After the Royal Nuptials, we all seem to be in a tizzy on this side of the pond about all things headdress. And when the inspiration of a photo shoot is F. Scott Fitzgerald, romance, whimsy, and all things vintage, you better believe we were expecting something magical adorning the brides crown. We were absolutely not disappointed. This shoot, dreamed up by Smart & Chic Bride, Bethany Lorelle (the brains behind the hairpiece), and Jenny Bedard Photography, was held at The Gale Mansion – one of our favorite Twin City locales. So take a peek, then grab your fascinator and meet me in the gallery!

The inspiration for our shoot was evolved from the partnership of Smart & Chic Bride, Bethany Lorelle, and Jenny Bedard Photography. We wanted to highlight the whimsical romance and warmth of a late winter wedding in Minnesota. We set out to showcase the exquisite talents of our favorite Twin Cities wedding professionals.

Each designer’s creations drew from a color palate of cozy apricot hues, rich chocolate browns, blush pinks, warm ivories and vintage gold tones. Jenny Bedard Photography captured our inspiration shoot in the library and sunroom of the historic Gale Mansion, a popular wedding venue in South Minneapolis.

For table décor, Tamara Anderson owner of Tam Dandy,  outfitted the tables with a whimsical assortment of vintage bottles, keys, velvet ribbons and feathers. Enchanting birds and birdcages, which housed each table number, added playfulness to the table decor. Her charming designs carried through in the invitations and guest cards.

The flowers were designed by Molly Yee of Studio Emme. Her incorporation of luminous apricot tea roses complemented the vintage glass bottles and keys adding a warm glow.  Bethany Lorelle adorned our bride with a 1920’s-style hairpiece in a nod to Minnesota’s own favorite writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald.  The hairpiece is comprised of hundreds of chocolate and metallic hued beads. The signature Midnight Cherub Clutch by Laura Nelli of NELLE, who now designs for BHLDN, added just the right touch of luxury to the bride’s ensemble.

The bride’s soft finger curls and rich make-up are the artistry of Kira McCarty of Smart & Chic Bride. Retrospect Designs, complimented our bride’s classic style with stunning jewelry designed with one-of-a-kind vintage accents. A decadent intricately designed Italian Amaretto mousse cake was created by renowned Twin Cities bakery Buttercream. It was the perfect elegant addition to the inspiration of the day.

Photography: Jenny Bedard Photography / Bridal Gown: Tara LaTour / Clutch: NELLE / Hair Piece & Accessories: Bethany Lorelle / Hair and Makeup: Kira McCarty for Smart & Chic Bride / Stationery & Table Decor: Tamara Anderson of Tam Dandy / Jewelry: Retrospect Designs / Flowers: Studio Emme / Cake: Buttercream / Cupcakes: Wuollet’s Bakery / Location: The Gale Mansion / Model: Stephanie Cousins

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