Elopements always seem to have a quality of romance and intimacy that a large wedding just can’t capture, and we have to say: there’s something about an elopement in autumn that seems to elevate those feelings of closeness and relationship. Maybe it’s the way the warm tones of autumn flowers contrast with the crisp chill in the air outside, causing us to want nothing more than the be held in the arms of the person we love. Whatever it is, we think that this intimate, organic setting for an elopement couldn’t be more inspiring for a couple planning to elope: a heritage home with rich woods, the warm glow from many candles, a chic dress, and of course, a loving embrace.
Read on for more from the Creative Director/Stylist, Celeste Greene: “This elopement shoot was inspired by an oil painting of the artist Emily Leonard. She speaks of her artistic process when she writes, “I?m interested in the experience of being in your body in a place. Rather than painting the tree in the yard, I want to paint what it feels like to stand in the yard and look at the tree.” With this perspective in mind, Celeste Greene approached the design of this elopement by what it feels like to look at Emily Leonard’s “Ana with Eyes Down”. This feeling was translated into the mood, story and color palette of what you will see in Sally Pinera’s photographs. The details of this historic venue are mimicked in the jewelry, florals, place settings and the bride and groom’s apparel all giving the viewer a sense of a timeless yet modern love. You will see that this elopement is classically romantic while still being current & approachable.
Each detail was carefully selected to be complementary to the overall mood of the shoot. Celeste selected an octagon brown diamond lined with black diamonds engagement ring and matching studs from Satomi Kawakita to mimc the octagon floor tiles of the venue for a modern vintage feel. The bride’s makeup was classic with a bold brown, black liner, lashes ad a sleeveless crew neck floor length dress with raw edges and a matching jacket by the Row. Shoes by Gianvitto Rossi perfectly finished this current look. The paper goods were created by Plume Calligraphy. The annoucemenet was designed to look like an old letter between lovers. The florals were done beautifully by Studio Mondine. With mood and color palette direction, Studio Mondine created a historically romantic centerpiece.”