European Inspired Secret Garden Shoot

Wedding Photography

By Magnolia Rouge

Inspired by the history and beauty of European architecture and age-old secret gardens, stylist Kristen from REVERIE MADE designed this shoot at THE CAIRNWOOD ESTATE in Pennsylvania and had MILLIE B PHOTOGRAPHY capture all the beauty. Kristen tells us, “While so many brides and grooms dream of a destination wedding in Europe -- a perfectly romantic setting to tell their story -- it's not always feasible. We wanted to create a wedding environment rich in European grandeur, but also one that is approachable, comfortable, and located in the US, with a fresh color palette of patina green, eggplant, blush, and mixed metals. We found the perfect location in The Cairnwood Estate, with its beautifully distinctive architecture towering over rolling hills and gardens. Beyond a meandering path lay a secret garden, enclosed by the stone walls of the Glencairn Museum.” Kristin herself created the gorgeous garden-inspired bouquet consisted of cafe au lait dahlias, peonies, garden roses, scabiosa and andromeda, complete with trailing French ribbons of varying shades and textures. Makeup artist STACIE FORD and hair artist DALEESA WEARY worked together to create a soft, dewy, natural look that so beautifully complemented model Cari's features. LAEL CAKES created a beautiful 'naked' vegan cake adorned with fresh fruit.

Photography MILLIE B PHOTOGRAPHY / Venue THE CAIRNWOOD ESTATE / Floral design & styling KRISTIN POLHEMUS of REVERIEMADE / Styling assistants MACEY & MEGAN / Make-up STACIE FORD / Hair DALEESA WEARY / Cake LAEL / Model CARI FUNKHOUSER / Gowns ANNE BARGE ‘BELOVED', MIRA ZWILLINGER ‘RUBI' from ELIZABETH JOHNS / Paper goods THE PAINTED LILY

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