I am oh so excited to f i n a l l y share this styled shoot! Today it's featured over on Ruffled, so be sure to head on over there to check out more images.
A bit about the shoot....
The Moody Romantics was inspired by dark fairytales and the beauty of nature found deep in the woods-maybe where you least expect it. Both décor and wardrobe are rich in texture-including furs, satin-faced chiffon, lace, quartz, lush florals, and taxidermy insects. This shoot is packed with detail, a love for the handmade, and vintage items. Dreamt up by yours truly, and brought to life by a team of creatives, mobilized Dawn Mauberret Events. This shoot sets the mood for a dreamy and romantic fall wedding—all beautifully captured by Jonica Moore Studio.
The color pallet is rich and dark hued-highlighting deep reds, and pantone's color of the year, Marsala. For the wedding dresses we pulled a Rue De Seine dress with delicate lace over a beige slip and one of Leanne Marshall’s creamy and silky dresses from Lovely Bride. We paired the first look (Rue De Seine) with a deep wine dip-dyed silk tulle veil and the Sofia Beaded Crown from our collection. Sophie Hughes provided some killer jewelry for the shoot, including a custom Black Beauty Diamond Ring (like....oh em gee this thing is to die for), black diamond bands, and fused metal pieces. For the second look (Leanne Marshall) we topped the dress with a fur shawl and the Rosi Quartz Crown. The bridesmaids wore maroon (Ash and Light) and black (Nordstrom) dresses, along with coordinating jewelry, leather flower hairpins, the Brooklyn Leather Sash and the Clare Crown. Hair (by Stephanie Kauffman) and makeup (by MauberretFX) have a beautiful witchy vibe.
Sweet Thorn Flora nailed it with the floral arrangements, which included deep toned florals mixed with lush greens and blush accents. Peonies, blackberries, thistle, ranunculus, and ferns were utilized and mixed with taxidermy insects (courtesy of Hoardaculture) and antlers-definitely making a dramatic statement.
The Grand was the perfect location for this shoot, and included a long wooden banquet table, rustic seating, exposed brick walls, a deep green pin-tuck cushion booth, and some in house taxidermy wall mounts. They cooked up a menu full of color for every course. Oysters for the cocktail hour with some fall inspired signature cocktails, a black kale salad to start, and braised ribs for the main-all served up on vintage plates and glassware from Eleven Thirty Six. For the dessert we decided to forego the traditional cake and have a table of pies and tarts instead. Deep colored berries and elaborate crust designs made for a beautiful sweets table thanks to Cutie Pies NYC.
The maroon and rose-colored invites were designed by Of Note Stationers—who also supplied some stationary (Can’t Do This Without You, Dazzle, and It’s Your Day cards). Our signage was all hand painted by Kristin Texteria onto vintage mirrors, including the one large mirror in the venue. The escort cards are strung from butterflies and pinned inside vintage frames. (also—cheers to MassArt for introducing me to these guys!)
Needless to say—a lot of talented vendors came together on this moody and romantic wedding inspiration shoot and the end result is truly inspiring!
Accessories: Kerry Ann Stokes | Event Planning + Coordination: Dawn Mauberret | Photography: Jonica Moore | Florals: Sweet Thorn Flora | Venue: The Grand | Bridal Dresses and Furs courtesy of Lovely Bride NYC | Leanne Marshall | Rue De Seine | Jewelry: Sophie Hughes | Stationary: Of Note Stationers | Hair: Stephanie Kauffman (from The Karcher) | Makeup: MauberretFX | Hand-Painted Signs: Kristin Texteria | Dessert: Cutie Pies | Taxidermy butterflies: Hoardaculture | Dark Red Bridesmaid Dress: Ash and Light | Black Lace Bridesmaid Dress: Nordstrom | Rentals: Eleven Thirty Six | Models: bride: Jaime Lee Newman bridesmaids: Alyssa Carroll and Jenny Moffitt