The Perfect Pink Palette
Soft, sweet, romantic — that’s what Kristin Burgess and her talented team had in mind when they created a styled shoot for a soon-to-be wedding venue in Milton, New Hampshire. “We wanted to tell the story of this venue’s birth with a spring-inspired color scheme,” says Kristin, who leads a boutique design collective newly named The P R I S M House (formerly By Emily B.). And so, with a palette of pink, they painted a blank canvas to tell the story of something new and full of possibility. Opening this September, it will be called The Greenery at McKenzie’s Farm and offer a large, barn-like structure with soaring ceilings and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows to bring the outdoors in. With a whitewashed interior, it’s perfect for any couple’s vision, no matter the color.
Love in Bloom
The bouquet, by Sarah Lapine of Watershed Floral, is the eye-catching centerpiece of the monochromatic color palette, with soft pinks and whites combining to create the soft, sweet and romantic look. The flowers include peony, queen anne’s lace, scabiosa, spirea, carnation, spray rose, hellebore, garden rose, lysimachia, stock, lisianthus and bay leaf.
The bride’s flowing hair was styled by Lena Hartford of Hair That Moves. “We wanted to create something fun, outside of the box and textured for this fun shoot,” she says. “Sometimes fun hair is a great complement to a simple dress or look.” The monochromatic look carried through to the makeup. Kristin James of Making Faces Weddings says, “We used multiple shades of pink in different finishes. The eyes were a soft pink shimmer and the lips a high-gloss pastel hue.” Tying everything together, a berry liner.
The A-line Leanne Marshall gown has a silk bodice and draped organza skirt in a one-of-a-kind blush watercolor print, inspired by paintings done by the designer.
A Lyrical Look
Setting the stage for the airiness of the shoot, Kathryn Fink of Fink Prints designed stationery with a light, flowing script paired with a clean san serif. “The whole shoot had a very floral feel,” she says, “so I wanted to carry that through” with florals and greens. The result — whimsical, but very classic.
For the tablescape, abundant fresh flowers were paired with metallic silk runners, an acrylic table and rope lighting to create what Kristin Burgess calls “romantic textures galore.” The floral arrangement is comprised of the same flowers as the bouquet, with the addition of anemones. Majolika spray roses adorn the tall metal stands; the blossom in the glass is stock. The soft pink and flowing script of the menu carries the theme through.
“The cake was inspired by the florals and fabrics of the shoot — soft, airy, beautiful,” says Jaime Melfi of Autumn Nomad. It was hand-stenciled with a floral design and hand-painted.
Photographer Meg Hamilton of Rodeo & Co. created a double exposure of the bride and her bouquet to evoke a feeling of quiet and stillness. A creative twist on the usual, she did it as a challenge. “As an artist,” Meg says, “I love to push myself out of my comfort zone.”
Styling & coordination
The P R I S M House (formerly By Emily B.)
Rodeo & Co. Photography
The Greenery at McKenzie’s Farm
Owned and operated by Danielle McKenzie
Hair That Moves
Making Faces Weddings
Peak Event Services