Romantic. Feminine. Timeless. This editorial shoot felt like a dreamy "gilded age" elopement fit for an heiress, and it was right in the heart of the Midwest! Soft florals, manicured gardens, and flowing dresses brought this daydream to life. Inspired by trending pop culture moments like the Bridgerton franchise, and paired with a timeless spring color palette, this shoot aimed to bring together the old and the new in a dazzling way. Photographed by Tausha Garrett.
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The Venue, Laurel Court, was built for Peter G. Thomson, founder of The Champion Coated Paper Company. Started in 1902 and completed in 1907, it is one of America’s best surviving examples of the opulent homes built during the “gilded age.” Laurel Court is a beaux-arts structure designed by architect James Gamble Rogers.
Modeled in the style of the Petite Trianon in Versailles, France, Laurel Court stands today as one of the finest residences in America and was listed on the National Historic Register in 1979. Today, the main house, cottages, and carriage house rest on 7.5 acres of land, enhanced by a French garden, Japanese garden, a classical wisteria-covered pergola, and numerous statues and fountains.
This shoot was all about reviving that romantic, "gilded age" glam! So many high-end details were brought in to give this shoot the luxury feel it deserved - from the dramatic sparkling Jimmy Choo stiletto sandals to the hand torn paper details and gold calligraphy by Creative in Bloom! These paired thoughtfully with bridal details like accessories from Adorn Louisville and The Mrs Box made for a fabulously fun moment in bridal.
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