Christina Mandorado Photography
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Friday, August 3, 2018

Beach Styled Shoot

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As wedding vendors, we strive to tell the story of every couple. This styled shoot reflects the story of a shipwrecked sailor falling in love with a mythical creature, a mermaid. Christina Maldonado Photography captured this styled shot in St. Petersburg, Florida on a remote beach. It was the story that was the strongest design inspiration. UNIQUE Weddings + Events wanted the design to be just as organic and soft as the setting. Muted colors, primitive accents, and minimal flowers fit well with the desolate island inspiration.


The story goes: A shipwrecked sailor awakens on a white sand beach, with no knowledge of what happened to his ship or his crew. Suddenly, a beautiful woman approaches the sailor and he is completely captivated by her. They are the only two people on the island and feel like the only two people in the world. It doesn’t take long for the lonely sailor’s hopelessness to turn into one of hope and love. The couple joins their lives together and bask in their solitude. Eventually, the woman, who is actually a mermaid, returns to the sea.


All of the elements were intended to be left rough edged and natural. Rope was used to wrap the bouquet, as well as the boutonniere. Torn fabric was added to the tree to create a flowing accent for the ceremony and the dinner. Our favorite detail was seashells were written on and used as place cards! Instead of opting for a traditional wedding cake, they chose a simple fruit tart as the dessert for the dinner.


We love how the table reflected kept in theme with the deserted island feel. Blue pillows and natural fabrics sat atop the sand with a wooden pallet table, which was covered in a fishing net to be used as a tablecloth. The pallet table displayed a spread of delicious items, decorated with sea elements, such as sponges and sea glass, and was combined with stems of local greenery.


If you are planning a wedding with natural or beach elements, this styled shoot is the perfect place to find inspiration! This styled shoot captures an amazing story and we hope you have enjoyed it too!



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Wedding Planning: UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Décor: UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Floral: UNIQUE Weddings + Events | Photography: Christina Maldonado Photography | Linens: Over the Top Linens Inc. | Model: Charity Grace LeBlanc | Model: Andre LeBlanc | Wedding Dresses: All Brides 2 Be |Videography: Imagery Wedding Films | Hair & Makeup: Charity Grace LeBlanc | Venue: Fort De Soto | Stationery: Invitation Galleria

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