If you’ve ever seen my Instagram, you know how much I love a chic Marchesa bridal gown. Marchesa has designed some of my favorite couture and bridal dresses and I love them to pieces. I recently borrowed two gowns from them for bridal shoots in April, one of which was published on 100 Layer Cake Friday and is featured below. 

Pink and white and green floral watercolor wedding invitation suite with flower envelope liner, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in Marchesa Spring 2018 off shoulder bow gown with pink and green bouquet, Fern and Queen Anne's lace centerpieces, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

 

Creative Inspiration

My inspiration for this shoot was to create a colorful and sophisticated look that any modern-loving bride would be attracted to. I also envisioned a shoot in which there would be two variations of place setting options and a variety of layouts for styling. Sometimes it’s hard for brides and grooms to imagine the multiple possibilities you can create from one color palette. Showing multiple configurations helps convey the different ways you can style a tabletop. 

Pink wedding blush heels with flowers and bold pink jewelry, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Pink and white and green floral watercolor wedding invitation suite with flower envelope liner, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Pink and white and green floral watercolor wedding invitation suite with flower envelope liner, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Wedding place setting with menu escort card on hand torn paper a fern and pink and clear glassware with marble plates, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Pink velvet Mrs Box ring box with Jean Dousset Chelsea ring on a marble plate, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Escort cards deep pink calligraphy on hand torn paper on marble plates, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Wedding place setting with menu escort card on hand torn paper a fern and pink and clear glassware with marble plates, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyWedding place setting with menu escort card on hand torn paper a fern and pink and clear glassware with marble plates, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyWedding place setting with menu escort card on hand torn paper and clear glassware with marble plates, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyWedding place setting with menu escort card on hand torn paper and clear glassware with marble plates, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 

Color Palette

Shot entirely on medium format film, the colors of this shoot featured a dreamy pink, soft whites and marbles, lush greens, and a variety of pastel colors in the bouquet. Gorgeous fern arrangements provided a balanced infusion of texture into the shoot that didn’t overwhelm the clean lines of the gown and ghost chair.

Bridal bouquet with blush peach white and green and sheer chiffon ribbons, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Bridal bouquet in dark ghost chair with blush peach white and green and sheer chiffon ribbons, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Blush wedding heels with ferns, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Fern and Queen Anne's lace centerpiece in dark ghost chair, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 

Fashion and Beauty

I specifically chose this Marchesa bridal gown from the Spring 2018 collection because of its modern and clean silhouette and chic and feminine bows. The off shoulder neckline creates a sophisticated look for a fashion-forward bride. To complement the gown, the bride wore a gorgeous and unique braided updo with a soft makeup look and pink lip color. The key to a sophisticated look that’s not too wild or rigid is ensuring the hair and makeup are soft enough to be cohesive with the style of the gown.

Bride in Marchesa Bridal Gown Spring 2018 off shoulder bow gown with pink and green bouquet, Fern and Queen Anne's lace centerpieces, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Bridal braided chic modern updo and large pink ring, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Fern and Queen Anne's lace centerpieces, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in Marchesa Bridal Gown Spring 2018 off shoulder bow gown with pink and green bouquet, Fern and Queen Anne's lace centerpieces, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Pink blush peach green and purple bridal bouquet, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in Marchesa Spring 2018 off shoulder bow gown with pink and green bouquet, Fern and Queen Anne's lace centerpieces, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride in Marchesa Spring 2018 off shoulder bow gown with pink and green bouquet, Fern and Queen Anne's lace centerpieces, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Thank you to the team of vendors who made my vision come to life. Also, major appreciation to 100 Layer Cake for publishing this pink gem. It’s always such an exciting honor to have a gorgeous blog feature my images!
Pink blush peach green and purple bridal bouquet, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyBride with large pink ring wearing a MArchesa off shoulder bow gown, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Bridal braided chic modern updo and large pink ring wearing a MArchesa off shoulder bow gown, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Soft bridal makeup with a pink lip, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bridal braided chic modern updo and large pink ring wearing a MArchesa off shoulder bow gown, Pink backdrop wedding editorial on medium format Contax 645 Fuji 400h film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography

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