There’s an incredible sense of beauty in classic works of art. Stylist Veronica of Type A Society started conceptualizing this elegant wedding shoot by taking inspiration from her favorite classical music, a Bach concerto that evokes feelings of being in love and the sweetness and innocence that comes along with it. Beautiful calligraphy, luscious florals, and soft fabrics create that elegance and a classic atmosphere.
Read on for more from the designer and stylist, Veronica of Type A Society:
“When Laura Gordon asked me to come on as the creative director and stylist for her 1:1 workshop, she gave me full creative freedom to put a team together and it’s always a dream for a stylist and planner to have the full trust of your client (Laura, in this case!).
I wanted to do something a little different, and I had seen a lot of ballerina inspired shoots, so I spent some time thinking about what is personal to me that I could draw inspiration from. I grew up playing classical piano, and just love the feelings evoked from various classical pieces. One of my favorite pieces is a Bach Concerto that evokes feelings of being in love and a sweetness and innocence to love.
That was my starting point. I began to collect images and inspiration that reminded me of the sounds and movement of that particular Bach Concerto. When I put the perfect team together, I started with our florist, Jenn Pineau of Nature Composed. She has such an amazing ability to put movement in her floral in a unique way that I thought would work perfectly for this theme. Karla from Written Word Calligraphy has a keen ability to translate inspiration into her paper products and the suite she came up with was exactly what I had envisioned.
I pulled a cello into the styling because the curves of a cello are so feminine and I think it is one of the most beautiful instruments, visually and audibly. The shot of our model playing the cello and the lines of her back with the Samuelle Couture dress just mimicked the perfection of movement in the Cello Concerto perfectly.
The portraits Laura captured showed a sweet innocence and love between our models. They were my favorite among the gallery. They had such beautiful chemistry and it made my job as a stylist easy, just simply directing them to move together to the music and fall into each-other. The neutrality of the space gave us room to focus on the chemistry and love, rather than being distracted by extra elements.
So happy with the final result- just goes to show that keeping things simple truly allows us to focus on the most beautiful part, the love between the couple themselves.”
Photography: Laura Gordon | Creative Direction & Styling: Veronica of Type A Society | Styling Assistant: Jan Aiello | Flowers: Jenn Pineau of Nature Composed | Hair & Make Up: Anna Breeding | Robe & Hair Pieces: La Belle the Label | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Dress: Samuelle Couture | Paper: Written Word Calligraphy | Rings: Trumpet & Horn | Cake: Fluffy Thoughts | Models: Abbey Ford & Alejandro Rodriguez
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When Bows & Arrows Flowers touches something, we know it’s going to be amazing. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise when they create a veritable garden out of the desert. And when it’s all photographed by Kayla Barker, it gets even better. Muted sand and stone tones set the base palette, amped up with berry shades and a dreamy blue gown. Textured tabletop details fit the scene perfectly and pull it all together.
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Read on for more from the photographer, Kayla Barker:
“Two things go together beautifully – florals and film photography. Myself, Kayla Barker, a film photographer and floral designers Alicia and Adam Rico of Bows & Arrows teamed up to bring together aspiring film photographers and floral designers to learn and work together at our workshop Joshua Tree: A Union of Floral & Film.
We picked the unique and stunning backdrop of Joshua Tree, California as our location and inspiration for the workshop and our two shoots: Elegant Espanola and Mexicali. The photography and floral attendees came together during these shoots to learn about creating together as a team. Invitations and calligraphy by Script Merchant and engraved details by Paper Birch Designs set the scene and mood of the two shoots. Gorgeous tabletop details were provided by Casa de Perrin on beautiful Found Vintage Rentals furniture that were the perfect contrast in the desert landscape. Dresses by Tatyana Merenyuk and veils by Girl with a Serious Dream were accented with beautiful floral headpieces and stunning bouquets by the attendees with Frou Frou Chic ribbon. Stunning make-up and hair by Amy Clarke for The Halcyon Agency and rings by Trumpet & Horn enhanced our models’ beauty.
Two days of creating and photographing beauty in the California desert landscape lead to new friendships, an abundance of beauty, new inspiration and the union of floral and film.”
Workshop Hosts: Kayla Barker and Bows & Arrows | Floral Design: Bow & Arrows (and attendees) | Photography: Kayla Barker | Venue: Joshua Tree, California | Dresses: Tatyana Merenyuk | Calligraphy: Script Merchant | Engraving and Laser-Cut Details: Paper Birch Designs | Ribbons: FrouFrou Chic | Make-Up: Amy Clarke for The Halcyon Agency | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Tabletop: Casa de Perrin | Veils: Girl With a Serious Dream | Rings: Trumpet & Horn | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Custom Leather Journals: Jenni Bick | Letterpress: The Press Co | Linen Pouches: Salt Shop Handmades | Album & Boxes: Cypress Albums | Workshop Attendees: Tam Ashworth: Isari Flower Studio | Sarah Watts: Sarah’s Wedding Garden | Michelle Lywood: Michelle Lywood Floral | Kim Hauck: HammerSky Events & Inn | Abbie Turner: Flower to the People | Vivian Lin
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