Many brides choose to evoke the vintage style of weddings-gone-by with burlap runners, peony-packed mason jars, and mercury glass. Vintage also inspired our shoot, but in a different way. Our goal was to bring the timeless silver screen elegance into present-day couture, honoring the classic beauty of the 1940s while giving it a sensual edge. Creative director/Style & Image Strategist, Autumn L. Ingraham of Amazing Looking Image states, “I pulled together a team of top Tampa Bay wedding professionals to capture not just the glamor and intimacy of my vintage vision, but also the underlying passion I believe is at the core of every celebration of love”.
To recreate the sensual elegance of Old Hollywood in our styled shoot, we focused on texture, shape, and contrast to create drama in everything from the models’ hairstyles and accessories to the bouquets and table arrangements. The photographer specializes in using natural light which, in our speakeasy-style bar, created moments of warmth and softness.
Our brides are strong women with a classic feel, but from there, they diverge. One is a siren who speaks volumes with every bold, smoky-eyed glance. The other bride is doe-eyed and vulnerable, yet feisty and alluring. The makeup artist and hair stylist worked together to translate 1940s glamor into modern day chic. We completed their looks with glamorous gowns, exquisite jewelry and couture accessories evocative of classic romance.
Autumn talks about the creative process, “From the photographer working seamlessly with natural light to capture both beauty and emotion, to the hair stylist and makeup artist brushing together old-fashioned femininity with current couture, I directed the best possible team to create this glamorous moment in time.”
Written by Amazing Looking Image Creative Team
| Photographer: Rising Lotus Photography | Dress Designer: All Brides 2 Be & Formalwear | Event Designer: Amazing Looking Image | Transportation: BLU Moon Transportation | Floral Designer: Burlap And Bling Design Studio | Model: Chelsey Nicole | Jewelry: Continental Wholesale Diamonds | Model: Destiny Maxon | Other: Diace Design | Favors and Gifts: Ella Bing | Makeup Artist: Katherine Quiel makeup | Hair Stylist: Laurie Rhead | Model: Michael Giordano | Veils and headpieces: Monstrusite | Restaurant: Moscato’s Bella Cucina | Design and Decor: Tantalizing Tablescapes & Decor, LLC |