This elopement editorial was inspired by the history of the castle town of Monemvasia in Greece. A modern bohemian aesthetic heavily referencing the Byzantine period. Monemvasia is a small historic town in the eastern Peloponnese. Its name is a compound word, derived from the two Greek words Moni and Emvasis and is built on a limestone rock on the southeastern coast.
A custom lace gown with a dramatic pearl veil was created for the shoot and paired with a delicate bouquet. To build on the luxuriance of the lace and pearls in the gown, the elements of ivory, silver and velvet became central to the rest of the design of the editorial. The colour palette of the floral design and tables cape referenced a pale Venetian pink, from another building from that time period in Monemvasia. The pale pink was complemented with taupe, dusty lilac and grey to be consistent with the overall aesthetic of the shoot which was to be opulent and refined, aged and muted all at once. The floral centrepiece on the tables cape was oversized and dramatic. The tables cape sourced antique silverware and mix and matched Venetian style glassware and Italian wood charger plates with velvet napkins and gorgeous love letters on each elopement table setting. The stationery suite featured a hand drawn depiction of the town of Monemvasia and was done on handmade paper, hand lettered with brown ink.