{Inspiration} Romantic and Dramatic Anna Karenina Photo Shoot

Romantic Wedding Photo Shoot

For brides who love literature, the theme of this styled shoot allows them the ability to step right out of a page from Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel and into their fantasy wedding. Along with the amazing talent of Eventrics Weddings, we captured the style of Anna Karenina through the opulent, romantic, and dramatic decor and paper goods. We invite you to flip through pages of a passionate love affair captured by Clearly In Focus Photography. You can also read more in the feature on Fab You Bliss!

Dramatic Wedding Paper Goods by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

We just love this dress by Modern Bridal Shop: the fusion between modern and antique is gorgeous. The bride’s Victorian-inspired accessories really set the tone for the overall look.

Anna Karenina wedding inspiration

Vintage-inspired wedding

Anna Karenina Dress

This birdcage veil is great for the modern bride who wants a break from tradition. Equally bold is the bridesmaid’s tulle-topped hat. It’s risky but we love it! Boldly Unique hand made all of the amazing headpieces for this shoot.

Bold and Unique Wedding Inspiration with Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Royal Blue Wedding Invitations by Dogwood Blossom Stationery


We think it’s amazing how Eventrics Weddings, with the help of Taylormade Wedding & Event Flowers, created unique centerpieces that somehow looked like they were reaching out from the base in a longing manner, mimicking the everlasting desire the couple shares for each other. George L. Gaines Jeweler provided the heirloom china, silver, and glassware, which transported guests to 1870s Russia. Even the decorative chargers and chiavari chairs provided by Event Source Solutions made for an adventure to the past where etiquette and prestige were the keys to happiness. The details in the heirloom silver add a lavish touch fit for an aristocrat and her count. The ornate detailing can also be seen in the shimmering midnight blue linens with black and silver lace overlay and teacups with proper saucers.

Ornate Details for Anna Karenina Wedding Shoot

Aristocratic Wedding Inspiration

Elegant Wedding with Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Blue Wedding by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Wendy Woo Cakes and Dogwood Blossom Stationery

This blue ombre cake with silver cage by Wendy Woo Cakes is as lovely as it is unique. The array of blues perfectly matched the butterflies, which also graced our escort card display.

Elegant Wedding Invitation by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Royal Blue Wedding Reception Menus by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Ornate Wedding Invitations by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Wedding Place Cards by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

We created all of the invitations and paper goods with an ornate border and aristocratic-looking monogrammed crest. The black and royal blue accents perfect coordinate with the layered, midnight-colored scheme of the shoot.  The invitation is a generously-sized 7.5-inch square mounted on a midnight-blue velvet-covered panel, and delivered in a black box with a printed address wrap.

Butterfly Escort Card Display by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

We can’t over get how these butterflies quietly spread their message! It’s beautiful, creative, and adds a whimsical touch to an escort card display.

Dogwood Blossom Stationery with Clearly In Focus Photography

Anna Karenina Wedding Inspiration with Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Make sure to watch this behind-the-scenes video by Key Moment Films:



We would like to thank all these event professionals for their contributions to this photo shoot!

Photographer: Clearly In Focus Photography

Event Planner: Eventrics Weddings

Floral Designer: Taylormade Wedding & Event Flowers 

Cinema and Video: Key Moment Films

Dress Store: Modern Bridal Shop

Cake Designer: Wendy Woo Cakes

Heirlooms and extras: George L. Gaines Jeweler

Rentals: Event Source Solutions

Makeup Artist: Marigold Scott On Location Hair & Makeup

Veils and headpieces: Boldly Unique

Ceremony Location: Kraft Azalea Gardens

Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio