Sea of Love

Having the privilege of working with so much talent makes for not only incredible inspiration, but also an editorial shoot that is pure magic from every angle! I am absolutely over the moon to be featured in Focus on the Coast Weddings! I have never had my art featured in a magazine before, and I am still geeking out about it! This new, local fine art publication headed by Drewe Smith is timeless bridal inspiration at its best, and it makes me so thankful for the art community here and passionate vendors in the area.


Every piece used for this styled shoot was hand selected over months to make the table come together in effortlessly elegant, bohemian harmony. 

The designed wedding invitation suite featured many hand made, one-of-a-kind details. For the menu and invite, vellum sits atop handmade pieces of coffee ground cotton paper from local, Aluna Works Studio. The ladies there are true artisans, and not only that, I am thankful to call them friends and some of the most laid back, artistic and welcoming gals. The coffee paper they created was sprinkled with grounds from Durham roasters, Counter Culture Coffee to mimic the sand on the beach. The vellum and coffee paper was then adhered together by hand using mini gold grommets. I wanted the suite to have a relaxed elegance free from clutter. 

It is common to think that the design of an invitation suite encompasses only the art and calligraphy, but I think what really highlights the heart and soul of a couple in love is the attention to every detail including not only artistic elements and style, but also paper choice, stamp choice and little finishing details that make your event unique and completely you!


Photography: @katesupaa 
Design + styling: @drewesmith 
Florals: @designsbyamberlanier 
Jewelry: @sheltonmetal 
Models: @michallauren & @johnnychesh 
Hair: @brush_dry_bar 
Makeup: @dfortemakeupartist 
Cake: @tammycakelady 
Invitations: @bergenlauren

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