You know how we just KNEW today was going to be a fabulous Valentine’s Day? That it would be a morning, noon and night of L.O.V.E. and seriously deliver the pretty? Well, SMPers, it has a little something to do with this drop-dead gorgeous photo shoot from Beauty in the Making, which is not only one of the loveliest bundles of inspiration you will ever lay your eyes upon, but is boasting layer upon layer of stunning florals, vibrant hues and beyond breathtaking photography from Jillian Tree Photography. Happy Valentine’s Day, indeed. Click here for all of the pretty.
From Beauty in the Making… Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for your love is more delightful than wine. – King Solomon
Green branches whisper promises breathed in times long past. Rugged stone steps lead us to this enchanted garden where through the ages lovers have carved the name of their sweetheart in ancient free-growing trees. In the mystique of Greynolds Park, red velvet amaryllises embraced by pink peonies and purple ranunculus beckon young love to tread this timeless path. First associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the Middle Ages, Valentines’ Day still bears the fragrance of knightly gallantry and the blushing hope of true love.
This romantic theme is expressed in pewter place settings on a stone table, lit solely by generous candles and fading sunlight filtered through the canopy of protective branches. Fun and flirtatious, characteristic of young love in any age, the crowns additionally carry the deeper message that she is his princess and he her mischievous prince. The allusions to Lady Guinevere and her hero in the woods lend an air of Camelot to this sunset in a park in the city.
Bearing the traditional Be Mine appeal, their valentines cards are ornately enriched with the gravitas of those timeless and passionate words from King Solomon. In this hushed, misty oasis, our couple discovers valentines delights in hues of roses and wine, blending royal motifs with divine timeless inspiration.
Photography: Jillian Tree Photography / Photo Shoot Location: Graynolds Park in North Miami Beach, Florida / Event Coordination + Design + Paper Goods + Florals: Eileen Morales from Beauty in the Making / Wedding Dress: Sassy Bridal & Formal Wear / Hair + Makeup: Carolyn Jones