Category — Photo Shoots
The amazing photography duo The Melideos have put together one of the coolest photo shoots inspired by 70s fashion and the amazing bridal gowns that are out there today. Featuring two dresses from Rue De Seine and a few from Carol Hannah’s Alchemist Collection, this dreamy boho shoot is everything we could ever want for our gypsy brides!
Photography & Styling: The Melideos
Dresses: Lace gowns by Rue De Seine // all other gowns by Carol Hannah from her 2015 Alchemist Collection
Twig & Floral Headpiece: Rue De Seine
Juliet Cap Veil: Untamed Petals
Crystal Crown: Flight of Fancy
Gold and Pearl Headpiece: Carol Hannah
Druzy Belt: Carol Hannah
Rentals: Patina Rentals
Model: Miss Alissa
Holy smokes, this is one amazing shoot featuring our stunning Danielle gown by Leanne Marshall! The low neck, the illusion-lace neckline, the romantic flowing skirt…it’s certainly one of our faves! We think this shoot by Jenna Bechtholt and Suzy Weeks is perfect for that gown with the wild flower crown and her windswept hair, the natural makeup and that gorgeous setting. So in love!
Photography: Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Styling and Creative Design: Suzy Weeks of Poetrie Weddings
Dress: Leanne Marshall from Lovely
Florist: Emblem Flowers
Makeup Artist: Lynette Burns
Hair: Karli Morin
We always love when wedding creatives come together and dream up a beautiful styled shoot, then borrow one of our dresses to tie it all together! This dreamy sun-drenched boho shoot styled by Samantha Baker and photographed by Timepiece Studio features the Eve dress and the Bella dress by Rue de Seine, TWO of our very faves. We can just imagine the weddings that would go with these two stunning looks!
Photographer: Christin Rose of Timepiece Studios
Styling: Samantha Baker
Design: Lavender & Clove
Drinks: Public Provisions
H/MU: Samantha Fryling
Nothing thrills us more than seeing our dresses pop up in fabulous inspiration shoots, and this one certainly made us swoon! In this styled shoot from Events by Melissa McNeeley, Tom Borgese, and Amber Gress at the beautiful Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, our Bella dress from our very own The Lovely One collection takes center stage. Set up like a true wedding from start to finish, there was a ceremony, a yummy looking dinner, a DJ to set the scene, and even a photobooth! Too fun! We love seeing how our dresses fit in with someone’s vision and we certainly think the Bella dress was the perfect complement to this chic Brooklyn wedding!
Dress: Bella from The Lovely One Collection at Lovely Bride / Shoot Location: Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, NY / Photographer: Amber Gress / Event Design and Styling: Events by Melissa McNeeley / Florist: Tom Borgese / Venue: Wythe Hotel / Makeup: Jessa Blades of Blades Natural Beauty / Groom and Best Man’s Suits and Accessories: Against Nature / Catering and Wedding Cake: Reynard (The Wythe’s caterer) / Vintage Furniture, Props and Television: Patina Rentals / Mid Century Glass and Ceramics for bar and dining tables: The End of History / Poetry Book Place Cards: painted by Tiny Victory Designs / DJ: TJ Ryan of Mister Saturday Night / Cellist: Andrew Carter (carter.sounds @ gmail.com) / Wedding Invitations and Change of Address Cards: Alix Sorrell / Models: Melissa McNeeley’s good looking friends
The darling Jennie Love, owner and creative director at Love ‘n Fresh Flowers, created a gorgeous shoot based around one of our favorite ensembles: Kensington by Carol Hannah. We asked her about the inspiration and how she put this loveliness together!
Over the past 12 months, I’ve watched wedding trends shifting from rustic-vintage to a more raw, earthy, One-of-a-Kind (OOAK) look. I find it really exciting to embrace this evolution and wanted our styled shoot to reflect an “earthy/OOAK/artisan” approach. I immediately drew inspiration from Carol Hannah’s Kensington skirt. What amazing texture and form it has! It’s romantic, yet a bit raw and undone, with a decided OOAK approach. Exactly the look I was seeking for our model to wear!
I paired the Kensington with elegant-yet-raw jewelry by Philadelphia-based designer Doreen of Asarum Designs. The raw fluorite and quartz stones hugged by copper were the perfect match to the Kensington. Doreen also made beautiful OOAK wedding bands for the couple out of silver and copper. Her work is truly inspirational!
Let me tell you, I had a lot of fun designing a bridal bouquet to go with the Kensignton gown! Clean white peonies were a romantic, billowing and fragrant base, but I wanted a bit of wildness to match that of the skirt so I added more delicate blooms like agrostemma, astilbe, astrantia, maple leaves, and ferns. The little slender white buds of the agrostemma in particular always delight me as they remind me of tiny tubes of lipstick! All the flowers were grown organically at our own urban flower farm in Philadelphia. The bouquet was wrapped in long tails of OOAK hand-dyed raw silk ribbon from the crazy-talented Shellie at Silk & Willow. That ribbon and that dress…. m’wah!! They should always be together!
The venue, Pomme, is a bit of a blank slate, but beautiful with its clean white walls, hardwood floors, and stone fireplace. It was the perfect space to hone in on the details that make an event like a wedding memorable. We crafted a custom-built aged oak branch chuppah draped with organic ivory raw linen and tied with more Silk & Willow ribbon out on the sloping front lawn along the winding little stream. The maple leaves that adorned the corners echoed the rich burgundy and purple hues in the ribbon.
The dinner tables were draped in luxuriant Irish linen and flanked with wooden cross-backed chairs that elevated the thoughtful tabletop decor. Copper chargers brought in some shine yet avoided being too glam. Each place setting was given a tiny fern and a raw piece of fluorite. The centerpiece florals again were from our own flower farm. They were designed in OOAK floral-textured ceramic bud vases made by Philadelphia-based ceramist Chase Brown. Bits of raw fluorite ran down the center of the table. Peachtree & Ward’s chef plated some beautiful seasonal food for us, including fiddlehead ferns, salmon and spring edamame.
I was so lucky to have the super talented Maria Mack Photography to work with for the shoot. Maria’s natural style was perfect for the earthy organic details. And make-up artist, Beke Beau, is a true magician with her brushes! I am constantly in awe of her ability to draw out each of her brides’ natural beauty, making them all OOAK masterpieces.