Recently, a shoot I worked on in early June was featured on Wedding Chicks. We spent the day shooting at Maplecrest, a really beautiful, rustic venue just on the edge of Anchorage, Kentucky. Our inspiration for the shoot was based on the original Phil Phillips version of “Sea of Love.” We used this to guide us in a literal sense, by using elements and colors inspired by the sea, but also in the idea of a vastness and abundance of love by using really lush flowers and being surrounded by the abundance of greenery of the location. These elements came together in a really beautiful way, and I am truly pleased to share some of my favorite images with you. Big thanks to everyone involved in bringing this beautiful day together.
You can see the full feature on Wedding Chicks here.
To get the full effect, I recommend hitting play before you scroll down:
We also put together a recipe for the bouquet and centerpiece from this shoot. I love the idea of showing the elements that go into creating pieces, either to help a DIY bride create something beautiful for the day, or to take to your floral designer and be able to tell them what you want.
1. (l-r) seeded eucalyptus, variegated pittosporum, limoneum 2. varying shades of purple stock 3. garden rose 4. lisianthus 5. festiva maxima peony 6. (l-r) tulip, baby eucalyptus
Photography: Stewart-Hunter Photography & Erin Trimble
Stationery: Bekah Wertz
Flowers: Tiffany Collins Event & Floral Design
Cake: Sweets by Millie
Hair: Heather Yurko & Danielle Martin of NeatBeat
Makeup: Rose Leathers
Dress shop: The Couture Closet
Dress designer: Felicity by Lis Simon
Groom’s attire: Bow tie from: Shirts Ties n Links
Calligraphy: Marcardin Calligraphy
Rentals – Glasses, vases, Napkins: The Southern Soiree
Seagrass mat, serving tray, opal shell chimes, & pillows: World market
Table Runner: from Etsy, Handpainted by Emilee Slowik