winter’s foil by walt whitman

From Tulip + Rose Photography “Winter in the Midwest is a unique time of inspiration. There’s a feeling of embracing the cold and snow for what it is and looking forward to spring’s awakening. Walt Whitman put it best in his piece ‘Winter’s Foil.’

With this in mind, we set out to create a bridal inspiration that evokes simple elegance on the dawn of spring!”

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“Soon shall winter’s foil be here; soon shall these icy ligatures unbind and melt – a little while, and air, soil, wave suffused shall be in softness, bloom and growth – a thousand forms shall rise.

From these dead clods and chills as from low burial graves. Thine eyes, ears, all thy best attributes – all that takes cognizance of natural beauty, shall wake and fill.

Thou shalt perceive the simple shows, the delicate miracles of earth, dandelions, clover, the emerald grass, the early scents and flowers, the arbutus under foot, the willow’s yellow-green, the blossoming plum and cherry; with these the robin, lark, and thrush, singing their songs-the flitting bluebird; for such the scenes the annual play brings on.” – Walt Whitman

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See another shoot from Tulip + Rose Photography (it’s Manet-themed!) here.


Photography: Tulip + Rose Photography // Floral Design: Asari Garden // Wedding Dress: Marchesa from Gossamer // Hair: Le Roc Salon // Calligraphy: Mari Orr Art // Ribbons: Silk & Willow // Ring: Trumpet and Horn // Location: Turkey Run State Park in Indiana.

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  1. Beautiful! Love the Walt Whitman inspiration behind this.
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  2. This is so artistic and lovely!

  3. The dress is amazing!