Des Moines vendors gathered around local photographer, Raelyn Ramey in April for an Amazing goth wedding shoot!
Such beautiful and amazing models played the part of the "vampire bride and groom", based on the photographer's inspirations from the movie, 'Only Lovers Left Alive'. The models, KaLani Hill, and Keely Tyler were breathtaking and helped to catch the light and textures so wonderfully from the chippy, old, abandoned school we shot photos in.
Lavender Blue Floral used Vendela cream roses, 'Amnesia' lavender roses, and green hydrangea , with some dark burgundy carnations tucked in for depth. The greenery needed to be textured and allow for lots of eye movement through out the bouquet design. To do this, we used, seeded eucalyptus, grevilia, and ruscus. This combination caught the glimpses of sunlight form the broken , jagged windows of the old school in a magical way.
Lavender Blue got to assist with some of the stylings for the many photos that were taken that day. 'Something Borrowed', a wonderful vintage rental vendor in Des Moines allowed use of her wonderful old books and candles. A vintage lace scarf was scavenged by the photographer and made for wonderful texture and interest.
Lots of beautiful vintage wares came together with florals from Lavender Blue for and amazing photograph, complete with succulents!
Amour Lingerie from Des Moines, Iowa provided amazing boudoir adornments for our model-Keely Tyler, and the beautiful lace and trim were just another special accent to the photos.
Keely Tyler, our beautiful "vampire bride", wore a lacey black gown and carried flowers from Lavender Blue Floral. As the photos were being taken, standing there and seeing the breath-taking imagery made me tear up. It was a day I will never forget. I am so thankful to every vendor that made this happen. Most of all, Raelyn Ramey captured my heart and imagination that day, and I have still not recovered from her magic spell. Her work is beyond anything I could put in words and I am proud to say that she is from Iowa. "Is this Heaven?" No, it's just Iowa, and we have some Amazing , creative, talented designers here!!