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Femme & Floral

Feb 1, 2020

Whimsical, romantic styled shoot with boho-chic decor and a warm color palette at Rippavilla Plantation in Spring Hill, Tennessee

Nestled among 100 acres of farmland and rolling hills, one of Tennessee's hidden treasures was used to create a whimsical, romantic styled shoot. In the mansion’s various settings including a luxurious suite, relaxing sunroom and extensive grounds, the creative team infused the set with boho-chic decor, an abundance of florals and a warm color palette.

“So the stage was set, the props installed, and our subject was in character,” said the floral designer of Mansion & Marsh.

The model wore a stunning wedding gown with sheer illusion fabric, intricate white lace cutouts, long sleeves and a moderate train, giving off traditional yet modern vibes. She showed off violet, floral embellished heels, a bold lip, and a flower crown of orchids, roses and limonium woven into her fishtail braided locks. Her look was nothing short of a masterpiece, adding whimsy and representing the creative team’s love for the unusual. 

“We had complete faith in our beauty team to push the model’s look in a modern direction,” said the floral designer.

For the focal point of the shoot, the element to be showcased was the floral design. The team decided to handmake a captivating flower piece to lay on top of an armchair for the model - truly an artform. It was growing with peonies, roses, Lily of the Valley buds, myrtle, eucalyptus, dahlias and more luminous blooms in bold shades of violet, berry, apricot, rust, blush, cream and burgundy.

“At Mansion & Marsh, we strive for a lush, romantic, abundant design,” said the floral designer, “and I think we achieved this with the throne of flowers made for the model.”

Inside the estate’s glowing sunroom, a floral throne was created and set right in front of the white wood, paned French doors. The design was complemented by the space’s vintage feel, featuring an antique record player, oriental rug and brass potted plants. She nestled into the chair, and sunk into the vivacious bed of flowers. 

“The photographer was so meticulous to capture each contributor’s craft in the glowing light of the sunroom’s warm light,” said the floral designer.

The natural light was equally airy and compelling in the sitting room, where the model posed sprawled out on the multicolored oriental rug - a captivating contrast against her ivory gown. She revealed her white leather ankle boots as she leaned back against a set of rust-colored velvet tufted armchairs. In between the chairs, there was a white Victorian fireplace with a collection of antique candelabras resting on the mantle.

‘The model was absolute confidence and poise as she took direction from the photographer,” said the floral designer, “but instinctively brought her expertise in high fashion and style to the table.”

She stood tall against the four-post bed in a stunning suite, with a vintage chandelier and more antique touches, before transforming into her second look for the last concept of the shoot.

“The master of the lens captured our muse in such elegant detail,” said the floral designer.

As the model stepped outside for the final few shots of the shoot, she added a metallic gold leather moto jacket and a sand-colored felt fedora, with a selection of blush and rose-hued flowers and two delicate white feathers on the brim. She posed and twirled in the rays of natural light while the photographer captured every essence of the moment.

“We all felt suspended in time and would love to bring the synergy of this group to many more styled shoots, events and weddings.”

With her back to the camera, her train cascading down the manor’s staircase and the French doors in the backdrop, the model tipped her hat as the sun set and the day came to a close.

Congratulations to this remarkable team on a successful and stunning styled shoot! 

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Creative Team

Mansion and Marsh

Trae Howard
Andrea Perchinske Makeup

Taylor Made


Laklin Brooke Photography

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