European Wedding Inspiration at Monet Vineyards
My initial inspiration for this shoot was a photo of a couple walking through the tiled streets of a European city. I was struck by the grand architecture surrounding them, and the quietness of the photo, just the two of them walking hand in hand. I wanted the color palette of this shoot to be neutral, all while mixing warm and cool tones. I love the juxtaposition of warm ivories, buttery yellows and cool grays and the texture of marble. When we stumbled upon images of Monet Vineyard in Washington, we knew it was the perfect backdrop for this editorial
I wanted to keep the ceremony space simple, as the backdrop of the estate is so regal by itself. We used simple bistro chairs for seating. White garden urns filled with seasonal greens and white floral flanked the couple.
The reception table was clean, inviting, and elegant. I loved the contrast between the gorgeous gold rimmed dinnerware and the cool gray linen. The centerpieces were full of garden roses, peonies, hellebore, blueberries to name a few.
Classic Vintage Rentals provided so many beautiful pieces for this shoot. From the vanity for the intimate bridal portraits, to the plush sofa and chairs, I love how each piece added character and a richness.
The cake table was fairly simple with a statement cake in the center and two smaller cakes flanking it. I loved how the marbled cake by Rosycakes turned out. Our calligrapher, Rachel Jacobsen added the French quote by Victor Hugo, “Life is a flower of which love is the honey.”
The stationery was perfectly sophisticated, with a stunning hand drawing of the venue. Rachel Jacobson also created place cards and a banner for the get away car to round out all of the beautiful details.
Thank you to everyone involved in creating such beautiful images! Especially the photographers themselves Sweetlife Photography! Enjoy!
Vendors: Venue: Monet Vineyard | Photography: Sweetlife Photography | Design/Styling/Floral: Swoon Floral Design | MUAH: Cassandra Kennedy | Gowns: The English Department | Rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals | Invitations + Calligraphy: Rachel Jacobson | Cakes: Rosycakes | Linens: La Tavola | Ring: By Angeline