Capitol Inspiration: Lady of the Lake ~ Dark, Alternative Bridal & Wedding Inspiration

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  • May 30, 2013

A couple week’s back I saw this stunning wedding shoot & bridal inspiration set on Sarah Gormley Photography‘s blog and I just knew I had to feature it here.

The shoot is styled SO differently from most other wedding shoots I have seen – it has a sense of darkness and seriousness to it, with deep greens and purple hues, set in a forest, next to a lake. It’s always so refreshing to me to see photographers in the Washington, DC area doing something different in the wedding scene.

Titled “Lady of the Lake”, this shoot features a handful of some seriously rad wedding vendors, showcasing a hand-painted wedding invitation suite, and gorgeous wedding cake overflowing with florals, and some seriously unique bouquets & floral headpieces that use sticks and other a-typical fauna for wedding florals.

Also, be sure to click through to the end – the black and white portraits Sarah shot are breathtaking.

Lady of the Lake Inspired Wedding Shoot, Dark & Alternative Bridal Inspiration

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Vendors:

Photographer: Sarah Gormley Photography | Styling & FloralsMobtown Florals | Headpieces: Rae Beth Designs | DressJill Andrews Gowns | Makeup, Hair & Modeling: Lauren Ruth Ward | Paper: The Peacock Press | Cake: Hamilton Bakery

lady of the lake dark modern gothic wedding invitation suite inspiration

A bit from The Peacock Press on the wedding invitation suite, “The Lake”:

“The Lake” is from a series of three hand-painted designs, and features layers of purples and grays that mimic water ripples.

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

Can’t tell you what I love more, the bride’s green streaked hair, or that deep mauve lipstick!

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

That floral headpiece – with the sticks branching out?! Gah – so much awesome. Mobtown Florals killed it.

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

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Click inside for the rest of this beautiful, alternative wedding design by Sarah Gormley Photography ~ including stunning black & white portraits, and an amazing cake!

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

Do you love this cake from Hamilton Bakery as much as I do? The succulent greens with that pop of orange? Just beautiful.

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

The cake is almost personified – it looks like it’s alive with those plants actually growing on it!

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

love love love this gown from Jill Andrews Gowns!

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

And I saved the best for last. This next shot just kills me with its awesome – it’s like the bride is peering into my soul. I feel compelled to print/frame this picture for some reason I can barely articulate! Wowzer!

lady of the lake dark modern gothic bridal wedding inspiration

A special thanks again to Sarah Gormley Photography & all the talented vendors that worked on this shoot!

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