Brontide

Brontide (n.) the low rumble of distant thunder. Covey’s Cove had a overgrown forrest path on their estate and I knew it was the perfect environment for an editorial shoot inspired by strength & conviction. Our model Sierra was dressed in a stunning Houghton NYC gown and Mimi & Taylor did an exquisite job of conveying the mood with makeup and hair. Sarah Winward draped one small vine around Sierra’s arm and shoulder as a way of connecting her to the surroundings.

Erich McVey: Erich McVey | Design & Styling: Ginny Au | Hair & Makeup: Mimi and Taylor | Floral Design: Sarah Winward | Paper and calligraphy: Meghan Kay Sadler | Photo lab: PhotoVision | Table linens & rentals: 12th Table | Venue: Cuffeys Cove Ranch | Dress: Houghton NYC | Earrings: Melissa Joy Manning

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07.10.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas Blog

Cicatrize

Cicatrize (v.) to find healing by the process of forming scars. Erich & I loved the idea of a boudoir shoot that complimented the mood and energy of the 150 year old house at Covey’s Cove Ranch. I chose Cicatrize as the inspiration word because I found beauty in the strength and vulnerability of its meaning. Erich captured that mood perfectly. By asking our model to shield or turn away from the camera we focused on the movements and placement of her body. It was an amazing exercise for the attendees to understand how expressive and subtle the body can be.

Erich McVey: Erich McVey Design & Styling: Ginny Au | Hair & Makeup: Mimi and Taylor | Floral Design: Sarah Winward | Paper and Calligraphy: Meghan Kay Sadler | Photo lab: PhotoVision | Table linens & rentals: 12th Table | Venue: Cuffeys Cove Ranch | Lingere: Gosssamer Vintage

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07.09.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas Blog

Alate Part 2

From Ginny Au:

We concluded the day of shooting by bringing the models from Nubivagant & Alate together. Two words, two gowns and two models that strengthen and complement the other with exquisite ease.

Erich McVey: Erich McVeyDesign & Styling: Ginny Au | Hair & Makeup: Mimi and Taylor | Floral Design: Sarah Winward | Paper and calligraphy: Meghan Kay Sadler | Photo lab: PhotoVision | Table linens & rentals: 12th Table | Venue: Cuffeys Cove Ranch | Dress: Net a Porter | Mens Attire: Billy ReidBilly Reid | Dress: Samuelle Couture  | Veil: Ivory and White | Rings: N + A New York | Suit, shirt, belt, and shoes: Billy Reid

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07.08.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas Blog

Alate Part 1

From Ginny Au:

Alate: (adj.) having wings; lifted up in flight. Using this beautiful word as my source of inspiration I imagined a gown that was capable of femininity and movement. This stunning Samuelle Couture gown literally took flight on the cliff paired with an exquisite monvieve veil from Ivory & White Boutique. Sarah Winward designed a unruly bouquet of whites and foraged greens to compliment the delicate simplicity of this shoot.

Erich McVey: Erich McVeyDesign & Styling: Ginny Au | Hair & Makeup: Mimi and Taylor | Floral Design: Sarah Winward | Paper and calligraphy: Meghan Kay Sadler | Photo lab: PhotoVision | Table linens & rentals: 12th Table | Venue: Cuffeys Cove Ranch | Dress: Net a Porter | Mens Attire: Billy ReidBilly Reid | Dress: Samuelle Couture  | Veil: Ivory and White | Rings: N + A New York | Suit, shirt, belt, and shoes: Billy Reid

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07.08.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog, Wedding Ideas Blog