I loved photographing Kristen & Jeremy in this simple and laid-back atmosphere as it best represented who they are as a couple and the things they love. Congrats you two!
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From Publisher, Geraldine Magazine: “Perhaps it was the selection of dainty sugar tarts filled with lavender ganache topped with the plumpest blueberries that may have caught your gaze, or the chocolate cake layered with espresso icing, rich blackberries, and sun-ripened Black Mission figs that may have stopped you in your tracks. Whatever the case, it certainly would never occur to the undiscerning eye that the smorgasbord of delectable treats would be borne from a vegan and gluten-free boutique bakery situated in an otherwise nondescript industrial complex of Brooklyn, New York. Founded in 2011, Lael Cakes has carved a niche in the baking world with its innovative focus on natural ingredients and original design thanks to the vision of founder and pastry chef, Emily Lael Aumiller.”
See more of Emily’s Interview HERE
Gentry + Warren’s Destination Elopement was such a joy to witness and photograph. My heart desires to travel this beautiful world capturing intimate, meaningful and purposeful weddings!
Published by:: Once Wed || Photography:: Heather Payne Photography || Ceremony Location:: The Old Well || Portrait Location:: The Carolina Inn || Reception Location:: Fearrington Village || Dress:: Claire Pettibone || Flowers:: Kelly Perry of Philosophy Flowers || Ribbon:: Silk + Willow
Photography: Heather Payne Photography || Workshop:Moda e Arte Workshop ||Location: Belmond Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy|| Concept, Styling, Florals + Design: Joy Proctor Design || Fashion + Accessories: Jannie Baltzer || Hair + Makeup: Sandra Lovisco || Groom’s Attire: David Fittin || Gowns: Jesper Høvring, Elie Saab, Vintage Bride, LulaKate || Veil: Jannie Baltzer || Jewelry: Anna Bellagio || Coat by Delphine Manivet || Linens: La Tavola || Stationary: Carolyn Jane Calligraphy || Silk Ribbon: Silk & Willow || Classic Car Rental: Sprintage || Signage: A Creative Affair
W A I T I N G :: loveliness in its purest form.
AS SEEN ON ONCE WED
Words from Kelly Perry:: “Waiting. This word typically brings negative feelings to our mind, but peel back those initial layers and beneath you find that waiting brings forth loveliness in its purest form.
In ancient Hebrew culture when a bride and groom were engaged, there was a time of separation, of waiting. Rather than planning every detail of their wedding day together, the groom needed to leave his bride at her home and go to his father’s house to build a room for he and his bride to live in when they married. She never knew exactly when her groom would return, but she trusted him and waited. This trust brought peace and rest to her mind. In that time she prepared herself for his arrival, fully confident he would return at just the right time.
I began imagining this bride patiently preparing for her groom against the ethereal backdrop of the mountains –
running through the hillsides in her flowy, heirloom gown to see if that was him coming around the bend. She
gracefully gathers freshly cut flowers, the perfume of each one making her sweeter. Every night she keeps her lamp burning — anticipating his return. And while she waits her love and longing for him grows stronger producing a rich charm and elegance in her eye, one that only comes through waiting.”
These images tell that sacred story.
Photography: Heather Payne Photography || Design, Styling & Florals by Team Flower || Hosted by Kelly Perry ||Location: White Fence Farm || Model: Ariana Clare || Hair: Heather Rogers + Miah Zimmerman of Haircut 101 || Dress: Gossamer || Stationary & Paper Goods: Brown Linen || Ribbon: Silk & Willow || Additional Contributors: Kathryn Godwin & Goldmine Journal
As seen on ONCE WED
Photography: Heather Payne Photography || Location: White Fence Farm || Model: Ariana Clare || Hair: Heather Rogers + Miah Zimmerman of Haircut 101 || Dress: Gossamer || Stationary & Paper Goods: Brown Linen || Ribbon: Silk & Willow