Simply Sarah Photography knocked it out of the park with a fashion editorial + whimsical wedding inspiration based on the classic Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. This is such a classic, though it never ceases me to amaze how incredibly unique this one is. With styling and design by Elisa Event Design is Alice in Vogue-land is just magical. Here’s the proof.
From the photographer, Sarah: I am fascinated by Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. This story describes so well the distortions of perception—how the obstacles we perceive in our lives start to take actual form. These distortions might have us convinced, for example, that a Mad Hatter could never find true love. In our version of Carroll’s story, the Mad Hatter invites Alice and her friends to tea, with the intent to propose to Alice, his One. We chose the beautiful, idyllic setting of Serenbe, Georgia as a magical, almost haunted place for the shoot. We took to the wood to create a sort of natural dressing room among the trees, where the girls primped and prepped for the tea party. Claire LaFaye’s dresses gave the girls an ethereal aspect, making them appear like nymphs in the woods. While there, the girls had a visitor, a lost artist trying to capture through a painting the kind of magic that only exists for a moment in a photograph.
I wanted the shoot to have a lot of texture, from flowers and feathers to old paper bundles. There was also to be a great deal of movement—the fabric in the woods, the girls dancing by the barn. Even the flowers were chosen because of their movement—both the hellebores and tulips bend so beautifully, as though in reverence to a love so powerful that it could bring such unlikely people together.
Shoot Location: Serenbe, GA / Photographer: Simply Sarah Photography / Dresses: Claire LaFaye / Design/Styling: Elisa Event Design / Florals: Elisa Event Design / Paperie: Ink Lemonade / Ring: Scarlett Jewelry / Chandeliers: Shabulous Chandeliers / Vanity + Couch: Rhapsody Attic / Farm Table: Goodwin Rentals / Desserts: Blue Eyed Daisy / Models: Max Owen, Kirstie Allen, Kayla Foster, Caroline Frese, Nathalie Joy Nicoara / Hair + Makeup: Nathalie Joy Nicoara / Metal Heart Garland: Anita Spero Design / Books & Letter Bundles: Brian Wynn / Hat: Delight Worthyn / Charms: Ingredients for Lovely / Painter: That Mustache Man