New Orleans...when I hear that one of my brides is getting married there, my creative spirit lights up. The blending of cultures, a little magic thrown in to all of that vintage beauty, and a slight decay so that nothing is too precious just steals my heart, and this stunning styled shoot from Michelle Norwood Designs and Mo Davis Photography will show you just what I mean. Set in the gorgeous Seraphim House, the styling definitely walks the line of an antique mood with a modern twist. The location itself sets the scene for vintage greatness, but dramatic candle sticks and draped greenery alongside the Pearle gown add another level of the unexpected. With all the drama of the space, I love how Michelle Norwood Designs kept the tablescape minimal and clean, adding just a touch of modernity. The Pearle gown has been a favorite among brides, maybe because it can be styled in so many ways, from from full vintage vibes, to effortless bohemian, to romantic classic. This team of creatives embraced the vintage vibes of Pearle while adding their own modern flare in this breathtaking ode to the Paris of the South. It's hard to ignore the striking details of the Pearle gown. You can't deny seed pearls their vintage heritage, and the delicate net is just another charming detail of this gown. With a dress like this, black and white portraits are a must!I'm just in love with the way Leaf and Petal NOLA has seamlessly included areas of greenery and white roses in the space, adding a contemporary feeling. The space is lush and serene and isn't overwhelmed with gilded trimmings. The natural light adds a gorgeous glow, keeping the space open, balanced, and ethereal. How can you not love a classic bouquet? With a gown this intricate, all you need are roses, and a few splashes of green foliage... oh, and a piano with a couture train puddled next to it!The tassel earrings add one more element that makes this vintage look a little more fashion forward and contemporary. Mixing eras and trends has the potential to clash, but when done right, it's so right...and can we talk about this bride's natural beauty?!This is just one gorgeous way to style Pearle and I'm obsessed with the outcome. I can't wait to see how you choose to style your Claire Pettibone gown, and I hope you remember to have fun while doing it!
Dress: Pearle by Claire Pettibone
Candles & Décor: @modernvintagenola