Natural wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems in the world, in a class with coral reefs and rain forests, containing a vast amount of life, including some of the most beautiful aquatic birds, like the blue heron. And that, my friends, is exactly where today’s inspiration comes from — the enigmatic blue heron.
Designer + florist, Marisa of Revel Petals shares To see a blue heron is no common occurrence as the birds themselves are shy and like to keep to themselves. So too, love can sometimes feel rare and hard to attain. But once we have it, the feeling of luck and serendipity can make a heart feel like flying.
Ready to see the all the design work, inspired by the blue heron? Let’s take a look at the captures by Meghan Christine Photography!
Elegant + cool, we love the splash of blue watercolor here + the dainty illustrations of the blue heron thanks to Holly Anna Calligraphy!
From a design perspective, the team took the literal + abstract from the marshlands and infused it throughout the concept: gray gauzy fabrics to mimic the mist at sunrise, wild bowing flowers with feather-like leaves nod to wings, feathers scattered around the scenes to bring in the essence of the birds themselves.
Stylist Jenni of The Blushing Bird shares Our blue heron muse immediately made me think of the ethereal gray off-the-shoulder shoulder Natalie gown by Brooklyn-based designer, Tatyana Merenyuk. Tatyana makes this stunning dress in more traditional white, ivory or blush, but the soft gray has a unique quality that still feels so ethereal and bridal.
Pale blue, silvery green, and purple hues rounded out this dreamy bouquet by Revel Petals.
The Blushing Bird paired the gown with her Josefine headpiece by Jannie Baltzer — an ivory lace piece with hand sewn Preciosa crystal and pearls, that wraps around the head for a gorgeous view at every angle. She topped the look off with Cinderella-inspired shoes by Emmy London, along with elegant silver drop earrings by Camilla Christine.
Mimicking the movement of water and rays of gold from the sun, Frost It Cakery contributed this beauty of a cake.
Ending on this note from Revel Petals: The Blue Heron with its graceful form, texture and colors inspired us to create a wedding-fantasy with a purpose: to bring light and celebrate the beautiful birds and their valuable eco-system.
Wasn’t that exquisite? To immerse yourself in more of the scene + inspiration, check out this video by Boffo Video.
photography: Meghan Christine Photography // event design: Marisa Kozak Ringe of Revel Petals // planning: Hannah Campbell – Day Of Gal // florals: Revel Petals // wedding dress: Tatyana Merenyuk, Natalie Gown // wedding dress boutique: The Blushing Bird // hairpiece: Jannie Baltzer, Josefine Headpiece // bride's shoes: Emmy London, Cinderella // bride's ring: Sofia Kaman // hair stylist: Betsy diFrancesca // makeup artist: Betsy diFrancesca // videography: Boffo Video // calligraphy: Holly Anna Calligraphy // cake: Frost It Cakery // tabletop rentals: Dish Wish // furniture rentals: 204 Events // linen rentals: La Tavola Fine Linens // models: Crystal Van Commenée // styling: Jenni MacLeod of The Blushing Bird // ribbons: Susanna Luck at Nettle Textiles