Wednesday, September 28, 2011

{shoot} monarch butterfly + spanish lace

 As most of you know, I recently loss a friend and I haven't been all that present on twitter or facebook but I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things because I really miss blogging and reading all your wonderful posts. But when I came across this gorgeous shoot in my inbox, I instantly fell in love with it and knew I had to have it featured in P&P not only for its jaw dropping images but also as a tribute to my friend because for as long as I can remember, she always had a love for butterflies.  
Here is Megan, the lovely behind the lens to tell us more about this shoot..."
The session was styled by myself. I used pops of color against a nude pallet and wanted to focus on one particular cultural event that leaves my mind spinning with amazement - the monarch butterfly migration. Every Spring as many as 100 million butterflies migrate North while crossing through Central America and Mexico. During this time many lucky witnesses will experience seeing landscapes painted with black and orange wings - they'll see trees entirely covered, their skyward view in a constant flutter and they'll even find themselves closely surrounded in a whirlwind of butterfly beauty. This romantic vision is what inspired the theme for this shoot"
"Some of the elements that were incorporated were terracotta pots that I painted light blue with sanded edges to show the beautiful terracotta color, butterflies (reminiscent of the monarch butterfly migration that goes through Central America), florals with shades of creams, pinks, and pops of orange and red, doily drink umbrellas, nude eyelet chargers. I bought the chargers from World Market on clearance and spray painted them the nude/beige."
 I also made the doily umbrellas by following this tutorial. The Spanish veil was handmade to add more flair to the wedding attire. 
{Flower Arrangements}  Honey of a Thousand Flowers
{Cake}  Pink Peach Cakes
{Suit} J. Crew


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18 comments:

  1. Chris, I just wanted to say sorry for your loss. And thanks so much for sharing such a beautiful shoot, it is gorgeous. Hugs and love xxx

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  2. So sorry for your loss...
    The shoot is beautiful and so romantic.

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  3. This is beautiful and the so is the tribute to your friend. My heartfelt support to you for your terrible loss.

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  4. This shoot would be swoon-worthy on its own, but it makes the most magnificent tribute to your friend.

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  5. Oh my goodness!!!!!!! That is just dreamy + that bouquet is so vibrant which I love.

    xo, chrissy

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  6. So beautiful! What a lovely tribute.

    ~ Clare x

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  7. oh, so pretty! and a lovely, fitting tribute

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  8. Aww sweetie I've been thinking about you ~ what a wonderful tribute to your friend!!!! I know she would be OVER THE MOON about it ;-)))

    And I have to tell you I am in LOVE with all the pretty in this shoot ~ the colors, the cake, the veil ~ STUNNING!

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  9. Holy moly. This is such a stunner and I feel like it is so P&P. Probably b/c it is so jaw-droppingly pretty :) And a wonderful tribute to your friend too. xx

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  10. the colors! the cake! brilliant!

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  11. This is so so gorgeous! What an amazing way to honor your friend with such a lovely shoot!

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  12. So, so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to your friend! xo

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  13. This is amazingly gorgeous! The butterfly on the cake is just darling! I adore Spanish lace! So pretty! Hope you are well love! Have a great weekend!! What a shoot!

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  14. That table setting is utterly charming... and that cake, I can see how many hours went into that. You know I've been thinking of you:-) Hug xo

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