Glamorous Wedding Shoot Inspired by Gossip GirlKERRY JEANNE PHOTOGRAPHY
Any Gossip Girl fans out there? I don’t know whether to confess this or not….but I have never seen an episode! *gasp* After seeing this super stylish inspiration shoot from Kerry Jeanne Photography and Kaleb Norman James Design though, I am sorely tempted to seek out a boxset!…..
Styled to perfection with all of the glamour those of you familiar with the show will have come to expect from the Upper East Side elite, as well as a hint of 1940s elegance that will delight any vintage loving bride to be, this shoot is an absolute showstopper! Mixing florals and desserts in pretty pastels with sparkly chandeliers, diamantes and splashes of silver it exudes chic femininity and opulence. Here’s Kaleb of Kaleb Norman James Design to tell you all about it…..
“If faced with admitting my biggest guilty pleasure, it would most certainly be Gossip Girl. Though the series has long been over, I’m still a sucker for anything set on the Upper East Side with an affinity for Bergdorfs, penthouses and Blake Lively. So when I was asked by Kerry Jeanne Photography to style a Gossip Girl inspired wedding shoot, I didn’t have to think twice!
From there I was set with the mission of finding our very own Chuck & Blair and recreate this glamorous world they call Manhattan. I partnered with The Dress Theory to find a gorgeous, studded Jenny Packham gown that has similar lines to the powder blue gown Blair was married in for the final episode. And of course we had to have a bouquet filled with Blair’s favorite, pink peonies. We added in subtle nods to the characters favorite things, such as Blair’s iconic love of Paris with french macaroons & Chuck’s ever faithful glass of Scotch.
We knew the elegant setting of Seattle’s Rainier Club would evoke the old world grandeur of an elite, private club you’d find in Manhattan, with their grand chandeliers & stunning paneled walls. Overall, the goal was to bring the show back to life, even if just for a short time, so the faithful GG lovers could once again, revel in the beauty this show created.”
The creativity of the people in the wedding industry never fails to amaze me, and I can not thank everyone behind today’s fabulous shoot enough for not only brining such jawdroppingly beautiful and truly inspirational shoot to life, but also for kindly allowing me to share it here. The lovely Kerry from Kerry Jeanne Photography captured our very own Chuck and Blair so perfectly don’t you think? Be sure to head over to her website at kerryjeannephotography.com for more of her gorgeous work, and you will also find her on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
If the pretty pastel shades in this shoot have you smitten, then you might want to take a look at this gorgeous real wedding with a barn reception, or this beautiful inspiration board in Serenity Blue & Rose Quartz – Pantone’s two colours of the year. Speaking of which, they have just released their colours for Autumn 2016, and I will be taking a closer look later this week. So be sure to pop back and see them – they’re beyond lovely!
Photography ~ Kerry Jeanne Photography // Venue ~ The Rainier Club // Event Design & Floral ~ Kaleb Norman James Design // Wedding Stationery ~ Grey & Cake // Gown ~ Jenny Packham from The Dress Theory // Shoes ~ Manolo Blahnik // Bakery ~ Tallant House // Hair & Makeup – Melissa Korn