Our creative team was asked by Southern New England Weddings Magazine to style a shoot for the inaugural issue of their destinations edition. The design and inspiration for the shoot came from Candice Coppola, founder and creative director of Jubilee Events. Following are her thoughts on the shoot:
“Our modern, clean and sophisticated shoot for Southern New England Weddings was so much fun to design. We don’t have anything like it in our portfolio and I had been dying to collaborate on something like this for a while. We were largely inspired by a clean color palette, unique and interesting textures (like metal and acrylic) and a gorgeous Givenchy/Riccardo Tisci dress in my search for inspiration for the story board. Belle Mer in Newport, RI was the perfect place to shoot this editorial with its simplistic decor, white backdrops and amazing light! As the design for the shoot progressed, it sort of morphed into an obsession with taxidermy and a statement decor piece that we wanted to create. Between myself, Nichole of Coral Pheasant and the incredible Tony of Datura: A Modern Garden, we conceptualized a deer head escort card wall that was nearly 7 1/2 feet tall and completely covered in over 700 varieties of white and ivory roses, from the most wonderful rose grower, Passion Growers.”
It was a ball styling the fashion for this shoot! It was very much a departure from anything that we had ever done. I loved the clean and modern feel of the all-white décor of Belle Mer. I selected very architectural gowns and accessories to play off of the modernity of the venue. The femininity of Tony’s stunning florals added the perfect romantic touch!.
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Jim Altieri’s Vintage Cinema
PHOTOGRAPHY: Carla Ten Eyck Photography
FASHION STYLING: Beth Chapman, The White Dress by the shore
GOWNS: David Fielden and Coren Moore
ACCESSORIES: Maria Elena and Anne Barge
SHOOT CONCEPT & DESIGN : Candice Coppola, Jubilee Events
FLORAL DESIGN + DECOR: Tony Palmieri, Datura, A Modern Garden
BEAUTY: Dana Bartone & Co.
CAKES: Hope Wright-Martell, A Little Imagination Cakes
INVITATIONS/PAPER: Nichole Michel, Coral Pheasant
LINENS: Wildflower Linen
PAPER GARLANDS: Kristina Marie