We’re all familiar with the “something old, something new” adage, but we loved that this team of Amy Caroline Photography and Siloh Floral Artisty decided to coordinate a styled shoot around it. Amy Caroline captures bridal portraits at crumbling ruins from years ago, juxtaposing them against the bride’s crisp white bridal gown and fresh floral bouquet.
From the photographer, Amy Caroline Photography: The terms “something old and something new,” are thrown around a lot in the wedding world. So we wanted to created a shoot that truly embodied these words. Starting out with keeping this photo shoot simple, we wanted to go back to the southern trend of bridal photos. Where it’s just the bride and her photographer. She is all done-up so that she can display these bridal portraits at the wedding. This is not something that is done very often anymore, and so we wanted to celebrate the bride with simple and beautiful portraits of herself. And started off with this older wedding tradition as the basis for this shoot.
We added in amazing florals and the old-world charm of ruins to more drastically juxtapose the old and the new. The remains of a building that was once beautifully still standing strong in the background with a stunning modern bride in front of it. It really made for a compelling story of how timeless we want our weddings to be. Sometimes these ideas appear to clash – but we wanted to show that one can be both old-school and super modern at the same time. We aim for our weddings to be modern on trend. Yet we hope to create a wedding that will one day in years to come it will still be standing strong to tell a long-ago love story of a couple.
We found these epic ruins in a Colorado state park that served as the vision and backdrop for this photo shoot. From there we wanted aspects of this shoot to mirror the modern trends in the wedding world, as well as timeless and classic wedding trends. A dress was chosen that had a modern crop top and geometric beading and yet somehow still fit the timeless personality of a classic bride. It’s one of the newer dresses from Tel Aviv designers Limor Rosen and in and of itself is part of the newer aspect of the shoot. The dress has a bohemian feel to it, but the classic chiffon skirt and gorgeous train pull together those traditional bridal elements that we also wanted. The dress in of it’s self embodied something old and something new. Bret our model kept her hair natural and curly. Having her hair simple and classic and then had her makeup mirror that natural and timeless feel with some modern contouring. Our florals followed a classic romantic bouquet design yet with some funky accents to add character and modernity. We kept the color palette light and monochromatic. Using flowers that were in season at the time, and keeping the colors to in a soft orange palette. Keeping the colors in peaches, burnt oranges, bronze and ambers. The colors could easily translate to a bold and modern wedding, or could be used in a traditional church and ballroom type of wedding. Using colors that translate to many a different bride were important to us. We added in a vintage ruby ring that a real bride wore years ago, and let the rest of the shoot tell the story. We kept details light and sweet as we really wanted the ruins and the bride to be the story-tellers. Every piece was carefully chosen in the shoot to have both old and new written within it, so that the theme was strong, and yet somehow subtle, throughout the entire photo shoot.
Photography: Amy Caroline Photography
Floral Design: Siloh Floral Artisty
Venue: Ruins on Private Colorado State Park
Wedding Dress: Limor Rosen
Bridal Store: a & be bridal shop
Ring: Vintage Ruby from an antique store in Denver
Makeup: Liana Kathryn Makeup
Model: Bret Sunberg, Wilhelmina Denver