What can I possibly say about #ProjectBurberry ? From some of my clients, colleagues and friends a question rings through. What is it about? Project Burberry was inspired by a scarf one of my clients wore in a shoot last fall. I loved it's warmth, and the plaid. It spoke to me.
So this spring as I was planning out my next stylized shoot, a thought came to mind. Could I put Burberry in a wedding? Furthermore, if I mixed it with a huntsmen theme how awesome would it look? Answer: amazingly awesome! So for the months following that idea I met with my makeup artist Keren Robinson Nigh of Makeup by MUA LLC, and Tricia Duncan with Labyrinth Productions. What we created was a fantastic team of creatives who I would like to give credit for being involved with this venture. Starting with Dutch Douglas, a clothing designer of RicLamar clothing. I found our outfits, showed him my inspirations,and he customized pieces of our Wedding Parties trousseau . From handmade vests, to a darling little short coat, he created art with whatever he touched. Tricia Duncan provided all the graphics for our shoot. She is amazing, and never fails to surprise me with her talents.
Anna Lilly of Bella Cakes created a masterpiece of a cake, by capturing the theme perfectly and still making it look classic. Working with Anna Lilly was an enjoyable process, she came up with some great ideas and delivered with gusto. Of course, our shoot wouldn't have been the same with out the flowers! Catherine at Distinctive Floral Designs delighted me with her creations. With European flair in mind, she designed everything from the bridal swag to the bouquets, and hit it out of the park. Our tables were styled by Amber Roberts of Inspirations Event Planning Company. She took every idea I gave her and translated it into a beautiful display. I really enjoyed working with Amber, and I look forward to doing many more projects together. All the equestrian pieces were provided by Kim Scott Pike. Kim owns a stable, and keeps busy with shows, trails rides and taking care of all her horses. I am looking forward to meeting some of them for one of my next upcoming shoots! My makeup artist Keren is not only someone I like to brainstorm with , but she is crazy talented. She brought in a team of makeup artists for our shoot and specially designed a look that would have a VOGUE type feel to it. Special thanks to MaivNyiaj Thojz and Harmony Williams for assisting Keren, and doing your makeup magic on our Bridesmaids and Groomsmen. Kimberly Nigh Grubbs of Hair by Kimberly rocked like no other. Her attention to detail and creative touches turned our shoot from being ordinary to absolutely incredible. I want her on all my shoots! Last but not least, my second shooter Caitlin Gerres of Caitlin Gerres Photography. Caitlin was so much fun to work with, and the shots she captured were absolutely beautiful. I loved having an extra set of hands on such a huge shoot.
Our shoot was hosted by the New Kent Winery, and it is a place of historic beauty. This winery is created with recycled material from centuries old buildings, and it is a lovely site to behold. From the inside out , the owners have made this winery an artistic endeavor tucked away in the hills of New Kent. They also have award winning wines, which we were fortunate to showcase in our shoot. So if ever you have a weekend free, definitely go check out New Kent Winery. You won't be disappointed!
What I love about #ProjectBurberry is that it shows a different wedding style. Something elegant, and yet laid back. It showcases some of my favorite things in a unique way. We really tried to push the envelope with design, and style. I hope you enjoy this little sneak peek and if you are planning a wedding, don't be afraid of stepping outside the box.
I would like to thank all our Models
Bride: Taylor Sites
Groom: Cory Swann
Groomsmen: Sam and Zac Keller
Bridesmaids: Sierra Stone, Keren Robinson
You were all wonderful to work with!