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!
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 .
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. !
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!