It’s finally here! Today is the release day of the Fall 2016 issue of Paprika Southern. To celebrate we’re going behind the scenes of our cyanotype-inspired wedding feature and sharing a special video preview of the shoot.
The idea for this feature was the brainchild of contributor Lisa Marie Blume. Lisa is a wedding photographer in Washington, DC and this is our third collaboration with her. We love having the chance to work with her because her ideas are always so creative! When Lisa was planning her own wedding, she actually mentioned cyanotypes as a possible theme. I have to admit I secretly hoped she wouldn’t pick it so we could shoot it for the magazine! And when she ended up going with a different theme for her own wedding, she brought Kaitlin from Cheers Darling Events on board to plan a wedding inspo shoot filled with the beautiful blue tones of the cyanotype.
To give a little history if you’re not familiar with the cyanotype process, it is an antique photographic process invented by Sir John Herschel in the 19th century. One of the most well-known photographers to use the cyanotype process was Anna Atkins, who used cyanotypes to create scientific botanical illustrations and is also considered the first woman photographer. Cyanotypes can be exposed outdoors in sunlight, which is what we did to create the menus and placecards (using beautiful calligraphy done by Laura Hooper Calligraphy) in our tablescape. If you’d like to learn more about cyanotypes, you can do so here.
The shoot was set off by the beautiful and historic location we chose, Brockington Hall in downtown Savannah. Kaitlin rounded out the shoot styling with more indigo blue details, On a Limb Florals contributed elegant white flowers, and Dollface by Jules created a fresh and natural bridal makeup look. Please see below for the full vendor list!
Our lovely models Lara and Alex are multi-talented and doubled as videographers for shoot day! Please enjoy the following behind the scenes video and be sure to check out their video production and design business.
Produced & published by: Paprika Southern / Photography: Lisa Blume Photgraphy / Styling: Cheers Darling Events / Hair and Makeup: Dollface by Jules using JMTM / Venue: Brockington Hall, Savannah, GA / Florals: On a Limb Floral Design / Paper Goods: Paperzest / Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy / Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop / Rentals & Linens: Party Rental Ltd. / Rentals, Table & Chairs: Savannah Special Events by Ranco / Sofa: Savannah Vintage Rentals / Wedding Gown: Lela Rose via Hitched Bridal Salon / Reception Dress: Terani Couture / Engagement Dress and Fabric: Plante Clothing / Boudoir: BHLDN, ASOS & YAS / Veil & Garter: Adele Amelia Bridal / Rings: Kristen Baird Fine Jewelry / Drop Earrings: Janis Savitt / Bracelets: Kendra Scott / Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic Suit & Socks, J. Crew Tie / Photography Assistant: Isabelle Von Arx / Production Assistant: Ageda Machuca / Cyanotypes: Bevin Valentine Jalbert & Lisa Marie Blume / Models: Lara & Alex Lill