I grew up playing the game of Memory with cards of famous paintings, as my Mom had majored in Art History. After I got my degree in Jewelry Design, I got a Masters in Fine and Decorative Arts (Art History) and then went on to work at the auction house Sotheby's. So, it is no surprise that I jumped at the chance to work my dear friend Meredith from Auburn & Ivory Creative, on this Pre-Raphaelite Styled Wedding Shoot.
Meredith packed this shoot fully of dreamily romantic details and rich textures. Katie from Old Slate Farm did an amazing job creating floral installations that seem to grow wild from the ground in a magical way. The bouquet featured a wide width of our Pecan silk habotai ribbon.
In a recent blog post Meredith describes the florals and tables
The captivating floral designs were a true star of this painting inspired wedding editorial. The designs feature an abundance of beautiful texture; black tomatoes and celosia provide an edgier aesthetic, while the addition of garden roses and cosmos soften the look. The lavish wedding bouquet was even more stunning in person. Katie’s creativity sets her apart as one of central Ohio’s best wedding florists.
To add rustic touches to the table setting, we used 19th century cutlery and heavy stone plates. In contrast, a rich wool gauze table-runner and delicate lavender glassware modernized the look. A light and airy floral arrangement subdued the overall look of the table-scape. Finally, black tomatoes and quail eggs added modern, quirky charm.
Jenna Powers did an amazing job of capturing all of this beauty on film.
For this project I created a long wool gauze table runner and linen napkins embroidered by hand with the monogram used in the amazing invitation suite design and made by Cheer Up Press
But my favorite moments of all were in the river scenes. They bring to mind the painting Ophelia and are a modern day take on all the romance of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
Photography: Jenna Powers | Concept + Styling: Auburn + Ivory
| Floral Design: Old Slate Farm | Hair + Makeup: Angie Warren Artistry | Gown Designer: Odylne The Ceremony | Bridal Shop: Lex and Lynne Bridal | Lace Robe: Girl and A Serious Dream | Stationary: Cheer Up Press | Silks + Linens: The Lesser Bear | Cake: Le Gateau | Furniture Rentals: The Rural Society | Location: The Quarry Chapel & Honeyrun Falls | Modeling Agency: foundmodels.com