Wedding Photoshoots

May 16, 2011

Midsummer Night’s Dream Inspired Photoshoot || Part II

I’m so excited to share with you part two of our beautiful and dreamy Midsummer Night’s Dream inspired wedding editorial shoot at Lord Thompson Manor. This shoot is in the current issue of The Connecticut Bride Magazine— so pick up a copy! Our newest shoot will be featured in their upcoming Fall/Winter issue, hitting newsstands in June.

{ bride in pink wedding dress on swing via green wedding shoes; groom with glasses from sloan photography; fairies in green and pink via elizabeth messina photography; purple chair via style me pretty from carl zoch photography; bride with nymphs and nymphs from tanja lippert photography; bride on swing from style me pretty and photo by dixie pixel photography;?groom in tuxedo from jose villa }


When you think of Midsummer Night’s Dream– aside from the storyline of love– Midsummer Night’s Dream has always been a visually stunning piece of work. Remember the 1999 film with Michelle Pheiffer and Kevin Kline? Romantic, whimsical, colorful, full of nature and flowers, weird, eccentric, fairytale-esque… we channeled all these things into our inspiration board and came up with a color palette of pinks and purples, with a lot of green and deep wood tones. Our tablescape was dripping with fresh moss on a vintage, hard carved, wooden table. We used moss as chair cushions– accented with colorful orchids. We hung old brass chandeliers above our table, where Tony created floral accents with hanging green amaranthus and orchids. Posh Paperie created garden menu cards with crepe paper flowers and butterfly place cards.

Tony and Cat from Datura: A Modern Garden created a variety of amazing bouquets– from simple and traditional hand tied flowers with ribbon tendrils, to a beautiful bird’s nest, floral balls, hanging floral lanterns, and a butterfly!

Beth Chapman from The White Dress by the shore styled all the beautiful and whimsical fashion and accessories, which ranged from light and airy dresses to big tulle ball skirts. I loved that the fashion was diverse and unique. It’s so fun to see a style interpreted in many different and appropriate ways!

{ gown by augusta jones; bracelet by maria elena }


{ gown by augusta jones; earrings by maria elena; shoes by MADELiNE }


{ dress by anne barge; earrings & ring by haute bride; tuxedo by valentino tailors }


{ top dress by anne barge; top necklace by haute bride; bottom left dress by augusta jones; tuxedo by valentino tailors }

{ top dress by modern trousseau; sash by modern trousseau; earrings by haute bride; ring provided by stylist; headpiece unique orchid called “bat wing” via datura: a modern garden }

Credit Reel

Location: Lord Thompson Manor

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck

Shoot Styling & Design: Jubilee Events

Fashion, Accessories and Model Styling: The White Dress by the Shore

Floral Design & Decor: Datura: A Modern Garden

Hair & Makeup: Dana Bartone & Company

Vintage Furniture: Unique Vintage (see Jubilee Events for details)

Tableware: Party Rental Ltd

Paper Story: Posh Paperie

Calligraphy: Neither Snow

  1. dude…is that a bride on a couch in the woods? Ummm…..pretty sure that is NOT a moment and there is a certain someone that is NOT going to be happy ;) Seriously – you guys killed it again! Gorgeousness all-around!

  2. Love how this looks thru ur layout! Such fun with everyone, yet again!! And Eric, I manufacture moments in the woods, DUH! :)

  3. Candice –

    I just love how creative you are. The shoot pics are amazing and the team did a great job!! Is there a book in your future?

  4. I absolutely love the lighting in the last picture. You really made it work by making everybody dark aside from the center bride

  5. I really enjoyed the creative energy as well as the whimsical and airy emotion which they evoke. Great job!

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