Chinoiserie Same Sex Wedding Inspiration

As a stylist, I collaborate on many beautiful projects.  Some times though, the project takes on an even bigger meaning!  That is exactly what happened with this shoot.

I was contacted by Amy Blau, founder and publisher of Bliss Celebrations Magazine, to conceptualize a shoot for their 2016 issue.  For some time I had been dreaming about creating a shoot that featured chinoiserie and boxwood.  Amy and I brainstormed locations and settled on Glen Manor in Newport.  When we brought the concept to Candice Coppola of Jubilee Events, who would be designing the concept and décor, she had the brilliant idea to feature two grooms.  She was inspired by turning the feminine aspect of chinoiserie on its head and bringing in some masculine elements like leather and wood.

We had such a blast collaborating on this shoot.  We not only had a dream team of talents involved,, but we so enjoyed seeing the love of our real couple, David and Anthony.  After the recent events in Orlando, and around the world, we are more honored than ever to feature this shoot.  We believe in ONE LOVE!  Love that transcends race, gender, or sexual orientation.  We believe that LOVE IS LOVE!  We hope you will celebrate this love by enjoying the images from our shoot!


See more from this incredibly styled shoot here.


Photography: Carla Ten Eyck

Event Planning and Design: Jubilee Events

Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman

Floral Design: Just For You Floral Design Studio

Maid’s dresses: Donna MorganTheia

Venue: Glen Manor

Cake: Something Different Cake Couture

Paper: Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design

Bar Chandelier: Ryan Designs

Catering: Blackstone Caterers

Place Setting, Linens and Bar Cart: Be Our Guest

Bar, Lounge Furniture, Boxwood Hedges, Chairs and Table: Party By Design

Prop Styling: House of Michel