For most wedding connoisseurs, the word “theme” has become the target of contemptuousness. Some are inclined to go slightly overboard, and the result leaves little to the imagination. When we opened our inbox to find Rebecca Hansen‘s St. Patrick’s Day-inspired photoshoot, our preconceptions were blown out of the water. Rebecca was able to take one of my favorite color combinations for wedding bouquets, green and white, and turn it into a jaw-dropping, ever-so-sweet wedding shoot. Don’t miss the gallery here!
From the event stylist, Rebecca: This is a styled wedding shoot I’ve been working on for a little while. The idea behind it is that you can have a theme wedding without being tacky and going overboard, the theme here being a St. Patrick’s Day wedding. I wanted to use lots of green and white with gold accents. I love the look and feel of paper so I wanted to incorporate that as well. I think it turned out looking really airy and fresh and not themey at all! I love it. The bride’s dress is a vintage 60’s dress that is just adorable. Almost all the tableware is vintage from etsy.
I’ve been trying to do a lot more work for myself this year. Things to help me grow as a photographer and wedding professional. I got the idea for this shoot when I saw a gorgeous, but simple green and white bouquet on another photographer’s blog. I really love the green and white color combo. It’s really versatile and fresh. You can use green and white for winter, spring, summer. I wanted to do a theme but not make it look to themey and blatantly St. Patrick’s. I started getting lots of green and white items but felt like it needed a little extra pop to help it catch peoples’ eyes and make it feel a little warmer, so I went with gold.
I really love hands on projects so I did most of the preparation myself. I made paper chains for the “photobooth” area over a few days. It didn’t turn out as great as I had hoped but that’s ok, that happens. I made the 4 layer cake and covered it with paper leaves I had cut out from a thicker watercolor paper, with a stencil. It was just a mix, with raspberries and buttercream frosting (it was really good!).
I used etsy as a major resource for finding a lot of the items used. I would encourage brides to look there for any vintage or handmade items the might need for their weddings.
I met the florist Becca Olcott a few weeks ago in boston and she is a dream. I showed her what I had for the shoot and just told her “lots of green and white” and she got it just perfect! She was really fun to work with and so adorable.
Kirsten Bingham is one of my best friends and designed the paper pieces for the shoot. I didn’t have to give her any direction other than green, white, modern. She does amazing work, and she knows me so well that I knew she would do it just perfectly. The models, Casey and Troy, are some of our good friends here in Boston and they’re great photographers as well. They were good sports to put up with all of my shenanigans and go to the beach in the cold.
Rebecca Hansen‘s St. Patrick’s Day-inspired photoshoot, our preconceptions were blown out of the water. Rebecca was able to take one of my favorite color combinations for wedding bouquets, green and white, and turn it into a jaw-dropping, ever-so-sweet wedding shoot. Don’t miss View all photos here
Wedding Vendors (Boston, MA):
Venue: Hamel Mill Lofts, and Salisbury Beach / Invites, Menus, Placecards: EvaPaul Design Hair/Makeup: Kristen Strassel / Styling and concept: Rebecca Hansen Weddings / Photography: Rebecca Hansen Weddings / Floral: Petal Floral Design / Models: Casey and Troy Harrison / Tablecloth, Dishes, Glassware: Etsy / Ring: Westergard / Boutonniere: Wildfloret / Wedding Dress: Go Go Vintage Wedding Shoes: Old Navy / Paper Flowers: Luna Bazaar