The magic of weddings transpires in all shapes and sizes, with different traditions and desires. Each wedding is a representation of the couple. The two unique individuals that come together to unite as One.
For this elopement styled shoot we wanted to express a beautiful story of two individuals that profess their love for one another during and intimate elopement, at Yale Universities’ majestic New England campus.
There is a timelessness and elegance that speaks within the grounds of this campus. The architecture itself has so many stories and has seen so many faces, seasons and changes. We thought, why not relish in that long-lasting feeling that is stored within the grounds where these amazing buildings stand?
The inspiration behind the shoot is this beautiful, prestigious school, Yale University. After students graduate, they are ready to take their new burning knowledge out into the world but, how could you think to do it without your college sweetheart? So, we created an intimate elopement between the buildings in which college kids first meet. These buildings tell century old stories of love, enlightenment and beauty. These students took these stories as a foundation, and now added their own.
Not to mention, the incredible autumn season was in full swing in New England, and there is no better time for gathering, sharing and togetherness. It is beyond romantic!
Oh yeah, and this cake! This cake stole the show. I have never seen anything so beautiful before in my life!
Quick back story on this – So, I contacted the wonderful Samantha from Cake Lore Co. and asked if she could do something really cool with macarons.
I was thoroughly impressed that Samantha was going way above and beyond in her creation. When this beauty showed up to the shoot I was blown away. Each flower was made by hand to add the perfect amount of delicate beauty.
Samantha found inspiration for this macaron cake from the incredible, Winifred Kristé.
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VENDORS || Photographer | Shaina Lee Photography || Venue | Yale University || Flowers | Fizz and Fleurs || Hair & Make Up | Belle Noelle Beauty || Planner & Design | Pearl Weddings & Events || Furniture | Gather and Lounge || Cake | Cake Loreo Co. || Art Installation | Studio Strata || Models | Alysia & Andrew || Dress | Gypsy Bride ||