“Ethereal” doesn’t even begin to cover the airy feeling of this shoot from Tinsel & Twine and Marianna Jamadi. With a focus on the unique textures found in the winter season and cool blues and whites, this is one of the more soothing styled shoots we’ve seen in a while! In case you’re eying the heavenly white skirt like we are, it was made by the photographer Marianna herself!

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From the designers, Tinsel & Twine: Our team at Tinsel & Twine, in collaboration with Marianna Jamadi Photography, recently produced a photoshoot inspired by the sudden chill in the air. Focusing on raw cotton and wool textures, we created a thematic cocoon for what we lovingly called our “Natural Bride.”


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Our Natural Bride is ethereal. She embodies the stillness and quiet of the season’s first snow. Her billowing layered skirt is created from lengths of creamy bed linens, well-worn cotton t-shirts, salvaged lace, and ribbon. She carries a loose bouquet of raw cotton blossoms and lightly gilded asparagus leaves tied with a wool cord. Our Bride’s mixed textures set the tone for our tablescape, which we envisioned to be her dreamlike, gold-tinged bridal luncheon.


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The table is dressed in a charcoal herringbone wool and topped with centerpieces created with raw cotton and gilded asparagus leaves. Here, the richness of the brushed gold chargers, glowing votive candles, hand-scripted placecards, and gold-rimmed glassware provide a striking contrast to the organic feel of the raw cotton and purposefully imperfect arrangements. In the same vein, the accompanying save-the-date suite, with gilded hand-lettering and richly textured paper stocks, hint at the sweet contrast of natural elements and rich, slightly decadent details.


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Shoot Location: New York City, NY / Event Design and Styling, Stationery: Tinsel & Twine / Photographer and Bride’s Skirt: Marianna Jamadi / Tableware: Broadway Party Rentals / Makeup: Melissa Cunillera (mubymelc@gmail.com) / Model: Lindsay Sue Johnson

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