This shoot was inspired originally by the beautiful Anna Marguerite headpieces in a dainty entwined olive branch pattern. We felt like these looked a bit “greek-esque” and wanted to expand on this theme. Epona is the Greek goddess and protector of horses, renowned for her fertility and sensuality. She rides a white mare as Epona is known as the “Great Mare” and is adorned in crowns and roses. So we wanted to incorporate touches of Greek elements you can see in the blue ribbons, the stone vessel, the white horse, roses and olive branch headpieces. And we just went from there, with a beautiful garden elopement fit for a goddess.
The subtle themes of Greek culture are entwined with a beautiful mix of light and lux elements. The couple is a real couple and is so in love, it was difficult to get them to look away from each other between shots! They met and fell in love from opposite sides of the county and were inseparable immediately.
Lastly, the horse used in this shoot is from the sweetest older couple who are known for breeding beautiful Arabian horses here in Texas. This is their oldest mare, and their first baby on the farm. They were hoping that she would produce a line of horses with her beautiful white color, however, after 20 years, she never had a white foal, making her the one and only. The only white horse is actually the “Great Mare” that is Epona’s namesake.
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Photographer: Lauren Brandon Photography// Planning: Olive & Nine // Florist: Holly Viles Design // Calligrapher: Pretty Post Calligraphy // Venue: The Grove // Videography: Brad & Monica Wedding Films // Bridal Dress Designer: Made With Love // Dress provided by A&be Bridal // Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu // Hair & Make-Up: Adrienne Redman and Margot // Ring Designer: Majabond // Headpieces: Anna Marguerite Couture // Bakery: Butterfly Cake Factory // Popsicles: (cocktails) Steel City Pops // Rentals: Coral Lane // Tableware: Pretty Little Plates // Linens: ChrysQ // Film Development: The Goodman Film Lab