We’re falling so hard for this emerald green and gold wedding inspiration shoot! Set against sprawling oak trees and stone archways, it’s a mesmerizing play of vibrant velvets and silks, gilded silverware and lush greenery captured by Rachel Whyte Photography that will steal your heart like it did ours. Don’t miss all the pretty details right here!
From Rachel Whyte Photography… A rainy day was never in the game plan for this romantic inspiration shoot. But when it rains, it pours and the fresh smell of rain brings along promise, growth and hopes for the future—perfect for the new venue, La Rio Mansion. From the sprawling oaks and stone archways to the secret garden and endless fields, the gorgeous venue leaves nothing to be desired even in a storm. Something about the rain is enchantingly romantic and we could not have been more in love with outcome.
Despite the weather and the recent cold, the grass was a fresh green which paired well with the dark colors we selected for the shoot. Charcoal, emerald and navy elements with gold accents gave way to a timeless feel. Marquee Rentals provided beautiful silk linens, natural bistro chairs and a wealthy collection of gold-rimmed glassware and gilded silverware. Details like our exquisite emerald velvet sofa were delivered by Swoon Rentals+Design. Lovely Leaves choose a white mix of large Alabaster garden roses, Veronica, dahlias, agapanthus, astrantia and lush greenery—a fresh selection for spring.
Lily’s Cakes designed a classic cake, clean fondant with ribbon and fresh flowers, which we set atop a table accented with a beautiful floral garland near the vintage fountain at the venue. The skilled handwritten gold calligraphy by Wondrous Whimsy was splendid—precisely what we had envisioned. The emerald cut diamond ring would be kept safe for generations inside a grey French velvet Mrs. Box—one of our favorite things.
The Allure ball gown Emily wore from Georgio’s Bridal was breathtaking against the rich fields, stone arches and Spanish tiles. Well-heeled to say the least: The shimmery silvery-grey pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos added a bit of excitement in with all of our formalities. Kimberly Cutler Professional Make-Up Artist and stylist Victoria Taylor make a fabulous beauty duo—they captured the exact romantic look we were wanting with Em’s hair and make-up. Jacob, Emily’s long-time (future fiancé), wore a tailored navy suit also from Georgio’s.
Photography: Rachel Whyte | Event Design: VIVID Events | Floral Design: Lovely Leaves | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals | Cakes: Lily's Cakes | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Makeup: Kimberly Cutler Professional Make-up | Hair: Victoria Taylor | Calligraphy: Wondrous Whimsy | Venue: La Rio Mansion | Bridal Boutique: Georgio's Bridal | Rentals: Swoon Rentals + Design | Rentals: Marquee Rentals | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box