Inspired by the greatest love story of all time, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this shoot perfectly brought to life Shakespeare’s prolific play. Featured on Wedding Bells, wedding planner and stylist, Ashley Linzdon perfectly brought the story to life and it all started at the incredible location. Leave it to that woman to turn a children’s summer camp into the world’s most romantic backdrop.
I had met the model, Michelle, only a few weeks prior and was so excited to work with her again. I kept everything incredibly simple, with minimal foundation and blush. The eyes stayed neutral but were the focus with a winged liner and a big ol’ set of lashes.
We were neck deep in a season plagued with floral crowns in photo shoots. The truth is – I love flowers in the hair however they get there. But I was desperate to try something different. Luckily Becky of Blush and Bloom was on board and provided me with amazing flowers to weave through Michelle’s five strand braid.
Speaking of flowers… holy woah. Becky took the traditional and classic red rose and created the most stunning, contemporary centerpieces and bouquet. And that floral garland. My word. The girl is a talent.
Working on this shoot was the first time I had ever met the photographer Scarlet O’neill. Already in love with her Instagram (oh that puppy of hers!), she was even more captivating in real life. She is a master of lighting and direction and I couldn’t think of a better person to spend a day with. My heart still skips a beat when I look at the light peaking through the barn wood.
Style and Creative Design: Ashley Linzdon Events / Flowers: Blush and Bloom / Cake: J’Adore Cakes Co. / Catering: Elyse Leanna / Veil: Posh Veils / Dress: Two Birds Bridesmaids / Calligraphy: Barbara Kua / Rentals: Happily Ever After Inc. / Location: Camp Robin Hood / Ring: Mark Lash