When it comes to wedding day decor, butterflies typically don’t make the top of the list! But, today’s inspiration shoot, captured by Marcela Plosker Photography incorporated them beautifully with subtle fluttering details here and there AND the most touching meaning behind it all. Held at The Commons 1854, just north of Boston, a whimsical shoot came to life, with a colorful bouquet, towering white centerpieces by Fleur and Stitch and the most gorgeous applique bridal gown by Lyra Vega Bridal. Take a peek and read on to see how the transformation of butterflies signifies the change from engagement season to wedding season.
From Lyra Vega Bridal…This butterflies inspired shoot was created to capture the metamorphosis of life. Much like the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, wedding days mark the end of the engagement season with the celebratory start to a beautiful marriage.
When they are witnessed in their natural environment, the colors and patterns of butterflies have a beautiful, natural way of drawing in the eye. So, we wanted to create the same effect while designing our shoot. Rather than opting for a venue with bright, bold patterns, we chose instead to highlight The Commons 1854. It has stunning high ceilings, plenty of natural light, and neutral colors, which offered the perfect opportunity to layer in more texture. Our tablescape features a tall white and ivory centerpiece by Fleur & Stitch that looks ethereal set amongst the pops of black seen through the taper candles, goblets, and butterfly table number. The cake is nearly all-white save for the butterflies added by Sweet Cheeks by Renee, and the stationery with its soft calligraphy by Callidora Designs has its own organic feel.
Except for the butterflies and pops of green in the stationery, the details are nearly void of all color. That’s because we wanted our couple – the highlight of their own butterfly-like transformation – to stand out the most. We were reminded of a butterfly flying when we saw the bride’s applique Lyra Vega Bridal dress, and we loved the vividness of her bouquet. Our groom looked dapper in his suit from Hive & Colony, and his extending boutonniere with its bright blooms was one of our favorite unique details from the day. Our eye is drawn to them, just as it should be.
To us, this shoot is hopeful, ethereal, and whimsical – the feelings evoked by butterflies and the same feelings we want a couple to experience at the beginning of their new marriage journey together.
About Lyra Vega Bridal…
Lyra Vega Bridal is an online wedding gown boutique founded on the belief that brides can look beautiful on their wedding day without breaking the bank. We’re dedicated to providing a seamless and stress-free experience for modern, practical brides, and we offer beautiful, custom-measured gowns – delivered to your door for under $1000.
Lyra Vega Bridal works directly with expert dressmakers to create beautiful gowns with quality materials – with an emphasis on not breaking the bank. As an e-boutique, there’s no additional overhead passed on to our clients as a result of working with middlemen or having a brick and mortar store. This allows us to offer wedding gowns at prices impossible for other boutiques, and we don’t have to sacrifice quality or service to do it. Instead of emphasizing the designer label, our focus at Lyra Vega is on the dress itself, and we’ve made it our goal to provide our brides with a stress-free purchasing experience.
Lyra Vega Bridal was founded to help brides who have become discouraged by the traditional method of brick and mortar wedding gown shopping, where gowns fail to live up to expectations and prices run high. Today, LVB seeks to empower modern brides to follow their own bridal path instead of blindly following tradition. We recognize that our brides are people of values and are proud that we can align with them on things that matter.
Lyra Vega Bridal values sustainability from two angels: 1) Our affordable prices means brides can make financially sustainable choices when it comes to their wedding, as they build the foundation of their lives with their beloved; and 2) by making custom-measured gowns, we eliminate unnecessary waste by skipping on mass production, carrying excess inventory, and using unneeded fabrics — a win for your budget, conscience AND for the environment.
At Lyra Vega Bridal, there is no one size fits all. We embrace all body types, shapes, and sizes. When you purchase one of our gowns, we craft each gown using your specific measurements to make sure your gown fits like it’s truly yours.
Lyra Vega Bridal is here to bring options to modern, informed brides who know better than to blindly pay the “bride tax”. We price our gowns based on our mission to bring you beautiful gowns without breaking your bank. We are always looking for ways to cut costs (not corners) to bring you the best quality at the best price point. All of our gowns are priced at under $1,000, and shipping is free — always!
As modern women, there are not enough hours in the day for all that is before us. With Lyra Vega Bridal, you can shop from the comfort of your own home and have your gown delivered straight to your door, so you can ditch the pushy salesperson and awkward try-on sessions, saving you hours of time and energy. As an online boutique, we skip the brick-and-mortar up-charges and provide you with the best possible price with the highest level of transparency, so you know exactly what you’re paying right off the bat — no hidden costs or fees, and free returns if you’re not in love!
Online shopping isn’t an unfamiliar idea for the modern woman, as women living in the 21st century, we are used to the convenience of choosing an item, putting in our credit card information, and receiving the purchase in the mail. Buying a wedding gown online isn’t that much different, but it does require it a bit more preparation. You want to make sure that you do your research prior to buying a gown, checking reviews on the gown, making sure you’re buying from a trustworthy company, and knowing their policies on returns and shipping fees. You also want to go in knowing the style, silhouette, and fabric details you desire for your big day so you can confidently make a purchase once you find the perfect gown.
LVB brides go through a measuring guide on our website to help us collect all the measurements needed for the gown. It is a step-by-step form with pictures and measuring tips. With the help of a friend, you can get all the measurements needed for the gown in about 10 minutes! For those who might not be confident in “DIYing” this step, a local tailor will usually charge a small fee ($20-$40 based on location) to take your measurements. Simply go through our measurement guide with them!
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Photography: Marcela Plosker Photography | Floral Design: Fleur and Stitch | Wedding Dress: Lyra Vega Bridal | Cake: Sweet Cheeks by Renee | Stationery: Callidora Letterpress & Design | Make Up: Lyndsay Simon Beauty | Hair: Melissa Scott Hair | Groom's Attire: Hive and Colony | Wedding Venue: The Topsfield Commons 1854 | Model: Anthony | Model: Maritza | Rentals : Party Rental LTD