A Palette of Mixed Metals Set in a Blossoming Apple Orchard

From the Planner: When I was asked to put together this shoot for Hickory Hills Orchards, I sat with the owners to get a sense of what they were looking to do. We obviously wanted keep it fresh, vintage would be an ideal look for an orchard, but why not bring a classic, modern side into that. Looking over current trends and trying not to repeat what has already been done, I knew mixed metals was the way to go and there was not doubt that I wanted copper to play a major role. As I spoke with each of my favorite vendors and pulled together the inspiration I knew it would be everything the owners envisioned. The “Elaine” wedding gown from Amsale’s new Spring line was just the beginning of the inspiration. It’s soft skirt had just enough sparkle to not take away from the natural beauty of the gown. I added in the same softness with the bridesmaid dress, but in a deeper neutral grey, so it could mix well with the other metals of the shoot. The bold copper chandelier with the cooper flatware, classic stationary, mixed metal makeup, ivory flowers, and soft fabrics helped bring everything together perfectly. Meena Lee 5th Avenue Weddings & Events

From the Florist: With this shoot we wanted a fresh and on trend feeling and I’ve been wanting to use my vintage wire chandelier forever so I was determined to make it work in this vineyard shoot. I am a big believer of adding that touch of gold or silver to glitz up a rustic wedding or enhance an elegant one. Frankly, I have been longing for a new glitzy element to use and looked to the other metallics. I sprayed my black chandelier Copper and voila! the vision was born. I wanted that to be the focal piece and to have the copper and rose gold accents to stand out so I chose to design all the florals in white. Since all white tends to feel elegant and given the location being an orchard, I designed everything a bit garden-y to create the overall feeling of Garden Elegance. Candi of Candi’s Floral Creations.

From the Suit Company: The tux jacket: Charles Brunold is wearing a paisley ivory tuxedo jacket in wool & silk. Fully canvassed, this made-to-measure jacket brings together elegance, fit and comfort.It features a black satin shawl lapel with slanted pockets.The trousers were made out of the finest cloths in the world “Holland & Sherry” in wool & mohair. The Bow tie is handcrafted in France by “Au fil de l’Aune”.Chloé & Charles Brunold, who are models as well, fell in love in New York City where their passion for the art of custom clothing provoked their encounter. You can meet them at their bespoke boutique in NOHO. Their French savoir-faire lead them to be recognized as one of the finests for custom clothing in NYC. “Brunold Bespoke”323 Lafayette St.New York NY, 10012

From the Baker: We wanted this cake to be classic with a touch of whimsy. Coloring the top tier copper allowed us to incorporate metallics while giving the cake a somewhat less formal feel, perfect for a wedding at an orchard. To compliment the florals, we handcrafted edible sugar flowers including leaves, berries, and a large-scale open rose.Erica O’Brien Cakes

From the Stationary: I started this paper suite by designing a custom monogram for the couple featuring an antique engraved frame; so classic. What really makes you say “Ooh!” when you open the invitation though is the gorgeous glitter-infused rose gold paper. It looked amazing in the sunlight at the orchard!Adrienne Craig of Admire Design.

From Hair and Makeup: I took inspiration from the gorgeous mixed metals used in the florals and table scapes. I wanted the eyes to look like patina and antiqued golds and coppers so when the setting sun hit them their eyes would look like a sunset on the rooftops of Rome. Metallics are very sexy and always in style. Erin Infantino of Simply Gorgeous by Erin

From the Photographer: Photographing this shoot was a dream. I love different textures, and there was no shortage of them between the florals, glitter-infused paper, metals, and fabrics. The play of soft fabrics and delicate florals against the harder metallics complimented the style and created an upscale twist, keeping the shoot fresh and modern. My ultimate goal was to capture genuine emotion between Chloe & Charles, as I do at every wedding I photograph.


Venue: Hickory Hill Orchards
Cake Designer: Erica OBrien Cake Design
Apparel: Monsieur Brunold
Other Location: Hickory Hill Orchards
Makeup Artist: Simply Gorgeous by Erin Infantino
Invitation Designer: Admire Design LLC
Floral Designer: Candi’s Floral Creations
Event Planner: 5th Avenue Weddings & Events
Photographer: Simply K Studios