While this inspiration shoot was done in California, we can’t help but note the English garden charm oozing from every image. We love the vintage elements — from the vintage silver teapots, trophies and vases to the skeleton keys — mixed in with whimsical details, like the bronze bunny rabbits and the doily wedding invitations. A huge thanks goes out to Suzanne Hansen and Mike Ofeldt of She Wanders for sending this shoot our way; and to Jennifer Nesovic for designing; Katherine Farley for the amazing flowers…everyone who were a part of it. Especially to the little girl, who we think may have stolen the show!
From Jennifer Nesovic, the event stylist: One of my favorite books as a girl was “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Of course, I was never satisfied with any of the made for TV movie remakes and wanted to imagine a wedding partially taken from my memories of the tale, but woven together with bits of other stories and smatterings of ideas. Skeleton keys, tea parties, and wallpaper roses first came to mind… but somehow meandered into garden creatures and pot bellied pigs… (perhaps a little dash of Charlotte’s Web?). But the little pig that we planned on using somehow had grown to be a big pig and our cute little pig dreams were dashed. Don’t worry, the pig and many other little garden creatures were represented along with dreamy flowers, gorgeous silver silk shantung linens, and handmade paper flowers.
Wedding vendors (California):
Design and Concept: Jennifer Nesovic / Photography: Suzanne Hansen & Mike Ofeldt of She Wanders / Flowers: Katherine Farley / Wedding dress: Lea Ann Betler / Hair accessories: The White Flower / Hair and makeup: Audra Rene / Paper goods: Courtney Scowby / Linens: Concepts Event Design / Wedding cake: CAKE / Models: Shannon Rall & Ella Scowby