Events By Merida dreamt up a simple yet gorgeous styled wedding, and we are smitten. From the stunning dress designed by local Philadelphia artist Bianca Rachele, to the eclectic decor from Material Culture, there are quite a few details you’ll fall in love with. With Brae Howard Photography behind the lens, every element was captured to perfection, and all of the inspiration from this shoot is ready to be swooned over below!
From the Planner, Events by Merida: “A few months ago, Brae Howard reached out to me about doing another shoot together. Without a second thought, my answer was a yes. Her work never fails to inspire me, whether it’s her wedding work, portraits, or her film series. It’s absolutely stunning, and I adore working with her. There’s this great feedback loop of positivity with her, and the people she works with.”
“When Brae asked me to create a minimalist look, the wheels started turning on a stage that wasn’t too over the top. Brae, Stella of SoLi Events, and I dropped by Material Culture, Inc and picked up a gorgeous chaise lounge, along with a large decorative cushion, to create a simplistic, gorgeous setting.”
“What stole the show was the gown by Bianca Rachele, a Philadelphia designer. I’ve never seen another gown like it. It helped things that the model wearing it, Mely, is absolutely stunning. She moves so fluidly when she’s in front of the camera, and the dress flowed with her beautifully.”
“As far as a backdrop, I was looking at a few different trends that have been floating around- metal geometrics and floral hoops- and thought it might be fun to combine them! It’s a fairly easy ceremony backdrop that can be installed almost anywhere.”
So after trial and (a hilarious) error, I built a copper octagon taller than myself and hung it from the ceiling. It was an inexpensive project, but transporting it was another challenge! I made it in pieces, and then Brae was kind enough to let me use her studio as a bit of a workshop to finish assembling the pieces. Once I got it hung, I used purple flowers and sage-colored greenery to compliment a grey dress I knew we’d be using from Philly’s Lovely Bride.”
“When it came time to bring the cake into the pictures, I used a thick layer of greenery to complement the gorgeous braided design Meg from Nutmeg Cakes had done.”
“We had the help of such wonderful vendors- SoLi Events, Bus Stop Boutique, Forge & Finish, KD Chic, Jig Bee, Material Culture, Inc., and Maria Tina Beddia- that made this shoot the success it was. The room was constantly full of laughter, and the end result is stunning. This is still one of my favorite shoots!”