Monochromeinspiration-4It all started with a simple idea. A few color families, backdrops and decadent florals. Tricia (of Violet Floral Design) and I were so excited about the idea of simplicity and having a very narrow focus. Tricia came up with the beautiful color families and I decided we should make our own backdrops. So, we dove in, tried it out and made it happen.

And the result was on e of my favorite shoots! We chose three different bridesmaid dresses at Bella Bridesmaid, and we loved how each style of dress had such a different feel. Then, with Tricia’s crazy amazing talent, beautiful hair and makeup, and such fun models, we created three different approaches. Pink being preppy and bright, Purple being a bit of vintage glam and Green featuring the boho-inspired girl.

Here are a few of my favorite photographs from our shoot, enjoy! And if you haven’t seen the feature, you can see it here on Ruffled.


Preppy Pink + Peach
Dress: Posy by Kirribilla – Willa
Bouquet Recipe: Peonies, Garden Roses, Poppies, Ranunculu
Hair: A classic chic french twist with a fresh peony garnish
Makeup: Fizzy peach cheeks, bright eye color and a light coral lip

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Vintage Purple
Dress: Adrianna Papell – Beaded Art Nouveau Blouson
Bouquet Recipe: Lilac, Ranunculus, Sweet Pea, Triple Tulips
Hair: Finger waves pinned to the side
Makeup: Dramatic plum eyes, bronzed cheeks with a soft blush lip monochrome-bride-bridesmaid-inspiration_0027

Boho Green
Dress: Papercrown – Breanna in Dusty Aqua
Bouquet Recipe: Hellebores, Poppies, Ranunculus, Victoria, Astilbe, Frilly Tulips
Hair: Loose side braid with florals intertwined
Makeup: Gray shade eye color with a punch of blush and raspberry lip

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Florals // Violet Floral Design

Bridesmaid Dresses // Bella Bridesmaids

Hair + Makeup // Dominique Calvillo + Tianna Calcagno for Amy Lynn Larwig + Associates

Jewelry // Stella & Dot via Julie Allen

Backdrops // Hand-painted by myself and Violet Floral Design