Styled Shoot: Elegant Peruvian Wedding

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I’m very lucky to have been raised in such a culturally vibrant country like Peru. I was exposed to incredible craftsmanship in our clothing and the accompanying accessories such as gorgeous embroidered skirts and stunning jewelry. I wanted to capture the essence of Peru in the context of a wedding so that I could combine these colorful textures but with elegant gold accents. And show that colorful can also be elegant with just the right amount. I approached Miranda from Miranda Hattie events because I knew she would take my vision to the next level.

Miranda let the colors, patterns and textures of their traditional fabrics be her guide. This led to a bright yet rich palette of colors and earthy accents. She enjoyed the opportunity to play with pattern, mixing styles to create an eclectic vibe that paired well with the wood and leather pieces that anchored the look. For the florals, she wanted to create a decadent feeling. This meant a look that bordered on the edge of restraint, using loads of vines and greenery with deep jewel-toned flowers that looked as if they had just been harvested from the surrounding garden. She added in lots of gold accents to lend a feeling of luxury and timelessness to the overall look.

Veronica from Anthololy Floral Design was inspired by the richness of their folklore, abundance of colors and textures, incorporating flowers that resemble the elaborate wool and alpaca weaving, along with native and curative flowers. Some of the blossoms such as theCelosia, Monarda, Passion vines and Amaranthus are not only beautiful to the eye but also have been use as dyes and for their healing properties.

Katie from Unearthed Vintage wanted to create a focal point for the cake that was different and accentuated the gold accents we wanted to incorporate. She combined all of their florentine nesting tables to create this unique look. She was also inspired by the venue and found the perfect spot to display her styled furniture.

Sandy from Sugar Fancies‘ vision for the cake was to merge a simple yet rustic feel with an air of refined elegance. She used metallic and shimmering elements such as edible gold foil and a hand piped Peruvian embroidery pattern to complete the look.

Fabulous team of vendors:
Photographer/Videographer: Celia & Jorge of Pabelona Studio
Planning & Design: Miranda Hattie Events
Florist: Anthology
Venue: Fairchild Gardens
Cake: Sugar Fancies
Vintage Rentals: Unearthed Vintage
Dress: Naem Khan Dress from Chic Parisien
Makeup: Make Up By Marz
Hair: Beauty Therapy Hair Studio
Invitations: Bella Figura
Calligraphy: Kelle McCarter
Peruvian Skirts and Accessories: Mariluz Hurtado

This styled shoot was feature on 100 Layer Cake! You can see the post here.

You can see the Behind-the-scenes video here.

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