Weddings inspired by all things botanic might not be a brand new concept, but we love how each take on the theme can be so beautifully original + unique. The team behind today’s editorial, Kerry Jeanne Photography + Bond in Bloom, was inspired by The Great Exhibition of 1851, when exploration was at its height and the early illustrations of floral and fauna were popping up in illuminated books. Kerry says, We went through hundreds of drawings by botanical illustrators such as Ferdinand Bauer, Pierre-Joseph Redouté and even Darwin, using them as the cornerstone in our shoot. With the backdrop of thick floral and plant life, we introduced more masculine shades of dark brown, tarnished brass and steel grey to not only compliment the more subtle colors of cream and berry but to add a contrast from the vivid green hues….
The Outer Edge did such a beautiful job with the hair + makeup, giving the bride a modern, yet effortless, feel.
Kerry says, The details were the most fun part of creating this entire shoot and I really wanted to give it an authentic feel with several hand-made details that I created. With a mixture of teas and coffee, I dyed paper to give it an older look and had my mother-in-law pen a love letter which was then sealed with wax. Along with the paper, I put together a small sketch book bound with suede. In it was watercolor illustrations and dried plants to make it seem like the book was being used regularly to document new discoveries.
And one of the best details of all: the cake by Honey Crumb Cake Studio, which captured the entire essence of the team’s vision and tied the entire shoot together oh-so-perfectly!
A big thanks to the talented team below for sharing this beautiful botanical editorial with us today!
photography: Kerry Jeanne Photography // venue name: W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory // florals: Bond in Bloom // hair stylist: The Outer Edge // makeup artist: The Outer Edge // cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio // wedding dress: Jenny Packham from The Dress Theory // rentals: Vintage Ambiance // stationery: Kayleigh DuMond // accessories: Tessa Kim // silk ribbons: Adorn Company