When I first met Jessie of Tangerine Room Events, we were both saying we wanted to a work on collaborative wedding shoot together that was very different. We were both inspired by art history and wanted to put in a Denver setting. Jessie told me of her interior designer mother’s house and private neighbourhood state in the famous mid-century modern setting of South Dahlia Lane Denver. We took the famous painting by Manet “Le Dejeuner Sur L’Herbe” as our inspiration and put the scene in the setting of the neighbourhood park. Unfortunately, it poured rain that early day in May, but we managed to get an hour of intermittent sprinkling rain to photograph. I thought it was perfect as the cloudy conditions added an air of diffused romantic lighting that I had been used to over my 7 years of photographing weddings in Ireland.

The beautiful floral designs by Hana Style Designs were created using rich antique painterly-toned flowers that suited our vintage chic look. Jessie used antiques to create a sumptuous feeling of a French garden picnic (in Denver!!!). Thank you to Pretty Bride Shop who created an elegant make-up look for Christina our bride, and to Bree Marshall of BAM Hair who created a lush hairstyle. The delicate ethereal boho gown by Sarah Janks lends a touch of Europe, and you can find this designer in Colorado at Emma & Grace Bridal in Denver. Her headpiece is by a private collection at Emma & Grace. The yummy cake is from Baker Loves Cake, and the menswear is from Armitage & McMillan.

This inspiration is currently in print in the new Spring/Summer issue of Rocky Mountain Bride magazine on stands now. I love to photograph romantic vintage style weddings…please contact me for remains 2016 wedding dates and 2017.

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