The Edera 2017 Bridal Collection was inspired by the symbolic meanings of plants and flowers, also known as “the Language of Flowers.” During the Victorian era, floral arrangements were exchanged between suitors to convey messages of love, and whole dictionaries were written on the symbolism of plants.
Influenced by this charming tradition, each design in the Edera “Language of Flowers” collection is inspired by and named after a flower with a symbolic meaning connected to love and marriage: from orange blossoms (“eternal love and marriage”) and camellias (“adoration and perfection”) to peonies (“romance and a happy marriage”), ivy (“wedded bliss”), gypsophila (“everlasting love”) and myrtle flowers (“love and marriage”).
In addition to Edera’s signature handcrafted lace motifs, the designs in the collection are accented with hand-dyed and sewn silk organza flower petals, created with vintage millinery techniques. Other couture details include hand-embroidered leaves, delicately beaded sprigs, genuine freshwater pearls, and vintage crystals and beads. Everything is created by hand in our Vermont, USA studio.
The collection was photographed by Vermont-based wedding photographer Ashley Largesse. The Lilac Inn in Brandon, VT, a bed and breakfast housed in a beautiful Georgian-revival mansion, provided the range of backdrops for the shoot, from the lush greenery of the inn’s ground, to the marble architectural details and rustic stone walls.
Floral designer Jayson Munn created a selection of flower arrangements for the shoot, including unstructured bouquets featuring Japanese anemone and clematis, a traditional bouquet of peach roses, and a dramatic arrangement of hydrangea blossoms and trailing ivy vines.Celia Grace, a fair trade and eco-friendly wedding dress line, provided both the fitted raw silk gown with intricate lace detailing and the figure-skimming silk chiffon dress with a cascade of ruffles featured in the photo shoot. The dramatic silk drop veil and lace-edged fingertip veils were both created by Kata Banko Couture.
Lori Condgon of Studio 210 Salon styled the model’s romantic updo and loose curls, while Jennifer Perellie created the perfect “English rose” makeup look to complement.
Photographer: Ashley Largesse | Jewelry, Accessories, and Styling:Edera Jewelry | Location: The Lilac Inn, Brandon, VT | Gowns:Celia Grace | Veils: Kata Banko Couture | Floral Design:Jayson Munn Design | Makeup:Jennifer Perellie Makeup| Hair: Lori Congdon, Studio 210 Salon, Bennington VT | Model: Lindsey Newton