Inspired by old family photos and the connections between generations, Erica Elizabeth Designs’ latest collection, “Remember Me,” is her most personal yet. Brimming with gilded jewels of rosy hues and dainty floral designs, Erica Elizabeth’s pieces definitely speak to the vintage lovers + whimsically inclined. Mathilde Bresson brought the feelings of another era, and all the sentiment they hold, to life for this 2018 Fall Collection editorial.
Erica shares: I was moved by the physical act of holding a photo in my hand. The digital world makes capturing memories an every day event, but most of us don’t bother printing pictures anymore. Instead we swipe or scroll. But the sensation of touch turned an organization project into an experience of time travel. I got to move between generations, around the globe, and feel close to my loved ones at different ages and events. A captivating experience.
Weddings are about those bonds — expanding families + telling a love story of the ages. Let’s take a peek at how she translated these feelings into delicate designs, shall we?
To honor my family, those I love & have lost, you will old photos in vignettes alongside my headpieces. I spent weeks sitting at my dining room table surrounded by the faces of people I have loved and some I have lost over the years.
This collection is all about honoring families, memories, and loved ones.
The Gilded Crowns
Rose gold, silver, and yellow gold — take your pick!
Meet the Galaxy Crystal Dotted Bridal Veil in all its shimmering glory.
Isn’t this a dream?!
We paired my headpieces with dresses from Maria Korovilas to transform the material world into something that would touch the spirit.
How divine is the damselfly motif of this Bridal Crown? Definitely for the naturalist who loves magical themes!
Every family experiences loss, but bringing in new laughter and happiness, and can help revive us and give us new memories. I was thinking about this while designing this collection.
Erica included hand-scribed names of lost love ones, along with meaningful words of endearment + love notes, all done by her talented friend, Lindsey Burwell.
The Floral Frills
Whimsical + enchanting, this is the Falling in Love Silk Flower Hair Crown. How darling is that blush hue?
Dot your hair with pretty posies in the form of these Silk Flower Hairpins!
The Sparkling Hairpieces
This Pure Poetry Celtic Wedding Headdress is, well, pure poetry! Don’t you think?
Add a touch of whimsy to your bridal look with these frilly florals!
Doesn’t this look just transport you to another era?
Oh, fair maiden… How we adore the French Chantilly Lace that flows off of this veil!
Framed by laurel leaves, these rhinestones will add a touch of shimmer to your bridal look — while it still has a vintage essence.
We’re starry-eyed over these celestial crowns!
Celebrate the connections you make + honor the past — isn’t that such a beautiful sentiment? We’re always astounded by the poignant feelings that Erica Elizabeth Designs is able to channel for her collections.
To see more of her stunning work, check out our past features here.
photography: Mathilde Bresson // venue name: Private home, Los Feliz, California, USA // wedding dress: Maria Korovilas // hairpiece: Erica Elizabeth Designs // hair stylist: Charlotte Prevel // makeup artist: Charlotte Prevel // calligraphy: Lindsey Burwell // models: Nicole Castillo