MARIEL HANNAH creates the most beautiful of editorial shoots and whilst it’s not too often that we feature urban shoots this one has the best of both worlds being in New York’s iconic Central Park. As featured in MAGNOLIA ROUGE MAGAZINE, Mariel tells us more about the shoot, “There are some days in New York when the skies are softly lit and Central Park is at it’s finest. A myriad of greens sets the backdrop for crisp morning air leading our bride through her favourite parts of the vast park. The solid stone structures of Bethesda Terrace set the foundation for a formal ceremony with a cathedral veil only to be warmed by a touch of candlelight. A small quarry along the water with vast views of New York City juxtaposed to a nearby inlet for our bride to forage and enjoy small flowers still in bloom. Finally, the Ramble, a notable structure in the park with a hand-laid stone archway surrounded by stones and texture among the trees. To honor our model’s Colombian heritage, she traditionally wears her wedding ring on her right hand.”
This shoot might well be the very definition of pretty! The colours, the florals, the dreamy lace gown from SHOP GOSSAMER… need I go on? This talented team lead by photographer ERIKA PARKER wanted to reflect the natural beauty of the South in springtime, as well as pay homage to some of its history. FONTAINEBLEAU STATE PARK used to be the location of the Fontainebleau plantation and sugar mill up until 1852. While the plantation isn’t there any more, the ruins of the sugar mill still stand, and serve as a reminder of the rich and tumultuous history of this part of America. Get pinning ladies cause there are so many ideas to take away from this one!
Erika says, “Everything we used was locally made, the pottery, the soap, even the furnishings are all salvaged pieces from historic properties. Sarah and Elijah are a couple who were married last year, almost exactly to the day of the photoshoot. They have such a dynamic energy together and were the perfect couple for this theme. In addition to sticking to our roots, we wanted to use colors and themes that we thought were under represented. I personally love lavender, and I wish I would see more brides using it as part of their color palate. The lavender blended so well with the minty green of the spanish moss, it really was a lovely combination.”
Photography ERIKA PARKER PHOTOGRAPHY / Florals POPPY & MINT FLORAL COMPANY / Hair & make-up GLAM NOLA / Planner LA MINTZ WEDDING COORDINATION / Cake SIMPLY SWEET / Plates & bowls POTSALOT POTTERY / Soaps BAYOU LIBERTY SOAP / Rentals SOUTHERN ARCH NOLA / Dress & veil SHOP GOSSAMER / Garter TWIGS & HONEY / Film lab RICHARD’S PHOTO LAB / Location FONTAINBLEU STATE PARK / Calligraphy HEATHER GRIMM
Surrounded by peace and quiet this bride soaks up the serenity as she strolls along a river bank in Italy, dipping her feet into the cool water. She wears a dramatic floral crown filled with deep reds by OUI FLEURS – who also created a stunning textured bouquet. Thanks to LATO PHOTOGRAPHY for the gorgeous images.