This styled wedding shoot is filled with organic design ideas, creating a beautiful story to inspire your wedding planning. It all starts with an incredible venue, and this abandoned castle in Virginia (built in an Italian Renaissance style) offers an incredible patina of natural textures: rough stone, polished marble, brick, wood, cracked plaster, and so on. All of these textures weave together to form a beautiful background, which allows the neutral color palette and floral details take center stage. In the end, we’re presented with a refined, artful aesthetic with a calming feel.

Read on for more from the stylish, Once Wed Premium Vendor Claire Duran:
“The inspiration for our shoot began at an abandoned castle in rural Virginia of Italian Renaissance architecture style. We intended to showcase richness in textures, while meaningfully maintaining design simplicity and a neutral palette. The overall feeling is meant to inspire a refined and intimate wedding full of artful details.

In both the tablescape and ceremony design, we pursued the balance between wild, organic, and polished, incorporating foraged greenery and other refined and classic elements.
The muted green on the underside of the foraged leaves provided some softer tones to our chosen neutral color range. This is a perfect alternative to a tablescape full of lush greenery for couples who tend to style with neutrals.

The property also lent itself to a hint of mystery. This inspired the almost ghostly images of the bride dancing in the moody light. It is as if she is connecting to a time in the past, full of old world grace.”

Photography:  Kate Ignatowski | Stylist:  Claire Duran | Florist: Photosynthesis Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Tatyana Merenyuk | Paper Goods: Quill and Co | Bride’s Robe:  BHLDN | Bride’s Hair Comb: Hushed Commotion  | Cake: Catherine George Cakes | Hair & Makeup: First Look Artistry | Ring: Single Stone  | Tux: Alton Lane | Table, Chairs, Tablecloth, Silverware: Classic Festive | Cake Table, Bench: Paisley and Jade | Wood platters, Napkins, Plates: Crème de la Crème  | Models: The Artist Agency 


Comments (5)

Kate Ignatowski | Reply

Thank you for the beautiful feature!!

Rob Dodsworth | Reply

Wow – simply beautiful!

Lanikai Wedding | Reply

Effortless and so divine. That Tatyana Merenyuk gown is lovely on so many levels! This is just perfect.

Celebrations | Reply

The white theme looks stunning and it makes while wedding cake even more appealing in such occasions and themes.

Weddings in Hawaii | Reply

Aloha from Hawaii , Oh my the all white flowers with sage green with that full length veil is gorgeous ! Im hoping as a photographer we will have a wedding to shoot with this type of elegance , the archway with the marble castle look and flowers draping around the top of the arch of white roses and the green foliage give the nostalgic fell of the olden times of Kings and Queens that once lived in castles . Thank you for the inspirations and sharing your amazing work .
Take care from Honolulu Oahu one of the small islands of Hawaii .