Romantic Wedding Inspiration on a Historic Ship

bridal ship shoot

If romance is what you’re going for for your big day, you may want to pay extra close attention to today’s gorgeous wedding editorial, conceptualized and captured by Koby + Terilyn of Archetype Studio. What makes this setting come to life? Well according to Terilyn, it’s the tables draped with silk chiffon blowing in the breeze. The coral plates with mother-of-pearl and fine crystal and sterling for the place settings. Romantic florals hinting at the colors of an ocean sunset. And of course, guests would find their seats by reading the hand written calligraphy on the sails of a model tall ship!

The 1877 Tall Ship Elissa was such a gorgeous backdrop for this shoot + is the last ship left of her kind in the world! We believe there must be an amazing feeling of magic + romance when stepping aboard…

Sarah Janks wedding dress

Ship bridal inspiration

Ship bridal inspiration

The story dreamt up by Koby + Terilyn follows a ship captain’s daughter, planning her wedding along side her childhood friend. Choosing elements that highlight her favorite memories of the ship at sea…

pink bouquet

ship wheel with garland

Take me to the ocean; Let me sail the open sea. To breathe the warm & salty air, and dream of things to be.

– Erica Billups

Sarah Janks wedding dress

Sarah Janks wedding dress

Ship bridal inspiration

gray BHLDN dress

bridal inspiration on ship

BHLDN’s Vivienne Gown and Sarah Janks‘ Delilah gown were each a perfect fit for the shoot’s aesthetic.

romantic bouquet

pink and red bouquet

nautical invitation

BHLDN Sarah Janks

loose whimsical bouquet

And the ultra-romantic blooms made the setting even dreamier. Maria Maxit went with high texture + a mix of pastel and berry tones to achieve a compelling, impactful feel.

sail ship escort cards

sail ship escort cards

flowing table runner

ranunculus table setting

mini scroll calligraphy place card

loose whimsical bouquet

bridal inspiration on ship

SO much love for this little cake from Cakes by Jula!

bow cake

giant scroll calligraphy

A big thanks to the talented team below for letting us sail away with them this afternoon!

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photography: Koby & Terilyn Brown of Archetype Studio // venue name: the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa, Galveston, Texas // event design: Koby & Terilyn Brown of Archetype Studio // planning: Koby & Terilyn Brown of Archetype Studio // florals: Maria Maxit // calligraphy: Nib and Pixel // linen rentals: Vintage, from photographers' personal collection // bakery: Cakes by Jula // invitation: Nib and Pixel // ribbon: Silk and Willow // hair stylist: Jenni Reed + Christen Hobbs // makeup artist: Jenni Reed + Christen Hobbs // place settings: Vintage, from photographers' personal collection // table: Vintage, from photographers' personal collection // chairs: Vintage, from photographers' personal collection // gowns: BHLDN Vivienne Gown and Sarah Janks Delilah gown

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