The word excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel about sharing this editorial with you right now. When I first saw these images I think my heart literally skipped a beat as cliché as that sounds. The natural beauty in these images simply astounds me and this will seriously go down in my book as one of my favorite shoots of all time. Ethereal dresses by Jenny Yoo, glowing natural light captured by This Modern Romance, oh-so-pretty headpieces handmade by Erica Elizabeth Designs, organically arranged florals by Peony and Plum, a delicate ruffle cake, shades of purple, and a horse right out of The Princess Bride are just a few of the details that will send you into a dreamy cloud of exquisite beauty…enjoy!
Purple as tulips in May, mauve
into lush velvet, purple
as the stain blackberries leave
on the lips, on the hands,
the purple of ripe grapes
sunlit and warm as flesh.
Every day I will give you a color,
like a new flower in a bud vase
on your desk. Every day
I will paint you, as women
color each other with henna
on hands and on feet.
Here is my bouquet, here is a sing
song of all the things you make
me think of, here is oblique
praise for the height and depth
of you and the width too.
Here is my box of new crayons at your feet.
Cobalt as the midnight sky
when day has gone without a trace
and we lie in each other’s arms
eyes shut and fingers open
and all the colors of the world
pass through our bodies like strings of fire.
– Marge Piercy
Photography: This Modern Romance / Featured in Pacific Weddings Magazine / Wedding dress: Jenny Yoo / Bridesmaid dresses: Jenny Yoo / Hair Accessories: Erica Elizabeth Designs / Location: Highland Springs Resort / Florals: Peony and Plum / Calligraphy: Miss Multee / Hair + Make-up: KC Witkamp / Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals / Cake: Jay’s Catering