What are two of the loveliest things you can think of? How about a ballerina and a bride? That’s what Diana Palmer (aka Yan) thought of, and so she decided to bring them together in a sweet faux wedding shoot, with the help of Sarah J. Winwood from Honey of a Thousand Flowers and Darcie Sanders from Pink Peach Cakes. Lovely for a spring or summer wedding, you could easily switch out the flowers and make it work for winter or even fall. The wreath motif is subtle and perfect. And I love the juxtaposition of romantic and feminine with the ropes and almost industrial-looking chairs…

I love the open wreath on this sweet letterpressed invitation…

How wonderful is that delicate chandelier? A totally do-able project for the DIY-inclined. Darcie of Pink Peach Cakes made it with fabric and a wooden hoop frame. She cut various sizes of circles from fabric, then sewed vertically through the circles to create the strands. She attached the strands to the hoop, then tied the strands together in the middle to create the “jellyfish” effect.

Any centerpiece that incorporates vines is on my list of favorite things in the world…

I’d love to see a bride wear her hair in a wonderful braid like this, wouldn’t you?

Photography: Yan Photo

Dress: Alta Moda Bridal

Hair / makeup: Versa Artistry

Flowers: Honey of a Thousand Flowers

Stationery: Rowley Press

Cake: Pink Peach Cakes

Thank you to the wonderful vendors who put this lovely shoot together (you might remember some of them from Tara and Christian‘s wedding not too long ago), and thanks to Yan Photography for sending over the romantic pics! There is LOTS more from this shoot over on Yan’s blog, right here.

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  1. Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza)

    This is soooo lovely! The pale yellow, peach, and ivory in the florals is just dreamy, and the soft sunlight is magical! Kudos to the whole team.

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  2. Ashley

    This is a gorgeous wedding! The best I have seen in a long time!

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  3. ArticulateArt

    Oh I really like the flowers inside the wine glasses and the pink flower chandelier!

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  4. Meli (Lovely Paperie by Meli)

    What a beautiful table setting!

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  5. McKenzie Powell Designs

    Beautiful! I find myself saying that a lot on here, but really… such a lovely inspiration shoot. The flowers are my heaven!

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  6. And M.

    help, where can I find the table setting? stunning

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  7. Gabriella {sensiblyluxe}

    The place settings (both of them) were so very pretty. Le sigh…

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  8. Laura *You Stir Me*

    The flower arrangements and china are just heavenly. If I could do my bridal look all over again I’d definitely play around with a wispy braid – love!

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  9. Molly Tanuvasa

    Absolutely lovely. Everything Yan does is magic!

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  10. forget.me.knot.weddings

    This tablescape is so Gorgeous!! The colors, details all so lovely!

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  11. Color Collective

    wow, this is stunning. gorgeous colors!

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  12. Edera Jewelry

    How beautiful–I love all the delicate colors and romantic details!

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  13. Stephanie Joy

    This is so graceful and gentle and gorgeous! I am in love with this idea and that Yan and Darcie are two of my favorite artists!

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  14. Sandbox Love

    Love her smile! And the picture above it with the mirror is a perfect photograph.

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  15. Daily Cup of Couture

    such gorgeous inspiration! love that stunning color palette!


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  16. Leah @ Freutcake

    I can’t get over the gorgeous china and gold flatware!

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  17. Naomi

    This is so beautiful.

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  18. Aimee Wendell

    Wow! This is gorgeous! I LOVE the braid!

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  19. Amy

    Yay for Yan! This is a beautiful shoot!

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  20. Kristi

    Oh this is oh so pretty!!!! Love every.single.detail!!!!


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  21. Plum Pretty Sugar Loungerie

    Incredibly pretty! Just love!



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  22. Shana

    I was going to say garden roses and diamonds, but ballerinas and brides work too! ;)

    Great shoot!

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  23. brenda eden

    oh how i love that last photo! her hair looks so storybook!

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  24. paloma

    sooo lovely! i love the pale pink palette that flows through each shot and that china…oh, the china!

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  25. lydia {ever ours}

    the prettiest thing i’ve seen all week!

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  26. sara pea

    where in the world does one regular girl find rope like that???

    Oh, and the china is to die for!!

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  27. Leslie

    Love the chairs! Where did they come from?

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  28. Madicken

    I like the beautiful pitures on your site!

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  29. Denise

    oooh, that’s pretty

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  30. Justin Hackworth

    I love this. Nice going, Yan.

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  31. And M

    Where can I find this china pattern?

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  32. Amy

    So fun. I love the braid! And the romance is just overwhelming.

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  33. Candace

    WOW I have to say this is just breathtaking. I loved every little bit of it.

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  34. Kia Gregory

    Oh, Yan and team did an absolutely gorgeous job! Splendid!

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  35. Sarah Winward

    Hi Ladies,
    The China, flatware, and chairs are mine.
    The china is vintage, and the flatware is a discontinued set that was bought at Kentuck Knob, one of Frank Lloyd Wrights homes. I am out of town right now but next week I will comment with the designer of both of them, you can still probably find them online somewhere.
    The chairs were purchased at cg sparks, in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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  36. quoree

    Love love love the dress!!! I know it says Alta Moda Bridal, but who is the designer/style?

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  37. Chicago Wedding Blog

    I loooove the ballerina shoes. Love love love it! And that last photo with the braid is phenomenal. If my hair was thick enough I’d do that myself….but alas…I have irish thin hair.

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  38. Sabina

    I like the colors they chose for this wedding. it’s really relaxing

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  39. Abbie

    Where were the vases for the centerpieces purchased?

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  40. courtney

    This is a lovely shoot! Her Braid is gorgeous. I vote more brides do their hair like this! :)

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  41. The Misses

    i am OBSESSED with those chairs and her braid. its the perfect messy.

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  42. I Want Wedding Champagne!

    I adore that couple photo in the mirror! <3

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  43. Sarah Winward

    Hi Ladies,

    The plates are vintage, I found a set with over 100 pieces at an antique store in the backwoods of Colorado…but you can find some online here: http://www.replacements.com/webquote/LIALYCB.htm

    Unfortunately I have lost the tag for the designer of the flatware. But my husband informed me that after we bought them he searched high and low to try and find more and couldn’t find traces of them anywhere. sorry.

    The goblets that the arrangements are in were vintage thrift store finds.


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