I wanted to work with Misty on a styled-shoot, so when the opportunity presented last weekend, I jumped on it! Together we collaborated to style and capture a ten year anniversary shoot at the Rumsey Monument in historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia. With help from Sarah Hott, for hair and make-up, Dana Knowles with Dana's Tuxedo, Becky Mack McGraw with Beckaboo's Cakes, and Liz Hackney of Fringe Lizzie, we had a great time while she captured some amazing images.
Misty came up with the overall vision for the shoot. Here is what she told me:
Rose wore a crushed red velvet, vintage Jessica McClintock dress with nude, suede heels by Steve Madden. She was adorned with a Ciner antique cascading crystal necklace and matching earrings from www.renttherunway.com. She wore a lace shawl, designed by Misty and hand sewn by Fringe Lizzie. She carried a romantic, cascading bouquet, designed by Westvirjeni, in a red to blush ombre, filled with David Austin Piano and Juliet roses, tulips, ranunculus, astilbe, sweet peas, anemone, seeded and feather eucalyptus and plumosa. Greg wore a deep blue tuxedo from Dana's tuxedo (www.danastuxedo.com) with a winter white shirt and tie with a vintage lace handkerchief pocket square.
Rose and Greg were the perfect couple and it just so happened to be their ten year wedding anniversary. To celebrate their love and enduring commitment to one another they had a romantic and intimate exchange of words and affection while Misty captured the beauty of the moment atop the scenic and historic Rumsey Monument with the chilly Potomac river as the backdrop.
As the sun began to set, they toasted with champagne in gorgeous burgundy goblets, sipped on hot-tea, and nibbled on sweet cake, by Becakboo's Cakes, at a sweetheart table styled by Westvirjeni. The delicious vanilla cake was three-tiered and in a cream, red, pale pink, and gold palette, with intricate patterns and details. Their table-for-two included beautiful, vintage, milk glass table sets, with hand-painted gold edges, from the private collection of Westvirjeni. Matching gold flatware and blush linen napkins from Pier-One complimented the milk glass compote floral centerpiece. It was romantic and intimate and a beautiful way for them to celebrate their love.
- Floral accessories designed by Westvirjeni--a boutonnière with red and white spray roses bound with vintage lace, a floral headband in a muted, romantic color palette, a floral belt inspired by Misty,
- A wardrobe change with a white, fox fur stole that was a family heirloom--originally belonging to Rose's grandmother, a Westvirjeni bouquet to match in a muted, romantic color palette--with David Austin Juliet's, ranunculus, sweet peas, tulips, spray roses, and purple echeveria rosettes.
- A vintage inspired hairpin designed by Misty.