Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding Shoot!

Midsummer Night's Dream inspired wedding shoot // historic Carolingian calligraphy in rose gold on hand-made paper // hand-painted silk ribbons with calligraphy // design and calligraphy by Chavelli www.chavelli.com
Midsummer Night's Dream inspired wedding shoot // historic Carolingian calligraphy in rose gold on hand-made paper // hand-painted silk ribbons with calligraphy // design and calligraphy by Chavelli www.chavelli.com // photography by Rebecca Jeanson www.rjimagery.com

 

Earlier this summer, I had the pleasure of collaborating with a group of creatives on a wonderfully conceived shoot. With photographer Rebecca Jeanson and planner Justina Michaels at the helm, a Shakespearean inspired photoshoot was underway in the architectural loveliness of a New York City park. 

For my part, with the theme of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, I hand-lettered beautiful ombre silk ribbons with quotes from the play, which were used to adorn the bridal bouquets, and as napkin wraps at the dinner place setting. A similar brush script was hand-lettered onto a scalloped linen table runner for an elegant and outdoorsy tone to the tablescape.

As a calligrapher aware of the plethora of modern and script lettering options in wedding inspiration, I wanted to explore a more appropriate calligraphic style. I used Carolingian hand—a style dating back to the 800s—to add a sense of historical heft to the visuals, writing the place card scrolls in rose gold.

 

Midsummer Night's Dream inspired wedding shoot // historic Carolingian calligraphy in rose gold on hand-made paper place card scrolls // hand-painted silk ribbons with calligraphy // design and calligraphy by Chavelli www.chavelli.com // photography by Rebecca Jeanson www.rjimagery.com
Midsummer Night's Dream inspired wedding shoot // historic Carolingian calligraphy in rose gold on hand-made paper place card scrolls // hand-painted silk ribbons with calligraphy // design and calligraphy by Chavelli www.chavelli.com // photography by Rebecca Jeanson www.rjimagery.com
Midsummer Night's Dream inspired wedding shoot // scalloped table runner hand-painted with calligraphy // historic Carolingian calligraphy in rose gold on hand-made paper place card scrolls // hand-painted silk ribbons with calligraphy // paperie and calligraphy by Chavelli www.chavelli.com // photography by Rebecca Jeanson www.rjimagery.com
Midsummer Night's Dream inspired wedding shoot // hand-painted silk ribbons with calligraphy // paperie and calligraphy by Chavelli www.chavelli.com // photography by Rebecca Jeanson www.rjimagery.com
Midsummer Night's Dream inspired wedding shoot // scalloped table runner hand-painted with calligraphy // historic Carolingian calligraphy in rose gold on hand-made paper place card scrolls // hand-painted silk ribbons with calligraphy // paperie and calligraphy by Chavelli www.chavelli.com // photography by Rebecca Jeanson www.rjimagery.com
Midsummer Night's Dream inspired wedding shoot // scalloped table runner hand-painted with calligraphy // historic Carolingian calligraphy in rose gold on hand-made paper place card scrolls // hand-painted silk ribbons with calligraphy // paperie and calligraphy by Chavelli www.chavelli.com // photography by Rebecca Jeanson www.rjimagery.com
Midsummer Night's Dream inspired wedding shoot // scalloped table runner hand-painted with calligraphy // historic Carolingian calligraphy in rose gold on hand-made paper place card scrolls // hand-painted silk ribbons with calligraphy // paperie and calligraphy by Chavelli www.chavelli.com // photography by Rebecca Jeanson www.rjimagery.com
Midsummer Night's Dream inspired wedding shoot // hand-painted silk ribbons with calligraphy for bridal bouquests // design and calligraphy by Chavelli www.chavelli.com // photography by Rebecca Jeanson www.rjimagery.com
 

Credit to the wonderful team of creatives:

Planner/Designer/Stylist www.fittingfetes.com
Bridal Gowns www.marinasemone.com
Photography www.rjimagery.com
Calligraphy and Stationery www.chavelli.com
Florist www.foxygrandmasflowers.com
Jewelry www.metalicious.com
Jewelry www.everistta.com
Hair and Makeup www.makeupbyoliviag.com
Cake Design www.awhitecake.com
Models @thiscorinne @nataliiaryzhova @sararebsherman
Linens www.thebayith.com

 
Midsummer Night's Dream inspired wedding shoot // paperie and calligraphy by Chavelli www.chavelli.com // photography by Rebecca Jeanson www.rjimagery.com
 

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespearean inspired wedding shoot // photos by www.rjimagery.com // calligraphy and designs www.chavelli.com