Workshop Vero : Riveroaks Romance
If you read Part 1 about Vero Workshop here then you'll know how awesome it is. Seriously one of the funniest yet thought provoking times I've had at a workshop learning from each other - vendors and attendees alike. When we landed at Riveroaks Charleston, I was pretty much a kid in a candy shop. I'd been a long time fan from afar of Marianne's style and home so to be standing there was pretty surreal. I had a wonderful conversation with Marianne about the meaning and purpose of the wedding day timeline (another blog post coming soon about that!) and the blush dress by Anna Skoblikova was just as stunning in person as it looks here...
From Stylist Victoria at Vintage Stylist: "Years ago, I travelled to Prague and I came upon a blacksmith. He made these beautiful wrought iron candelabras and I just had to have them. I can still hear him pounding the iron as he made his art. My first thought when I was putting this table together, was to go and get the candelabras out and start my process from there. I wanted a mood that was darker but deliberate. Florals that were moodier, rich in color and forged from places nearby. Black was going to be my base color and then grow from there. This table had a little bit more formality to it and I wanted to place it in front of the ivy on the home. I wanted the ivy in the background to outline the table. The dark color of the ivy made the lighter colors sitting on the table stand out more. The florals were given more definition and the texture of the cane back chairs add more depth. They add another layer of texture. This is my process on how I put the table together. Looking at all of the pieces to the puzzle and putting them together to create a different kind of beauty. That speaks to my style. I love being different and offer a curation of things unexpected.
This table is a different kind of formal than the norm. The napkins with horizontal hairlines and an added extra layer with the forged branches with black berries. Bringing that black color into each setting. It all just worked together.
For all of the other areas of the River Oaks shoot, I picked furnishings that would work with the surroundings. The rich green velvet couch to go with the rich greens on the estate. I placed the couch in front of her garage doors because I loved the arbor of branches that outlined the door. It would outline the couch and shot. I'm so happy to have found the dress designer Anna. I love how her dresses have a formal but romantic sense to them. The formal long sleeves with layers of whimsy. When I first came across her work, I knew I had to have her be apart of this workshop. At first, I wanted a brown dress that was in her collection but I'm glad Kelly landed this one. It was perfect. Oh and don't forget the pale pink chaise that was placed in front of the outside pavilion. The color of the roof line was the perfect friend for this lounge spot."
Shot at Workshop Vero hosted by Kelly Berry Photography | Dress: Anna Skoblikova | MUAH: Vigilante Cosmetics | Florals: Shean Strong | Styling + Tablescape + paper design: Vintage Stylist | Jewlery: Eden Luxe Bridal | Publication: Wedding Sparrow | Speaker: Laura Gordon | Sponsor: Creative Candles | Photovision | Nobel Presets | Floral sponsor: Grace Rose Farm | Floral containers: Rob Sutherland | Venue: Riveroaks Charleston