Taking a page out of Shakespeare's book, this literary inspired wedding styled shoot imagines a new ending for Romeo and Juliet. Rather than star-crossed lovers, the pair wind up magnificently in love in this adaptation from Exhale Events and Kaitlin Powell Photography. They imagined what the couple's wedding celebration might have looked like. Pairing varying shades of blue with gold and fields of greens and taking inspiration from medieval Italian styles, a stellar vendor team – including Burgh Brides own Mediterra Bakehouse, Vintage Alley Rentals, Community Flower Shop, and All Occasions Party Rental – created an ethereal display. Ornate stationery complete with gorgeous gold calligraphy and wax seals, brocade linens, and brass candlesticks brought a vintage vibe to the tablescape while Mediterranean-inspired place settings and dramatic navy napkins offered a touch of modernity. Blue thistle, seeded eucalyptus, and even fresh berries brought the color palette to life while white ranunculus and silver brunia balls introduced complimentary shades. In what would have been typical Shakespearean fashion, a feast of bread, pudding, and other old-age inspired foods graced the table and dessert display. Thanks to hanging bistro lights, a multi-dimensional star display, and a circular canopy of florals, a heavenly ambiance exuded from every angle. Even the bride looked like an angel in a beaded Anna Campell gown from Blanc de Blanc which made her look like a walking constellation. Dreamy doesn't even begin to describe it!
Watch it all come to life with this highlight clip from Danielle Durbin Film & Photo.
From the stylists…
Have you ever read a book or watched a movie and wanted to write a new ending for it? (You and I both know there was plenty of room for Jack on that door, Rose…) Well that’s exactly what the design team for Exhale Events aimed to do with Shakespeare’s tragic romance of Romeo & Juliet.
In this literary inspired shoot, we decided to re-imagine what it would’ve looked liked if the family feud between Montague and Capulet had come to an end, allowing the star-crossed lovers to live happily ever after. Influences of medieval Verona can be identified throughout, with the floral selections being indigenous to that region of Italy as well as a dessert table adorned with fresh baked breads and puddings, which suited that time era. The reception is a display of the stars finally aligning for the couple with an elegant and intimate table overlooking the skyline of downtown Pittsburgh, PA. This is the ending, or quite possibly the beginning, we had envisioned for this infamous tale.
Banner: Judith Browne Calligraphy | Calligraphy: Judith Browne Calligraphy | Cake & Desserts: Mediterra Bakehouse | Decor: Vintage Alley Rentals | Design & Styling: Exhale Events | Dress: Sydney by Anna Campbell from Blanc de Blanc | Food: Mediterra Bakehouse | Flowers: Community Flower Shop | Hair: Bon Giorno Bella | Hair Piece: Blanc de Blanc | Linens: Mosaic | Makeup: Bon Giono Bella | Menswear: Men's Wearhouse | Models: Bonnie Chun & Curry Dewhirst | Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental | Photography: Kaitlin Powell Photography | Shoes: Blue by Betsy Johnson | Shoot Location: Hotel Monaco | Stationery: Judith Browne Calligraphy | Videography: Danielle Durbin Film & Photo
Cake & Desserts: Mediterra Bakehouse | Decor: Vintage Alley Rentals | Design & Styling: Exhale Events | Food: Mediterra Bakehouse | Flowers: Community Flower Shop | Rentals: All Occasions Party Rental | Photography: Kaitlin Powell Photography