Nov
05
Part One: Love Poetry Photoshoot with Erich McVey Photography + Petalos
Posted by Kate. Filed under Photography, Wedding Inspiration

I have a love affair with poetry… the kind that is timeless, enduring, and speaks to the heart like nothing else.  In the early planning stages of this exclusive PW styled shoot, it occurred to me that there is nothing more romantic (and for me, more meaningful) than love poetry.  I wanted to share something utterly dream-filled with a contemporary approach on classic style.  I sought out the wildly talented Erich McVey and Stephanie Major of Petalos- who poured over every detail to help me bring the vision to life.  And thus, this exquisite spread of photos came forth.   Enjoy reveling in all of this romance, romance, romance… 

We chose The Historic Deepwood Estate for its classic ambiance, light-filled rooms, and breathtaking landscape.  A warm, rich palette of crimson, pink, amber, peach, and gold hues set an inviting tone with stunning contrast.  Above, our bride model Nicole poses in a soft peach Jim Hjelm gown.

The first vignette was set in the courtyard, amongst lush forest and arching topiaries.  Nicole was the epitome of fairytale romance in a soft sherbet Lazaro ballgown and loose, wavy locks styled by Christine Shields.  Kamyar, our groom model, looked incredibly dapper in black tie finery from Este’s Mens in Portland.

On the bouquet: ‘I went with a crescent design which allows for an organic shape.  It is composed of an assortment of roses, stock, pepper berries, and chocolate cosmos.  To bring a modern textural quality I also included mink protea and cockcomb.’ ~Petalos

Braided velvet ribbon by Midori was used on the handle.

After falling completely in love with Neither Snow’s calligraphies, I asked Mara to infuse our collaboration with the written word…. and she did so, so beautifully.  Her one-of-a-kind calligraphy danced across the fabric ceremony backdrop, the vows, and more… 

On a day when the wind is perfect,

the sail just needs to open

and the love starts.

 

Today is such

a day.

~Rumi, translated by Daniel Ladinsky in Love Poems from God

There is more loveliness to bask in; be sure to head over to the photo gallery to see the full photoshoot. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing all of the delicious details from the reception right here…. xoxo

Photos by Erich McVey Photography

Design and Florals by Petalos

Calligraphy and Ceremony Backdrop by Neither Snow

Hair and Make-Up Styling by Christine Shields

Venue: Historic Deepwood Estate

Lace Mermaid Gown by Jim Hjelm; Sherbet Ball Gown by Lazaro

Groom’s Attire by Este’s Mens

Tiara by Twigs and Honey via The English Department

Ribbon by Midori

Models: Nicole and Kamyar from Option Models & Media

Gold Chiavari Chair Rental by West Coast Event Production

Marble Table Rental by Peter Corvallis

Creative Direction by Katelin Gallagher

 

Our

Union is like this:

You feel cold so I reach for a blanket to cover

our shivering feet.

A hunger comes into your body

So I run to my garden and start digging potatoes.

You asked for a few words of comfort and guidance and

I quickly kneel by your side offering you

A whole book as a

gift.

You ache with loneliness one night so much

You weep, and I say

Here is a rope, tie it around me,

Hafiz will be your

Companion for

life.

~Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky in Love Poems from God

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    Be still our hearts! What a downright romantic shoot. That Lazaro gown is to-die-for, and that backdrop… what a special item to have if budget allows.

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    In the name of romance and elegance, two perfect and most loved ever dresses, mermaid and princess style which I also find adorable!

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    I’d love an album like this for wedding photos!

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    Bridal are looking princess…All Photos are awesome nice wedding theme, decoration, flowers everything are superb.

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    the flowers really make it complete, they fit the dress and the princess.

  • Anna

    What a gorgeous and inspiring shoot. I’m obsessed with the dresses, flowers, photography style, and setting.

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    Oh my, these gowns are incredible. Thank you for sharing the beautiful details and photography for our inspiration.

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