English country garden-inspired editorial with butterflies and roses
Inspired by butterflies fluttering through English country gardens in spring time, this beautifully styled wedding editorial is of full of flowers and pretty ideas with a nod to days gone by. The imagery is the work of Fine Art Curation member David Abel with Anna B Events and a dream team of suppliers who created this elegant editorial at the Renaissance court inside the Norfolk Botanical Gardens in Virginia.
David explains: "We begin with the ceremony and the aisle is adorned with beautiful groups of flowers from Isha Foss Design, placed on the ground to line the path towards the celebration of married life. The elegant wrought iron gate is decorated with lush flowers in shades of lilac and lavender with fresh greenery, which recall the harmonious shape of the arch of the gate itself."
"We created an ethereal look for the bride with a stunning botanical print Monique Lhuillier dress, featuring hydrangeas in bloom," adds David. The exquisite earrings and diamond engagement ring from Fine Art Curation member EDEN LUXE Bridal gives her a sophisticated, regal look, enhanced with a crown of leaves and bejeweled flowers, also from EDEN LUXE Bridal. The groom wears an elegant tuxedo with a white jacket, with fine silk lapels."
A majestic fountain is the backdrop to the reception table, set with a lush floral design of pink and purple flowers full of fragrance and texture, cascading onto the ground for a feeling of luxe abundance. David adds: "The tablescape is composed of gold and lilac colored elements for a geometric and glamorous feel, such as square glasses, velvet napkins, crystal chargers and elements that recall the past like the refined porcelain serving plates and water glasses with screen printed details."
The feeling of old fashioned luxe continues in the lounge area, set in the shade of a majestic old tree. "We created a slightly secluded place where you can have a pleasant conversation, accompanied only by birdsong and the roar of water from the Renaissance-style fountain," adds David.
Photographer: David Abel | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Stylist / Planner: Anna B Events | Floral Designer: Isha Foss Design | Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier | Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals | Crown and jewelry: EDEN LUXE Bridal | Accessories: Bella Belle Shoes | Venue: Norfolk Botanical Gardens | Cake Designer: Sweet Gypsy Dessert Design | Hair & Make-up Artist: Blush Tones | Stationery: English Tea Paperie | Lounge area rentals: Mad Hatter Vintage | Tuxes: The Black Tux 707 Menswear