Elopement Inspiration Shoot by Tracy Taylor Ward Design + Scott Andrew Studio
September 21, 2011
Tri State

Okay, so this is like every girl's dream come true in the form of an inspiration shoot by the talents of Scott Andrew Studio and Tracy Taylor Ward Design. They decided to collaborate on something different and that something turned out to be this modern romantic tale of two people, away for a weekend in the city and a surprise engagement and wedding. Imagine you wake up in the morning to a gorgeous ring and the love of your life asking you to marry him that very day. And he's thought of everything: your dress, your jewels, your flowers and shoes. I know, can you even stand it! I think you'll agree with me when I say that this photo shoot is beyond gorgeous and romantic. And there's even more in the gallery!









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From Tracy Taylor Ward Design...When Adrienne from Bespoke Affairs and I decided that the time had finally come to get together to produce an inspiration shoot befitting our timeless, romantic and modern ideals of love, it was only a matter of minutes before we knew exactly what needed to be done. We wanted to flip the notion of a traditional wedding on its side and break out of the box, so we decided to show what a proposal-cum-elopement (which could also translate perfectly into a vow renewal) might look like! We thought that a morning wedding (a "wakeup wedding") would enable our couple to take the entire day thereafter to rejoice in the beauty of their newlywed bliss … And wouldn't the voyeur in all of us enjoy a sneak peek into what could go on after-hours?

The plot reads as Anderson Parker has just proposed to Kylie Wilson. Upon arriving in New York City for a weekend away together Anderson asks Kylie to "marry me today," and luckily for him, Kylie has eagerly accepted. Anderson has already coordinated all the wedding details in advance so that every aspect of the day will be a starry-eyed surprise and breathtaking reveal for Kylie; from her bridal gown and jewels, to the table scape, to a wedding breakfast tasting menu, all the fun and romance in store is beyond her wildest expectations. She knew he was a romantic, but he has TRULY blown her away.

I wanted the decor and styling to reflect the feeling of everything being "perfectly undone" and to portray the couple unwinding layer by layer. From the lush and flowing flowers falling off the table set for two, to the couples hair and attire gradually unraveling throughout the day, my goal was to show how natural beauty radiates from everything... Especially when you're in love, having fun and allowing yourself to let go!

Wedding Photography: Scott Andrew Studio / Event Planning: Adrienne Colosimo of Bespoke Affairs / Event Production, Florals, Styling + Graphic Design: Tracy Taylor Ward Design featuring Tracy Taylor Ward (design), S.Kendall Bradford (florals), Haley Lieberman (styling) + Paper with Benefits by Matthew Carrigan (paper goods) / Venue: Eventi Hotel / Hair: Styles on B / Make-up: Sally Duvall / Wedding Dress + Veil: Junko Yoshioka / Suit: Zara / Undergarments: Kiki De MontparnasseLa Perla / Jewelry: Kate SpadeJudith Jack / Bride's Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood / Forks: Pretty Paris / Plates + Goblets: The Creme / Petit Cakes: Lolly Love