There are some classics that never go out of style: a simple white dress with an elegant cape, a dashing groom in blue holding wild flowers, a touch of ribbon, some romantic candlelight. This shoot from photographer Selina Whittaker is an inspiration for the modern couple who want those elegant and memorable touches without all the fuss.
In a lot of weddings and styled photo shoots the design can outshine the couple and becomes all about the decor and the flowers, Selina said. I of course admire a beautifully decorated room, however, it is important that the subject is the focus and the supporting actors don't outshine them.
For the bride’s boho-chic look, stylist Celeste Russouw created an “untraditional vibe” with a dress by A La Mode and a cape by Savannah Miller.
I wanted it to be effortlessly beautiful, romantic and sexy, Celeste said. I really wanted to showcase alternative styles that women haven’t seen before.
Selina and her team used muted colors with sudden, eye-catching flourishes, such as turquoise dashes of color from ribbons around the menu and wild flower settings held together with little pops of cranberry and merlot flowers. This not only created a balance that shined in photos, but minimizing the number of decorative distractions emphasizes the couple and the meaning of the event itself.
I love muted tones. I've always thought that they make a room feel warm, Selina said. The muted tones and pops of color, make the photos interesting.
The effortlessly chic and romantic style evident here reflects the energy the models and artists brought into the shoot, according to Selina. Their collaboration is be an inspiration to any bride who wants her big day to be romantic yet relaxed enough for friends and loved ones to truly enjoy.
“Our models had just met that day but they had such an incredible energy and chemistry,” Selina said. “We had music pumping, laughs, everyone was so relaxed on set - we had a ball.”
See more of this beautiful editorial shoot in Vol. 1 of Our Love In Color!
Photography – Selina Whittaker Photography || Event Planning – Lexington & Co. || Venue – Mermaid’s Den || Floral Design – Blush and Bloom || Cake – Truffle Cake and Pastry || Stationery – Paper and Post || Makeup, Hair, and Wardrobe Styling – Celeste Russouw || Wedding Dress – Loversland || Accessories – The Loved One and Luna Bea || Brides’ Apparel – A La Robe, Rue De Seine, Savannah Miller, and Bo & Luca || Groom’s Apparel – Sydney’s || Rentals – Plate Occasions || Linens – The Linen Closet || Models – Sandrine Some and Rolli Adenmosun