regal bridal session with an orchid veil

I’m so thrilled to share this shoot from the fabulous Carmen and Ingo Photography with you today! When these two told me they were going to be stopping by the Hawaiian Islands (on their honeymoon!) I couldn’t resist pulling something together for them to capture.

With design & styling by the incredible Morgan of Moana Events, her beautiful lead wedding coordinator Meaghan as our model, a stunner of a blush wedding dress, and the flawless backdrop of Dillingham Ranch – this regal bridal inspiration shoot is breathtaking!

Romantic vintage bridal session | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ King Protea bridal bouquet | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Romantic bridal session with King Protea | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Top bun and veil | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ King Protea bouquet with purple crown flowers and grey ribbons | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Full length wedding veil | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/

The shoot consisted of several different scenes in the house and around the grounds at Dillingham Ranch on Oahu. The ranch has an innate air of nobility since it was established in 1897, built by Hawaii’s first railroad tycoon, and has hosted multiple royal families while on vacation.

I’d been eyeing a blush lace Carolina Herrera gown from Nearly Newlywed for a while and this editorial was the perfect excuse to have it flown out. With an elegant top bun and flawless makeup from Sarah of Whik’d Hawaii, everything ended up suiting Meaghan perfectly.

Parisian love letters | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Love letters from Paris | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Full length veil | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Romantic bridal portraits | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Romantic wedding ideas | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Bridal portrait with mirror reflection | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/

The historic residence on the estate has its original high windows, hardwood floors, and a fireplace made out of lava rocks. Morgan of Moana Events styled the look with antique props, vintage love letters from Paris, and a bespoke veil from Danani Handemade which was worn backwards for some old-fashioned formalness.

We also styled the dress with a headpiece from Olivia, repurposed as a sash to add some glitz and glam to the indoor portion of the shoot.

Fresh orchid veil and King Protea bouquet | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Cathedral length orchid veil | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Orchid veil | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Veil made from white orchid flowers | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ King Protea bouquet | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Veil made from orchids | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Pink engagement ring | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ King Protea bouquet with purple crown flowers and satin ribbon | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Breathtaking Hawaii bridal session with an orchid veil | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/

Morgan did an absolutely epic job styling and designing everything – especially the flowers. To honor the grand estate and create the vision of a timeless royal bride she designed a cathedral-length veil made entirely out of white dendrobium orchid blooms. It looked fabulous shot along the stately aisle lined with royal palm trees! She also designed a king protea bouquet tied with gray satin ribbons and trailing strands of purple crown flowers.

Romantic bridal makeup | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Bridal portrait next to a giant tree at Dillingham Ranch on Oahu | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Romantic bridal session | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Blush Carolina Herrera gown | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Romantic bridal portraits | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Ranch wedding ideas | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Blush lace Carolina Herrera wedding dress | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/

Dillingham Estate includes a working ranch with horses, whom Meaghan couldn’t resist stopping to pet and of course being in Hawaii, Carmen and Ingo were drawn to the ocean just across the road. At the perfect ‘magic hour’ we all made our way down to the water for some final shots.

King Protea bridal bouquet | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Beach bridal session | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ 'Lovely' tattoo | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Hawaii destination wedding | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Romantic beach bridal session | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/ Elegant top bun | Carmen and Ingo Photography + Moana Events | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2014/06/regal-bridal-session-orchid-veil/

It was such an immense pleasure to finally meet Carmen and Ingo whom I’ve been a fan of for ages and can now count among my friends. And of course a big mahalo to the dream team of Hawaii wedding pros who brought this shoot to life!

Be sure to catch more work from Carmen & Ingo here and a celeb wedding from Moana Events here

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Photography: Carmen & Ingo Photography // Styling, Design, & Floral: Moana Events // Coordination: Burnett’s Boards // Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera from Nearly Newlywed // Hair & Makeup: Whik’d Hawaii // Veil: Danani Handmade // Bridal Belt: Olivia Headpieces // Model: Meaghan // Venue: Dillingham Ranch on Oahu, Hawaii.

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About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.

Comments

  1. Stunning, and the veil made from Orchid veil, fabulous!

  2. Love the veil and that bouquet is stunning!

  3. Melanie says:

    Meaghan looks absolutely stunning. This one is epic – I love the makeup, floral veil, bouquet, setting, everything!

  4. Phenomenal job – that veil is truly a work of art!

  5. thebridelink says:

    The orchid veil is so unique and absolutely stunning! I also love her simple, high bun.

  6. Absolutely incredible! That veil is a work of art.

  7. The Orchid Veil is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen! I adore the bouquet too!

  8. catharinenoblephotography says:

    Super creative! I love the little hints of pastel pink throughout toning in with the King Protea – great styling and attention to detail!

  9. I love the shot of her beneath the big old tree. So majestic x

  10. Wow! The details are so pretty and elegant and that orchid veil is perfectly suited to the islands! I mean, just wow!

  11. I love how creative this is! I agree with Christie, the orchid veil is perfect for a Hawaiian wedding, it’s stylish and at the same time utterly romantic!

  12. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  13. That orchid veil is absolutely beyond!

  14. nikkolc says:

    Everything about this is perfect! Fabulous job to all!

  15. THAT veil is beyond gorgeous!!!

  16. You did such a great job putting this together! I love every detail. The orchid veil is pure genius!

  17. This is a beautiful shoot! Love the crown flower train on the King Protea bouquet!

  18. STUNNING! I love, love, love the orchid veil. Genius! I have photographed that same gown from Nearly Newlywed too. It’s even more amazing in person! xo

  19. Wow wow wow!! Just gorgeous… the orchid veil is amazing… stunning photography and beautiful locations… I’m a bit speechless!

  20. Simply stunning Sara! The beautiful ballerina bun, the romantic photography and the incredible orchid veil have blown me away.

  21. This is so gorgeous! Love everything especially all of the innovative florals!

  22. To use a term I see you use from time-to-time, this is epic!! So many parts of this give me the best kind of goosebumps! And that dress to start with… great job by all!

  23. Chelsea says:

    Wonderful creative team all rolled into one amazing shoot! <3

  24. That bouquet is so beautiful! -Nicky Hey Sara! 🙂

  25. This is so stunning! Everything. Always a fan of your content, Sara xoxo

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