Words from the photographer:
The inspiration for this styled shoot is a special one. In 2017, I had a vision to create a styled shoot with talented wedding vendors and invite other photographers to come photograph the styled shoot alongside me - a community over competition vibe, where all us photographers, and other wedding professionals, could bond, have fun and create something beautiful together! I named the event Create + Collaborate for fun, and it was such a hit! This year, one of the photographers from last year approached me asking if we'd be doing it again this year, and if she could jump on board with me to plan it along with Jack & Grace Events (Aoife and Lauren of Jack & Grace Events where instrumental in helping me plan last years!). And so, Carolyn of Tesora Photography, Aoife and Lauren of Jack and Grace Events and myself, all set out to plan the most stunning styled shoots at The Wainwright House (it's really a mansion!) in Rye, New York.
Immediately, all of us had the same vision - a dusty blue wedding with the most gorgeous flowing dusty blue / grey gown and light and airy accents to give the summer feel and vibe. Luckily, we had a really down-to-earth and totally in-love newly married couple - Lauren & Mike (and they're SO photogenic - an added bonus!). We worked with some of the best in the industry in our area (which is pretty popular - the NYC / southern CT area!). We paired a beautiful full bouquet and florals from Carrie Wilcox Floral Design with a stunning gown (the Star gown - it seriously reminds me of ocean waves!) by Kelly Faetanini from A Little Something White. Natural makeup, yet with a little bit of smoky eye was done by Meredith Makeup and Lauren's timeless up-do was done by Melissa Scrofani. Add in the most perfect calligraphy (check out the Wainwright house DRAWN on the invitation by Megan of Coppola Creative!) paired with dainty details such as the vow books from Elmo Paper Stories and gorgeous cream vintage couch from Gather & Lounge, and we had the most perfect and beautiful styled shoot, which I have been completely swooning over! And, we hope you'll love it as much as we do too!