I’m about to hook you with a floral design so amazing, you may never top it. And from the very first image of that hauntingly beautiful bouquet from Anastasia Ehlers, you’ll be rushing through to get all the inspiration from Anne Nunn Photography. But I promise, it’s more beautiful than you could ever imagine with a glass of something sparkly and a few minutes to spend in the gallery.
Side note, this film from Happily Ever After Films is the best.
From the designer… A lunch date with Anne of Anne Nunn Photographers a little while ago led to some biz chat and brainstorming and eventually this goodness. I loved working with Anne. She gave me a direction Art Deco influenced, but updated and let me run with the rest. I came back with luxe mixed metals and a moody palette of burgundy and ivory, with a little bit of pink for good measure.
My goal was to marry classic, luxurious elements – peonies, orchids, vintage brooches, and pearl trim – reminiscent of the affluence of the time with just a dash of angst-y romance communicated through the dramatic palette (Gatsby, anyone?). An editorial photo shoot is the perfect way to play like this. Nobody will describe their wedding to me as “angst-y” (how emo!), but theres plenty here thats lovely enough to steal.
Beautiful stationery from Little Arrow drove home the Art Deco influence. Our tableware mixed old and new with modern china alongside vintage touches like champagne coups and brass and silver containers for the centerpiece arrangements.
Of all this though, I think my favorite part was the spectacular location Anne lined up for us. The space was a second-story loft, with great old wood floors, soaring ceilings, and exposed brick. In a past life, it was used as a meeting hall for some sort of secret society. Apparently, when the current owner took over the property they found a bunch of ceremonial masks and capes in the closet. They still had all this crazy furniture there – big upholstered chairs with crazy carved wooden backs. We repurposed one to help build our ceremony backdrop out of wallpaper, which is such an easy way to infuse some pattern and color into a celebration. Use it for the ceremony like we did here, or add some interest to a photobooth or behind the cake table. Make a wallpaper backdrop in advance by securing the paper to some plywood–it’s heavier than it looks.
Happily Ever After Films was there to capture the mood of the day in motion. They did a great job bringing to life our couple’s love and taking a peek behind the scenes.
Photography: Anne Nunn Photography | Cinematography: Happily Ever After Films | Wedding Dress: Allure | Hair: Boudica Salon | Chairs + Rentals: Parties to Go | Chairs + Rentals: Parties to Go http://www.parties | Coordination: Anne Nunn Photography | Floral Design + Styling: Anastasia Ehler Floral Design | Makeup: Rachel Bakken | Stationery + Gold Garland: Little Arrow | Wedding Dress Boutique: Blush Bridal Boutique