Whelve & Arcadian

On the second day we took the workshop attendees to a secluded beach near Elk for a late afternoon shoot featuring two bridal looks. Our first model Sierra personified Whelve (v.) to bury something deep; to hide. The exquisite details for this look included a stunning gown by Houghton NYC with a unique pod ring, gold leafing in her hair and gold shadow under the eye with a wild bouquet by Sarah Winward. Our second model Khloe embodied angelic purity with her word Arcadian (adj.) idyllically innocent; simple and untroubled by fear or worry. The unique Rubicon gown and three gold armbands were her only accessories, focusing more on her placement within the environment.

Joining these two models together at the end of the shoot was a lovely contrast of strength and fragility.

Photography: 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 | Whelve Gown: Houghton NYC | Arcadian Gown: Rubicon | Whelve Earrings: Melissa Joy Manning | Whelve Ring: Lauren Passenti  | Arcadian Arm Bracelets: Museglass 

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

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