A Bit of Whimsy: A Dreamy Inspirational Shoot

With lwester and Photographs by Mary Claire Photography December 1, 2017 Published in the Summer/Fall 2017 issue of Park City Magazine

If you check Pinterest a little too much, constantly adding whimsical and romantic bridal looks to your boards, we've found the ultimate wedding inspiration for you.

When we saw this delicate, luxuriously styled scene by Rachael Ellen Events, we literally stared at our computer screen for a good ten minutes. With the graceful tones and fabrics, elegant glances, and stunning intricacies, this set-up had us at hello.

"We were inspired by the luxe textures, tones and feel of and feel of old European cities. From marble to velvet to silk we wanted the entire look and feel to feel humble yet very luxe,"—Rachael of Rachael Ellen Events

These muted-toned boutonnieres and antique square-shaped engagement ring are what wedding dreams are made of. Oh, and can we talk about this veil? It could work for a simple silk gown or romantic lace fit-and-flare like this one. The lace design and cathedral length of the veil could add an illusion train or add more drama to your existing train.

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Photographed by Mary Claire at the Washington School House, the white walls and modern, yet antique accents in the space, create a dreamy scene for any bride and groom. Rachael incorporated "soft pops of french blue, caramel, and cafe mauve," complimenting the whimsical surrounding atmosphere while still adding to it.

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And the couple, Julie + JP? They're married in real life. We thought those too looked a little too perfect together to just be modeling. How cute are they?

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How better to find the perfect dress? Rachael Ellen picked up not one, not two, but three bridal gowns from BHLDN. Models Madison Leishman, Mary Peraza, and Julie Dykstra showcased the different style options you can try for your big day.

Photographer: Mary Claire Photography

Planner, Designer, Florist, Stylist: Rachael Ellen Events

Styling Boards and Ribbon: Rachael Ellen Events

Gowns: BHLDN

Hair & Makeup: Bella Cosa Beauty

Cake: The Graceful Baker

Venue: Washington School House

Glassware + Flatware: Casa de Perrin

Invitations: Written Word Calligraphy

Headpieces: Naturae

Models: Julie Dykstra, JR Dykstra, Madison Leishman, Mary Peraza