Styling & Design: RSVP Events | Photography: Tenth & Grace | Venue: The Swan House | Floral Design: Nicole Chapman Design | Calligraphy & Paper Goods: Shasta Bell Calligraphy | Bridal Gowns: Kelly's Closet | Bridal Gown Designer: Alexandra Grecco | Rentals: Blue Eyed Yonder | Cake: Tessa Pinner | Hair & Makeup: Erin Ryser | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Bridal Accessories: Jennifer Behr | Ribbons & Textiles: Silk & Willow | Ring & Ring Box: Rough Luxe Jewelry | Table Linen: La Tavola | Candles: Creative Candles | Model: Sarah Templeton
The inspiration for this editorial was the fluttering of a butterfly's wings. The vision's overall feel was lively, from flourishing blooms swaying in the wind to breezy textiles and the trickling water of the Swan House's cascading fountain to windswept hair.
Both Alexandra Grecco gowns are reminiscent of the butterfly. Lucy with its ruffled bodice and Iris with whimsical floral appliqué, with both gowns' plunging necklines creating the butterfly's symmetry. Tessa Pinner's cake design studies the butterfly's wings fluttering in shades of lilac and rose. Handmade plates in hues of pale blue mimic an inviting flower on which to land.
creative direction, design, & styling: RSVP Events | photography: Morgan Franklin Creative | venue: Magnolia Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina | floral design: Gradient & Hue | hair & makeup: Wild Ivory Beauty | calligraphy + paper goods: Jordan Cotton | bridal gown: Betty Bridal Atelier | bridal gown designer: Custom Amelie by Sabrina Dahan | shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | table linen: La Tavola | ring box: The Mrs Box | candles: Creative Candles | cake: Sugar Bakeshop | ring: Olive Avenue Jewelry | menswear: Charleston Tuxedo | rentals: Ooh! Events | headpiece & veil: Alice & Mae
A wedding en plein air where each detail is sewn together by details of fine art and laced with elements of nature. As Monet brushed the iconic Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies onto canvas, he had no other wish than to present a respite for the mind, a dreamlike utopia. Willowing shades of green, sky blue, buttery yellows and hues of white caught mingling together by the pond’s reflection gave way to a calming tranquility. In the same way Monet’s garden provided a romantic escape for city-dwellers, this styled wedding slips away into the gardens of Charleston’s Magnolia Plantation, bringing this work in Impressionism to life.
From the bride's garden-gathered bouquet and her glazed crown of foliage to the vines intricately sewn into her custom Sabrina Dahan wedding gown and her hand-stitched Bella Belle t-strap shoes, each element of this styled wedding is just like a painting, capturing a moment in time that belonged to another world.
This wedding inspiration is a composition of French old-world enchantment, made timeless by the beauty of nature. Both the ring and the silver platter are odes to antiquity, allowing their simplicity to complement the abundance of willows and flowers planted on the centerpiece, the wedding cake and around the reception area. From the bride's makeup to the elegant paper goods, the color palette is a direct reflection of Monet’s masterpiece in summer.
Framed by the romance of love, this wedding inspiration is a dreamlike impressionist painting brought to life.
Love and beauty reflect one another. Both feed the soul and, just as love knows no bounds, beauty’s bounty is endless. What better place for the two to intertwine than at a wedding inspired by Monet’s gardens of Giverny.
Atlanta’s Swan House offers a striking backdrop for this ethereal wedding; architectural symmetry juxtaposed with floral majesty. Every detail yields to nature’s unrestrained touch. The bride’s natural beauty is crowned by an Untamed Petals tiara, tangled with crystals bound by gold. From the bride's Berta bridal gown, trellised in floral detail to her Emmy London shoes, embellished with botanical designs, every element echoes Monet’s words when he said, “I must have flowers, always and always.”
Monet believed nature to be at its most beautiful when it was allowed to grow freely. Just as romance conjures up a frenzy of emotion, the bride’s bouquet is a frenzy of beauty, with sweet peas, scabiosa, dahlias, and tulips effortlessly tangling together. As the floral centerpiece overflows on the table, buds of pink and lavender traipse along the table. Muted tones of lavender and mauve silks add a sense of serenity to the setting.
Monet abandoned his garden to an unconstrained abundance of flowers. With nature as his muse, Monet’s masterpieces were inspired by the untouched momentary effects of light and color. This naturalist wedding lent itself to that same inspiration, abandoning itself to the mysterious beauty that only nature possesses, existing as a masterpiece, itself.
Design + Styling: RSVP Events | Photography: Morgan Franklin Creative | Venue: The Swan House of The Atlanta History Center | Paper Goods: Owl Post Calligraphy | Hair + Makeup: Erin Ryser | Cake: Vanilla & The Bean | Floral Design: Forage Botanical | Bridal Gown: Elite Pour La Vie | Bridal Shoes: Emmy London | Headpiece: Untamed Petals | Textiles: Alanah Textiles | Tabletop Rentals: White Glove Rentals | Candles: Creative Candles | Menswear: The Black Tux | Ring: Rough Luxe Jewelry | Ring Box: Davin Jewelry | Bride Model: Karlie Moss | Groom Model: Darvee Beard
Design + Styling: RSVP Events | Photography: Julie Paisley Photography | Venue: Riverwood Mansion | Ring and Ring Boxes: Rough Luxe Jewelry | Paper Goods: Wood & Grace | Bridal Gown: Carol Hannah Bridal | Floral Design: Melissa Broadwell | Table Linens: La Tavola Linen | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Cake: Copper Whisk Cakes | Tabletop Rentals: White Glove Rentals | Menswear: Street Tuxedo | Hair & Makeup: Locks by Leslie | Furniture Rentals: Grand Central Party Rental | Bride Model: Alexandra Madar | Groom Model: David Joniak
Design & Styling: RSVP Events | Photography: Monsoleil Weddings | Floral Design: Cece Designs | Wholesale Flowers: Hilverda De Boer USA | Hair & Makeup: Just Face It Beauty | Bridal Gown: Heidi Elnora Atelier | Cake: Gambino's Bakery | Hair Adornment: Davie & Chiyo | Ring: Evorden | Paper Goods & Calligraphy: Authentic by Frani | Napkins & Ribbons: Tono & Co | Candles: Creative Candles | Table Linen: La Tavola Linen | Tabletop Rentals: Please Be Seated Rentals | Furniture: Event Rental | Venue: The Monastery | Model: Emily Rodrigue of Launch Models
The inspiration for this color palette came from a study of iridescence as found in nature.
Design & Styling: RSVP Events | Photography: Morgan Franklin Creative | Floral Design: Gradient & Hue | Gown: The Dress Theory | Gown Designer: Hayley Paige | Calligraphy, Paper Goods, & Model: Authentic by Frani | Hair & Makeup: Katie Spear | Jewelry: Walton's Jewelry | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
styling & design: RSVP Events | photography: Morgan Franklin Creative | venue: Riverwood Mansion | floral design: Gradient & Hue and Hannah Jones Floral | calligraphy + paper goods: Authentic by Frani | bridal gown: The Dress Theory | bridal gown designer: Sarah Seven | rentals: Southern Events