{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:

http://vimeo.com/55446628#

 

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

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{Inspiration} Modern Purple and Green Wedding

Out with the old and in with the new! This green and purple inspired photo shoot at Mission Inn Resort was a modern oasis of bright colors and even bolder prints. Wings of Glory Photography once again did an outstanding job capturing every detail from the baroque prints to the whimsical centerpieces and everything in between. Anna Christine Events coordinated the look to keep it fun, funky, and utterly breathtaking.

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Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wings of Glory, Mission Inn Resort, bridal party

It all started with a simple white canvas. From there, the possibilities were endless! The tables were adorned with gorgeous purple damask print table runners to contrast the crisp, white linens. Flowers by Lesley created the floral arrangements and adorned each clear hanging loop of the four foot tall centerpieces with a single orchid, creating a grand and whimsical display. Plush throw pillows complimented the space with bold chevron and classic damask prints in eye-catching green and purple hues. Hitched Event Rentals incorporated their striking white throne chairs along with ottomans and acrylic chiavari chairs.

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Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wings of Glory, Mission Inn Resort, centerpiece, modern chandelier

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wings of Glory, Mission Inn Resort, centerpiece, modern, purple orchids

Creating the stationery for this shoot was perfectly exhilarating! Our stark white invitations sported a pop of color with a compelling green chevron print on the front and splashes of purple damask on the inside.

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Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wings of Glory, Mission Inn Resort, invitation, green, chevron

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wings of Glory, Mission Inn Resort, wedding invitation, purple, green, damask To add that extra personal touch, we included place cards with special memories of every member in the bridal party on the head table. The escort cards embodied the best of both prints and colors.  After all, why choose one when you can have it all?

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Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wings of Glory, Mission Inn Resort, bridal party card, green chevron, purple

The vibrant colors even made their way to the menus. We kept the look modern and precise, being sure to truly indulge in the green chevron print accented by purple text. The menus were accompanied by a sparkling surprise for the guests. Hello Sugar’s fabulous edible glitter-coated, cake-filled Disco Ball favors left everyone beaming with wonder. Trust me, they were just as delicious as they looked! Wendy Woo Cakes was sure to add to the sweet factor with a cake too spectacular to put into words.

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Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wings of Glory, Mission Inn Resort, wedding cake, purple and white

Dogwood Blossom Stationery, Wings of Glory, Mission Inn Resort, green throw pillow

Participating in this shoot was absolutely delightful and refreshing. Being able to work with such inspiring and skilled vendors is always an honor. Key Moment Films lets all of the magic unfold with this beautiful video, enjoy! http://vimeo.com/50002105

Photographer: Wings of Glory Photography

Reception Venue: Mission Inn Resort & Club

Planning & Styling: Anna Christine Events 

Invitations & Stationery: Dogwood Blossom Stationery

Cinematography:  Key Moment Films

Flowers & Decor: Flowers by Lesley

Cake: Wendy Woo Cakes

Favors: Hello Sugar

Rentals: Hitched Event Rentals

Hair & Makeup: Marigold Scott On Location Hair & Makeup

Bridal Salon: L.A. Bridal Boutique

Specialty Backdrop: Click! Photobooth