Lush, blush details, a modern-classic vibe, and a unique experience? We felt we were describing our own brand ethos when looking at the photos of the proposed location of our latest styled shoot. Tucked in the heart of Newburyport is the Ladyfinger's Tea Lounge; a dreamy, historic, and oh-so-feminine destination for afternoon tea or your next private event.
Both the pink and the white rooms were the perfect backdrop for the luxe, French-inspired vision.
The interiors of the Tea Lounge provided endless inspiration for the participating vendors of the shoot. From invitation suites, to the florals, to the gorgeous cake, each vendor focused on echoing the lavishly artful space.
Responsible for styling the attire for the shoot, we were thrilled to work with such a gorgeous space! For the bride, we envisioned an ultra-feminine style that allowed for fun finishing touches. A textured dress would typically be paired back to simple accessories... but this wasn't a typical photoshoot. We struck the balance of elegant and extra when we selected "Felice" by Neta Dover Bridal. This fitted gown is designed to flatter a woman's curves, and the 3D, micro-floral appliques gave this traditional silhouette a modern edge.
The accessories were selected to not only complement the gown choice, but also play-up the French undertones that drove the creative vision. Short, fingerless gloves with a near-matching floral applique, a string of pearl earrings, and a three-tier veil (delightfully named "Wedding Cake") added the bit of opulence that felt perfect for the occasion.
Of course, a bride can't say "I Do" without her ultra-chic crew. When it came to styling the two bridesmaids, we wanted to select a timeless fabric in a color and silhouette that wouldn't compete with the texture of the bridal gown or the gorgeous colors of the venue. We landed on two silky styles: "Bellini" and "Callista" by Jenny Yoo in the color ivory. Both are also sampled in the modern midi-length, a choice that lends an element of cool to your traditional bridesmaids lineup.
These dresses actually fall into the designers Little White Dress collection! At Madeleine's, we'll use any dress from any department to complete your vision; a benefit to shopping at a salon that offers more than one category of attire!
There is nothing more rewarding than finding a bride's dream dress, even for a styled photoshoot! However, a close second is continuing to work with a bride on building their wedding wardrobe. After all, now you have a wedding attire expert who has honed in on and understands your personal style!
Wedding Wardrobe (n): A curated collection of bridal-inspired attire that a bride-to-be will wear to their pre-and-post-wedding events.
The "Audrina" dress from the Untamed Petals After Party Couture Collection features an off-the-shoulder feather neckline and chic, comfortable crepe fabric that turned out to be the ideal combination for having fun and moving around on set. Paired with a pearl-embellished glove for a cleaner look, and heart-shaped sunnies for a light-hearted twist.
No matter the Little White Dress you choose for your reception or wedding after party, pile your ceremony accessories back on for an editorial photo-op!
From 3/2-3/31 we are hosting our first Little White Dress Event at Madeleine's Daughter! During this time, enjoy 20% off an accessory order when you special order a Little White Dress. To make the month even sweeter, Untamed Petals is offering extra perks on their After Party Couture collection. From 3/9-3/11, enjoy 10% off your After Party Couture Dress order and have access to free rush shipping - the perfect perk to make sure your dress is here in time for your bach, shower, or reception!
Request your Finishing Touches appointment to shop our Little White Dress collection here.
Planner | Stephanie King Events @stephaniekingevents
Photographer | Christina Brooke Co. @christina.brooke.co
Hair & MUA | Miranda Lynn Hair & Beauty @mirandalynn_hairandbeauty
Models | Signed by Erin Scimeca @signedmgmt
Dresses & Accessories | Madeleine’s Daughter Bridal
Ring & Bridesmaid Jewelry | Laura Preshong @laurapreshong
Florist | Ramble Floral Design @ramblefloral
Stationary | Merrow Creative @merrowcreative
Tablescape | PEAK Event Services @peakeventservices
Cake | Love & Flour Bakery @loveand.flour
Balloon garland | Fig Balloon Co. @figbaloonco