For part two of this styled bridal editorial we focused on styling wedding attire with gold accents and, for something a little different, incorporating a retro look.
This styled bridal editorial was photographed at Mill1 at Open Square with the idea of embracing the Mill's space (the old floor boards, giant windows, and brick walls) and working with gold details in dramatic lighting. Pearl Bridal Boutique supplied the gowns and Aunchman Style put together the looks and added in pieces that made each style so unique. The talented Liz Washer did all of the hair and makeup for each look, adding even more variety. Both of our models from John Casablanca really embraced the styles they wore and look like new people in each moment! It was a crazy, long, fun day with professionals that I love working with! And since each look was so different, I've decided to break this shoot into multiple blog posts. I hope that you enjoy it all!
Stay tuned for more from this shoot - Coming Soon!
This shoot was published on Smitten's blog a while back (have you checkout out their gorgeous blog and magazine by the way?) but I thought I should share these photos with you here too.
My favorite piece or tradition that we incorproated into this styled wedding is the West African tradition of the tasting of four elements. During the ceremony the couple tastes lemon (to represent sour), vinegar (bitter), cayenne pepper (hot), and finally honey as the sweetness that the couple will experience if they weather the troubled times represented by the first 3 elements. It's a reminder that, once weathered, the hard times in any relationship can lead to and even enhance the beauty and love in it.
I love this modern, gold shimmering shoot and all of the talented vendors who helped in creating it. I hope that you do too!