Anniversary Wedding Shoot
I’m pretty sure I’d be repeating myself if I told you all how much I adore the work of designer/stylist Jesi Haack, but what the hey — she’s amazing. And when you pair her style with Jasmine Star‘s photography? Pure gold. We absolutely love this collaboration which brings together the first 10 wedding anniversaries and their respective gifts: paper, cotton, leather, etc. Read on to see how they incorporated each element!
From the photographer, Jasmine Star: This historic origins of wedding anniversaries date back to the Roman Empire, when husbands crowned their wives with a silver wreath on their 25th anniversary and a gold wreath on their 50th. Since then, more anniversaries began being represented and now it’s commonly held that certain anniversaries are signified by different elements.
The lovely Jesi Haack–uber wedding designer extraordinaire–styled a wedding to incorporate various yearly signifiers as a couple tied the knot. This shoot highlights elements from the first ten years of marriage and showcases how personal style and the desire to weave the future into the present can dwell in a single day.
The first wedding anniversary is represented by paper and the second is represented by cotton… the wedding invitation sets the tone for the nuptials and represents what the future holds. A third wedding anniversary is represented by leather, so the menus were comprised of leather bands, as well as leather ties draped across each triangle plate. Multicolored leather chevrons were used as a runner across the table for a vibrant pop to compliment the table linens… and it just so happens the fourth wedding anniversary is represented by linen, too!
The table numbers are a mix of nails and wood, which make a perfect mix to represent the fifth, sixth and seventh wedding anniversaries (wood, iron and copper) and the wedding guests are seated at a long wooden table. The dessert station is an homage to pottery and the ninth wedding anniversary. Mixing various pottery elements showcased the gorgeous wedding cake with geometric patterns, highlighted by the feathered backdrop. The ceremony decor embodies the 10th wedding anniversary by incorporating a tin cross, colorfully highlighted–of course–with a little bit of Jesi Haack flair.
Shoot Location: Los Angeles, CA / Event Design: Jesi Haack / Photographer: Jasmine Star / Event Venue: Carondelet House / Wedding Flowers: Floral Kitchen / Hair and Makeup: 1011 Makeup / Hairpieces: Olivia Nelson / Wedding Cake: Sweet and Saucy / Paper Goods: Wiley Valentine / Bridal Stylist: Hope Stanley at Mary Me Bridal