Mermaids are all the rage right now. Now that warm weather has dawned (for most of us!), the coral pinks and seafoam greens are ideal for the coming seasons. While I have seen an increase in mermaid trends, I haven’t seen them used for weddings or wedding inspiration until now! Chickadee Events and Virginia Ashley Photography certainly put their hard work into this shoot, and I love that the mermaid inspiration really comes through in such an elegant way. The Proper Petal added to the feel by using bright colors in the table blooms with small vases filled with solo stems of flowers; my favorite being those beautiful orchids. Topping it off, of course, was the mermaid silhouette wedding dress that stole the whole show.

mermaid bride wedding inspiration - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

From the photographer, Virginia Ashley Photography: When planning the styled shoot, I wanted to go for something mermaid-like! I have been refining my brand and what I want my style to reflect. I wanted this shoot to be a great reflection of my new brand and the type of couples I love! I was thankful for the sweet couple I had for this shoot! Gabrielle was the perfect mermaid inspiration and looked like a dream in the wedding dress!

pale pink wedding invitations - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

bouquet with eucalyptus - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

wedding dress detail - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

wedding portrait - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

wedding portrait - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

seating chart - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

nautical inspired seating chart - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

elegant reception - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

I also love fun colors and I feel like the different furniture pieces and stunning flowers really tied the shoot together! It was an absolutely yucky day during the photo session (we had sleet/ice on the east coast), but it looked like pure sunshine on the inside! :) Everyone did such a great job making this shoot come to life! They really did a good job making it a colorful and playful, mermaid-inspired shoot! :)

mermaid bride wedding inspiration - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

tablescape - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

wedding table - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

eucalyptus chair swag - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

mermaid bride wedding inspiration - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

pink and yellow bouquet - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

place setting - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

bud vase centerpieces - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

tablescape - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

bud vase centerpieces - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

dessert cart - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

dessert cart - photo by Virginia Ashley Photography http://ruffledblog.com/mermaid-bride-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Virginia Ashley Photography

Event Planning

Chickadee Events

Floral Design

The Proper Petal

Venue

Woman's Club of Portsmouth

Wedding Dress

Simply Bridal

Hair and Makeup

Kelsea Dayberry

Rentals

Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals & Styling

Paper Goods

English Tea Paperie

Calligraphy and Macarons

Jocelyn Lindsay

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