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This Luxurious Trans Top Model Shoot Has Us Falling Head Over Heels for Florals

Bride and groom in front of fountain and villa

This incredibly elegant and delicate inspo event featured Arisce and Mike, recent winners of MTV’s "Ex On the Beach." Arisce might look familiar to some as she has appeared in numerous commercials and other programing in her work as a top model for SLAY models, the world’s first exclusively transgender modeling agency. “We are committed to representing the LGBTQ+ community, and have made it a priority to portray Trans weddings artistically and luxuriously,” says Ray Barrett of  Radleigh + Sage Event Co . Make sure to keep scrolling to see all of the incredible photography from  Madeleine Collins Photography  and to hear more about what brought this incredible event to life!

Aerial view of wedding invitations

Aerial view of vows, wedding rings, and bridal shoes with flowers surrounding Aerial view of vows with wedding bands and flowers

Aerial view of invitation surrounded by flowers and the envelope

Portrait of groom Portrait of bride with bouquet

Portrait of bride in floral white gown with bouquet

Portrait of bride and groom nose to nose

Photographed by  Madeleine Collins Photography  in a stunning Monique Lhuillier  gown called "the Dahlia," Arisce looked as if she was floating on air, a feeling that every bride should experience on her wedding day. This gorgeous dress offered creative inspiration throughout the entire concept, including delicate details on the Artisan cake by Sugar Alkymi , as well as edible flowers made of sugar. The floral design by Petal By R+S  was a handcrafted love letter to the overall concept of this day, paying tribute to all of the elegant floral details within the dress which is known as a hallmark aesthetic of  Monique Lhuillier .

Sweetheart table for reception covered in floral arrangements and tapered candles

Floral cookies at reception Table setting at reception

Aerial view of table setting

Portrait of bride and groom in front of reception sweetheart table

Reception floral arrangement

As an added element of romance, harpist Chiara Capobianco  played a rendition of the couple’s favorite song for their first dance. Custom stationery by The Bridal Press  included artwork of the venue itself. This was the artists’ way of signaling what was to come in this dreamy venue.

In an additional stroke of personalization, the sonnet that was shown in Donna Diedrich Calligraphy ’s handwritten calligraphy is actually written by the planner of this incredible design, Ray Barrett of  Radleigh + Sage Event Co. !

Floral cake topper

Individual floral cakes Floral wedding cake

Bride playing a harp among flowers

The MVP's (Most Valuable Pieces - of advice!)

1. Focus on your story and what makes it unique, incorporate that into your day in whatever way you can. 

 2. Take wedding/marriage advice sparingly. 

 3. Don't forget to experience the day while it's happening!

Portrait of bride and groom walking away towards villa

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