A Royal Affair

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With the Royal Wedding only a day away, I thought some gorgeous regal inspiration would be perfect for today. Stunning photos by the always lovely Elizabeth Messina and planned by Merryl Brown Events, I hope it helps you dream up A Royal Affair!

claire pettibone dress

Claire pettibone wedding dress

royal wedding fashion

royal affair plates

groom with crown

long wedding veil

claire pettibone wedding dress

claire pettibone wedding dress

white flowers bouquet

glamourous wedding ideas

gold wedding cake

gold wedding cake

long wedding veil

A bit behind the shoot from Merryl of Merryl Brown Events,

“I have always been very drawn to old world, understated elegance.  I have long collected antiques, vintage linens, silverware, glassware and porcelain. Jason of Small Masterpiece shares my love and his collection of Haviland Limoges porcelain, vintage American pressed glass, heirloom silver and gorgeous antique linen allows me to do large scale events and still achieve the look that I love to create when doing smaller events. These tabletops are elegant, regal and unique; most importantly, they are very memorable. They look as if someone’s family heirlooms were used; it is a very different look then other rental options. I wanted to show a look that was classic and traditional, but also fresh and lovely. I did not want anything to look trendy or contrived. It was, for me, a return to the old school, Emily Post way of doing things, with a modern twist!”

Thanks so much to everyone involved + hope this helps inspire those of you looking for a more regal look!

Photography: Elizabeth Messina //  Event Planner: Merryl Brown Events //  Invitations: Lazaro Press and Design //  Floral: Camilla Svensson Burns Couture Floral and Event Design //  Dress: Claire Pettibone //  Tuxedo: King Tux //  Hair: Dadiana Salon //  Makeup: Tomiko Taft //  Linens: Classic Party Rentals, Santa Barbara  //  Tableware: Small Masterpiece //  Cake: The Cakery //  Jewelry: private collection

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  1. breathtaking photos…I’m in love with those crowns!!!

  2. Beautiful inspiration! Love the stationary, the dinnerware, her gown…just so gorgeous!

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  3. I adore that dress! I just wish there was a close up of the front, she seems to always be holding something…something gorgeous of course!

  4. Absolutely lovely. Beautifully classic. Simple elegant. Just waiting for my invite!

  5. Her gown and her beautiful veil is just to die for! Love the delicate lace. Beautiful couple <3

  6. Love the dress choice. Spot-on!

  7. So pretty!! One of the best I’ve seen so far.

  8. What a beautiful gown, love that last shot!

  9. But what about those gorgeous shoes?!! There is no vendor reference – does anyone know who’s they are?


  10. Gorgeous!! I think the hairpiece is my favorite part. This wedding is SO elegant and royal!! Thanks for sharing!


  12. Arielle – I LOVE the dress too! I added a few more photos of close ups of the front of the dress – hope that helps!

    Thanks so much everyone :)

  13. elegant, elaborate, timely!
    every detail is beautiful!

  14. Gorgeous & inspirational. Lovely too :)

  15. hi everyone, thank you for all the great support! the shoot was fantastic and the people involved were all great pros in their field. special thanks to merryl and elizabeth! i believe the shoes were from the private collection of our location host. manolo blahniks i believe.

  16. Yes, please list the vendor for the shoes if available!

  17. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. I love that it’s the traditional white for a royal wedding but there’s so many undertones of pinks and greens and golds. Love, love the tiaras. It’s just so pretty!!! Great job!!!

  18. Wow this is stunning.. the lace detail on that dress is incredible!! And I love the shot of the silverware on that patterned chair

  19. Really love your feature, would love to feature it on our blog

  20. WOW-FREAKING-ZA. Love that dress!!!

  21. Take this theme to the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco or possibly the St. Francis pent house- Gorgeous and Picture perfect !!

    Check them out @ http://www.idovenues.com search on Julia Morgan and St. Francis

  22. That Claire Pettibone dress is amazing!

  23. Thank you all for such wonderful comments! It was a lot of fun producing this shoot and especially working with the amazing Elizabeth Messina! Those shoes that have been mentioned above are Manolo Blahniks that the owner of the estate that we shot at loaned to us for the shoot (and then gave to lucky Elizabeth!!!) Aren’t they gorgeous?! The Claire Pettibone dress was to die for, as was her headdress in the top right photo.

  24. EEEEEEEEE! I am so excited you posted more photos! I came back for a second look and am SO glad I did!! Thank you so much…I love it even more now!

  25. that dress is stunning! i can’t get enough of it! and beautiful photography (as always) from elizabeth.

  26. gorgeous! always love Elizabeth Messina’s work! beautiful styling.

  27. oh my god the dress! Love the styling of this shoot.


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