A wonderful reminder that spring is just around the corner, this Provence-inspired styled shoot is warm, organic and full of endless inspiration. Together with Veronica Varos, Alyssa Thomas Events chose the beautiful Hartwood Acres as the backdrop for their day, and paired with some of Pittsburgh’s most talented vendors, they pulled off a styled shoot that everyone will swoon over. From the neutral color palette with wood accents and the stunning lace gown to the romantic stationery and organic hand-lettering, we could find a million things we love. Go grab your second cup of coffee and get ready to dream of spring with us!
From Alyssa: Inspired by the lavender fields of Provence, France, this styled shoot was designed to immolate the same beautiful aesthetic and landscape of Provence in our home state of Pennsylvania. Chosen for it’s beautiful architecture and neutral stone palette, Hartwood Acres was the perfect location to bring this vision to life. It’s stunning 1929 Tudor mansion, English style garden and acres of well-manicured grounds will sweep it’s visitors away and place them in a 19th century city.
With a love for fine-art design, I purposely kept the palette neutral and complemented it with stone and wood accents to replicate the landscape around us. I chose to repeat the same flower throughout the design to highlight it’s simplicity and classic beauty, and to stimulate the guests’ senses, making them feel as if they were in the middle of the never-ending lavender fields in Provence. It’s important to note that the Larkspur and greenery were entirely American-grown.
I also chose to feature an organic and un-touched aesthetic throughout our design by choosing a Dan Jones dress with a beveled lace neckline, a simple and modern floating cake with gold beveled edges, and beveled-edge paper complete with mansion-esque art and fine-art calligraphy to pull this old-world feel to the forefront on our stationary.
Notes: Venue: Hartwood Acres
Planner: Alyssa Thomas Events
Photographer: Veronica Varos
Florist, Candles: Green Sinner
Baker: Mediterra Cake House
Hair & Makeup: Hannah Conard
Dress Shop: Luna Boutique
Dress, Skirt Designer: Dan Jones
Earrings: Camilla Christine
Stationary, Calligraphy, Frame: Wood and Grace
Model: Eva Lin
Table, Plates, Flatware, Glassware: All Occasions Party Rental
Couch: Marbella Events
Napkins: Pier 1
Soaps: Cadron Creek Soapworks