An Enchanting Elopement in Venice
Ooh do I have something special for you today! Something seriously swoon-worthy; with an air of magic and positively brimming with romance. Ladies, this gorgeous elopement not only features beautiful heels by Chic Vintage Brides sponsor Bella Belle Shoes, but also a bespoke red wedding dress by one of my very favourite designers Joanne Fleming; and with images from Archetype it is absolutely guaranteed to get your heart racing!…..
See what I mean?? Stunning! With a lifelong wanderlust, and a desire to see Venice since they started dating (back in in highschool!), husband & wife film photography team Koby & Terilyn Brown, of Archetype couldn’t miss the opportunity to collaborate with one of their favourite stylists and create something magical whilst they were there.
To tell us a little more about it, the lovely Valerie of Sapphire Events “This is an elopement inspired by the romance and mystery of the city of Venice! Using a gorgeous red gown, custom made for the shoot by Joanne Fleming Design, we set the stage for this inspiration in the misty first light of day at St. Mark’s Square off the Grand Canal. I flew in with a red wedding cake from Melissa’s Fine Pastries, from across the pond in New Orleans, to this extraordinary locale. I wanted to play up the movement of Joanne’s gown and have this really be the statement piece of the shoot, standing out amidst the muted and natural tones of the city’s well-worn architecture and the soft green and blue tones of the canal waters.
I used Silk & Willow‘s indigo dyed ribbon on the bouquet to play up the color of the water flowing in the streets, and kept the shades of the florals light and airy with a heavy focus on the beautiful ranunculus sourced from a local vendor – right at the base of the clock tower in St. Mark’s Square. We sourced the table and chairs locally from one of the plentiful restaurants hiding around every turn, and brought movement into the tablescape with the blush colored muslin runner by Silk & Willow to mimic the movement of the silk organza bridal gown and cape. The gorgeous calligraphy stationery from Laura Hooper complemented everything flawlessly and the finishing touch was a pair of the most glamorous and perfectly coloured pair of bridal shoes from Bella Belle Shoes.”
That red dress…… I just LOVE the cape! What amazing team of creatives to be able to pull together such a truly captivating shoot. I don’t know about you but it makes me want to book the next available flight to Venice! A big thankyou to each and every one of the people listed below who weaved their magic making this shoot. And special thanks to Valerie from Sapphire Events for designing and styling it so perfectly and of course to Koby & Terilyn Brown from Archetype for capturing it all so beautifully. Keep an eye out on these pages to see more of Koby & Terilyn’s work, or pop across to their website archetypestudioinc.com. And you can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest for daily doses of gorgeousness.
For more romantic wedding inspiration how about this timeless inspiration shoot featuring the most lovely peonies, or this beautiful Woodland elopement, or this elegant Autumn affair? Oh and if you love this deeps red of the dress in this shoot, then this Marsala infused beauty will definitely have you swooning!
Photography ~ Koby & Terilyn Brown, Archetype // Bridal Shoes ~ Bella Belle Shoes // Red Wedding Dress ~ Joanne Fleming Design // Floral Design ~ Valerie Gernhauser, Sapphire Events // Styling & Design ~ Valerie Gernhauser, Sapphire Events // Wedding Cake ~ Melissa’s Fine Pastries // Stationery ~ Laura Hooper Calligraphy // Bridal Makeup ~ Valerie Gernhauser // Bridal Hair ~ Terilyn Brown // Scans ~ Richard Photo Lab // Ribbon/Table Runner ~ Silk & Willow // Groom’s Attire ~ Perlis // Models ~ Jeni Anton & Roberto Palanca // Location ~ Venice, Italy