Lots of love, time and thought went into this styled shoot! The inspiration for this shoot came from Kristina (the photographers) moms trip to Hawaii this last spring.
From Kristina: Every day, she'd send me tons of photos, and I was absolutely in love with the colours, lush greenery and florals, and just the whole Hawaiian vibe in general (really, who wouldn't be though, right!?). It would be an absolute dream to photograph in Hawaii, but unfortunately that's not always a reality, as I'm sure it's not the reality of many brides wishing to get married in a beautiful place such as Hawaii. So, I started to think about how I could bring a taste of Hawaii to Connecticut! Ironically, Megan & Mike (Megan is a friend and fellow creative of Coppola Creative) just got back from their honeymoon in Hawaii, so they were totally on board to be the bride and groom, and were even able to help out with some details of the session.
Although this was a styled shoot, there were lots of sentimental elements as well - such as the Marquise cut engagement ring Mike gave to Megan (its as passed down through their family!), to the seashell lei Megan & Mike wore on their own honeymoon, which we incorporated into detail shots. When working with bridal dress designer, Marina Semone. Kristina wanted to make sure it would provide a fun vibe, while still providing lots of flow and elegance.
The Lettering provided a pop of fun and matching color with the stationary, which went well for detail shots too. Rentals were provided by Gather & Lounge, which also provided the adorable leaf pillows and the boho screen backdrop for Mike & Megan's vow exchange. Borrowed Vintage Style provided adorable vintage mix. Marc Events provided a colorful arrangement of finger foods, which we thought went well with the colors and vibe of the styled shoot.
Lets not forget about all of the animals that were apart of this shoot, OUR HEARTS swoon when there are animals in shoots or weddings. Animals are such a big part of peoples families so why not have them in your wedding!