Whimsical New York Mansion Styled Wedding
The inspiration for this styled shoot is a special one. In 2017, Kristina Staal had the vision to create a styled shoot with talented wedding vendors and invite other photographers to come to photograph the styled shoot alongside her - a community over competition vibe, where all the photographers, and other wedding professionals, could bond, have fun and create something beautiful together! She named the event Create + Collaborate for fun, and it was such a hit! This year, one of the photographers from last year approached Kristina asking if she would be doing it again this year, and if she could jump on board with her to plan it along with Jack & Grace Events (Aoife and Lauren of Jack & Grace Events were instrumental in helping Kristina plan last years!). And so, Carolyn of Tesora Photography, Aoife and Lauren of Jack & Grace Events and Kristina, all set out to plan the most stunning styled shoots at The Wainwright House (it's really a mansion!) in Rye, New York.
When planning this styled shoot, the team wanted to combine pops of color with with soft colors such as lilac, and they wanted the bridesmaids to match in a non-matching way (which is why they chose dresses in print and solid which we just love!). For the bride and groom, they decided on a classic Reem Acra gown (because...you can't go wrong with Reem Acra!), and a traditional timeless tux for the groom. They wanted the feel to be light and airy, so they felt that a white tux would go best for the groom. All of this combined with pops of furniture (the cerise coloured couch from Gather & Lounge!) and the historic backdrop of The Wainwright House, was the perfect combination.
"One of my favourite parts of the shoot was the gorgeous floral wall by Carrie Wilcox Floral Design. It added a romantic and unique element to our styled shoot, and is something that can be easily achieved by brides and grooms. It's amazing how florals can change a look from bland to beautiful!"
Photographer: Kristina Staal Photography // Venue: Wainwright House // Event Planner: Jack & Grace Events & Tesora Photography // Equipment Rentals: Gather and Lounge // Floral Designer: Carrie Wilcox Floral Design // Dress Store: Jessica Haley Bridal // Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids // Calligrapher: Coppola Creative // Heirlooms & Extras: Elmo Paperstories Ltd // Veils & Headpieces: Sara Gabriel // Hair Stylist: Melissa Scrofani Westchester Hair and Makeup