Today felt like the perfect day to get our princess on. Snow White, to be more specific. In a gorgeous shoot from Ron Soliman Photojournalism, Private Receptions created a fantasy world fit for Snow White, packed with inspiration (all dreamt up by the uber talented Private Receptions) for a gorgeous red and white winter soiree for us all. And can we just spend a moment on the two GORG gowns from Gabriella Bridal Salon New York? Dying. Grab an apple, make sure it's safe, and meet me in the gallery for even more!
From Gabriella New York Bridal Salon ... Lauren from Private Receptions came up with the idea of a Snow White inspired shoot in the heat of the summer. She decided to use the theme as a muse because of its recent TV popularity and because it is a perfect starting point for the winter season. Instead of just working with the fairytale inspiration however, Lauren chose to infuse the wedding design with a modern New York vibe. Lauren and her team kept the color scheme simple with a deep candy apple red, pure white and touches of silver and mercury glass inspired by the Queen's mirror.
The venue, Top of the Garden, a great modern loft space in the middle of New York City with amazing views, was perfect. Lauren decided to really glam it up in a contemporary fashion: lots of candle light, mercury glass votives and a towering centerpiece, inspired by the Queen's castle. A second centerpiece with more touches of greenery was used, with the mild mannered Snow White as a muse. A mirror and an apple also played an important role.
The incredibly talented florist Bridget of Violet and Verde used deep crimson roses, zinnias and calla lillies for the more tailored looks, and played with white thistle in the low centerpieces as a prickly accent - juxtaposing two distinct styles reminiscent of Snow White and the Queen. Lauren drew additional inspiration from the fairy tale and composed the escort card presentation with a bare manzanella branch with moss at the bottom, evocative of the Queen's knarled hands when she appears to Snow White as the beggar woman – a stark contrast to Snow White's warm welcoming nature.
Gabriella New York Bridal Salon provided the two stunning gowns, Tejani generously donated the Fine Jewelry pieces. A brand new jewelry line “possibility”, designed by Astrid Mueller also complimented the bride’s look with a few winter-inspired Lucite jewelry pieces. Lucite has been spotted repeatedly in the Spring Summer 2013 runway shows, and Lauren decided to incorporate it as more of a contemporary accent. Carla of CLM Makeup brought it all perfectly together by beautifying the bride with an elegant makeup and several festive hairstyle combinations. Carla really nailed it; the bride was breathtaking in this Snow White inspired look!
Stationery was illustrated and designed by the talented Astrid Mueller, and printed by New York stationery and print boutique printicon. Lauren and Astrid wanted to keep things simple but with an understated glamour. The invites and escort cards were printed in a very clean-chic white on white foil embossed snowflake pattern, complimented by matching laser-cut candle wraps, also generously produced by printicon. Astrid specializes in sophisticated wedding illustrations, and the rehearsal dinner invite with her illustration of a Snow White-esque bride and groom was the perfect match for the team’s vision of this winter wedding inspiration shoot. Astrid also created the engraved Lucite snowflake cocktail stirrers and matching candy apple embellishments (which can also be used as hors d’oeuvre sticks).
Ron Soliman and his assistant Edwin Ocha were the photographic master minds behind the shoot. Lauren had worked with Ron in the past and knew that his photojournalistic and glamorous style would be the perfect fit. Needless to say, the results are stunning. Doesn’t it just want to make you play in the snow?
Photography: Ron Soliman Photojournalism / Second Shooter: Edwin Ochoa / Coordination, styling and design: Private Receptions / Venue: Top of the Garden, New York / Floral design: Violet and Verde / Make-up and hair: CLM Makeup / Stationery design, Lucite design accents & lamps: Astrid Mueller / Bridal Gowns: Marchesa (ballgown) and Anna Maier (fitted gown) via Gabriella New York Bridal Salon / Fine Jewelry: Tejani / Lucite Jewelry and hairpieces: Possibility / Stationery printing and laser-cut lamp production: Printicon New York