As artists, we have the power to write truths into the fabric of our culture. It is one of the most powerful abilities we have as people. To create something and to share it, is to write a line in a story, ­ a story about where we are and a story that shapes where we are going. 

Lora Kelley and I collaborated heavily on this wedding inspiration to create something unique for an autumn wedding. With an emphasis on marbled paper and a wild, oversized bridal bouquet, we took a light hand on the delicate details, embracing the natural hair of our model and designing a feather-light gown of silk.

This shoot was published on Once Wed.

Photography: Joey Kennedy | Creative Direction + Design: Lora Kelley | Collaborative Design + Florals: Mallory Joyce | Venue: The Clifton Inn | Calligraphy: Stephanie Fishwick | Hair: Yolonda Jones | Make-up: Lora Kelley | Dress: Designed by Lora Kelley – custom made by Stepha O’Brien | Suit: J.Crew | Linens: La Tavola | Film: Josh Gooden | Film Lab:Richard Photo Lab