Photography: Arden Photography

During the last calendar year, we have celebrated and cherished our brides. Wedding experiences took a shift globally. With new inspiration and hope in our hearts, we stand with our lovely couples preparing for the leap down the aisle. We want couples to be inspired by thoughts of abundance, growth, and renewal. We based the inspiration on this stylized shoot on the Monique Lhuillier dress, botanicals, and fresh outdoor spaces.

Our guest counts may have become a little smaller, but if you’re ready to take on Vouge for your wedding, we have the look for you. Maximalist fashion is taking center stage (or shall I say, center aisle) this wedding season. And I’m not just talking about the bride. The groom is also included. Voluminous ball gowns, extensive detailing, tiers of ruffles, tail coats, patterned suits; if you’re a fashion leader, not follower, it’s time for you to take your place at the front of this trend’s line.

When most couples pick wedding décor and colors, they tend to stick to a set template of what will and will not work in those parameters; but this year, wedding designers are placing more emphasis on the atmosphere and vibe the wedding theme produces rather than the matchy-matchy trend that has been seen time and time again. Weddings will now be more about the general idea to evoke emotion through décor and color palettes.

Our bride looks stunning in her botanical inspired designer gown. When asked how it made her feel, she immediately said it’s like she was in a watercolor painting herself. The botanical theme is carried throughout and shows perfectly in the tablescape, with a hand-painted champagne bottle by a local artist and engraved floral motif on the crystal by William Yeoward.

The green hues from the private estate, Windwood Equestrian, are intertwined into the tabletop through fine French porcelain china by Herend Phillipe Desoulier. Our caterer prepared a cheese basket and rose sangria made with botanical aromatics (dried roses, and lavender) with fresh fruit. We offer a deconstructed bouquet with flower names for reference, and to inspire brides with a fresh take on classic florals.

>Written By: Arden Upton

Venue: Windwood Equestrian; Floral: Cece Designs; Tabletop: HerendPhillipe DesoulierWilliam YoewardMatch; Gown: Monique Lhuillier; Bridal Salon: Little White Dress; Details: Hermes; Stationery: Paper and More Creations; Jewelry: Bromberg’s; Planner: Valia Rose Events; Catering: Kathy G and Co; Hair and Makeup: Mad Style; Video: Huf Wedding Films; Calligraphy: Julie Sumerel; Hand-painted Champagne: Ruth Oneya Illustrations; Cake: Sugar and Stem; Photography: Arden Photography