Dark & Twisty

I can't believe I'm just now getting around to blogging these pictures. They've already been shared so many places (at Style Me Pretty, at Ever Ours, at Adrienne Gunde, at Olive Hue), but I feel the urge to share them again.

This shoot was utterly delightful in every way, and I was thrilled to be involved. The recent release of Disney's Alice in Wonderland generated a whole slew of Alice-themed photo shoots out here in the blogosphere, so when Lydia approached me with the concept of an Alice-themed photo shoot from a new perspective, I was totally game.

Instead of the typical color-schemes, vintage tea-parties, playing card themes, red roses, and other Alice-inspirations of similar fare, we chose to go a "dark and twisty" route, playing with a more distinctive and monochromatic color palette and a more mature version of Wonderland inspiration.

Our shoot was created under the guise of a bridal shower,

with paper goods designed by Jane Jeon of 

Olive Hue Paper


Jane also assisted me in hanging dozens of recycled glass jars from a tree.

An ambitious project, but I am utterly in love with the result.

In two low wooden boxes, I created mini wonderlands of moss, mushrooms, delphinium, anemones and thistle.

Jane calligraphed name tags onto teabags in place of place cards. Clever, eh?

Jane also created adorable menu cards for each place setting,

which I displayed using real mushrooms as easels.

Between my two "wonderland boxes," I used a manzanita branch to showcase old watch

faces, sourced by Lydia. The faces remind us of the ongoing "time" theme in AIW.

As for the bouquet, yes, those are mushrooms. Real mushrooms.

I feel like every wedding/shoot I design is more unique than the last.

I'm so grateful and so blessed to have the freedom and encouragement to

create things that are different and unexpected.

Thanks, ladies. You rock.

Photographs by

Adrienne Gunde


Floral Design by

Lauryl Lane (me!)


Concept/Sponsored by

Lydia Yeung


Paper goods by Jane Jeon of

Olive Hue Paper


{Styled by Lydia, Jane and Lauryl}

Much thanks also to my dear friend, Megan Buchner, for graciously agreeing to model for us at the very last minute!