We are truly grateful to share one of our recent editorial collections with you this morning. This photo shoot is a series of images that we hope tells a simple and sweet love story about two people who want their wedding to center on their steadfast commitment to one another. Graham and I are honored that we were able to travel to New Orleans to work alongside the talented, Valerie Gernhauser, of Sapphire Events. Valerie crafted the most beautiful details and it was truly inspiring to see her work come to life.
On the day of the styled shoot, the sun was shining and the sky was clear until it was time to begin the photographs. At the exact moment we planned to begin shooting, the rain began to pour along with thunder and lightening. Although we were completely devastated (because we were scheduled to fly home from New Orleans the next morning) our team looked at one another and decided to make the best of our situation. We were able to take the portraits of our bride and groom (thank you Durban and Austin!) along with our bridal party despire the spurts of sideways rain.
As we drove to the airport the next morning, slightly heartbroken – we couldn’t help but think of the beauty of our theme that enveloped our crazy circumstances. On wedding days these situations do happen and while it may be less than ideal, it isn’t truly what the wedding day is about. We talked about the importance of strong anchors in the making of durable marriages and that the real beauty of weddings is found within the family traditions, the authentic details, the loyalty of friendships and mostly importantly, the rock of solid relationships. Wedding days are certainly beautiful and they mark the first day of an incredibly important journey and we were grateful for a reminder that the anchor of those most special days is the genuine love that holds us all together – rain or shine.
A heartfelt thank you to the vendors who made this collection possible
- Photographer: Graham Terhune
- Design and Styling: Sapphire Events
- Location: New Orleans Municipal Harbor
- Florist: Kim Starr Wise
- Ribbon: Froufrou Chic
- Linens: Wildflower
- Stationery: Sapphire Events
- Bridal Attire: Wedding Belles
- Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan
- Bridesmaid Jewelry: Porter Lyons
- Bakery: Melissa’s Fine Pastries
We are delighted that our Anchored In Love shoot is featured on Style Me Pretty today!