{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


{News + Inspiration} Modern Citrus Styled Shoot on Wedding Lovely

Clearly in Focus, Garden Chateau, Dogwood Blossom Stationery

We are excited to announce that the “Modern Citrus” wedding inspiration photo shoot that we were a part of has been published! Wedding Lovely recently released this beautiful blog, with behind-the-scenes details provided by Bluegrass Chic. Read on for more beautiful photos by Clearly In Focus Photography from this very summery shoot.

Orange wedding invitation by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Orange wedding invitations created by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

We created a series of paper goods in crisp white and bright orange, accented with branches of oranges and their blossoms. The invitation, RSVP card, and guest information card were all nestled in a custom folder.

Dogwood Blossom Stationery at Garden Chateau

Clearly In Focus Photography, Dogwood Blossom Stationery citrus themed paper goods

The dessert table is so inviting! Its multiple, cheerful treats were surrounded by bright floral and fruit. Two Sweets Bake Shop provided the various cookies and adorable cupcakes and Party Flavors Custom Cakes created the amazingly detailed cake. The citrus-colored cloth linens for the dessert table and cocktail station were supplied by Cloth Connection.

Custom signature drink sign by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Custom wedding paper goods by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

For the drink station, created by Two Sweets Bake Shop, we designed a custom sign for the signature drinks: mimosas and rum runners! The Florida citrus-themed bar also included orange liqueur, limoncello, small batch Florida rum, and (of course) fresh-squeezed local orange juice.

Dogwood Blossom Stationery citrus themed photo shoot

Custom wedding menus by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Custom table name cards by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

How gorgeous is this guest table? Oranges, lemons and limes were mixed into matching floral arrangements by Bluegrass Chic. Wildflower Linens supplied the bright white table cloth with floral cut-outs and custom leather chair back covers for A Chair Affair‘s white chiavari chairs. Our menu card was tied around the sunny yellow napkins, and our table card used a citrus-inspired name.

Custom wedding favor labels by Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Jars of orange marmalade served double duty as favors and escort cards, thanks to the labels we created. Each label paired a guest’s name with their table name and was adorned with the orange blossom image.

Citrus inspired wedding with Dogwood Blossom Stationery

If you didn’t look already, make sure you read the blog on Wedding Lovely!

Thank you to all of the wedding and event professionals that we had the pleasure of working with on this shoot:

Venue: Garden Chateau

Styling: Save the Date Wedding & Event Design

Photography: Clearly In Focus Photography

Floral: Bluegrass Chic

Dessert Buffet and Drink Station: Two Sweets Bake Shop

Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes

Linens (Dessert Table, Cocktail Station): Cloth Connection

Linens (Guest Table): Wildflower Linens

Chiavari Chairs, Tables, Decorative Chargers: A Chair Affair

Makeup Artist: Brides Be Beautiful

Dresses: Modern Bridal Shop

Custom Invitations and Paper Goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery