Welcome back from your weekends Junebug readers! Since Mondays can so often feel, well, like Mondays, I'm excited about today's post. It's so full of fresh wedding ideas, truly happy couples, and all kinds of prettiness, it's sure to erase some of those beginning of the week blues.
Washington DC and Virginia wedding photographers Anne and Bill Holland of Holland Photo Arts collaborated with Jamie Sears of Simply Chic Events and a number of other fantastic local Charlottesville, Virginia wedding professionals to create this creative inspiration shoot of a proposal, an engagement party, and a wedding, and although we don't show too many of these, I couldn't pass this one up because of their approach. In order to keep the shoot more authentic and attainable, they used real couples they have worked with before. You may remember the adorable Maya and Josh from their Wedding Style Post, and the shoot's main bride and groom are makeup artist Lora and photographer Eric, who were married in 2008, also at the beautiful Clifton Inn.
Each part of the shoot tells a story, and shows how your personal style can be easily woven throughout all your wedding events. I love seeing how they used the modern chevron print in such a soft and feminine way throughout, I adore that slinky and sophisticated wedding dress, and I especially love the shortcake slider station at the end of the post. Simply brilliant!
From designer Jamie Sears of Simply Chic Events: Our initial source of inspiration for the shoot was the grey and white chevron pattern. We wanted to showcase something "fresh" and with a modern element. There were three parts to our shoot, which ultimately told a story. The first scene was the proposal, which was a picnic scene under a tree. The second scene was a dinner/engagement party at home with the bride and groom's best friends, and the final scene was the wedding. We wanted to not only do an inspirational shoot but tell a story, as well. Additionally, we made sure to incorporate the chevron pattern into each scene (even if just in a subtle way).
Thank you to all involved for sharing this shoot photo with us!
The Photo Shoot Team:
Venue: Clifton Inn
Photography: Holland Photo Arts
Event Design: Simply Chic Events
Floral Design: Pat's Floral Designs
Make-Up: Lora Elaine Kelley
Hair: Jennifer with Elan
Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza
Groom's Apparel: J. Crew
Stationary: Rock Paper Scissors
Wedding Cake: Mahlia's Creations
Signage and Calligraphy: Nichole Creative