The Exquisite Estate Sophistication

How does one come up with a sophisticated wedding you ask? Well, with the right elements you can achieve that wedding you’ve always dreamed of having. In this styled shoot, the unique factor was Equestrian and the vast and beautiful garden of this estate. Just set a focal point/theme first then you work your way from there. Check down below for the album story from the art director of this shoot herself.

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The Album Story:

“A palatial estate surrounded by exquisite gardens is the scene where this love tale unfolds. A historic location, Edith Wharton’s Estate is strewn with a magical charm all it’s own. Walking down the limestone paths that encircle the estate, one feels at once the vitality and romance of such a place. The inspiration for this shoot was a melding of several nuances woven together, a natural and historic English countryside wedding with Equestrian undertones.

The concept was to mimic the love triangle outlined in one of Wharton’s most infamous tales, The Age of Innocence. With an assortment of custom and designer gowns our “May Welland” and “Ellen Olenska” looked positively ravishing with simply stunning hair and makeup thanks to the team from Larissa Lake Makeup artist. Those gowns from Pearl Bridal took on an especially luxurious aura having been delicately embellished with pearls and crystals. Zoey Gulmi, the fashion stylist, added all the finishing touches and had the privilege and the pleasure of hand selecting some real stunners from an exquisite collection from McTeigue and McClelland. Our “Newland Archer” looked the gentleman quite in his fantastic suiting from the inimitable dapper Jackson & Connor. Our sumptuous florals added true finesse and refinement of the day. Even one of the beautiful Arabian horses, Aria glowed while donning a delicate floral wreath thanks to Forget Me Not Florist. The outstanding provisions on the lavishly styled tables were all sourced locally. Beautiful French pastries from Patisserie Lenox dotted our high tea table situated amongst the blooms, the fountain gurgling in the background.

The woodland scene was a striking yet cozy environment with gracious home furnishings compliments of Wingate Ltd and styled by Lindsey Smith. Our love trio, after having explored the estate, surrounding forest and gardens with so very many charming details settled in for some refreshment. The highlight of our amuses bouche table strewn with all sorts of delectables was the 7-tier artisanal cheese wheel wedding cake. The scene was laden with offerings from both Guido’s and the marketplace (both highly coveted by the culinary inclined). Any couple seeking a venue with old world charm and classical details need look no further than Edith Wharton’s estate. It is clear why this outstanding the venue was given its namesake, for surely there is no other place that stands out from the rest as does, The Mount.

— Megan Alissa Glanville (Art Director)

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Photographer: dani. fine photography
Other: April Hart
Dress Designer: Christina Kapourelakos
Equipment Rentals: Classical Tents & Party Goods
Floral Designer: Forget me not Florist
Specialty Foods: Guidos
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Jackson & Connor
Model: Landon
Makeup Artist: Larissa Lake Makeup Artist
Model: Lisa balsar
Event Designer: Megan Alissa Glanville for Dani Fine Photography
Personal Stylist: Style by Zoey
Other: Melanie Zacek of dani. fine photography
Jewelry: Mtigue & McClelland
Model: Nicole Glazier
Bakery: Patisserie Lenox
Dress Store: Pearl Bridal Boutique
Caterer: The Marketplace Kitchen
Reception Venue: The Mount
Invitation Designer: Twine & Co.
Other: Wingate Ltd

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