Set in a beautiful house with exposed brickwork, peeling paint effect on broken wood in golds and blues, and dark-coloured original fireplaces, this shoot truly creates an ethereal mood by adding to all that boldness the softness of tulles, twinkling lights, blush tones and fairy-like make-up. The warmth of these set against the cool feel of the stylised house (which, by the way, I totally want to recreate in my house!!) creates a subtle drama.
The coolness wasn’t just confined to the house style, as the photographer Izzy Hudgins says,
This was shot on the coldest day of January in Savannah. I know this because this is the gorgeous home of Shea Slemmer (super talented painter), and this part of her house has no roof. Or heat. But it didn’t stop us from making a whole lot of pretty – the biggest thank you ever goes to model Lauren Davis for getting into a metal tub in a wedding dress. Don’t worry, no models were hurt.
Overall, I love the contrast of moods, and I keep thinking of Asylum (where I know a lot of my readers would love to get married), and of how you could apply these styling details in a venue such as this. I think it would look utterly fantastic with that juxtaposition of extremes: the beauty of ruins and the ethereal daydream…
Which of these styling details will you incorporate into your wedding day design?
Photographer – Izzy Hudgins Photography
Stylist – French Knot Studios
Gowns – Jacinda by Watters from Bleubelle Bridal & Sarah Seven from Ivory & Beau
Hair & make-up – Jen Lewis Paulos of Pastel
Florals, veil & hair piece – French Knot Studios
Desserts – Byrd Cookie Company, Maison de Macarons, Whole Foods
Stationery – Strawberry Moth
Clutch – Satchel
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