Salubria has long stolen the hearts of industry professionals as one of the more dreamily detailed surviving colonial structures. An 18th century Georgian manor house nestled in the sloping landscape of Virginia, this beautiful home served as the perfect setting for this next floral bridal inspiration captured by Minh of Instant de Vie Photography! Its ethereal interiors and beautifully imperfect cracking facade made sweetly opposing compliments to the bright, youthful Justin Alexander gown. With classic Good Earth florals and the tiniest little flower girl to match, this shoot embodies all the timeless graces and quietly enduring light of the very manor in which it was captured!
“This was inspired by Pierre de Ronsard’s poem Ode à Cassandre, celebrating life, youth, and beauty, but also its non lasting characteristic. Davis and Main Style selected such a colorful, non traditional wedding gown to illustrate the youthful, ephemeral and exuberating aspects of youth, which came at a stark contrast with the timeless and intricate look of Salubria.”
“Ode à Cassandre” by Pierre de Ronsard
Sweetheart, let’s see if the rose
That this morning had open
Her crimson dress to the Sun,
This evening hasn’t lost
The folds of her crimson dress,
And her complexion similar to yours.
Ah! See how in such short space.
My sweetheart, she has on this very spot
All her beauties lost!
O, so un-motherly Nature,
Since such a beautiful flower
Only last from dawn to dusk!
So if you believe me, my sweetheart,
While time still flowers for you,
In its freshest novelty,
Do take advantage of your youthful bloom:
As it did to this flower, the doom
Of age will blight your beauty.
photography: Instant de Vie Photography / venue: Salubria Plantation in Stevensburg, Virginia / stylist & designer: Davis and Main Style / floral designer: Good Earth Flowers / dress boutique: Ava Laurenne Bride / dress designer: Justin Alexander / jewelry: DND Jewelers / film lab: PhotoVision