“One Eye sees, the other feels” – Paul Klee

We wanted to address the poetic content of things in life, and use traditional thoughts in unexpected ways to find fresh emotional connections, and new beauty.

The morning sun silhouettes of queens anne’s lace and olive branches, danced around the humble stone house and the views eastward, this area of Provence is so undeniably gorgeous, our heart closed around a pale colour palette intertwined with soft as skin grey sages and dark leaves.

The girl, efflorescent in the morning sun, blooming and dancing, amongst the beauty of olive foliage – soft velvety and sage coloured. Rosemary, mint and thyme scented the air, the vastness of the pines behind us, an endless necklace draped around her white hands, she spreads her wings of lace and blows gentle kisses with a mouth of heaven.

The mood for this shoot was sensual, intricate, full of sentiment and a little imperfect too. The girl is earthed and melts in a heap of lace amongst the warmth of the olive groves, adding to the air of late summer months, slowly vanishing into the luminosity of the open glade in the wood of pines..

Everything from the homemade fig bread, the apricot coloured mirabelles, and the handwritten letters amongst the garlands of lace. A drop of olive fruit falls from the sun into her dark provencal eyes, her arms of flowers adorned with white snails, and a precious lap of lace. The florals she had gathered from all the meadows and mountain woods, binding them with dreams.

The light wraps her in its gentle flame, the late summer wind is on its way west…..

Production, Art Direction & Styling : Pearl & Godiva | Photography: Feather & Stone | Hair & Make up: Ylva Langenskiold | The Gowns: María Luisa Rabell & Lace Gowns and Veils sourced and customised by Pearl & Godiva | Bespoke Headpiece : Opal & Owl  | Stationery & Calligraphy : Sally Balt from LA Happy  | Florals: Pearl & Godiva  | Jewellery: Fleur  | Props: Pearl & Godiva  | Models: Marion from Up Models France | Location: Le Gite Caramone


Comments (16)

Steve Moore | Reply

I love the romantic and natural feel to this shoot. It looks so inviting and approachable, yet perfectly styled. I really love the stationery and the hand scripted pieces from LaHappy. Beautiful job!

rosa | Reply

That veil – I need it!

Erich McVey | Reply

SOOOO gorgeous! Wonderful work by everyone involved:)

Michael Radford | Reply

This is absolutely stunning! Amazing work Seth and Tenielle!!

Paula O'Hara | Reply

Luminous and sensual. Beautiful work everyone!!

Pearl & Godiva | Reply

Oh what an absolute joy to have our shoot featured! Thank you for your kind compliments and to Once Wed for featuring our work. Much love. xo

Pearl & Godiva | Reply

What an absolute joy to have our work featured on Once Wed, so honoured! We loved every moment in creating this shoot with Feather and Stone. Thank you for your kind compliments. xo

Amanda | Reply

This is stunning! Amazing work!

Seth and Tenielle | Reply

Thanks everyone! It was amazing day with some seriously talented people. Pearl and Sheena, you two are crazy good and a such a pleasure to work with. Emily, thanks again for the amazing feature, you’re a gem. {s}

ylva langenskiold | Reply

The Photos looks amazing, thank you for having me on. It’s always such a pleasure to work with real talented people. Any time ,
: )Ylva

Eileen Morales | Reply

So beautifully done! Congratulations to everyone involved!

Laura | Reply

These are all so beautiful! The double exposures are just lovely!

Megan Papageorge | Reply

This model is amazing. She has a very innocent yet mischievous look. Nice to see a shoot featuring an emotion other than just happiness. There are so many layers to every bride and this shoot really showed some fun ones!

Diamond Bridal Gallery -- Laura | Reply

That dress is perfection! Love the gorgeous setting and lighting.

John Turner Photography | Reply

A Beautiful Collection of Images. Simply Stunning!

Katherine West Ferguson | Reply

Getting married October 2… desperately looking for the perfect dress!!