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The Stone Barn, a historic setting with amazing textures and tones gracing the interior and idyllic, pastoral atmosphere outdoors, inspired Justina Bilodeau‘s Provincial Romance editorial. Her goal was to design a slightly understated yet romantic ambiance that would compliment the setting and evoke a Provincial vibe choosing soft pastel tones, dainty vintage accents and organic textures. Of course we love the underlying floral theme—wowing in both in the stunning applique on the Joanne Fleming Design gown and the soft and overflowing florals by Marigold Floral Studio. The finishing touched are in the details like the hand-bound vows book , hand dyed silk ribbons and runner and the gold trimmed hand-thrown ceramics. The result is an approachable elegance that’s both airy and substantial and we know you’ll be totally inspired.

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Styling/Cake/Photography: Justina Bilodeau // Florals: Marigold Floral Studio // Paperie: Bijou Creative // Venue: The Stone Barn // Hand-Dyed Silk Ribbon & Runner: Tan Weddings // Handmade Gold-Rimmed Plates: Happiest Days Designs // Gown: Joanne Fleming Design // Shoes: Bella Belle // Hair & Makeup: Bei Capelli // Vow Book: Claire Magnolia // Furniture Rentals: A Plus Party Rentals // Model: Grace at Maggie Inc // Filmscans: Photovision

 

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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

 

Yellow. An often underutilized color in fine art wedding design, yellow exudes joy, happiness, and cheer. Goethe wrote, “We find from experience that yellow excites a warm and agreeable impression…the eye is gladdened, the heart expanded and cheered, a glow seems at once to breathe toward us.” East Made Event Company designed this editorial with a desire to demonstrate how the boldest, sunniest color can be elegantly subdued. Set at the National Cathedral School in DC for the Jeremy Chou Photography Workshop, the shoot features delicate and detailed gowns by Emily Riggs Bridal, floral arrangements by Blossom + Vine and calligraphy by Julie Ha Calligraphy all captured beautifully in these dreamy fine art images by Katrina Kim Photography.

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Photographer: Katrina Kim Photography // Stylist / Planner: East Made Event Company // Floral Designer: Blossom + Vine // Calligraphy: Julie Ha Calligraphy // Venue: National Cathedral School // Dress Designer: Emily Riggs Bridal // Cake Designer: Fleur and Flour // Hair & Make-up Artist: Georgetown Bride // Images from Jeremy Chou Photography Workshop // Accessories: Emily Riggs Bridal (Gold Crown) // Dessert Tarts: Black Pearl Tarts // Ring: Susie Saltzman // Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // Model: Haley from Modelogic // Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic // Styling Surface: Simply Rooted // Film Lab: The FIND Lab // Rentals: White Glove Rentals

 

Romantic florals in an unexpected ocher and bubblegum pink combo take center stage in this inspiration shoot set at the industrial Cotton Factory in Ontario. With creative direction by Lindsay Plank Events, the aesthetic is inspired by sculptural and delicate ikebana Japanese-inspired florals by La Petite Fleur, handmade artisan goods, a fresh take on raw crystals, chiffon with pops of pink and traditional garden roses creating a wedding story that’s functional, and sophisticated. Stand out details include the gold and marble cake with delicate sugar flowers by Pearls & Spice, orchids in the bouquet and a sculptural centerpiece. The team enlisted the skills of Jennifer Xu to style and photograph the stunning editorial and the images are all here for your perusal.

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Photography & Styling: Jennifer Xu // Planning & Creative Direction: Lindsay Plank Events // Floral Design: La Petite Fleur // Calligraphy & Stationery Suite: Flourish & Quill Paper Co. // Venue: Cotton Factory // Dress 1: Carol Hannah // Dress 2: Elizabeth Dye // Dresses: Sash & Bustle // Hair & Makeup: Paje Honor // Bridal Accessories: The Loved One // Cake & Sweet Treats: Pearls & Spice // Tabletop Decor: The Perfect Table// Wedding Rings: Carey Pearson Designs // Furniture Rentals & Styling: Tufts & Toile // Raw Crystals: Atlas Trove // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Bridal Robe: Sarah of By CATALFO // Model: Melody from Plutino // Venue Consultant: Venue Counsellor, Laura Beck

 

Picture this: a beautiful windy couple embracing each other on the cliffs of the Marin Headlands overlooking a misty blue sea. That was the vision of Carlos Hernandez who enlisted stylist Natalie Papovato set the tone for his workshop scene with soft, beautiful and surreal details. The breezy Leanne Marshall gown moves gracefully in the strong winds while a romantic tablescape is filled with pastel wildflowers by Lauras Floras. The images are as breathtaking as the scenery itself and you can see all the details in the dreamy photos below.

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CARLOS HERNANDEZ WORKSHOP from Outlive Creative on Vimeo.

Workshop Host: Carlos Hernandez // Production & Styling: Natalie Papova // Florist: Lauras Floras // Calligrapher: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy // Hair and Makeup: Angela Nunnink // Dress: Leanne Marshall // Tuxedo: Tuxedo Wearhouse // Ring: Susie Saltzman // Rentals: Bright // Linen: La Tavola Linen // Video: Outlive Creative