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Sunday, September 13, 2009

True Blood Inspired Wedding - Part One

As mentioned in yesterdays post, a few of us Wedding bloggers were asked by Jaime of Its a Jaime Thing to create some True Blood inspired wedding ideas, whether it be the characters of the show getting married, the actors themselves, or anyone wanting a wedding inspired by the vibe of the HBO show True Blood.

I wanted to create a wedding bouquet that a bride marrying a vampire would carry. Since I always design my bouquets for the bride, I started creating the bride in my mind as well, and that started a whole process of imagining the bride, the setting for the ceremony, etc. I love putting together things that aren't normally seen together, so I loved the idea of a human bride marrying her vampire love (as corny as that sounds) and what she would look like just before the ceremony. I imagined this "girl next door," with long blond curls, waiting for her dark (yet pale!) handsome vampire to start their life together, her last evening in the truly human world of daylight, as she enters into a life spent mostly in the evening time.

I got together with the incredibly talented British Photographer Philip Meadows, and we had some fun with a photoshoot done at twilight - which ended up going well past daylight until the perfectly full moon rose! (stay tuned for a behind the scenes post from this photoshoot next week). Wow, I have never seen anyone shoot such amazing photos in the dark - it was pitch dark, yet with some great lighting placed in the trees behind the model (we were in the middle of a forest for most of the shoot) it came out incredibly well! MY camera would laugh at me if I even tried to take photo in those light conditions.

I imagined our bride in the forest, where the ceremony will take place at night, having one last thought about leaving the daylight world behind. Even if she chooses to remain human and age while her husband remains immortal, she will be spending less time in the daylight, and more in the dark of the night to be with her love. And then there is that choice to make, human life or immortality? We see her here as she ponders her choices, although one thing she knows for sure - that she is undeniably in love and wants to spend the rest of her life with her soon-to-be- husband.

It was so nice of the moon to cooperate that night! I love the texture of the bark of the tree -the roughness of it, compared to the softness of the brides ivory satin wedding gown. That perfect moon glowing in the inky night sky...
Now this whole photoshoot started off with me designing a bouquet for the bride, so stay tuned for tomorrows post with details of the bouquet, and a post on ceremony ideas later this week!

Don't forget to check out the blogs of ItsaJaimeThing, Sasha Souza, Masterpiece Weddings and Regal Affairs for their True Blood inspired wedding ideas all week! And photographer Philip Meadows hinted at a technical behind the scenes post from this shoot on his blog, so for all those camera techies (or those of you just curious) check out his blog here.


MsMaynor September 13, 2009 at 10:23 AM  


It's A Jaime Thing September 13, 2009 at 12:02 PM  

Pure awesomeness - thank you so much for all the work you put into this...it's beautiful! I can't wait to see what's next. You are amazing!!!

Jaime ;)

Anonymous September 14, 2009 at 8:29 PM  

Looks incredible! The flowers are amazing...Daniela has mastered it again!