Apr 17, 2012 | Editorial

A few weeks ago, one of my favorite florists, Blooms of Hope, contacted me to see if I’d like to be involved with a styled photoshoot at the gorgeous Commander’s Mansion in Watertown, just outside of Boston.  I was absolutely delighted – especially when I heard about Kerith and Nicole’s vision for the day: a Victorian themed wedding with soft, romantic florals, and bucket-loads of ribbons and lace.  Kerith did an amazing job finding vendors, models, and all kinds of beautiful goodies for the shoot, and all I had to do was show up, camera in hand, and snap away at all the loveliness that Blooms of Hope owner Nicole Pirani had created.

The Commander’s Mansion in Watertown is an incredibly elegant wedding venue, with tons of character – thank you Tammy and Rae for generously allowing us to work in your beautiful venue!

Joanna at Three Little Birds created the amazing letterpress stationery including escort cards, table numbers and the fun “his and hers” seat decor.

Sarah and Brad at Fancy That provided the china and flatware and Jessa at Yum Bunnies made the lovely cake.

Matthew at Maggie Inc organized our three fab models – bride Meghan Hughes, groom Daniel Keating, and bridesmaid Carissa. They were expertly styled by the wonderful Melissa Dunne, wardrobe stylist extraordinaire! Our hair and makeup ladies were beyond fabulous – thank you Katie Pape of Roffi Salon and Nicole Baglione for your beautiful work on the models.

There were amazing flowers absolutely everywhere. I loved this escort table with blooms and foliage:

Carissa showing off her locks – and her stunning soft pink bridesmaid dress courtesy of Lindsay at Flair Bridesmaid on Newbury Street, who generously provided a ton of gorgeous bridal and bridesmaid dresses for the shoot.

Seriously … those flowers … Nicole, you are a creative genius!!

This next one of groom for the day Dan is one of my absolute favorites from the shoot. He looks so suave in his dashing J.Crew suit – and how fabulous is the guys’ getting ready room at the Commander’s Mansion? Love it!

A quick shout-out here to some of the other vendors who were so generous in lending items for the shoot: linens from Linda at Table Toppers; parasols from Natalie Cordova at Bella Umbrella in Seattle (side note – they ship rental umbrellas and parasols all over the US and are absolutely fabulous to work with – I’m a long time fan!); table number stand from Homes and Weddings; epergne from Brodney Antiques.

And a few last shots to end …

Huge thanks to Kerith and Nicole at Blooms of Hope for trusting me to capture your vision; it was an absolute joy working with you both, and I hope you enjoy these teaser photos! And any couples out there reading this – if you like what you see in the photos, please let me know so that I can pass on the vendors’ contact info. This was a dream of a shoot with the most fantastic group of people I’ve worked with. 🙂

1 Comment

  1. Oh wow. Utterly FABULOUS! I am so pleased with the results. Very good job everyone. If these are teasers, I can’t wait to see more!


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