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Photographer Ulviyya Mammadova attended Tamara Gigola‘s workshop in Kazbegi, Georgia—a breathtaking locale known for its natural beauty and mind-blowing mountain view—and the result is this stunning “Intertwined Hearts” inspiration shoot.  Minimalistic, organic details is the design by Peony Studio Events including gathered wild flowers by Katerina Kazakova & Nastasya Panina, woven macrame and headpiece. Black color in the stationery and the cake brought in an even more dramatic and aristocratic mood that’s sure to ignite inspiration in all our bohemian brides. 

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Photographer: Ulviyya Mammadova // Workshop: Tamara Gigola // Organization/Concept/Decor: Peony Studio Events // Florists: Katerina Kazakova & Nastasya Panina // Cake: Katya Nabirkina // Video: Studio Moments // Dress: Cathytelle // MUAH: Yana Bendeliani // Accessories: Olga Delice // Model agency: Look Models Management // Models: Max Macharashvili  / Qeto Qushashvili // Macrame: Svetlana Shchepkina // Dishes: Re Table

 

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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

 

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)

 

Planner Gabby of Banks & Leaf and photographer Lisa O Dwyer came together at Ireland’s historic Gloster House to produce this breathtaking inspiration shoot. The estate of the venue is stunning with old-world architecture and landscapes while the moody glam of the details give it a fresh, romantic tone. Rose-centric florals by Dash Caffrey are gathered and gorgeous, Lenka Calligraphy updates classic calligraphy with bold colors and whimsical lettering, and Cupcakes and Counting steals the show with a spectacular three-tiered black cake with gold leafing and decadent sugar roses. Check out the romantic inspiration story and these gorgeous Lisa O Dwyer below.

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The story of this inspiration shoot is of a beautiful red-haired Irish girl who lives in a very classical romantic country house in the countryside. She falls in love with a city-boy from Dublin. She shows him the beauty of the Irish countryside and the classical beauty of the house where she grew up. She envisions two looks for her wedding.

In the first look with a gold silk dress from House of Delphine (a French designer living in County Kerry), she is the Irish Queen Maebh. The meaning of the Irish of her name is “she who intoxicates” or “mead woman” (mead is the Celtic honey-wine which is the origin of the word “honeymoon”). Her crystal crown is from Gems & Bones. Her bouquet has tones of copper and autumn, foraged around the florist’s property in County Cavan.

The second look that the bride envisions is classic and timeless, a white lace dress and veil by House of Delphine. The lace reminds her of her ancestors and the legacy of her family and Irish lace-making. Her bouquet is lush with tones of red. The red reminds her that winter is coming and that the red berries of the rowan tree and holly will be decorating the Irish landscape.

The dinner will be set for the wedding inside her home at Gloster House. She loves the dark richness of the centuries-old family table for the wedding meal. She has a dark cake with handmade sugar flowers by Cup Cakes and Counting. Her stationery is in navy, cream, crimson, and gold by Lenka Calligraphy. Her family heirlooms play a part in the dinner setting…she is home for now.

Photographer: Lisa O Dwyer // Stylist / Planner: Banks & Leaf // Floral Designer: Dash Caffrey // Stationery: Lenka Calligraphy // Venue: Gloster House // Film Lab: Boutique Film Lab // Dress Designer: House of Delphine // Cake Designer: Cupcakes and Counting // Quartz Crowns: Etsy  // Makeup: Beth W Makeup // Hair: Michaella OHalloran

 

 

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