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Nautical-Inspired Wedding Ideas

This nautical wedding editorial, designed and documented by Archetype Studio Inc, is pulling our heartstrings from every angle (by the way, we’re still swooning over last week’s intensely gorgeous, estate inspiration from this dynamic duo)! Depicting the idea of a bride-to-be planning her wedding with the help of her closest friend, this styled shoot is a breath of fresh air, celebrating the bonds of friendship and sisterhood that support many of us through the most significant moments of our lives.

Stunning ideas abound including the vintage-inspired invitation suite with hand-torn edging and calligraphed, model ship, escort card display by Nib and Pixel. Lush greenery and vibrant florals styled by Maria Maxit, infuse the setting of the historic ship with tinges of wildly romantic beauty while elegant gowns from BHLDN and Sarah Janks leave us breathless. It’s official, we’re ready to drop everything to sail off into the sunset with this one!

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From Archetype Studio Inc: A ship captain’s daughter, planning her wedding along side her childhood friend… choosing elements that highlight her favorite memories of the ship at sea. Tables draped with silk chiffon to blow in the breeze; coral plates with mother-of-pearl and fine crystal and sterling for the place settings; romantic floral hinting at the colors of an ocean sunset; and of course, guests would find their seats by reading the hand written calligraphy on the sails of a model tall ship!

The Elissa is the last one left of her kind in the world… it’s hard to explain the feeling of stepping on board – there must be magic in her sails… And there is certainly romance in her air!

“Take me to the ocean; Let me sail the open sea.
To breathe the warm & salty air, and dream of things to be.” Erica Billups

Photography and Design: Koby and Terilyn Brown of Archetype Studio Inc | Venue: The 1877 Tall Ship Elissa | Floral Design: Maria Maxit | Invitation Suite and Calligraphy: Nib and Pixel | Bakery: Cakes by Jula | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Makeup and hair: Jenni Reed and Christen Hobbs | Place settings, Linens, Table and Chairs: Vintage, from photographers’ personal collection | Gowns: BHLDN (the Vivienne in Cloud Gray) and Sarah Janks (the Delilah gown with an ivory overlay and antique slip) | Accessories, Jewelry and cake stand: BHLDN


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