Mermaid Wedding Shoot

Mermaid Wedding Shoot.

With the classic Disney movie “The Little Mermaid” as its muse, this styled shoot combines the talents and designs of several vendors to tell the story of a mermaid on her wedding day. From a gorgeous coastal-inspired tablescape to a custom-made gown, the bride enjoys a full day soaking up the ocean’s splendor before saying “farewell” to one part of her life and “hello” to another.

The invitation suite is nothing short of enchanting. The watercolor-infused collection offers the perfect dose of curiosity for what’s to follow.

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Beautiful calligraphy is incorporated in many aspects of the shoot, including these imaginative coastal-inspired place cards.

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And for the mermaid bride, her stunning bauble looks as if it was plucked straight from a treasure chest.

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The bride is a red-headed beauty who dons a custom-made gown featuring delicate lace appliqués, hints of blue and aqua intermixed with a classic shade of ivory, and a long, voluminous train.

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Her accessories include statement flower earrings, a delicately beaded headpiece and a bouquet that’s full of inspiration and texture, with everything from blueberries to starfish to greenery.

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The details of her gown are romantic and telling, and the complete look exudes a soft, angelic vibe on the beach.

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An intimate feast near the dunes awaits the mermaid bride and her groom. Cozy pillows accompany the wooden table, which is outfitted with both nautical and sophisticated accents.

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The place settings combine classic and coastal pieces for a lovely balance. Gold flatware elevates the coral-inspired placemats and aqua and white china, while the touch of baby eucalyptus invites a natural feel.

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Small pieces of décor help bring the wedding vision to life, including a menu written in calligraphy on a block of stone.

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The wedding cake is a work of art. The three-tier highly-decorated creation combines soft ocean-inspired hues with hand-painted touches of gold and blue. The added embellishments give it a sparkle that evokes a feeling of magic.

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The bride goes for a stroll on the beach before she takes one last dip into the ocean – dress and all.

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In a quick transformation, she dons a beautiful handmade mermaid look that echoes some of the same colors from her gown. One quick splash in the water and she’s all smiles, ready for the next phase of her journey to begin.

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It’s almost impossible not to feel the ocean breeze or smell the salt air from this mermaid wedding shoot. From the careful attention to detail in the gown to the intricacies of the wedding cake, every detail in this shoot is deliberate in telling this mermaid bride’s story: if you follow your heart, it’ll take you places you never imagined.

Photography: Delaney Dobson Photography 

Film: Fuji 400 Processed by PhotoVision Prints

Dress: Ariadne Bridal

Floral Designer: Jollifier Floral

Hair Design: Carly Villiano

Hair Accessories: Be Something New

Invitations: Shindig Bespoke

Styling Board: The Styling Mat

Cake: The Novel Baker

Rings: Maya Mor

Calligraphy Shell Favor: Dawn Naomi Calligraphy

Mermaid Model: Mermaid Hyli 

Fin:  Finfolk Productions

Rentals: The Shop at 45 Alpine

Rental: Primitive Seasons