Monday, March 23, 2015

An Italian Villa in Coconut Grove: Exploring Vizcaya on Film

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens has been described as the finest private home ever built in America, and to walk through it's gorgeous grounds I understand why. Vizcaya was built as a private home, taking over 10 years to complete from 1910-1922, by James Deering.  When Deering passed away he left the property to his half brother who then passed it on to his nieces and in the 1950's it was made into a public museum.  I first saw photographs of the house as a wedding venue and immediately thought it must be in Europe.  When I realized it was actually in South Florida, only minutes away from Coconut Grove, it moved to the top of my to-see list on my next visit to Miami.  The house is beautiful, full of gorgeous works of art and antiques, but photographs are not allowed inside.  The grounds are absolutely stunning and the various gardens contain everything from air plants and cacti climbing up the walls to immaculate trimmed hedges with statues reminiscent of Italy, and towering ancient trees dripping in Spanish Moss to rows of exotic orchids.  The gardens are a lovely spot to spend an afternoon exploring and feel completely transported from the hustle and bustle of Miami just 20 minutes away.
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Shot on Contax 645, Kodak Portra 400, Richard Photo Lab

Monday, March 16, 2015

Romantic Industrial Wedding Inspiration at 26 Bridge, New York City Fine Art Wedding Photography

One of my favorite things about living in New York is all the cool industrial spaces with so much history in the city.  26 Bridge was built over 100 years ago in DUMBO as a steel factory and the amazing raw space has just been converted into a wedding venue.  The space has a very raw industrial edge to it and it was so much fun to collaborate with Cheeky Details and Two of a Kind Rentals to combine our romantic style with the edgy atmosphere.  Check out more from the shoot on Style Me Pretty!

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Florals: Cheeky Details
Prop Rentals: Two of a Kind Rentals
Suits: Suitable
Gown: Lovely Bride
Catering: Ryan Brown Catering
Cake: A White Cake
Calligraphy: Virginia Lucas Hart
Stationery: East Six
Hair and Makeup: WarPaint International
Whiskey: Hudson Whiskey
Accesories: Hushed Commotion
Engagement Ring: Trumpet and Horn
Models: Keeley Manca, Clayton Jones and Ryan Rozynski
 
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