Now and then when we try to create something beautiful, the universe rises up to meet us and everything falls perfectly into place. That sort of serendipity is precisely what happened with our shoot at Alverthorpe Manor.

I had the pleasure of dreaming up this shoot with the talented Arielle Fera Events. Initially, we were inspired by the juxtaposed nature of the venue—an old-world estate rich in history that housed contemporary works of art—and we wanted to honor that dichotomy by piecing together traditional and contemporary elements.  Wild Stems brought florals that evoked a modern Pre-Raphaelite sensibility in arrangements that looked as though they were lifted straight from one of John William Waterhouse’s Ophelia paintings. Paper goods crafted by Charlie Whiskey Design were highlighted with broad strokes of yellow ochre and soft cerulean, and (to our surprise!) went perfectly with the current gallery exhibit featuring a large-scale installation by artist, Alan Greensberg.

In order to let the details shine, the looks for our bride and groom needed to be chic and minimalist— letting structure speak for style. The bride wore a simple yet sophisticated Alexandra Grecco gown with off-the-shoulder ties and a beautiful semi-opaque veil from Melinda Rose Design. As she moved through the varied spaces of the venue, her effortless appearance allowed the surroundings to transform her. Meanwhile, the groom looked fashionably nonchalant in his suit and banded collar shirt from Commonwealth Proper.

We were all so pleased to see how seamlessly the elements of this shoot came together, and I could not have asked for a more talented group of people to work with! 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