Fragonard Inspired Wedding Culpepper, VA

WEDDING

Inspired by the paintings of French Rococo painter, Jean Honore Fragonard and the still life paintings of the Dutch Masters, I collaborated with some of Washington DC’s finest wedding vendors to create this wedding inspiration.  The shoot was set at the historical Georgian mansion – Salubria in Culpeper, VA, which is now owned by Germana Foundation.

Wedding Inspired by Fragonard

The wedding invitations created by Earnest Bee and included hand-lettering and a watercolor design.

Wedding Inspired by Fragonard

The dress was custom made by designer Fruwah Boma-Chapman out of dove grey material with teal lining.

Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard

The shoes we found at Nordstrom’s Top Shop remind me quite a bit of the shoes in Fragonard’s most famous painting The Swing.
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard

Lady bugs have become a symbol of good luck for me.  I often find them on shoots and always try to include one when I can.

Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard

Florals & styling were managed by Michelle Samson of Misa Floral.  Her tablescapes, which were inspired by the Dutch Masters paintings, included many hidden elements including the addition of fruits and vegetables.

Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard

Ukrainian Easter eggs were used in lieu of place-cards.

Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard

Danielle Muench of Fleur and Flour created a spectacular four tier cake featuring bas relief and incredible flowers made entirely of sugar!

Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard

Salbubria is absolutely charming and shows so much of it’s past in the textures on the walls, floors and ceilings.  It’s one of my favorite Georgeian Mansions in the the area (of which there are many).  Of course with a wedding inspired by the work of Jean Honore Fragonard it would have been nice to find a Rococo inspired place for the shoot however, The Church of Wies was unavailable and there aren’t many Rococo inspired spaces in the the Washington DC area, although Salubria does remind me quite a bit of the Fragonard’s painting The Stolen Kiss.
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard

The day ended with a sunset over the mountains in the the distance and all the beauty that is is available at Salubria.

Wedding Inspired by Fragonard
Wedding Inspired by Fragonard

The Best Washington DC & Northern Virginia Wedding Vendors to make a similar wedding dream come true for you:

Photography Assistant: Julia Rochelle

Hair: Shear Society Studio

MUA: Rachel Lane Makeup

Florals & Design: Misa Floral

Planning & Coordination: Sincerely Pete

Vintage Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals

Dress Designer: Fruwah Boma-Chapman

Bowtie: Brackish Bow Ties

Fine Jewelry: Mangan Jewelers

Cake: Fleur & Flour

Gift: The Welcoming District

Glassware: Salt & Sundry

Tux: Lapel Tuxedos

Model: Rorie Music

Accessories: Mint Lola

Paper Goods: Earnest Bee Calligraphy + Design

Published on: 100 Layer Cake

Venue: Salubria owned by Germanna Foundation

Model: Rorie Music

..and of course Washington DC Wedding Photographer: Erin Tetterton Photography

If you are looking for an incredible Wedding Photographer, Newborn Photographer, or Lifestyle Photographer in the greater Washington DC or Alexandria, VA area and would like more information on availability, packages, or pricing, let's get in touch!

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I believe our lives are divine orchestrations. We each have a story and I believe they are stories that deserve to be told and told well. From Weddings, to Babies, and to celebrate the years we are just glad to have behind us. The photos I take are the images that tell the story. Your own history. Your family’s history. ….and the history of those generations that are to come.

My goal is to create authentic, timeless imagery that accurately depicts each phase of your life. Those phases will be different, unique, and beautiful. Inject humor! Do them in a place you love!


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