Vanessa Van Wieren of Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations set out to create styled shoots that are both inspiring and educational, and this Greco Roman edition brings the ancient world to life in a beautiful and modern way at San Diego's Balboa Park.
To represent both Greek and Roman design elements, the team incorporated geometric shapes and lines, in a soft color palette with gold accents. Unique patterns are in everything from the gorgeous textured table linens, blue and white striped cushions, and dishes. The Greece key is incorporated at each place setting as well as a teapot, and pieces of the classic invitation and paper suite that also features a modern shape softened with a wreath motif. A beaded place card display directs guests to the lovely tabletop numbered with gold roman numerals. Cobalt blue glassware and gold flatware add a classy touch of style. An eye-catching centerpiece by Isari Flower Studio + Event Design is filled with differing textures of spray roses, anemones, creamy Caramel Antique Garden roses, camellias, veronicas, viburnum berries, blue muscari and ethereal vines. To complete the romantic look, the Bride wears a fishtail braid and sparkling headpiece, and a classic sheath gown with a touch of embellishment by Allyson Simone with gold accessories. Jill Thomas Photography captured the most-inspiring story.