Elopement at the Palace of the Fine Arts by Stephanie Brazzle

This week has been full of gorgeous features with a dominant architectural presence and this beautiful shoot, captured by Stephanie Brazzle, is no exception. Captured among the dramatic stone columns of the Palace of the Fine Arts, this beautiful couple still remains our focal point while allowing the architecture to work around them. Designer Karli Jones of Ivory & Vine Event Co. did an exceptional of creating for the grandeur of this space while still allowing us to truly see everything around us. 

From designer Karli Jones of Ivory & Vine Event Co.: "This shoot was inspired by the grander of the Palace of the Fine Arts. With its soaring colonnade, dramatic rotunda and intricate sculpting, the Palace provided a backdrop full of details reminiscent of old world beauty.

Our color palette of muave, deep reds and dusty yellow was the perfect juxtaposition against the neutral design of the Palace. Abelia floral provided us with a spilling, organic arrangement full of garden blooms which helped to bring a feeling of natural elegance to our luxurious table, set for two. Our bride’s bouquet was a whimsical, lush arrangement full of muted tones.

We were honored to showcase this stunning Crystal Design gown with its high neck, illusion lace detailing and form fitting fabric. The fabric draped softly around the curves of our model with each step she took.

Stephanie Brazzle captured each vignette through the medium of film. Each intimate moment and intricate detail was captured as if to give the viewer a glimpse into the past. Her eye and use of natural light helped to create photos with so much depth and emotion.

Our stationery suite was carefully crafted by Scribbles and Swirls; who used textured edges, vellum and wax seals to create the paper suite. A hand drawn illustration of the Palace, custom vow books and menus helped to depict both the intimacy and grandeur of the elopement.

This shoot was an absolute dream come true. Each intricate detail perfectly complemented the grand scale of the Palace of the Fine Arts, giving us a cohesive story truly evocative of the old world."

Planning & Design: Ivory & Vine Event Co. | Photography: Stephanie Brazzle Photography | Hair & Makeup: Natalia Issa | Dress Boutique: The Blushing Bride Boutique | Dress Designer: Crystal Designs | Floral Design: Abelia Floral | Stationery: Scribbles & Swirls | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Rings: Victor Barbone | Hair Pieces: Maggie Wu Studio | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Suit: The Black Tux

I’m a Fine art Dallas wedding photographer. I would describe my style as clean, airy and emotional. My heart is always in the special moments that make each wedding unique. I do love styling and photographing gorgeous details but I am obsessed with great family wedding photos; not the formal stuffy ones but emotional beautiful candid family images. I love getting nieces running around in the background, mothers squeezing their daughter while realizing she is all grown up, fathers holding back tears and most of all your future husband seeing you for the first time. That to me is a wedding day! Having the most important people in your life witnessing the uniting of you and the one you love. My approach is always to capture the beauty, emotion and tradition while keeping the authenticity of every moment.
— Stephanie Brazzle