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Photographer Stephanie Kapra of Photography and More loved her time spent travelling in Southeast Asia so much, it inspired her to create a Thai-themed photo shoot. She partnered with Brooke Allison Photography, and together they assembled a team of fabulous vendors and found the most amazing spot for the shoot: The Garden of Ideas in Ridgefield, CT. The garden, located on private property but open to visitors, is comprised of “eight acres of marsh, woodland, meadow and vegetable plots” where the owners have planted “an arboretum-like collection of plants (trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, vegetables, tropicals) amidst a unique array of original garden art.” It is absolutely gorgeous. (Of course the idea I got from the Garden of Ideas is that I really need a landscaper.) The weather was perfect on the day of the shoot (unlike California, we actually have to worry about rain here on the east coast), and the Garden worked beautifully as the setting.
The description below is my interpretation of Stefanie and Brooke’s concept.
The invitation suite created by J. Papers was perfectly textured and flawlessly designed to work with the muted color palette and decor. (I really love this closeup shot of the menus and the Buddhist sentiments in these notecards.)
After climing a rocky path to the ceremony site (above), guests would be offered refreshments.
The couple, against a fabulous gold sequin backdrop.
Rather than traditional seating, dinner takes place at low tables where guests are seated on pillows. Erin Ostreicher provided the florals.
And some detail shots.
Hey, what’s that cake doing in the middle of the woods?
And the bouquet.
Thank you, Brooke and Stef, for all your hard work. It was a pleasure to be involved. I look forward to working together again soon.
Photography: Photography and More by Stefanie Kapra and Brooke Allison Photography / Venue: The Garden of Ideas in Ridgefield, Connecticut / Floral Design: Erin Ostreicher Designs / Event Design + Planning: Photography and More by Stefanie Kapra / Cinematography: DMO Films / Wedding Cake: Erica OBrien Cake Design / Invitations + Stationery: J. Papers / Linens + Tableware: Stacie Shea of The Vintage Rental Co. / Parasols, Lanterns + Fans: Luna Bazaar / Favors: Plantables & Paper / Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore via The Plumed Serpent Bridal / Bridesmaids’ Dresses + Accessories: The Plumed Serpent Bridal / Flowergirls’ Dresses: Tanja Design / Hair: Amanda Ripley of Larissa Lake Makeup Artist & Co. / Makeup: Laura Porterfield of Larissa Lake Makeup Artist & Co. / Model Bridesmaids: Kristen Vaccariello + Cristina Mendonça / Model Flowergirls: Remy + Kaatje Walsh
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