romantic wedding style inspired by the senses

From Cassandra Clair of Event Prep “A wedding day is extremely fast paced. And while the emotions are real, it is easy for some memories to get away. This shoot was inspired by texture and each detail was strategically picked to appeal to all of your senses. How many times have your senses triggered a particular memory that otherwise may have been forgotten? Or maybe that memory cannot be forgotten, but is enriched whenever that particular sense is experienced.

Our goal was to intentionally select details with texture that would appeal to your senses and allow you to feel like you are right back in that memory.”

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“Our sense of smell is recalled by the display of fresh florals and the fresh air of a wooded outdoor space for portraits. Our venue was located at the brand new Brookwood location of the Toledo Metroparks and is the perfect setting for a small intimate wedding providing a naturally lit reception area as well as an outdoor patio overlooking a wide open field. Our venue also hits on the sense of hearing as it is surrounded by the sounds of nature.

This romantic shoot photographed by Amanda Collins achieves its purpose of allowing you to feel like you are in its presence. It’s almost as if you can run your fingers across each image and feel the texture in each detail. And while weddings come and go, the memories and our senses that trigger them last forever!”

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“The flowers we used were a mixture of ranunculus, roses, queen annes lace and ginestra in muted tones of blush and orange decorated our table centerpieces and bouquets. Bartz Viviano created a stunning ceremony arrangement that doubled as a beautiful backdrop for both portraits and the reception area.

We touch on the taste sense with a variety of cupcakes from Cake in a Cup arranged on a handmade wooden display. This display was a great opportunity to personalize the decor with a custom quote decal with some of our couple’s favorite lyrics.”

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“Sight is our most obvious sense and does not disappoint within these images. From stunning hair and makeup by Amy Lewis & Co. to the perfect form-fitting Essence of Australia gown from Belle Amour Bridal, the look of the bride is both stunning and unique. Our groom has a custom fit suit from Ticknors Men’s Clothier completed with a bow tie.”

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“Touch is one of the most prominent details in this editorial and is evident in the table design. A velvet table linen, weaved chargers, and cloth napkins tied with silk ribbon are just a few details that reach through the image and demand your attention. Dusty rose and ivory with hints of blush and orange paint a beautiful, cohesive palette.”

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Photography: Amanda Collins // Calligraphy: Alegria Calligraphy // Event Planning: Event Prep // Floral: Bartz Viviano // Stationery: Beautifully Noted & Verde Studio // Ribbon: Hey It’s So Pretty // Cupcakes: Cake in a Cup // Rentals: Great Lakes Rental // Linens: Nuage Designs // Hair: Janelle Faulkner // Makeup: Makeup by Amy Lewis // Wedding Dress: Essence of Australia from Belle Amour Bridal // Groom’s Attire: Ticknors Men’s Clothier // Ring: Fulkerson’s Jewelers // Venue: Toledo Metroparks in Toledo, Ohio.

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.