Fairytale Love - A Styled Shoot in Guyton, GA
Film: Ardsley Park Productions
Photography: Glowing Amber Photography
Venue: Woodlawn Plantation
Floral Designs: Enchanting Flora Design
Table and Accessories: Event Works Rentals
Hair/MUA: The Blushing Belle @blushingbellebrides
Dressl: Elizabeth's Bridal
Jewelry, Veils, and Shoes: Adele Amelia Bridal
Bride: Ashley Wintergreen @sunshine.meraki
Groom: Zach Tate @zachjtate
“Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and, when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.”
Louis de Bernières
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
More and more, in my videos, I'm finding that the voice is so critical for driving story and emotion in the piece. So while I was putting together this styled shoot video, I felt the weight of the absence of that element. That's why I decided to look for quotes or relevant content to overlay with the visuals. I came upon this fairly well-known quote, and I felt it was kind of perfect for this piece.
As we watch the union of a young and passionate couple, coming together. Our narrator reminds us that this fairytale, idealized wedding is the surface. And underneath it all, our lovers are forming roots together that become the foundation of true, enduring love.
My thanks to Amber of Glowing Amber Photography for inviting me to participate in this shoot as well as to all of the wonderful vendors who contributed. An extra special tip of the hat to our models for such a great job making everything smooth and natural!