I am so excited to share this amazing shoot from Haviland Events captured by Roots of Life Photography with you! I talk a lot about incorporating heirlooms in your day and this whole shoot was inspired by a set of beautiful china the planner was handed down after her grandmother passed away. It is such a lovely and unique way to honor your loved ones! 

A wedding is so much more than the dress, music and food, and, with that in mind, a styled shoot should be more than just selecting colors, flower types and models. I work with my clients to plan events that showcase their heart, celebrate their heritage, and make guests feel like family. For this shoot, I developed the storyline of bride Caroline who inherited a beautiful set of Haviland Paradise Birds china after her grandmother passed away. To honor her grandmother on their wedding day, she and fiancé, John, based the wedding on the china and had a personalized crest created which would be incorporated into everything from their stationery to table numbers. I wanted these photos to draw you in and show how important I think it is for couples to take something special to them and integrate it into their wedding. Every detail of this shoot was designed from Caroline and John’s viewpoint with the intention of creating moments where they would feel her grandmother was present.

heirloom china inspired invitation | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

heirloom wedding inspiration | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

orange bouquet | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

heirloom wedding inspiration | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

heirloom wedding inspiration | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

heirloom wedding inspiration | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

heirloom wedding inspiration | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

heirloom wedding inspiration | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

heirloom wedding inspiration | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

heirloom wedding inspiration | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

heirloom wedding inspiration | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

heirloom wedding inspiration | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

heirloom wedding inspiration | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

heirloom wedding inspiration | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

heirloom china place setting | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

heirloom wedding inspiration | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

heirloom wedding inspiration | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

watercolor table number | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

heirloom wedding inspiration | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

heirloom wedding inspiration | Roots of Life Photography | Glamour & Grace

Photography | Roots of Life Photography | Design and Coordination | Haviland Events | Venue | Piper Hall at Loyola University | Styling | CoChic Styling | Paper Goods | Emily Rose Ink | Florals | May Floral | Placesettings (except Paradise Birds plates) | Vintage Place Settings | Rings and bride’s earrings | Susie Saltzman | Dress | Leanne Michelle from Alice in Ivory Bridal Boutique | Tuxes | Black Tie Formalwear | Bridesmaid Dress | Jenny Yoo | Bridemaid’s earrings | Rach B Jewelry | Hair | Unwana Rose | Make-Up | Anna Yakimchuk

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