Oh how we love a good dose of inspiration. We live for it really, so this shoot inspired by all things fabulous and vintage in Hollywood from MLKL Photography is right up our alley. And when that dose of pretty comes by way of talents like Olam Weddings, Dauphine Press and Kerry Quade - we get a little giddy. Ok, a lot giddy. This shoot is filled with so much style we can barely believe our gallery can contain it all – oh but it does, and trust us when we say it’s a must see. See it all here!
From Melissa Lahring of MLKL Photography… I’ve just finished up some images from an incredibly fun late-summer styled bridal shoot that I collaborated on with canopy designer Michelle Friedman of Olam Weddings. She played a major role in coordinating this labor of love. This shoot’s vintage Holly wood theme is a blend of a modern and nostalgic Hollywood. Major inspiration for this shoot includes the songs and looks of Lana Del Rey, the colors of a late summer California sunset behind the palm trees (one of the “couple’s” favourite travel destinations), and vintage heirloom jewels recreated in new ways. This is a fun-loving New York City bride through and through. She grew up on the upper east side and has since made her home in the west village. Family and heritage is a big part of her life, but she also values her independence and individuality. With a career in fashion, she plans a wedding that reflects her personal style — a party that is modern, chic, and one of a kind that will wow her inner circle. Combining bright colours, a playful spirit, and stunning vintage pieces, she boldly creates a day that matches her fun personality while also offering up a gentle nod to her heritage. Everything was photographed in Brooklyn’s Picnic House in Prospect Park this summer.
From Michelle Friedman of Olam Weddings… The large bloom design of the ceremony canopy is a nod to the gorgeous images of Lana Del Rey in her flower crowns. The cream and gold colors sparkle like a dreamy cloud above the couple. The lightness of the canopy has an open air California feeling and romantically frames the couple. The soft and airy canopy above the table is made from long pieces of french lace and raw silk ribbons. The canopy above the couple’s table creates an intimate and romantic space within the ceremony, as well as a special focal point.
From Kerry Quade… My inspiration for the vintage Hollywood glamour shoot was “what is old is new again.” The deep eggplant color of the carnations gives an “old” bloom a modern twist. In the table setting, the cut-glass goblets used as vases are filled with classic juliette garden roses in an apricot tone. These, paired with plum-colored Thai basil, artichokes, jasmine and silver dusty miller, give an update to a classic setting. Mercury glass votives add to the vintage vibe.
From Dauphine Press… Stylistically, this suite’s chic typography was inspired by high fashion with a nod to the mid-century. The gold foil impressed into the soft cotton paper is what gives this suite the rich and luxurious feeling associated with vintage Hollywood. The delicate, foil-stamped border and text is reminiscent of gold jewelry and truly catches the light like a diamond ring. The palette is still bright and beautiful — the whimsical, Wisteria-colored, hand-painted edges and a custom envelope liner give it a little vintage ’60s, beach-side flair while remaining sophisticated.
Photography: Melissa Lahring of MLKL Photography / Photo Shoot Venue: Picnic House at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York / Coordination + Canopy Design: Michelle Friedman of Olam Weddings / Floral Design: Kerry Quade / Catering: Naturally Delicious / Stationery: Dauphine Press / Styling: Angelina Vivace / Hair: Kristina Bauzo / Makeup: Brandalyn Fulton with Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics / Model Bride: Claudia Kiss / Model Groom: Zachary Kapple
Look #2: Portraits
Wedding Dress: Houghton NY / Bride’s Earrings: Lulu Frost / Bride’s Ring: Rebekah Lea / Bracelet in Bride’s Hair: Lulu Frost / Bride’s Shoes: Enzo Angiolini / Groom’s Shirt + Pants: H&M / Groom’s Socks: Stylist’s Own / Groom’s Shoes: Bostonian Classics / Groom’s Bow Tie: Wu York
Look #3: Ceremony + Dessert Table
Wedding Dress: Ivy & Aster “Hello Gorgeous” via Lovely Bride / Bride’s Head Piece: Julia Clancey / Bride’s Ring: Rebekah Lea / Bride’s Bracelet + Necklace: Lulu Frost / Bride’s Shoes: Enzo Angiolini / Groom’s Shirt + Pants: H&M / Groom’s Socks: Stylist’s Own / Groom’s Shoes: Bostonian Classics / Groom’s Bow Tie: Wu York /
Look #4: Reception
Wedding Dress: Abigail Stewart / Bride’s Shoes: Enzo Angiolini / Bride’s Crown: Young & ng / Bride’s Earrings, Bracelet + Necklace: Lulu Frost / Groom’s Shirt + Pants: H&M / Groom’s Socks: Stylist’s Own / Groom’s Shoes: Bostonian Classics / Groom’s Bow Tie: Wu York
Bride’s Dot Dress: Houghton NY / Bride’s Earrings + Bracelet: Lulu Frost / Bride’s Ring: Rebekah Lea / Bride’s Eye Piece: Custom by Rebekah Lea / Groom’s Shirt + Pants: H&M / Groom’s Socks: Stylist’s Own / Groom’s Shoes: Bostonian Classics / Groom’s Bow Tie: Wu York
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