Wild and Organic European Inspired Wedding at Graylyn Estate
Oh my heavens. One of our favorite styling visionaries ever, the very talented Lacy Geary, film photographer Rachel May, and florist Kelly Lenard teamed up for this absolutely stunning Old World wedding editorial that is giving our hearts palpitations as we speak. This extremely talented team did it all, wild-looking floral installations, a nostalgic charm with the most incredible Liz Martinez gown from Spina, and an all-around lovely wedding look with that European flair that we all love. Graylyn Estate is truly a beautiful place (added to our bucket list!) and our jaws dropped to the floor when we saw this loosely composed bouquet from our dreams by Kelly... SO much inspiration packed into one editorial.
From stylist Lacy Geary: "I wanted to create something that touched on the European and Old World Charm that Rachel wanted to convey in this shoot while still keeping an authentic and natural aesthetic.
It is important to create something that had relatability for couples that evoked meaning and rich feeling that could be translated to her real couples. I was fortunate to have Kelly Lenard come on board for florals and she did an amazing job at creating a rawness with her installation and other floral arrangements. Foraging from the surrounding area kept pieces of the location tied throughout the ceremony and table.
In designing this shoot, like I do all of my stories, I looked at the surroundings and the venue to gain a large part of my inspiration. Graylyn Estate is tucked away in NC and has a refined elegance to the venue and I wanted to capture that wild and richly organic feeling that the gorgeous stone structure was nestled amongst.
Working with Rachel gave me the opportunity to work at a location I have admired for a while and truly gave me inspiration from the architecture of the space while fulfilling her vision for an authentic inspiration shoot.”
Photographer: Rachel May | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Stylist / Planner: Lacy Geary | Floral Designer: Kelly Lenard | Dress Designer: Liz Martinez from Spina | Venue: Graylyn Estate | Hair & Makeup: Make up For your Day | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Linens: La Tavola Linens | Rings: AB Diamond | Paper & Calligraphy: Silver Fox Calligraphy | Models: Directions USA