FINALLY, today is the day that I get to share these outrageously beautiful images taken by Cyn Kain photography!!! But most importantly, this work is also featured in the current issue of Weddings Unveiled, and you can bet we did the happy dance when we realized this shoot would be featured in print. I love Weddings Unveiled Magazine and I am so honored to have my work featured with them again. The creative shoot was designed and planned by the oh so talented Janice Carnevale of Bellwether Events. Janice was inspired by the children’s story, James And The Giant Peach, which was written by Roald Dahl. I am so happy Janice chose me to be the floral designer on this shoot.
Honestly, when I see this magazine and our pages I just want to jump up and down and scream. I just full out love the designs; I love the color and the texture. I think this look is simply edible. My oldest son was home for the weekend, and of course the magazine was laying wide open to our spread. I said, “Hey, did you see my latest publication?” and he said, “Wow I saw that and I was hoping it was yours because if it wasn’t someone had clearly stolen your look.” He then confirmed the pages were awesome. That was a very proud moment to realize that my son thinks I have a particular look and one that belongs to me.
I used protea, pin cushions, cabbage roses, ranunculus, tulips, bleeding heart, sweet peas, unique foliages and pieris japonica. The colors ranged from peach to red, and the look was devine. Fancy ribbon that was gathered in NYC was used for the bouquet.
The shoot was photographed at the historic Oatlands Plantation. The gardens at this venue are beyond compare. The brides dress was from Chaviano Couture, and the grooms attire was found at Southern Beaus and Nordstroms.
Hair and make up was by Wendy Rae.
The boutonniere was bound with washi tape.
The table scape featured insect covered chairs from On A Whim antiques, china, napkins and glassware from DC Rental, table and gold chairs from Party Rental Ltd, stationery by Kathleen Burlew and flowers by me, Holly Heider Chapple Flowers.
Love this image because it shows the one special branch of quince I got from my friend Morgan at Petals and Hedges.
Janice hand-stenciled this runner with a famous quote from the book. I loved the look of this!!!
Janice found small insects that we inserted into the designs. The little bugs were a big part of this children’s tale.
Love the idea of bundt cakes at a wedding, this area looked super cute. The cakes were designed by Fancy Cakes by Leslie.
Love these garters by Julianne Smith of the Garter Girl.
As you can clearly see everything was perfect for this shoot. Working with Janice on this shoot was a complete joy, and it was a huge honor to have our work featured in Weddings Unveiled Magazine.
Photography: Cyn Kain Photography // Design & Styling: Bellwether Events // Floral Design: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers // Hair & Make Up: Wendy Rae // Stationery: Kathleen Burlew // Venue: Oatlands Plantation // Cakes: Fancy Cakes By Leslie // Additional Styling & Props: A Daily Something // Bridal Gown: Chaviano Couture // Bridesmaid Dress: Jenny Yoo from Bella Bridesmaid // Jewelry: Tigerlilly // Bow tie: Southern Beaus // Socks & Suspenders: Nordstrom // Tulle head piece & garter: The Garter Girl // China, Napkins & Glassware: DC Rental and thrifted // Table & Gold Chairs: Party Rental Ltd. // Insect Chairs: Oh A Whim Antiques // Flower Cart: Old Lucketts Store //