“Painting is concerned with all the attributes of sight; which are: Darkness, Light, Solidity and Colour, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.” -Leonardo da Vinci

Inspired by the rejuvenating pigments and delicate layers of these old world paintings, we developed a palette of soft hues paired with bold/deep accents. The notion of the still life was realized with statuesque florals, antique brass candlesticks foraged from a local church, and vessels of shapely fruit.We wanted to render beauty and celebration that artfully re-imagined these qualities of luminous light and regal splendor through vignettes that contribute to the fleeting experiential art of real life. The expansive display of marble, wood and other various stones aggregates of this turn-of-the-century estate provided a stunning backdrop both indoors and out and we were influenced by its inherent beauty.

This celebration was characterized by simple yet decadent details layered with chic textures. We chose silver flatware, delicate crystal glassware, and Prussian blue striped napkins to set the table. Intricately patterned white gold chargers were layered with ivory velvet ribbon from France and metallic gold scripted place cards. Grand Versailles chairs flanked the hand sewn table overlooking the lush grounds. The cake was a stunning hue of peach embellished with gold ornamentation and quilted accents. The invitations were hand painted in rich shades of ombre blue on ivory and blush.


Photographer: Lisa Hessel Photography - Design & Styling: Lauren Field Design - Florals: Les Bouquets - Model: Sarah Holder Calligraphy: On Three Designs - Gowns: Modern Trousseau & BHLDN - Bridal Intimate: Tessa Kim - Rentals: Aries Company - Hair & Makeup: Valerie Brown - Dessert: La Patisserie Chouquette Venue: Private Estate in St. Louis MO