The inspiration for this shoot came to Amy from Plume Events, as almost all of her best and most creative ideas do, in the middle of the night. She awoke with a vision of the beautiful historic carousel she used to visit as a child at a park in Raleigh, North Carolina. The carousel features detailed scrollwork and a menagerie of hand-carved wooden animals, including a lion, ostriches, rabbits, and even pigs. She knew she wanted the shoot’s inspiration to be subtle. So little nods to the carousel can be found in the details everwhere.
Captured by Jenna DiPrima of DiPrima Photography, the team knew they wanted the shoot to be soft, romantic, and full of light, so they used those ideas and added in the whimsy of the carousel. Some favorite details were the real vintage carousel ticket, the cotton candy cake topper, and the vintage animal figurines placed on soft beds of moss in glass cupcake stands at each place setting. The maypole, with its ribbon streamers and floral topper and the bridesmaids frolicking around it, was another fun way they brought the feel of the carousel to life.
The beautiful cherry blossoms, overgrown wisteria, and lush grounds of Merry Hill provided the fantastic, romantic setting, and the peacocks and mini donkeys that roam the lawn were reminiscent of the exotic animals on the carousel.
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Vendors: Photography: DiPrima Photography | Styling, Coordination, Florals, & Vintage Rentals: Plume Events | Venue: Merry Hill | Tabletop: CE Rental | Bridal & Bridesmaid Fashion: ASOS | Hairstyling: Wedding Hair by Liz | Jewels: Gemma Jewels | Cake: Main Street Cake Shoppe | Ring Bearer Outfit: SageNThymeDesigns | Paper: The Fabled Papery