2016 was an amazing year for me professionally. One of the first highlights of my year was this gorgeous Heaven and Earth Inspiration shoot held at Rust Manor House in Leesburg, Virginia. I was so excited to hear that they were excited about hosting our shoot as well. The initial inspiration for the shoot was that I knew I did not want to incorporate any pink or colors at all. I wanted to shy away from the same old Blush style photos. I wanted something that reflected my love of nature.
I was really lucky to find these gorgeous vintage plates with a scalloped gold plated trim and delicate green details! Needless to say, those were absolutely a must have for this shoot! If you know me, you know I adore antiques. I accented the plates with silverware from Select Event Group and some charming crackle glasses from Pier One. I love when I find pieces that compliment my ideas at local stores.
Greenery is something that I absolutely love to incorporate. I believe there is beauty in the simplicity. Moss and greenery is a great accent for any wedding decor and its astoundingly affordable as well. It's both classic and timeless. So I reached out to Taquilla from Twine and Toil and shared my vision. Lucky for me she was really into my idea and was ready to execute this beautiful design. She did so with a moss runner and two tall centerpieces with roses, ivy, fern and hydrangea. Oh, and the bouquet? She created a gorgeous and full design to compliment our idea!
Catherine from Catherine George's Cakes did an amazing job executing our vision. She made a super gorgeous and detailed ruffled cake with perfectly created and hand painted leaves! Her design stole the show, we were all in aww with her talent! Behind the scenes she made us some super delicious macaroons as well.
Our model, Devonshire was definitely the life of the party along with her 'Groom' and friend, Steve Ianelli, a talented woodworker and owner of Bmore CreateMore were such a fun pair to shoot! We were definitely full of laughs and smiles behind the scenes. Our talented hair and make-up stylist Sarah Khan of Sarah Khan Artistry needed absolutely no direction when it came to getting the job done! She rocked it with our model's hair and makeup!
Eikoh Design spoiled us with her gorgeous and etched Mr and Mrs Wine Glasses! You definitely need to check our her page to buy your custom glasses for your wedding day. Menguin Tuxedo had Steve looking oh so dapper! We chose the Milan suit in black for him. Check out some more gorgeous photos below! Also, support small business owners by following and liking our featured vendors!
Photography: Sharmila Par, www.sharmilaphotography.com; @sharmilaphotography
Planning/Coordination/Design: Clarity and Class, www.clarityandclass.com , @clarityandclass
Florals: Twine and Toil, www.twineandtoil.com , @twineandtoil
Cake: Catherine George's Cakes, www.catherinegeorgescakes.com @catherinegeorgescakes
Venue: Rust Manor House, Leesburg, VA https://www.novaparks.com/weddings-meetings/rust-manor-house
Hair and Makeup: Sarah Khan Artistry, www.sarahkhanartistry.com @sarahkhanartistry
Devonshire Bouldin @dsignosaur
Steve Ianelli @bmorecreatemore
Bridal Hair Accessory: Atzi Bridal, www.atzibridal.com , @atzibridal
Jewelry: Gemma Jewels, www.gemmajewelsshop.com, @gemmajewelsshop
Dress & Shoes: Maggie Sotero Couture & Badgley Mischka, Ebrada Atelier, www.cathyebrada.com @ebradaatelier
Glasses: Eikoh Design, www.eikohdesign.com, @eikohdesign
Men's Wear: Menguin Tux, www.menguin.com , @menguintux
This photo shoot was also published on Chic Vintage Brides