Minimalist Bride by Melanie Zacek Photography

A beautiful historical home from the 1800's, a gorgeous model, the perfect simple accents and one of the most gorgeous locations we've ever seen, has this Minimalist Bride editorial, captured by Melanie Zacek and designed by Melissa of Parsimony Vintage, quickly making it's way on to our list of favourites!

From designer Melissa Buscemi of Parsimony Vintage: We were inspired by the gardens and architecture of this late 1800's historical home nestled next to the Emily Dickinson homestead in the heart of Amhearst, Massachusetts. The house and surrounding grounds helped us create a space where we could incorporate the unique elements of softness, texture and romance.

Our vision for this seasonal shoot was to embrace a balance of nature's elegance and feminine romance. We created a soft design with hues of cream, grey and blues, a palette that softened our base of earth textures; wood, succulents and ivy.

While touring the grounds we decided to set our table beneath the canopy of a gorgeous old tree, whose low hanging branches created a stunning backdrop. Our table was a mix of wood, bark and succulents softened by accents of gold and sweeping fabric. It was the type of setting that would make any guest linger in their seat to absorb to surroundings and details.

Our bride was styled in a beautiful lace BHLDN gown with elegant accessories. Her hair was simply done and her soft makeup, with a hint of pink, was all this bride needed to allow her stunning lace dress to take center stage.

The scene of this setting was dreamy and perfect for a lush cascading bouquet filled with dogwood, roses, peonies, the first sight of dahlias and on-site greenery designed by Flowers by Justine.

From the elegant invitation with its perfect velvet envelope, the earth inspired cake with its handmade details of succulents and grapevine added to the beautiful balance of nature and romance that defines the new Minimalist Bride.

Event Design: Parsimony Vintage | Photography: Melanie Zacek | Fine Art Photography | Model: Maya Simone | Succulent Favors: AudandEl | Table Number: Everlaser | Floral Design: Flowers By Justine | Hair and Makeup: Michelle Anne Hair Design | Wedding Veil and Hairpeice: Bridal Heirlooms | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Rentals: Jerome's Party Plus | Cake: Pete's Sweets  | Jewelry : DMG Gallery  | Ring Box: OaknShield | Invitations: With Wild and Grace | Wedding Venue: Amherst Women's Club