Autumnal Wedding Inspired by Natural Beauty
Flannery O’Conner said, “The basis of art is truth, both in manner and in mode.”
The beauty in today's thoughtful, artistic display of autumnal goodness is both simplistic and a breath of fresh air. By focusing on the natural beauty of the brides' texturized hair and embracing the warm tones of fall foliage, we are transported to Charlottesville, VA alongside talented photographer Joey Kennedy, stylist Lora Kelley, and florist Mallory Joyce. Be sure to read below words from Lora about what inspired this gorgeous wedding ...
From Lora Kelley: "Mallory and I started dreaming about this concept probably 6 months ago. We were talking to Joey about doing something in Virginia in the fall and had been working with Stephanie Fishwick for a few editorial pieces. I was simultaneous talking with my friend Yolonda about natural hair, and the movement of natural hair in our culture. All of us wanted to do something romantic and fallcolororiented. I had a model who I fell in love with. (her hair!) We had the pergola taken in with how the light bore through the shades, and Stephanie was doing a lot of marbling and wanted to incorporate that into a paper suite.
As artists, we have the power to write truths into the fabric of our culture. It is one of the most powerful abilities we have as people. To create something and to share it, is to write a line in a story a story about where we are and a story that shapes where we are going.
From these prose, be they visual, audible, internal we build a current truth an artful moment. It’s a simple shoot with simple people and simple ideas, but’s also about honesty and beauty and love."
Photography: Joey Kennedy | Creative Direction + Design: Lora Kelley | Collaborative Design + Florals: Mallory Joyce | Venue: The Clifton Inn | Calligraphy: Stephanie Fishwick | Hair: Yolonda Jones | Make-up: Lora Kelley | Dress: Designed by Lora Kelley – custom made by Stepha O’Brien | Suit: J.Crew | Linens: La Tavola | Film: Josh Gooden | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab