SWF seeks Wolf for Marriage and Lifelong Love. We all love a fairytale wedding styled shoot! And obvious Red Riding Hood elements peppered the styling and couture in Game of Thrones costumes! Velvet capes anyone? Fairy tales have become more and more au currant in our culture and we think these timeless themes always resonate with fashion shoots. Oh and we do love red!
The vintage Diamond Chantilly lace wedding gown by Hope Stanley was boldly embellished by a Jim Hjelm sash. The broach and tiara were vintage as well. The cake designer provided a 3-tier red cake which used fondant to create the cake detail. Branch and flower accents were created by hand, and the cake also featured twig embellishments. From the invitation designer: “I wanted to do something rustic to reflect the setting and theme of the wedding, while still keeping it elegant and contemporary. I didn’t want the red to “take over” the invitations, but rather be just an accented pop of color on the different pieces. I used all matte cardstocks…but a combination of wood grain, smooth stock and textured stock to add some depth and dimension to the invitations as well." From floral designer Florals by Jenny: “I was inspired by the theme to use deep red lush flowers with a lot of textures and almost a velvet-like look. When picking out the flowers, I was also looking for various foliages that would have a natural wildflower feel that looked like they grew in the forest…that’s why I even incorporated some real blackberry vines. I also added about 6 other foliages and vines to give it a natural, rustic, garden-like feel.” Says Photographer Courtney McManaway, "this shoot was a lot of fun and so much credit goes to the great team of vendors!"
Photographer: Courtney McManaway Photography//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Vertegris//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: For Such a Time Designs//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Fawn in the Forest//Cake Designer: Occasions Cookies & Cakes//Makeup Artist: Charmed Beauty//Floral Designer: Florals by Jenny//Dress Designer: Hope Stanley Bridal Stylist//Invitation Designer: Polkadot Weekend Weddings//