Blooming Branches

Today I bring to you a styled shoot I put together with the amazing Caitlin of Caitlin Alohilani Photography. The results are truly stunning! I had the vision of creating a floral installation that would frame the beautiful bride Danielle, like she was standing in a meadow. I saw something similar in an Anthropologie window and wanted to replicate it using fresh flowers, as they used paper. Anthropologie is always a source of inspiration for me. Blooming branches seemed like the perfect ode to spring, as the flower market is filled with them right now. I choose apple blossoms and created the installation by hanging the branches from the ceiling at various heights and then created some low ground installations to be placed in front, so the bride could stand in the middle and the branches would shape around her. I LOVE how it turned out! I designed the bouquet with muted colors, and used all the best ingredients: Peonies, Rice flower, Lilac, Majolica spray roses, sweet pea, ranunculus, and quicksand roses.

The dress was borrowed from En Blanc in LA, I choose the RAVEN dress by Anne Barge because I loved that it was feminine and delicate, similar to the look of the branches, and the off-the-shoulder drape added some beautiful movement. If you are a bride looking for a dress you MUST go to En Blanc, their showroom is truly insta worthy and they carry the most stunning gowns! I had trouble choosing one for my styled shoot, I can’t imagine being a real bride and having to make that decision, but there is no better place to do it!

Hair and make-up was provided by Erica of ELM Makeup and Hair and Jennifer Patterson. They created two looks with the bride having her hair down and then in a beautiful up-do. I loved working with them. Katie of Kokomo Creative provided the wedding stationary, it was modern, minimal and timeless, she is very talented. Lastly, all these amazing photos are a result of Cailtin’s work. I have been a fan of her bright, clean photos and have longingly wanted her to photograph my work. Thank you to everyone who brought this vision to life, it truly takes a village but it is always so worth it.