Inspirational Wedding: Be Enchanted

May 25, 2011

Filed Under : Invitations - Paper Projects - Wedding

We all love to be enchanted. This photo shoot has produced something that does just that. Monet inspired, this shoot has got to be one of my most favorite I’ve ever been a part of. I don’t even want to ramble on about how beautiful the pastel colors look against the woodsy, almost magical setting — I think you can see that for yourself.


The table is completely natural, covered in moss and needles. The palette was all pastels, and I think it became more beautiful set among something untamed. I especially loved the glasses: really lightweight and pink ones from Anthropologie.


The bouquet looked really sweet with a long peach ribbon bow streaming down. It looked even sweeter next to the swoon-worthy wedding dress. And the dress looked even more sweeter on the beautiful model.


When I was contacted about this shoot, I was told that a set of Monet inspired stationery was needed. Do I join the team? Yes, I love Monet! The stationery was tea length, printed on super smooth ivory paper with a watercolor texture printed on the back. Pastels bows in pink, green, ivory, and gray were tied around the invitation. The coordinating envelopes were pastel green and shimmery. Textured too. I am so in love with the envelopes. I dug up the leftover candles from my wedding to set up around the stationery and borrowed the bouquet and some vintage stamps. I think it did the trick.


The Leach Botanical Garden {the venue} has so many pretty places to take pictures at. I can’t even imagine what it must look like during the summer in full bloom. This shoot was the first time I had even heard of the garden and I was certainly impressed.


And to end this post, a simple and sweet photo of the boutonnieres:


Photography: Daniel Usenko |  See Daniel’s original post for more photo love…

Styling: Short & Sweet Design

Stationery: Anastasia Marie {me!}

Makeup: Annabelle Petry

Venue: Leach Botanical Garden

Flowers: Florisma

Dress: Pattis compliments of Ania Bridal Collection

Model: Sami Jo of Heffner Management

6 thoughts on “Inspirational Wedding: Be Enchanted

  1. Nesta

    The venue is beautiful. It’s exactly what I am looking for. Do you know if there is something similar closer to Seattle? Thanks!

    1. Anastasia Marie Post author

      Glad you loved the venue. Unfortunately, I don’t know of a place similar in Seattle. This was once a privately owned garden by a botanist, so it’s the only one like it that I know. Sorry I’m not much use here. Hope you find one…


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