Inspired by the style and colors of an English Garden just beginning to bloom, this styled shoot combines layers of traditional textures with contemporary touches.

Becca Dupaix of Blondie Events spends her days planning lavish bridal scenes with her business partner: her mom. And with a business partner so special, Dupaix wanted to create something special for her: a styled shoot with nods to all of mom’s favorite things!

 

In the case of this shoot, the pair worked with a team of incredible vendors to bring to life vignettes from classic 19th century British novels, aka the dream wedding of bookworms and Austen fans everywhere. For these scenes, Dupaix brought out the big guns in classic beauty, but with distinctly modern sense and sensibility.

The team utilized the sunny-window-backed, perfectly manicured terraces of Heritage Gardens and natural early spring blooms like hellebore and budding branches to capture the easy, effortless elegance of a spring afternoon.

“Spring in an English garden, much like the mountains of Utah, can be unpredictably cool, grey and damp,” says Dupaix. “So, we embraced those moody tones of rain clouds with dusty blue, soft ivory and heather purple.”

Relaxed, almost wild shapes emerge from the effortless arrangements backing the bridal party in this shoot. A stroll through a royal garden could hardly produce such a perfect floral landscape for “I Dos.”

 

“A balance between formality and modern whimsy was applied throughout the design, from the subtle leather details at the refined place settings to the bespoke stationary with cheerful accents; the classic tiered cake with delicate marble details and even the reserved A-line silhouette of the bridal gown with it’s exuberant beading.”

 

The result? a chic, inviting and joyful styling that would warm even the cloudiest of early spring wedding days.

We were honored and delighted to collaborate with a talented team of Utah wedding professionals, including:
Planning & Design: Blondie Events
Website: www.blondieevents.com
Instagram: @blondie_events
Photography: Nicole Wimmer Photography
Website: www.nicolewimmer.com
Instagram: @nicolewimmer
Venue: Heritage Gardens
Website: www.heritagegardens.com/
Instagram: @heritagegardens
Hair & Make-up: Youify You by Brittany
Website: NA
Instagram: @youtifyyou_bybrittany
Bridal Gown: Something Borrowed Bridal Rentals
Website: www.somethingborrowedbridals.com/
Instagram: @somethingborrowedbridals
Cake: Heritage Cakes
Website: www.heritageweddingcakes.com/
Instagram: hertage_wedding_cakes
Calligraphy: MK Designs
Website: NA
Instagram: @megkathleen_designs
Floral Design: Cranberry Lane Floral Design
Website: www.cranberrylanefloral.com/
Instagram: @cranberrylanefloral
Lounge Furniture: Shabby Chic Sisters
Website: www.theshabbychicsisters.com/
Instagram: @theshabbychicsisters
Models: Anjellica and Parker Hamrik (Bride & Groom), Katheryn Hawley and Ryan Travis Cook (Bridesmaid & Groomsmen)
Vintage Glassware, Linens, and Chairs: Diamond Rental
Website: www.diamondevent.com
Instagram: @diamondeventandtent

Additional Vendors Outside of UT:
Menswear: The Black Tux
Website: www.theblacktux.com
Instagram: @theblacktux
Bridesmaid Gown: Rent the Runway
Website: www.renttherunway.com
Instagram: @renttherunway
Table Runners: SnassyCrafter
Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SnassyCrafter
Instagram: NA
Bride & Bridesmaid Shoes: Betsy Johnson