Breathtaking. That has to be the most accurate description for today’s styled shoot, from Morning Light by Michelle Landreau, Pretty Swell Parties, and Flowers by Yona, a team that put together one positively jaw-dropping scene inspired by Botticelli’s famous painting, Birth of Venus. Every one of our favorite colors for a romantic wedding comes to play here, from blush pink to deep burgundy to the finest of gold!

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

From the event designer, Pretty Swell Parties:
Inspired by the Italian renaissance painting, The Birth of Venus by Botticelli, we aimed to capture the essence of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love. In the painting, Venus is depicted as fresh-faced with flowing red locks. We drew on this idea of natural beauty to create a look for our bride that is airy and light with an ethereal dress and subtle makeup.

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

bridal hair with flowers - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

romantic wedding bouquet - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

ranunculus bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Choosing a location for this shoot was easy. Dunaway Gardens offers abundent woods that feel almost untouched against more manicured areas that exude effortless opulence. We chose to juxtapose the venue’s natural beauty with ornate details that call back to the luxury of the Italian renaissance. We opted for linens full of texture and grandeur that took their cue from the flowing garments of Venus’ companions; and chose flowers, including lush Italian Ranunculus, Red Charm Peonies, Caramel Antike Garden Roses and Juliette Garden Roses, in rich tones that evoke love and luxury.

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

gold pear place setting - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

ceremony chair with eucalyptus - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Using traditional Italian elements was also very important. We incorporated olive branches into the florals and design of the cake and layered Italian cheeses with figs and paired them with Italian wine to tie everything together with the origins of the painting.

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

blush pink and gold reception - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

wedding cake with red charm peony - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

Birth of Venus wedding inspiration - photo by Morning Light by Michelle Landreau https://ruffledblog.com/birth-of-venus-wedding-inspiration

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Morning Light by Michelle Landreau

Event Planning and Coordination

Pretty Swell Parties

Florist

Flowers by Yona

Venue

Dunaway Gardens

Bride and Bridesmaid Dresses

Fabulous Frocks of Atlanta

Jewelry

Heidi Gibson

Hair and Makeup

Jennifer C. Neiman

Groom's Attire

Modern Gent

Wedding Cake

Peche Petite

Rentals

Peachtree Tents & Events

Linens

I Do Linens

Wedding Invitations

Brush and Petal

Models

Ursula Wiedmann Models

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