Witnessing the different ways the seaside can be translated to design is always a treat: blues, greens, grays, and white as a common thread—you have a color story with endless possibilities. This shoot designed + styled by AMBER REVERIE floral and event design and photographed by JessaKae Photography sure is a unique interpretation of nature’s beauty: minimal, yet inspired, filled to the brim with ideas for the bride who wants to emulate the splendor of the sea.
Lovely words from Amber, on her inspiration…
In winter, the sea transforms. Icy mists and cloud-enveloped skies create a raw landscape full of stark contrast. Dark waves crash against the rocks and the air is white and still. That dramatic atmosphere became the inspiration for this shoot as I envisioned a beautiful siren rising from the chilling depths.
As the first snow flurries fell outside, we transported the seaside inside. This minimalist all-white studio was the perfect space to set up an organic, sea inspired setting. Our bride, a beautiful blue-haired siren, wandered barefoot through the scene, clutching white winter flowers wrapped in layers of hand dyed silk, as she waited for her seafaring love.
Emma’s Parlour has us considering a bold new ‘do for spring…
Natural vines adorned the space and caught in a large fishing net, like seaweed, creating a unique backdrop. Rocks, wind blown grasses and bits of sea glass collected from the shore were illuminated in the warmth of soft candlelight. The intimate table setting, atop wood crates, was created to convey the beauty of simplicity. Barnacles used as taper candleholders, mineral elements, candles and vines gave a sense of effortless romance.
Mimicking the movement of the water, we incorporated fluid calligraphy and subtle watercolor painting on the invitations and lyrics from the yearning 1970 folk ballad, “Song to the Siren.” The delicious two-tier masterpiece of chocolate truffle cake with honey sea salt buttercream was also brushed with watery hues and flecked in gold leaf, making it seem nearly oceanic.
Wonderful work, team!
Photographer: JessaKae Photography / Second shooter: Compass Rose Photography / Event Styling & Floral Design: AMBER REVERIE floral and event design / Hair: Emma’s Parlour / Makeup: Vivian Makeup Artist / Calligraphy: You Doll Design / Cake: Pippa Cakery / Dress: Salt on the Rocks / Model: Alexis Jade Kaiser