{ Queen of Hearts }

Our story is set in Wonderland.
The Queen is in love… her heart is full.
Together with her king-to-be, they are hosting a wedding party reception, her way.
Her elite guest list is limited to a special few.
Held at her private palace, in the gardens, it is nothing out of the ordinary for her majesty.
Just feathers and fluff. Opulent jewel tones. Rich satin and lush velvet.
Gold glitz and glam. Natural greens. Delectable dessert. Roses red.
Her way.

When Mai of Bunch Studio first emailed me regarding collaboration on a shoot, I instantly knew I wanted to be a part of it. She is after all a phenomenal & uber creative florist, a wonderful friend, and one of my September brides-to-be :) When I read on about the premise of the shoot however (part of which included the dreamy italicized narrative above), I found myself grow increasingly giddy with excitement. You see, she contacted me right around when Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland came out and a slew of wonderful Alice-inspired shoots were being concocted & carried out. There were many fabulous tea party themed shoots {including this one I had the pleasure of being a part of :) }, but it had never remotely occurred to me that a shoot could be based on an entirely different aspect of wonderland, namely the Queen of Hearts.

Though I was already so enamored with the idea Mai described, there was no way I could have prepped myself for the amazingness I found when I walked up to the shoot on the day of. She enlisted the help of two great talents, Olivia at Zoie Events & Laurie of I Believe It’s Cake (who is an absolute cake genius – before I met her in person, I had simply known of her as The Girl Who Makes Cakes in the Ridiculously Uncanny Likeness of Gucci Purses. GUCCI PURSES!)

A huge thank you to Mai for inviting me to be a part of this shoot & for sharing this wonderful piece of inspiration with me.

{ This shoot was featured on the lovely & inspirational blog Grey Likes Weddings – thank you to Summer for the feature! See the full post here. }

I completely fell in love with this amazing red dress for the “reception”. I LOVE how light & airy fabrics like tulle & chiffon looks in photos!

Florals & Design: Mai Hoang of Bunch Studio
Event Coordinator/Producer: Olivia Wu of Zoie Events
Cake Artist: Laurie Mura of I Believe It’s Cake
Stationery: Valerie Edmondson
Make-up Artist: Elena Adorno
Hair Stylist: Tiffany Suzuki
Models: Bride – Jayde DiVita/ Groom – Patrick Cronen
Bride’s attire: Shareen Vintage / Groom’s attire: Joseph Mattucci Tailors
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Linens: BBJ Linens

{ As seen on Grey Likes Weddings }

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21 Responses to “{ Queen of Hearts }”

  1. Jaenee Says:

    Adrienne, this is fabulous! You did such a great job. I love the mood that you captured. Congratulations, you just keep getting better and better!!!

  2. Jodi Says:

    This is absolutely STUNNING!! I love your work! :)

  3. cindy Says:

    wow, the whole set up is gorgeous, and your shots are so crisp and beautiful!

  4. Lauren Says:

    Yeah.. everything better be her way or else OFF WITH YOUR HEAD!!!! Love it.

  5. shannon Says:

    what the what?! this is INCREDIBLE. wow. brilliant idea and brilliantly executed. adrienne, I always knew you were a rockstar but wow.

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  7. Andrea Says:

    Wow. I love the bold colors and the dramatic effect. I love the one of the couple sitting on the floor surrounded by ivory leaves. Plus the profile of the bride looking at her bouquet – she definitely looks like a queen! These are gorgeous shots, Adrienne.

  8. william kim Says:

    That bouquet is absolutely beautiful! The color in your photos just pop out, they look like they’re in 3-D! Always a pleasure viewing your photos.

  9. Joanna Says:

    Love everything about it, great photos Adrienne!! They were the perfect-looking couple for this look as well, love the details!

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  11. jenn Says:

    OMG! Love the images you captures! This looks amazing, Adrienne! the team did a phenomenal job!

  12. Cathy Crawley Says:

    OMG OMG OMG! I am absolutely speechless Adrienne! This is THE most amazing organised shoot I have ever seen, you kicked it’s a** girl! Wow!

  13. Dandy Says:

    I am so totally in love with this shoot!

    God I wish I had seent hose gloves before my wedding… they would have been perfect! I’ll have to get them and find a reason to wear them!

  14. Kim Says:

    Wow~ these shots are breathtaking! You did an awesome job, Adrienne and this shoot is definitely something to be proud of. WELL DONE!!

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  20. michelle ward Says:

    STUNNING!! What a beautiful and clever way to celebrate. Thank you for sharing this out-of-the-box creativity.

  21. A Wonderland of Red | abloggingbride.com Says:

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