O & V
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Early spring makes me feel all the feels. Day by day, we inch towards longer daylight hours, the flower and leaf buds still sit patiently waiting to burst with color, the birds quietly begin their early morning songs. If I don't pay attention, these signs of early spring can be easily missed. It's subtle, it's intimate, it's quiet, it's hopeful.

This is the mood I wanted to capture here. Something that feels intimate, ephemeral, warm, and delicate.

This shoot is now featured on Utterly Engaged! Check it out here.

 

 

Here's the initial mood board I pieced together to convey my proposed aesthetic: architectural, whimsical, wintery, a bit french new-wave. 

flower inspo by : Studio Mondine
gown inspo : Alexandra Grecco

 
 

I chose to use lots of branching elements in my designs to mirror the sweeping, organic lines of the building and also because I find delicate flowering branches to be the epitome of spring. I chose to use minimal amounts of foliage to really let the delicate colors and forms of the sweet peas, ranunculus, anemones, daffodils, and spirea come to the forefront.

 
 
 
 
 

A Goods Gang Creation: An invitation suite that's typography heavy and pleasingly minimal. Layered, the different components of the invitation make a intentioned masterpiece.  I'm still oogling over the gold paperclips and translucent paper details.

Our inspiration, naturally, was drawn from the architecture of the space we shot in: the Oculus in downtown NYC. The vastness of the building is awe inspiring, but it's organic form and abundance of natural light still makes it warm and inviting.

Kate of Betty Clicker artfully captures the intimacy of the couple and the architecture of the building by paying close attention to line and composition, dissecting parts of the traditional frame. She also beautifully highlights the movement of our models as they flow in the space, adding a ephemeral mood to the shoot.

 
 
 
 

Floral Design & Art Direction: Heart & Soil Flowers
Photography: Betty Clicker
Invitations & Paper Goods: Goods Gang
Model: Francesca Anderson, Bella Agency NY
Make-up: Nichole Zuravleff
Hair: Anna Kathryn Darling
Wedding Dress: Alexandra Grecco 
Suit:  Brooklyn Tailors
Venue: The Oculus