Holiday Wedding Inspiration by Lucinda Wesson, III
December 17, 2009

As with most photoshoots, it takes an army of people to really bring it to life. Here are some thoughts from the major players behind today's eye candy!

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From the photographer, Anna Sawin...This incredible visual feast, laid out in sumptuous colors, tones and textures as far as the eye could see, was a photographer’s field day, particularly against the stunning winter backdrop of Elihu Island and the cozy family charm of the Big House. We could have worked for days capturing the spectacular details and quirky, humorous and lovable nuances created by Lucinda and team. The chemistry between our bride and groom lit a spark that inspired the rest of the wedding “family.” As the day grew longer, the energy increased, creating an inspired, natural feel among our participants as the sun began to set and the moon rose

From the Florist, Yumiko Fletcher...An all white palette for the table in vintage glasses and milk glass containers.... flowers used were white football mums, spider mums, amaryllis, paperwhites, anemones and accents of white feathers and gold. The milk glass containers had mounds of white carnations and soft pink ornaments. The Bride’s bouquet was a composition of magenta peonies, hot pink garden roses, deep purple anemones, pink oriental lilies, seeded eucalyptus, glittery feathers and feather boa collar along with blush ribbon wrap The Groom’s boutonniere was a deep plum anemone, gold leaf accent and seeded eucalyptus berries wrapped in sheer gold ribbon.

From the Makeup Artist, Jennie Fresa...The 1940's had the war to set the tone and define a woman's hair and makeup styles. Glamour was in and the "sex-kitten" look was alive! To create the makeup looks, I used velvety powders in pink hues, to smooth out the skin. Blush was used in pink tones and applied high on the cheek bones. My favorite part of 1940's makeup, was the lips. Patriotic reds, crimson pinks and deep berries were popular, perhaps to symbolize optimism. Eyes were kept simple, for the most part. We also used a lot of rich brown and deep aubergine shadows. During my research, I discovered that mascara had found it's place in the 40's, so we used a lot of black mascara and added length with layered false lashes. Brows were defined and more dramatic than in the past years. Hair was smooth and romantic. Lindsay Milan created stunning styles that were indicative of true "pin-up" glamour.