Birds of a Feather Photo Shoot by Diana Lupu Photography + Kasey D Weddings
January 4, 2012
I'm pretty sure that even if you aren't a hippie dippie at heart, one glance at this Bohemian inspiration will have you dreaming of nuptials dripping in feathers and braids and just the right boho sandals to let your bridal footsies feel the open air. It's awash with easy, breezy details crafted by Kasey D Weddings and a pop of colorful flowers by Xquisite Events that make for insanely gorgeous images captured by Diana Lupu Photography. Catch it all here!

And in addition to this already fabulous inspiration, we have the awesome video by Timotei Jinar Films to share. All you have to do is get cozy and press play. Enjoy!

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From Kasey D Weddings... Feathers seem to be popping up everywhere these days… in our hair, hanging from our earrings and dangling from our necklaces. I was so inspired and excited by this trend that I couldn’t help myself but to bring them into a wedding setting. I also wanted to create an inspirational wedding in a South Florida setting while incorporating Northern woodsy appeal so we brought in some antlers! I was more than fortunate to team up with a group of amazing South Florida Vendors to make my vision come to life and create this “Birds Of A Feather Flock Together” inspirational shoot.

It all started with the fabulous hairpieces provided by HairFeather. We dressed the Bride in a beautiful headpiece with feathers hanging from the back in lieu of a typical veil. She was simply stunning and the veil like feather hairpiece truly created that ohh-ahh bridal moment. We also played around with a couple other hair accessories throughout the shoot to showcase the versatility of incorporating feathers into the Bride’s look during different settings. I didn’t think it was possible to make our Bride, Aniela, more beautiful but Kristin Brown did just that. We wanted free flowing curls to play with the hanging feathers and her makeup was perfectly oh so sweet.

Christine from Ink Lemonade nailed it with our Invitation Suite. She incorporated feathers into the invitation and r.s.v.p. card set, as well as antlers into the save the date with lots of whimsy lettering styles throughout. To exude the warmth and texture of crackling logs in a fire, she used charcoal as the main design medium and the envelope was hand painted with a custom-mixed turquoise gouache. It was perfect. The Paper Nickel just topped it off with their amazing collection of vintage stamps. It was such a treat to receive them and an undeniable addition to the already amazing hand painted envelope.

The Ceremony setting was Holiday-esque as the inspirational wedding was to take place in late December. By incorporating Christmas glass bulbs, we paid a little homage to the Holiday season. We also created a dessert display with varying holiday inspired treats to bring forth emotions from holiday foods and times spent with family and friends. For example, the Thanksgiving evoking pumpkin and praline pies, the Halloween inspired caramel corn popcorn balls, Santa’s favorite chocolate chip cookies and milk, the forever fun Fourth of July s’mores on a stick and who goes camping with family and friends without some good old trail mix?!

The floral arrangements designed by Xquisite Events brought the pop of color and whimsy I could have only hoped for. The gorgeous fuchsia peonies, bright yellow ranunculus, and hot pink roses provided a stunning palette & arrangement! The tablescape was created on a good ol’ picnic table. It was eclectic, uncluttered and clean, and incorporated elements such as antlers, glass bulbs, feathers, mercury glass, amber glassware, clear glass plates and twisted silverware, yarn, and fabulous glitter burlap napkins. And let’s not forget the custom made mustard and beige deer & chevron pattern pillows created by the talented RegansBrain, which provided guests with the comfort of sitting & gave us an extra splash of color & style. The entire look was created to be simple yet stunning and I think the floral arrangements helped it to be just that. The photo booth was a blast to make and was created by using craft paper and handmade sweet potato stamps shaped to resemble feathers. A special thanks to Little Retreats for supplying all the amazing handcrafted fun on a stick pieces. From the bowtie to the antlers, we had such a great time playing with their designs.

Styling + Coordination: Kasey D Weddings / Photography: Diana Lupu Photography / Videography: Timotei Jinar Films / Florals: Xquisite Events / Hair + Makeup: Kristin Brown / Hair Accessories: HairFeather / Paper Suite: Ink Lemonade / Stamps: The Paper Nickel Stamp Co. / Place Settings: Panache / Photo Booth Props: Little Retreats / Custom Pillows: RegansBrain / Models: Aniela McGuinness & Paul Vincent Alexander