Art Inspired Styled Elopement | Lexington Kentucky Wedding Photographer

When I began dreaming up this shoot, I wanted to choose an artwork that inspired me so that I would be able to draw upon the concept and pull out ideas. I came upon a painting called The Lady of Shalott, by William Waterhouse (google it!). As I learned more about the painting I came to find out that it was based on a poem by the same name.

In short, the Lady of Shalott was cursed to live in a tower and never leave or view the outside world except through the reflection in a mirror. A man comes riding by on his horse and when she catches his reflection, she falls in love with him. Even though she knows a curse will fall on her, she must leave and find this man. On her way to him in a boat, she dies from the curse. Her boat floats to his palace and he finds her very beautiful. However, they never get to meet each other. 

I was inspired by the tragically beautiful poem, time period, and beautiful tones and colors of the painting which the color scheme is based off of. The tone and mood of the painting and poem are reflected in the shoot, however the couple has a happy ending in this story!

I had a fantastic group of vendors and support to bring this shoot together and could not have done it without the help of each and every one of them!

Models: Zachary Davis & Briana Davis

Dress: ASOS

Bridal Wrap: BHLDN

Jewelry: Wander and Lust Jewelry, Sara's Boutique

Blazer & Hat: Amazon

Hair: Nicole Dotson at Forever Young Hair Studio

Makeup: Caitlin Collier Makeup Artistry

Cake: Tosha's Sweet Shoppe

Floral: Hindman Floral & Gift, Blooms by the Box

Table Cloth: blushLULA

Invitation Templates: Fabled Weddings

Special thanks to: Dena Davis for providing several of the table elements. Whitney Irene Designs for the candle taper holders. Catrina Anderson for being my second set of hands and HUGE help on the day of my shoot!