These gorgeous photos are from a stylized shoot that was the genius brainchild of Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings and captured perfectly by Ryan Ray Photography. The concept behind the shoot was a southern Florida vibe with fresh greens, soft pinks, navy blue and white stripes, and wonderfully patterned fabrics that all tied in with each other. Summer did an amazing job with the styling. I've never seen a concept like this, much less put together so seamlessly. The style direction for the florals were Southern in feel, pink, and to have the bouquets tied in navy blue and white striped ribbons. When I was thinking Southern, I thought anything too large and bohemian would be out. When I saw the dresses Summer picked, I wish I had gone a little crazier with the design. But, all together, the shoot is stunning and I'm proud and honored to have been a part of such an awesome team. The other super exciting part of this shoot was that it was featured in Mag Rouge's 4th edition, called their "Festival Issue". We're in there with some of the best in the industry, as the magazine is full of crazy beautiful imagery, by impressive talent. So, please enjoy these stunning images from Ryan Ray and Summer Watkins and check out the Mag Rouge issue, you won't be disappointed. ;-)
This dress just makes me sigh... hmm. And that bride has to be one of the most incredible looking women I've ever seen. Her hair, by Diana Lopez, was insane in person. I would so love to see a bride actually rock that style.
Could the groom be any more handsome? It was cute watching these two interact.
The flowers used were peonies, garden roses from Rose Lane Farms, pink scabiosa, bridal protea, cymbidium orchids, maidenhair fern, hosta leaves, and fresh mint (a little nod to Southern sweet teas). I picked up the ribbon at my favorite spot in DTLA, Michael Levine, and I love the way it visually plays with all the other patterns Summer picked out.
Isn't this invitation suite by Paper Made Design fantastic? After hearing of the qualities pineapples hold for many people in the South, I appreciated it that much more. (my post last week had pineapples in it too.) I also loved how the roses I just happened to get at Rose Lane Farms, matched the ones on the invite perfectly. Happy accident.
I created a couple small arrangements in antique silver sugar bowls. I also put the extra bout's in a footed silver compote. It just felt so appropriately Southern to me.
So, I made a total 5 bouquets for this shoot. This last one came from taking several of the smaller bouquets apart on site, and making one large bridal bouquet. I couldn't see what I was doing (I typically look in a mirror when I design) so I wasn't sure how the exact shape was turning out. When I got this image back and saw that the bouquet, at this angle, looked like a heart, I was pleasantly surprised. I was hoping nobody thought it was intentional, but then again, a heart shaped bouquet is kind of cool. Especially when it's unintended. Lol.
The bout the groom chose was one I made out of a garden rose, bridal protea, and mint. I also made a few out of cymbidium orchids paired with mint and little heads of scabiosa.
This shot doesn't have any flowers in, but it's just so editorial and breath taking, I had to include it. It also showcases Amy Clarke's beautiful and soft make-up treatment. The whole team on this shoot was wonderful and I hope you enjoyed it. Happy Wednesday!
Photography: Ryan Ray
Styling: Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings
Flowers: Nancy of Oak and the Owl
Stationery: Elaine of Paper Made Design
Wedding Dresses: from The White Dress in Corona del Mar
Hair: Dianna Lopez
Make Up: Amy Clarke
Hair Accessories: Renee Pawele