STYLED SHOOT | The Ultra Violet Bride | Bleudog Fotography | Pretty Pear Bride

STYLED SHOOT | The Ultra Violet Bride | Bleudog Fotography

Ultra Violet represents inventiveness and imagination with a sense of non conformity. This collaboration is the perfect example of the Ultra Violet Bride. From the floral down to the ring itself, this color is perfectly featured. Some of the features include, a macrame backdrop and macrame cake, wicker seating area with a grapevine table straight out of the 60’s, vintage cut glass table settings, and floral treatments with succulents and antique hydrangeas.

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What was your design inspiration? “We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.”-Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.

Our style team did just that when they dreamed up this unique Ultra Violet shoot. The inspiration was spurred on by the brides beautiful hair color created by Andrea Mezin of Styles by Andrea. Bleudog Fotography captured the essence of the Bohemian vibes by focusing on the eclectic details throughout the day. There was Ultra Violet seen from every angle, from the flowers down to the wedding ring itself. The Macrame backdrop complete with driftwood detailing, from the Birdie in a Barn collection, hung from the magnificent oak trees at Chateau Adare, combining the old with the new. The Cake Cottage added to the feel by providing a stunning macrame inspired cake.

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The juxtaposition of the old and new theme continued with vintage cut glass pieces on an industrial farm table complete with a charcuterie board. Romantic floral treatments added a pop of color and texture as they combined roses, bougainvillea, and succulents.

By pushing the boundaries this Ultra Violet inspired shoot left a unique mark on all the team involved. We hope it inspires you and pushes you to imagine something different.

Describe your flowers. The bride was adorned in a floral headpiece created from magenta bougainvillea, yarrow, and pale orange dahlias. The bouquet complemented the look with lavender and peach roses, more yarrow, and bougainvillea. Antique hydrangeas and succulents were added for color and texture. The floral surprise was the colorful anklet that captured the same floral theme.

The tables were adorned with both high and low florals created from wooden boxes and brass pedestals. The dripping Amaranthus added a romantic, bohemian element. The color of all the floral treatments was both eye catching and surprising.

Describe your cake. Susan Carberry, owner of The Cake Cottage and past winner of Cake Wars, created a stunning cake with an overall macrame design. The gumpaste flowers were so realistic it was hard to tell they were not. With all the color of the floral, the cake added the perfect element with its monochromatic style.

Tell us about your attire choices. The bride had two dress changes during the shoot. In the bridal suite she was dressed in an organic cotton sheath dress highlighting the easy feeling of the pre wedding preparations. She then changed into an off the shoulders, peasant style, Bohemian cotton gauze dress.

Please describe any DIY, handmade or personal details. One of the main elements of the shoot was the oversized macrame wall hanging created from natural cotton rope. It was situated on a rustic piece of Utah driftwood with a curved shape.

Describe the tablescape elements. An Industrial Farm table was the base for building this vintage tablescape. It was paired with two natural overstuffed chairs adorned with tapestry pillows that matched the added metal benches. The table setting consisted of a vintage mix of Early American Prescut glass made by Anchor Hocking, which was typical of the 60’s. The dishes were framed by gold silverware and a natural linen napkin. Additional features on the table were antique cut glass decanters and a wooden charcuterie board. The table was both colorful and inviting.

Vendor Love – Photography: Bleudog Fotography | Ceremony Venue: Chateau Adare | Reception Venue: Chateau Adare | Event Planning: Table Talk Weddings | Floral: Bleudog Floral | Stationery: Alexa Nelson Prints | Wedding Cake: The Cake Cottage | Rentals: Birdie in a Barn | Linens: Birdie in a Barn | Hair: Styles by Andrea | Jewelry: LaMasters of Fine Jewelry | Wedding Dress: Hippie Boho | Submitted via: Matchology

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Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.
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