Butterfly Wedding Inspiration

Butterfly Wedding Inspiration.

The life of a butterfly is metamorphic, defined by its transformative beauty and it’s this illustrious creature that is ensconced in 17th century Dutch still life paintings. As an ode to this art form and the intriguing beauty of the insect, this styled shoot takes us back in time with a wedding vision that is nostalgic and natural.

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Alluring butterflies perch on an antique mannequin dressed in a beaded gown. And they accompany the bride’s beaded peep toe heels. But it’s their vivid wings that serve as the greatest source of inspiration. Mimicking their beauty, grand purple statement earrings are the bride’s best accessory.

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But even the remarkable décor and tablescape can’t outshine the 19th century daguerreotype technique the photographer employs to take authentic vintage photos. These truly eclectic shots, combined with real life butterflies, create a scene that balances the opulent with the fragile.

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A black fondant-covered cake is embellished with bright florals and fruit. Similarly, the bride’s bouquet echoes the lively hues with blooms that span the color spectrum.

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Featured in Trendy Bride's Winter/Spring 2017 issue.

PhotographyMaile Lani PhotographyEvent Planning + Design: Elizabeth Ulrich Design Floral Design: Kennedy Occasions Venue: Glen Leven Farm Bridal Boutique: White Dresses Boutique Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm by Hayley Paige Veil: Toni Federici Shoes: Emmy London Crown: Twigs & Honey Engagement Ring & Band: Fernweh Jewels Hair and Makeup: Lipstick Skulls Cake: Baked in Nashville Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas Calligraphy: Rosemary Radford, Garden Key Co. Vow Book: Velvet Raptor Vintage Rentals: Stockroom Vintage Plates & Platter Rental: Handmade Studio TN Model: Kara E. Dixon Dried Bugs: Insect Art

Butterfly Wedding Inspiration