Love Lost at Sea

Who doesn't love a good love story anyway? When planning our summer shoot we knew we wanted to design and capture that perfect story of love, loss, being reunited and committing to a life together.

We knew that our backdrop for this romantic story had to be the ocean. Just like love, the ocean is an integral part of life, one that is powerful but serene. The human response to the ocean has been expressed in various forms of art, literature and music, and this is our expression.

Our vision for this shoot was to capture balance in all things.

We created a soft design with hues of creams, greys and blues, a palette that connected our story to the ocean. We balanced our design details to capture movement and softness to warm the harshness of the ocean's rough waves and boulders.


Our bride was styled in two Cathy Telle gowns with beautiful accessories. Each dress created elegance in their simplistic style, the lace a-line dress's color of jade connected our bride to the cool ocean tones and our bridal dress gave soft details of lavender embroidered flowers. Her hair was simply done with wind blown waves and a touch of texture from a fishtail braid, the look completed with her soft makeup, with a hint of pink

Each dress created elegance in their simplistic style, the lace a-line dress’s color of jade connected our bride to the cool ocean tones and our bridal dress gave soft details of lavender embroidered flowers.

We wanted the floral accents to look as though the bride was able to scavenge them herself from her island. Justine, of Flowers by Justine, was able to capture both movement and texture in these beautiful pieces.


The surroundings and the details helped us tell this story of connection, resilience and commitment to what we know is true love.






Anne of Green Gables Wedding Inspiration

Did you read Anne of Green Gables growing up? It's one of our favorites and we are over the moon to share this book inspired wedding concept!  As we celebrate ,we couldn't be happier to meld our two favorite things: literature and weddings! In today’s beautifully styled shoot, Nick + Lauren Photography celebrated the story of Anne of Green Gables all the way down to the carrots.

Parsimony Inspired had the chance to ask Lauren of  Nick + Lauren Photography about their process and how Anne of Green Gables inspired them! "Storytelling has always been the root of my inspiration when it comes to photography. I love motivated and driven characters, interesting story lines, and beautifully written details that eloquently describe the scene at hand. Anne of Green Gables is a novel that has remained close to my heart ever since I was a child, so when it came to brainstorming a concept for our first ever styled shoot, I couldn't have thought of a more inspiring story to tell.  As the story of Anne of Green Gables is set in the turn of the 20th century, I thought it was only true to the piece to have vintage styled attire and decor to truly capture the essence of both Anne and Gilbert. A touch of whimsy, deep jewel colors, and the art of emotion helped to create the story of these two classic lovers."

Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.
— L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Photography: Nick and Lauren Photography
Flowers: Violets in Bloom
Styling and Stationary: Sassy a la mode
Hair and makeup: Erin Loffler at Atone Studios 
Furniture: Mimosas and Moonshine