A MidSummer Night's Dream

Remember the wedding shoot in the garden?  Well, it went beautifully!  The team that was involved was such a source of inspiration to me, and a reaffirmation that our young, beautiful, generation of women today are committed and dedicated and as driven as any! 

Few words are needed, just savour the beauty!  

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Flower crowns are a new trend with today's bride and I fashioned this one with peonies from the garden...I only wanted to use materials found outdoors in the garden, peonies, ferns, leaves, moss and twigs from fallen branches...I wanted a lush, uncontrived, natural look, yet still maintain a sense of vintage glamour and sofistication....

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The dress was a vintage gown, circa 1940, and fit Vanessa, my beautiful model perfectly...

I wanted the bouquet to enhance the simplicity and softness of the tulle layers of the gown, natural, just gathered from the garden and the flowers not forced into an unnatural shape...

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Peonies, clematis, foxglove, ivy, and ferns are incorporated in the design... 

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Vintage garden pieces are available to give any wedding venue a vintage, woodland garden vibe...

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We could not have picked a worse day, windy and threatening thunderstorms at every moment.... 

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Twigs from a fallen tree branch, covered in moss and lichens added movement to the moss urn...

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The team.... 

Photography.  Carla Antonio

Model. Vanessa Fortino

Hair. Rachel Fortino

Makeup. Sandrina at Salon Allessandro 

Styling and flowers. Nella Miller Design

Gown. Vintage, Nella Miller Design  

Location. Nella Miller's private gardens.