Love and a little pixie dust. That’s what this inspiration shoot from Evelyn Alas Photography is all about. It doesn’t get more perfect for a Peter Pan fan (guilty as charged!). We love it all, from the whimsical table settings to gorgeous fashion the cake from Charm City Cakes, which is just the sprinkles on the top of a lovely, lovely shoot.
From the photographer… Peter Pan is a story about a boy who never wanted to grow up, so he lived on this fantastic island called Neverland. The story of Peter Pan, also known as Peter and Wendy, follows the tale of friendship, love and adventure between Peter Pan and Wendy Darling. In our photo shoot, we wanted to capture the essence of this timeless story and bring the worlds of Peter Pan and Wendy Darling together. We imagine that Wendy Darling and Peter Pan plan their wedding in London, in an elegant setting that also includes nature, whimsical youth, beauty, and fantasy. Our main colors are olive green, gold, pale blue and ivory.
To begin, we chose Woodend in Chevy Chase, MD as our location because this particular venue combines a great natural woodsy backdrop and an elegant Georgian Revival mansion. With this setting, Wendy Darling and Peter Pan would be able to take advantage of a beautiful inside and outside setting.
We set our main guest dining table on the mansion’s portico; this provided a beautiful and classical backdrop. It also created an intimate space for our bride and groom’s family and friends. The vintage crystal stemware, champagne-shimmer tablecloth, gold-rimmed plates, and the gold silverware alluded to Wendy Darling’s London lifestyle. The moss-draped tablescape and lush flowers provides a connection to nature with our décor.
When we picture Wendy Darling, a fresh and youthful girl comes to mind. So for Wendy’s make-up, we chose a natural and understated look in order to accentuate her blue eyes. Her hair was swept to the side for a look that was playful and also intricately braided. We chose a Claire Pettibone dress, because her vintage style designs are delicate and graceful and at the same time playful and whimsical. The Twigs and Honey head piece in blue and gold and gold sparkly shoes worn by Wendy, were a nod to Neverland and Tinkerbell.
Peter Pan, is often seen as a mischievous young boy, however we decided to show a mature Peter. We dressed him in a classic black suit with a modern skinny black tie. We also gave him forest green socks to allude to the classic symbol of his former adventures.
We worked with an invitation designer who created wedding stationary and paper that include quotes from the book. Escort cards were written with names of characters from the original Peter Pan. Pixie dust favors were provided, which represented the fantastical aspect of the wedding.
We carried out gold elements throughout the styling and décor of our reception and dessert tables. The bride wore sparkly gold shoes. Our cake artist designed a simple and chic white cake brushed with gold shimmer, it was topped with a white floral wreath cake topper to compliment Wendy’s headpiece. Miniature bite sized dessert treats included a decadent assortment of chocolates, macaroons, and cupcakes.
Photographer: Evelyn Alas Photography | Wedding Planner: Margo Fischer, Bright Occasions | Florist: B Floral Event Design | Caterer and Rentals (linens, place settings, chairs): Corcoran Caterers | Hair and Make-up Artist: Allison Harper and Co | Wedding Cake: Charm City Cakes | Paper Elements: Simply Designed | Wedding dress: Claire Pettibone from Hannelore’s | Head piece: Twigs and Honey | Vintage Rentals (crystal stemware, vintage flatware and antique clock): Vintage Affairs | Shoes: Enzo Angiolini