The sea is mysterious, it’s both frantic and fantastic, calming and captivating… it’s a million different emotions rolled into one glorious, beautiful beast and this shoot by Almond Leaf Studios captures all that and more. Bohemian Ink created a scene sure to inspire anyone dreaming of a seaside celebration, full of plums and grays, blush and lavender florals and linens. Looking for more? Head to our Vault for it all.


From Almond Leaf Studios… Inspired by the sonnet “On the Sea” by John Keats, we set sail for Edisto Island to capture the essence of beauty in her waves. The ocean captivates. The ocean speaks. If you listen carefully you’ll hear her own sonnet. She speaks with every crashing wave. The tide will tickle your toes in one moment and engulf you the next. She quiets us and makes us still and that’s why we titled this shoot “Sonnet of the Sea”

“On the Sea”

It keeps eternal whisperings around
Desolate shores, and with its mighty swell
Gluts twice ten thousand caverns, till the spell
Of Hecate leaves them their old shadowy sound.
Often ’tis in such gentle temper found
That scarcely will the very smallest shell
Be mov’d for days from whence it sometime fell,
When last the winds of heaven were unbound.
Oh ye! who have your eye-balls vex’d and tir’d,
Feast them upon the wideness of the Sea;
Oh ye! whose ears are dinn’d with uproar rude,
Or fed too much with cloying melody,–
Sit ye near some old cavern’s mouth, and brood
Until ye start, as if the sea-nymphs quir’d!
-John Keats

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Photography: Almond Leaf Studios | Cinematography: Almond Leaf Studios | Event Design: Bohemian Ink | Floral Design: Philosophy Flowers | Wedding Dress: Erin Grey Couture | Invitations: Bohemian Ink | Jewelry: Kristin Hayes Jewelry | Location: Botany Bay At Edisto Island | Model: Jaymin McAffrey | Model: Savannah McAffrey

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