This styled shoot is already amazingly festive with all its colors, decors, and details (specially love love love the naked cake), but what made it even more awesome is the chemistry of this real life husband and wife who showed us that true love can outshine the most vibrant of colors and that no matter how fully decorated your day is, if your love is as genuine and sweet as this, you will never be out of the day’s spotlight. Enjoy this featured album guys! We sure did.
“I never wish to parted from you from this day on” – Pride and Prejudice
I wanted to create a narrative loosely based on a long distance love… a love that is full of admiration and longing for one another. The groom has been writing the bride love letters and is traveling from afar to marry her on her plantation home. It is an intimate elopement between two lovers and the quiet moments of deep love.
The bride and groom in this photo story are truly married in real life (as of last April 2014) and they were happy to put on their wedding attire one more time to enjoy one another as they did on their wedding day. The groom actually did not even want to see her in her dress until the “ceremony” set up for the shoot. He still wanted to be surprised and “wowed”. I love that this is a stylized shoot but the heart of it is true & real love.
Photographer: Mary Otanez Photography
Linens and Coverings: Classic Party Rentals of VA
Equipment Rentals: paisley and jade
Dress Designer: Elizabeth Filmore Bridal
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Ermenegildo Zegna
Reception Venue: Historic Tuckahoe Plantation
Event Planner: Jamie Lynn Signature Weddings LLC
Hair Stylist: Jo Menendez
Makeup Artist: Luciana Vozza Massey
Bakery: Marilyn Calabrese
Floral Designer: Marty Ritter
Jewelry: Mischa Rutenberg