Delaware Wedding Florist: Masquerade Inspired Editorial Shoot

The idea of a masquerade inspired editorial photo shoot has been in my head for some time now.  One day while I was having lunch with Kylene Cleaver of Leave It to Me Photography, I told her about my vision.  She became giddy with joy and told me that she would love to capture my idea in film.  From there, everything just fell in place for this editorial shoot.

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Let me start with how this crazy (or as Kylene calls it “genius”) idea came to be in my head.  First, I must admit to my guilty pleasure of reading historical romance novels.  Yup, I love them!  In the majority of the novels, there always seems to be a masquerade ball where everyone gets dressed up and wears a mask.  It adds a sense of mystery, intrigue, and romance!  This was where my inspiration began.  I wanted to find a way to keep those feelings while using flowers and greens to create a bridal masquerade look.

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

To go along with my vision, we selected the “Vivian” gown by Matthew Christopher from Jennifer’s Bridal.  Can I just tell you how stunning this dress was?!  All of the seams had tiny little pearls!  It had the simplest yet regal style that I wanted for this shoot.  Adding an extra touch of glam, we also borrowed these gorgeous earrings and bracelet by Haute Bride from Jennifer’s Bridal.

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

When deciding on a color palette, I decided that I wanted to use marsala, which is the Pantone color of the year, and some pinks and blushes with a touch of gold.  Pantone describes marsala as a “naturally robust and earthy wine red.”  I consider it a burgundy or dark red/fuschia.  This kept with the richness and depth that I wanted to portray in the photos.  I added burgundy feathers and rose gold wire for different textures and to add some whimsy.

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Personally, I love a cascading bouquet…. so that is the style that I went with for this shoot.  It definitely added drama, and it was perfect with this incredible bridal gown!  To top everything off, the mask enhanced the mystery of the look.

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Jen Terrell of Jen’s Hair Creations did a breathtaking job on Kathleen’s hair and makeup!  We also could not have asked for a more ideal location than the Buena Vista Mansion!  The mansion and grounds are fabulous!

I hope that you enjoyed all of the gorgeousness captured by Kylene Cleaver of Leave It to Me Photography!  It was amazing to see something in my head come to life!  I hope that these pictures inspire you for your wedding.  Contact me today to schedule your floral consultation.

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

Photo: Leave It to Me Photography

VENDOR LOVE | Venue:  Buena Vista Mansion | Photography:  Leave It to Me Photography | Flowers:  Floral Designs by Jessi | Hair & Makeup:  Jen’s Hair Creations | Dress Designer:  Matthew Christopher | Jewelry Designer:  Haute Bride | Dress & Jewelry:  Jennifer’s Bridal | Model: Kathleen Corcoran

Kennett Square Wedding Florist: Willowdale Steeplechase

I hope that everyone had a great Mother’s Day!  Every year on Mother’s Day is the Willowdale Steeplechase in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.  What a fun way to celebrate with your mom!  The photo below was taken by Jim Graham Photography.

Photo: Jim Graham Photography

Photo: Jim Graham Photography

My obsession continues with creating these great floral fascinators!!!  I was inspired by Great Britain and the Kentucky Derby.

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Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Christina wore this design to the Willowdale Steeplechase last weekend.  I created the structure out of wires and then attached these gorgeous yellow calla lilies!  A ray of sunshine, right?!?!

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

Photo: Floral Designs by Jessi

I am currently working on another floral fascinator and two floral necklaces to be worn at the Radnor Hunt Races tomorrow.  I am still taking orders for floral hats and jewelry designed and created out of fresh flowers and greens with your personal vision in mind.  Up next is the Devon Horse Show at the end of the month.

Rehoboth Beach Wedding Florist: Michael & Megan at Rehoboth Beach Country Club

With all of this bitter cold weather, I thought it would be nice to share Michael and Megan’s wedding from last May.  If I close my eyes, I can feel the sunshine and salty sea breeze.  Their wedding had a romantic, beachy feel with a touch of Hawaii.  The couple wanted to incorporate a little touch of Hawaii since Michael was stationed there in the Army.

Their wedding was at the gorgeous Rehoboth Beach Country Club in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Megan looked ravishing as she walked down an aisle lined with rose petals and fresh Hawaiian leis.  They were married under a pergola draped in shimmering champagne organza overlooking the bay.

The ballroom was filled with their family and friends.  The centerpieces were lush and romantic with roses, gerbera daisies, and seeded eucalyptis accented with white sea shells.  Candlelight and more leis decorated the outside patio.

Congratulations Michael and Megan!  It was truly a magical day.  Thank you for allowing me to be part of your special day!

VENDOR LOVE | Venue:  Rehoboth Beach Country Club | Photography:  Sam Ellis Photography | Flowers:  Floral Designs by Jessi | Dresses:  David’s Bridal | Suits:  Men’s Wearhouse