Photos by:

Richard Israel

If ever there was a wedding dress that made our jaws drop and stopped us in our tracks, it’s this one from Ship To Shore. The gown was worn to perfection by bride Adriana, who enlisted the talents of Richard Israel, The Graceful Host, and Chelish Moore to pull together an elegant and modern celebration with her beau, Terrell.

elegant bridal headpieces - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

From the photographer, Richard Israel: Although Adriana was my client on wedding day we’ve worked together extensively over the last several years in the capacity of model and photographer on many editorial shoots. This wedding was a photographers dream… In addition to the fact that Adriana and Terrell are obviously an extremely good looking couple and the wedding so beautifully designed they placed their number one priority on insuring their family and friends had the best of times, good food great music, dancing, celebrating their heritages and not holding back on the love and emotion.

garden wedding invitations - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

bride getting ready - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

dapper grooms - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

bridal portraits - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

wedding parties - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

rose eucalyptus bouquet - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding
bilingual wedding ideas - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

flower girls - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

church wedding ceremony - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

ceremony recessionals - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

key escort cards - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

Charlotte Botanical Gardens wedding - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

place setting - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

wedding tablescapes - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

tall centerpieces - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

place setting ideas - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding
bridesmaid halo - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

pink centerpieces - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

reception chair ideas - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

pink gold cakes - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

tablescape ideas - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding

Charlotte Botanical Gardens wedding - photo by Richard Israel http://ruffledblog.com/charlotte-botanical-gardens-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Location: Charlotte, NC / Photographer: Richard Israel / Wedding Design and Planning: The Graceful Host / Flowers: Chelish Moore / Venue: Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens / Wedding Dress: Ship To Shore / Hair and Makeup: Sara Egri / Caterer: Best Impressions / Wedding Cake: The Wow Factor Cakes / Band: Sol Fusion / DJ: Split Second Sound / Stationery: Elisabeth-Rose / Videographer: Timm Young Films

16 comments
  • So elegant!

    • Truly gorgeous — what a pleasure it was to design for Adriana

  • Everything about all these photos I love. Her head piece!!! AAAhhh so unique & full of take breathe awayness ;)

  • I’m a little biased – I think my barn wedding is the best one this century has ever seen, but this is a gorgeous wedding, and the details are exquisite. I especially like the way those chairs are draped! Droolworthy!

  • Absolutely in love with the brides gown!

  • Absolutely gorgeous, especially the BW images. And of course the way they are printed / interpreted in the darkroom makes a huge difference.

  • brooke

    can someone tell me where the linen overlay (*floral* pattern) is from in 5 photo up from the bottom – round table? AS well as the cake table overlay.
    Thanks!

  • Rachel

    Beautiful headpiece! can you please let me know who designed the piece and where i can buy it from?

  • Jordyn Slay

    I love her Headband it so beautiful! I’m getting married in 3 months and would love to wear something like this on my wedding day. Where is it from may I ask?

  • Rosalyn

    So gorgeous! Can someone let me know who made the head piece? It would be stunning for my sisters wedding! Thank you!

  • Dena

    Also interested in the headpiece, anyone find out where it is from? Absolutely stunning!!

  • Mayra

    So gorgeous! I love the headpiece, can you pretty please tell me who designed it and where I can purchase it from? I am getting married at the end of the year and will love to wear something like that! Thanks!

  • Shakhnoza

    Hello!! Very beautiful wedding! Amazing pictures. I’m so impressed :)
    I wish Japanese weddings were as Romantic as this.
    Loved her headpiece! Can you tell me where can I buy it?
    Thank you,
    Sh.U

  • jennette Vizcaino

    Gorgeous wedding? Can someone please tell me where the head piece is from? Thank you so much

  • Erin Chambers

    Here to get info about her headpiece too! Beautiful Wedding.

  • Maricela

    Info about the hairpiece please. Love it!!!