Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
What’s the Greek word for “love,” or romance – to be exact? Perhaps eros is captured best through the lens of photographer Casey Hendrickson in this romantic, Grecian-inspired styled shoot. The subtleties of Greek influence are easily intertwined in this quaint, lakeside fête.
Gilded envelopes set a luxurious tone in this invitation suite, while olive branches flank the couple’s monogram on the formal invite. Immediately, a luxurious palette of blues and gold that will carry through from beginning to end is established. The olive branches translate perfectly on round menu cards, while the deep blues are mirrored in the table linens with thoughtful accents of gold reflected in the tablescapes filled with lustrous gilded votives, laurel accents, china, flatware and Chiavari chairs. Tasteful green and ivory florals by Chelish Moore Flowers offer an effortless complement to the opulent décor, while Delicacies by Verna adds a burst of color in a Mediterranean meal that’s sure to transport you straight to the Greek Isles.
The bride wears an ivory, chiffon gown, while the groom dons a tan suit. Their choice of garb is light, airy and appropriate for their playful personalities, leaving them with few worries about moving through the evening with ease. The couple retreats to a private table under a tulle canopy and gilt chandelier, where they can relax as newly entitled Mr. and Mrs. while enjoying the sights and sounds of their reception.
A duo of passed desserts by Queen’s Sweets includes cake truffles and cupcakes, both white with delicate blue sprinkles, undoubtedly inspired by the white and blue buildings that are synonymous with the island of love, Santorini. Sky’s the Limit Bridal Sweets stuns with a lavish, 3-tiered cake with details mimicking the draping of the bride’s gown and seamlessly incorporating florals that are present in various aspects of the event design.
The bride and groom instantly transport us to the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea in an underwater photo shoot. Channeling their inner god and goddess, they yield hauntingly beautiful photos that leave us wanting more.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Casey Hendrickson Photography | http://caseyhphotos.com/ | Instagram: @caseyhphotos
EVENT DESIGNER: RoShel Events | http://roshelevents.com/ | Instagram: @roshelevents
FLORAL DESIGNER: Chelish Moore Flowers | http://chelishmooreflowers.com/ | Instagram: @chelishmoore
HAIR AND MAKEUP: Alexa Hendrickson
INVITATION DESIGNER: Sweetest Beginnings | http://www.sweetestbeginnings.com/ | Instagram: @sweetestbeginnings
RENTALS: Simply Elegant Party and Event | http://simplyelegantrental.com/ | Instagram: @simplyelegantrental
CAKE DESIGNER: Sky’s The Limit Bridal Sweets | http://stlbridalsweets.com/ | Instagram: @stlcake
LINENS: Linen Loft
JEWELRY: Elegant by Design | https://www.facebook.com/ElegantByDesignBridal | Instagram: @elegantbydesignbridal
SPECIALTY FOODS: Delicacies by Verna | http://delicaciesbyverna.com/ | Instagram: @delicaciesverna
BAKERY: Queen’s Sweets | http://www.queensweets.net/ | Instagram: @queenssweets
MODELS: Desirae Walker + Ian Montalto