‘Language of Flowers’ – The Botanical 2017 Collection from EderaASHLEY LARGESSE PHOTOGRAPHY
I am sure you must remember, if you saw it last year, the exquisite Aquarelle collection from Edera Jewelry – gloriously romantic, it was definitely a collection once seen never forgotten (if you missed it, or simply want a reminder, you can take a peek at the perfection here). Well, today I couldn’t be more excited to be sharing with you the exclusive first glimpse at Edera’s beautiful offering for 2017, and let’s just say that if you loved the delicate beading and unique designs of her last collection, ‘Language of Flowers’ will most definitely have you swooning!
A collection of heirloom quality hair adornments, bridal accessories and jewelry, ‘Language of Flowers’ is utterly captivating. As with all of owner Ivy’s collections it blends artisan techniques inspired by those of eras past, with contemporary design details, this time in the form of botanical shapes and pretty pastels. I will hand you over to the lovely lady herself, for a few words about the inspiration behind her latest offering…..
“My 2017 Bridal Collection was inspired by the symbolic meanings of plants and flowers, also known as “the Language of Flowers.” During the Victorian era, floral arrangements were exchanged between suitors to convey messages of love, and whole dictionaries were written on the symbolism of plants. Influenced by this charming tradition, each design in the Edera “Language of Flowers” collection is inspired by and named after a flower with a symbolic meaning connected to love and marriage: from orange blossoms (“eternal love and marriage”) and camellias (“adoration and perfection”) to peonies (“romance and a happy marriage”), ivy (“wedded bliss”), gypsophila (“everlasting love”) and myrtle flowers (“love and marriage”).
In addition to Edera’s signature handcrafted lace motifs, the designs in the collection are accented with hand-dyed and sewn silk organza flower petals, created with vintage millinery techniques. Other couture details include hand-embroidered leaves, delicately beaded sprigs, genuine freshwater pearls, and vintage crystals and beads. “
“The collection was photographed by Vermont-based wedding photographer Ashley Largesse. The Lilac Inn in Brandon, VT, a bed and breakfast housed in a beautiful Georgian-revival mansion, provided the range of backdrops for the shoot, from the lush greenery of the inn’s grounds, to the marble architectural details and rustic stone walls.”
“Floral designer Jayson Munn created a selection of flower arrangements for the shoot, including unstructured bouquets featuring Japanese anemone and clematis, a traditional bouquet of peach roses, and a dramatic arrangement of hydrangea blossoms and trailing ivy vines.”
“Celia Grace, a fair trade and eco-friendly wedding dress line, provided both the fitted raw silk gown with intricate lace detailing and the figure-skimming silk chiffon dress with a cascade of ruffles featured in the photo shoot. The dramatic silk drop veil and lace-edged fingertip veils were both created by Kata Banko Couture.”
“Lori Condgon of Studio 210 Salon styled the model’s romantic updo and loose curls, while Jennifer Perellie created the perfect “English rose” makeup look to complement.”
I am so completely head over heel for this new collection, and the whole beautiful shoot! Don’t you just love all the floral details?? These designs are just a few of my favourites from ‘Language of Flowers’ so be sure to check out the rest at www.ederajewelry.com, or over on Etsy at www.etsy.com/shop/EderaJewelry – every single one is created by hand in Ivy’s Vermont, USA studio. If you can’t find something within her 2017 collection, or past offerings ‘Aquarelle‘, ‘Woodland Goddess‘ and ‘Love Sonnet‘, that is perfect for you, then you could always talk to the talented lady herself about creating something bespoke – with prices starting at a very reasonable $175!
And of course keep an eye out here on Chic Vintage Brides for you are sure to see more of Ivy’s incredible creations on these pages soon!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Contributors & Credits
Photography ~ Ashley Largesse // Jewelry, Accessories & Styling ~ Edera Jewelry // Location ~ The Lilac Inn, Brandon, VT // Wedding Dresses ~ Celia Grace // Veils ~ Kata Banko Couture // Floral Design ~ Jayson Munn Design // Makeup ~ Jennifer Perellie Makeup // Hair ~ Lori Congdon, Studio 210 Salon, Bennington VT // Model ~ Lindsey Newton
Edera is a much loved Chic Vintage Brides Sponsor but has not paid for this post, these words of admiration for Ivy’s designs, and love for this new collection, are all my own. Thank-you for supporting CVB’s Sponsors!
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