Collaborating with other creatives is one of the best parts of working in the wedding industry. When Val of Flower Afternoon told us she was coming through Charlottesville, Elisa Bricker and I were thrilled to create something fresh and summery with her. I remember when I first started Mallory Joyce Design (and more specifically, when I first started to incorporate floral design into my process), I was nervous about industry politics and whether or not I would be welcomed. There's so much wonderful talent out there and it can be tempting to see others as competition, especially in a creative field like this one. However, I've found that the opposite is most often true - that people are more than willing to share ideas, teach one another, and work together. I've had the pleasure of learning from some of the best florists and wedding designers, and they've always been honest, hospitable, and willing. As I grow, I hope I have the opportunity to teach and collaborate with others along the way with the same humility and generosity of spirit.
Styling this shoot with Val designing the flowers was such a fun, creative process for me. Late summer berry tones, a juicy, inky paper suite, layered linens, and Val's freshly-plucked blooms. It was the best.
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Photography: Elisa Bricker | Floral Design: Flower Afternoon | Wedding Gown: Bella Rosa Bridal | Jewelry: Goldie O | Hair And Makeup: Avenue 42 | Creative Direction And Styling: Mallory Joyce | Paper Suite & Calligraphy: Stephanie Fishwick | Rentals: Festive Fare | Cake: Maliha Creations | Venue: Glenmore Manor