I gotta be honest—taking on this project was overwhelming. I am not a designer, stylist, or coordinator, so trying to put a cohesive look together was definitely a challenge. And I certainly have a greater appreciation for those in the wedding industry who put incredible amounts of time and effort into every detail to each wedding event. Lucky for me, I had Geneva, who has a degree in interior design and a passion for beautiful flourishes.
As this is our first collaboration, we went with a minimalist approach, with simple elements to detail the look. We focused on our “Elizabeth Swan” character and the story she tells in the first film of the Pirates of the Caribbean series. We consider this first storyboard our “Courtship” story, where “Elizabeth” is a member of high class society but possesses an inner rebel, a pirate, that aches to let her hair down and turn loose of her traditional world.
When we were talking about the idea, Geneva and I kept acknowledging how a lot of brides want a vintage look that can stand the test of time. As simple as that sounds, it’s not the easiest thing to execute! So going with this concept seemed appropriate for creating a perfect blend of an old, timeless look that is also fashion forward, artistic, and relatable.
Of course, we have to give credit to all our vendors that contributed to the shoot. These GREAT businesses provide amazing service to the greater Seattle area and I am so excited to build relationships with each of them. The people involved are professional, laid back, and know what weddings should be about—fun, celebration, and love!
Gowns & Veil – Labelle Reve in Bellevue, WA
Jewelry – Antique Stores around Seattle
Floral/Styling – Geneva with Geneva Diane Designs
Makeup/Hair – Shyn with Pacific Artistry
Photography – Carly Chaney/carlybish photography
Model – Stephanie Miksa