by Christina Andrews
The SIGNATURE BRIDE team partnered with creative director Melisa Brown of Lux Lifestyle Events to create a romantic photoshoot that guides us down the proverbial rabbit hole into a wonderland where one’s imagination is greatly amplified by lush greenery, fantastical topiaries, and rich colors of emerald green, fuchsia, pinks, deep purple and violet. The effect is multiplied in botanical patterns underfoot and a magical reflective aisle, outlined and punctuated with regal gold accents.
This bold wash of color and texture is warmly embraced in rich draping and softened by gentle uplighting. Clusters of lanterns beckon bride and groom down a magical path toward the ceremony altar with twinkle lights from above, providing the aura of a star-studded night sky, a fantasy reflected and redoubled in the gold mirrored aisle. In the distance is a mirage of an ancient brick wall and arch, whose floral artifice melds into living trees and fragrant floral sprays, blurring fantasy and reality, past and present. Upon arriving at the altar, bride and groom bask in a halo of warm light, revealing the exquisite beauty of this moment in time.
One can imagine two variations of bride and groom style that might beautifully complement this backdrop. In one, the couple brings to this vignette a sensuousness with romantic, Victorian personal detailing that offsets a contemporary palette of colors, angular furniture and tabletop décor created from high-tech elements. The melding of these perspectives is intriguing and effective, the driving energy of the set visuals pulsing through the soft mystique of the couple’s aura. The bride’s faux whalebone corset-style bodice, enrobed in floral appliqué and with a curvaceous mermaid skirt, accentuates her naturally voluptuous figure. Her dramatic, sweeping updo exposes an irresistibly soft neckline and satiny shoulders. The groom’s attire is equally romantic with a classic shawl lapel jacket in satin brocade paired with a velvet bowtie and pocket square. This multi-textural ensemble in all black creates a sensual abyss, drawing us into the groom’s sultry eyes, his sexy, angular face framed by a halo of jeweled braids. This couple is on fire!
In our second vignette, the couple dons effortless attire almost architectural in its aesthetic. Unadorned satin in luminescent textures resonates, while the minimalist detailing in both suit and dress accentuates their perfection in physique. This retro-modern styling draws focus toward a refined beauty with deep integrity, like that immortalized in Roman statuary. The bride’s wreath of crystals imitates the classic Roman laurel head wreath, a symbol of triumph. This romantic detail pulls waves of silky hair away from the bride’s face, revealing a perfect profile. Calm, assured expressions speak to a relationship that is steadfast, with a passion held resolutely behind a reserved demeanor. In this vignette, the ardent colors and the riot of flowers and lush trees express a passion that is well alive beneath. An exciting concept! Click on the images in the photo gallery below for inspiration!
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