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.
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.
Styling: Parsimony Inspired Photography: Melanie Zacek Photography Video: Embark Films Flowers: Flowers by Justine Dress: Cathy Telle Hair and Makeup: Upstyle Model: Danny Deitz Model: Abby Lynn Model Agency: Maggie Inc Models Jewelry: DMG Gallery Hair piece/veil: Bridal Heirlooms Custom dinner plates: Susan Gordon Pottery