate destination wedding in a contemporary, rustic, boutique setting with stunning views across the Dordogne, France. Chateau de Redon creates the utterly perfect ambience for this.

Photography: Anneli Marinovich Photography // Planning + Styling: Helaina Storey Wedding Design // Floral Design: Bloomologie // Stationery: Bureau Design // Venue: Chateau de Redon // Gowns: Luna Bride // HMUA: AMM Team // Cake Design: Blossom and Crumb // Furniture: Wedhead London // Linen & Silk Ribbon: Kate Cullen // Bridal Shoes: Freya Rose London // Ring: London Victorian Ring Co // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box // Lingerie & Garter: Pompadour Lingerie // Lingerie: ASOS // Groom’s Attire: Stephen Bishop Suiting // Models: Model Management (Florence & Max)

 

Today we’re bringing you another stunning vision from Portland stylist Ginny Au. The Oregon coast and it’s low lying fog set the beautiful ethereal tone. Wild and unruly florals and a drifwood installation are by Ponderosa & Thyme. The earthy palette in the wedding stationery by JENNY SANDERS feels totally on trend adding depth to the femininity of the blush hues throughout. Fresh vibes are woven through the textured seaside tablescape with silk ribbons and runner by FrouFrou Chic and ceramics by Notary Ceramics. The final look is breezy and romantic and it’s all captured beautifully by Aperture Vision.

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Photographer: Aperture Vision // Host: Tyler Rye // Stylist: Ginny Au // Floral Design: Ponderosa & Thyme // Venue: Historic Reed House // Makeup and Hair: Austie Eckley // Ribbon & Table Runner: FrouFrou Chic // Table Ceramics: Notary Ceramics // Film Lab: Photo Vision Prints

 

Prepare to be whisked away into a celestial daydream with this vision of beauty. The editorial, styled by guru Ginny Au and set on the beaches of the Pacific Northwest with cliffs and misty, sun-drenched skies, is punctuated by a vibrant crescent shape bouquet by Ponderosa & Thyme. Wedding stationery by Jenny Sanders sets the tone incorporating airy calligraphy, handmade papers by Farmette Press and watercolor accents in a totally on trend palette of moody greens, dusty blues and rich pinks. Styling surfaces are by Simply Rooted and Pilgrim & Co., gown is by Cathy Telle with silk ribbons and runner Frou Frou Chic. We know you guys will be super inspired by all the beautiful details captured by Swan Photography.

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Photography: Swan Photography // Stylist: Ginny Au // Florals: Ponderosa & Thyme // Papers: Farmette Press // Calligraphy: Jenny Sanders // Styling Surfaces: Simply Rooted and Pilgrim & Co. // Dress: Cathy Telle // Headpieces & Veil: Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart // HMUA: Austie Eckley // Jewelry: Victor Barbone Jewelry // Ribbons & Table Runner: Frou Frou Chic // Rentals: Classic Vintage // Table Ceramics: Notary Ceramics

 

We love EVERYTHING Sylvie Gil Photography, so it’s no surprise that her recent workshop has us swooning. Planned and designed by Firefly Events, the styling includes silk accents in dreamy pastels, hand-touched elegance in the paper details by  Yonder Design with calligraphy by Plume Calligraphy, soft and stunning florals by Floresie and super romantic gowns from the likes of Vera Wang  and Claire Pettibone. Oh—not to mention—it’s all set against a stunning French countryside backdrop at Chateau de Varennes. Make sure to read below for the team’s inspirational back story of secret black tie masquerade ball. So fun! And it’s all here for us to enjoy in Sylvie Gil Photography‘s signature fine-art style.

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from Firefly Events: Our bride and groom met at a secret black tie masquerade ball in Burgundy. They saw each other from across the room and were instantly drawn to one another. They spent the rest of the evening together and decided then and there to elope. They snuck away to a nearby abandoned chateau and tied the knot, just the two of them. The next day they sent word to a few of their closest friends to join them in an intimate celebration.

Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography / Sylvie Gil Workshops // Planning & Design: Firefly Events // Production Designers: Wanderlust // Floral Design: Floresie // Paper Goods: Yonder Design // Calligraphy: Plume Calligraphy // Venue: Chateau de Varennes // Business Class: Shanna Skidmore // Hair & Makeup: Marina G // Media Sponsor: Style Me Pretty // Cakes: Apoline Cake Design & Nine Cakes // Gown #1 in the stairs: Costarellos / Loho Bride // Gown #2 at ceremony & hallway: Vera Wang  // Gown #2 at sunset w/ lace back: Claire Pettibone // Groom Outfits: The Black Tux // Jewelry: Bekah-Anne // Lingerie: Odile de Changy-Paris // Lingerie robe: Claire Pettibone // Macaroons-sweets: Cakes in the City // Masks: Curious Fair // Hair pieces, Table runners & Ribbons: Orchidée de soie // Ring Boxes: The Mrs. Box // Rings: Susie Saltzman // Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes  // Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen // Tabletop Rentals: Vaiselle Vintage // Tabletop Ceramics: Hortense Montarnal // Furniture Rentals: Options // Film: Kodak // Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab