Spring is in the air (even though it's March!) and what better way to look forward to the warm weather and new blooms then an editorial spread focused on flowers. Our creative team put together some truly unique looks, balancing the floral arrangements made by Green Dahlia and the Analisa and RME's skill with hair and Makeup. Our model, Chloe, then brought those looks to life. Check out the selects from our shoot below!
Hinting of the glamour days of Vegas, this inspiration Las Vegas Wedding Elopement is filled with gilded accents, rich colors and great fashion choices. I’m overwhelmed by all of the ideas that I loved, so I’m just going to name a few.
Both brides got their attire from Rent the Runway. I haven’t had the chance to dive into this site yet but I love that an elegant, couture dress or jumpsuit is available so easily. I’ve had a couple of brides actually use this service for their ‘Reception Dress’ to have a change handy that was easy to dance in too.
There are so many non-traditional elements here. It’s a tiny elopement to start with the couple, an officiant, and a friend to witness. It’s a decadent day (look at that food spread!) while still being so intimate. A bouquet substitute was used, golden rings that were embellished with floral pieces, which I thought was just so much fun! There were plenty of flowers in the room and this ‘floral ring’ was a fun alternative to a second bouquet. During the ceremony, there was a wine and chocolate ceremony. They sipped wine and fed each other rich chocolate. These sweet elements were symbolic and I just wish I could remember all of the words and phrasing used! There was also a beautifully calligraphed woodwork sign, an update of the more popular chalkboard designs I’ve seen, which could go home with them as artwork to remind them of this day. And all of this took place in a gorgeous suit in the Golden Nugget Hotel in Old Las Vegas! Check it all out for yourself, I can’t imagine that you won’t be completely inspired by all of the details, the love, the intimacy, and the vibrant colors!
Wedding Photography: Michelle Girard Photography and Design, LLC
Design & Planning: Orchestrated Stylized Shoots
Event Coordination: Green Orchid Events
Venue: Golden Nugget
Floral Design: Enchanted Florist
Stationery: Paper and Home
Cake: Peridot Sweets
Rentals: Dirty Dishes
Hair & Makeup: Your Beauty Call
Custom Woodwork: Creations by Jeff
Attire: Rent the Runway
Chocolate: Virginia’s Finest Chocolates
Niki and Adam braved a cold, rainy desert day in Nevada (I felt like I was back in New England!) for this session. I forgot all about the weather when I was watching these two though. You can just feel how in love they are. A few drops of rain can't compete with that! They told me that it has been three years since their wedding day and I would've sworn they were newly weds. Just look at those smiles, the way he holds her, all of it!
Wedding Photography is so much more than cataloging the beautiful flowers and killer shoes. Don't get me wrong, I am in awe of the gorgeous heels you rock the whole day and the gravity defying floral arrangements. Those details matter because you chose them be a part of your celebration.
But Wedding Photography is about the story. Your story. The whole picture. That includes those adorable details and glittering centerpieces. But those only have meaning because they are a part of the moments you share. The never-ending hug at your First Look. The happy tears as you come down the aisle. The first kiss.
A celebration of your love. Families coming together and becoming one family. Your Family.
I come back to this photo fairly often. I feel the love here. The tension in this father's hands as he hugs his son. I remember the way the son's voice cracked as he tried to give a toast. So few words even made it out but the whole room could feel it. I'm tearing up now just thinking about that moment! Can you imagine how they feel when they see this photo? When they look at it again in twenty years?
Wedding Photography is about communicating love. Reminding you of what you felt. Prompting your heart to swell as you look at your album or that one photo of that one moment you stole away together and you feel it all again. It lets you share those memories with others, with your children, so that it all comes alive again so many years later.