“She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow’d to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impair’d the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!”
[photo credit: Feather & Stone Photography]
“Il n’est rien de réel que le rêve et l’amour.”
(Nothing is real except dreams and love.)
—Anna de Noailles
[photo credit: Elizabeth Messina]
Inspired by the story of Peter Pan, I chose to lightly base the whimsical element from the movie into a wintery styled shoot. I also wanted to include a few simple and unique details that brides could incorporate into their wedding day, such as using marshmallows as escort card holders and including real cotton into the floral design for a surprising element. Esther Julee beautifully captured all the details of the shoot, including Brittany wearing the stunning Lazaro wedding gown from Fabulous Frocks of Atlanta and jewelry from Fine & Fleurie. I am especially thankful for the delightful and delicious desserts by Sugarloft, and the gorgeous paper goods from Maureen Koo.
Styling & Florals: Enamored With
Models: Brittany Lee Hellmeister and Michael Wang
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
[photo credit: Natalie McComas]
When I look back on this day, my heart swells from the amount of love I witnessed. Not only between Kahi + Raymond, but also between their family, friends, and other loved ones. At first glance, you might notice what a beautiful couple Kahi + Raymond are. Spend a few minutes with them, and you’ll quickly pick up on their equally beautiful hearts. I still can’t believe I had the privilege of being such a big part of their special day, but I am so honored they asked! I will forever remember this as the first wedding I styled on my own, and also as a beautiful day full of love and joy.
[photography: Sooji Kimn]