Romantic Glamour Inspiration Shoot at Maitland Art Center
January 6, 2014
The Monday after the holidays calls for extra pretty, and we are serving that up and then some thanks to this stunning shoot captured by Ly Sue of LH Photography. Styled beautifully by Siuleth of Eleven Note, it is literally packed to the gills with pretty. With florals from Rachel of Stems and Things that define gorgeous and a cake from The Pastry Studio that is as pin-worthy as they come, this gallery will have you jumping for joy. See it all here.
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From Ly Sue of LH Photography...We were head over heels designing this shoot! We wanted to showcase the beautiful venue while at the same time create a contrast with the details. When thinking of an underlying theme for the shoot, we best described it as deconstructed nature mixed with touches of glam and romance! The color palette throughout encompassed both contrast and subtlety with citron, gold, and blush tonalities which created the perfect balance against the concrete backdrop of the venue.

The ceremony setting, composed of painted paper flowers and white branches, created a strong focal point with a romantic softness, while the layering of the gold trunks and candles gave it a touch of glimmer. We brought in details such as dip dyed citron baskets filled with blankets, fur, and textural fabrics to soften and give a sense of warmth and "feel" to the space. We let the architecture of the venue naturally dictate the location of each scene, for example the venue featured a carved stone opening that we felt was the perfect spot to best showcase the beautiful cake; it only needed a touch of softness against the gold surface of the cake, and the fur backdrop combined with the soft glow of candles, provided just that. For the escort card display, we hand painted natural stones to reflect the color story and framed it as an art piece.

We wanted the table setting to sum up all of the elements, as that is one of the areas in which guests spend most of their time, so it needed to "tell" the whole story. To create the table setting, we had fun playing with unconventional uses of different things such as the use of blankets as table covers, blush scarves as table runners, and necklaces to hold the table number; a detail we repeated on the escort card display. The elegant yet creative menus served both as a menu as well as place mats for the dinnerware, and were hand painted to give it a personal touch. The floral arrangement incorporated both natural and paper flowers arranged in an effortless organic way to follow the asymmetrical shape of the gold branch. The stunningly unique bridal bouquet was a reflection of the floral center piece; unconventional, beautiful, and free-form. From the layering of the tabletop and ceremony setting to the hand painted invitation suite and the unique floral designs, we were able to create a scene of romance, warmth, and elegance. We painted and upholstered the fur|gold barstools, and painted all the trunks and branches. The flowers attached to the branches were made of coffee filters and hand painted.
Vendor Credits
Design + Styling + Photography
Ly Sue of LH Photography
Reception Venue + Ceremony Venue
Maitland Art Center
Design + Styling + Florals & Paper Flowers
Rachel of Stems and Things
Design + Styling + Stationery & Signage
Siuleth of Eleven Note