:: a ballet inspired micro wedding editorial ::
VENUE: Tremé Market Branch
CREATIVE DIRECTION: Alchemy Events
PHOTOGRAPHY: Brian Jarreau Photography
VIDEO: Jessica Burke
HAIR + MAKEUP: Tina Rodosta, Verde Beauty Studio
NAILS: Passport Polish
FLOWERS: Berry Blossom Flowers
INVITATIONS: Upscales Custom Collection
JEWELRY: Diamonds Direct
BROOM: Wedding Brooms by Monie Love
BALLERINA: Kaylin Wilson
“For this shoot, I was inspired by the idea of elegant chandeliers laying in the midst of an old building. I immediately knew Tremé Market Branch was the perfect location, with their dedication to the original architectural elements of the building including plaster and beautiful windows that are almost 100 years old. This was one of those times when everything just clicked because I also immediately knew I wanted a beautiful, strong woman dancing on pointe. I could see her jumping the broom with the graceful movements of a ballet dancer and that led to us using blush tones and a lot of tulle for the shoot. We then incorporated a beautiful bouquet that had the same freeform movement as the dancer and a gorgeous invitation with the same soft feminine qualities as the shoot, including the pink colors and beautiful vellum wrap.”
– Rena Sweeney, Alchemy Events
Set an opulent tone for your wedding with this elegant vellum invitation suite featuring a peony design and suede insert from Upscales Custom Collection’s Rue Royal Collection.
To create this organic, flowing ivory and blush bouquet, Amy Marshall of Berry Blossom Flowers used bleached hanging amaranthus, astrantia, ranunculus, delphinium and one of the most sought after wedding flowers, Blushing Bride protea.
Also featured, A.JAFFE round solitaire engagement ring with matching wedding band, a 14 karat white gold necklace with 4.00 carats of brilliant round diamonds, and a 14 karat white gold bracelet adorned with 7.20 carats of diamonds, all from Diamonds Direct.
ABOUT TREMÉ MARKET BRANCH:
Originally built as a bank in 1925, Tremé Market Branch was restored in 2012 as has since served as a Cultural Arts Theater and special events venue. Located in the heart of one of New Orleans’ oldest neighborhoods, historic Faubourg Tremé, this nearly 100 year old building features an lavish gold chandelier and soaring arched windows and lots of vintage charm.
ELEMENT’s crystal ball chandeliers add an amazing vintage glow whether hanging or, as shown here, grouped as elegant conglomerations on the ground. Here we lined the aisle with five foot tall candelabra and gold oval back chairs for guest seating.
(ABOVE AND BELOW) From Pearl’s Place, this decadent ivory and blush fit and flare gown features a sheer strapless bodice with off the shoulder bands, all over lightly hand beaded three dimensional lace, low back, and chapel train with horsehair hem.
Kaylin is wearing 18 karat white gold flower earrings, adorned with 1.60 carats of brilliant round diamonds; A.JAFFE pear engagement ring with diamonds down the shank and matching twisted wedding band; 14 karat white gold bracelet adorned with 7.20 carats of diamonds, all from Diamonds Direct.
All of Passport Polish’s nail colors are inspired by exotic destinations. Here, Kaylin wears Passport Polish’s press-on nails in St. Barth, a nude polish inspired by the beaches of this luxurious island it’s named after.
From MaeMe The Bridal Boutique, Kaylin is wearing“Ensleigh”. This gown features a plunge neckline, V-side cutouts and V-back details. The sheer bodice includes sparkling linear lace detailing and embroidered tulle. The A-line skirt reveals a sultry split that shows the leg through a thin outer layer of tulle. Kaylin is wearing A.JAFFE round solitaire engagement ring with matching wedding band; 14 karat white gold bracelet adorned with 7.20 carats of diamonds; 18 karat white gold dangles accentuated with 2.20 carats of diamonds. All from Diamonds Direct.
For Kaylin’s look, Tina Rodosta of Verde Beauty Studio wanted to keep the makeup “light, beautiful and bridal, but defined.” To achieve this, she focused on defining her brows, used a dark eyeliner with a nice highlight finished with a soft pink lip.
Kaylin is wearing “Janice” from MaeMe The Bridal Boutique. This gown features a double slit and a chapel length train.The delicate Alençon lace bodice pairs beautifully with a circular cut chiffon skirt. If you’re looking for something alittle more traditional, this style is also available with a classicchiffon skirt without slits.
Kaylin is wearing A.JAFFE round solitaire engagement ring with matching wedding band; 14 karat white gold bracelet adorned with 7.20 carats of diamonds; 18 karat white gold dangles accentuated with 2.20 carats of diamonds, all from Diamonds Direct.
Kaylin is wearing a V-neck, A-line lace and tulle gown from Pearl’s Place.This gown features leg-lengthening slit and optional tulle shoulder bows. Kaylin is wearing 18 karat white gold flower earrings, adorned with 1.60 carats of brilliant round diamonds; A.JAFFE pear engagement ring with diamonds down the shank and matching twisted wedding band; 14 karat white gold bracelet adorned with 7.20 carats of diamonds; 14 karat white gold necklace with 4.00 carats of brilliant round diamonds, all from Diamonds Direct.
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