Elegant + Feminine Wedding Inspiration at Il Mercato
November 12, 2015
Classic WeddingsWeddings in Historical VenuesSpring Weddings
It's pretty hard to complete with a hand painted gown like this Kate McDonald one, but when you add in feminine florals by Kim Starr Wise, an almost-too-pretty-to-eat cake from Melissa's Fine Pastries and have it all captured through Catherine Guidry's lens, well, the entire shoot shines bright, thanks to Sapphire Events' planning and design. Our VAULT has every darling detail for you to pin right this way!
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From Sapphire Events... Sapphire Events paired up with Wedding Paper Divas to create an ethereal and timeless wedding inspiration shoot. This unique shoot, shot entirely on film by the talented, Catherine Guidry, was inspired by the Mcleod dress hand painted by Kate McDonald. The combination of the soft pinks and statement gold foil accents in the dress influenced the decor of everything from the flowers down to the delicate stem of the wine glasses, all with the backdrop of the New Orleans event space, Il Mercato.

The soft pinks and pops of color in the flowers, created by floral designer, Kim Starr Wise, echoed the feminine feel given off by our two brides, Ashley and Courtney. The way Ashley's neutral dress with metallic belt complemented Courtney's hand-painted dress symbolized how the two girls' personalities complement each other and also tied in the rose gold of the their engagement rings. Melissa's Fine Pastries followed Kate McDonald's lead by hand painting the cake to be a replica of the Kate McDonald dress.

While this shoot was stunning at first glance, the couple's story behind the pictures gives meaning to the aesthetically pleasing set up. Courtney and Ashley are eagerly awaiting their upcoming nuptials in New Orleans in March. When Wedding Paper Divas approached Sapphire Events with the opportunity to collaborate on a shoot, Catherine Guidry jumped at the chance to be the photographer and knew she had to use this opportunity to document Courtney and Ashley's love story.

The partnership of Sapphire Events, Catherine Guidry, Wedding Paper Divas, and Kate McDonald accented by the love and commitment of Ashley and Courtney, created a truly one of a kind wedding inspiration shoot.

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