A stunning micro wedding at a Queen Anne Style Home with a slight old world feel to certain elements of the day, this day serves well to bring out the fine points of having an intimate wedding. Some of those very points are the celebration truly being about the couple & bringing most of the focus to them joining together. Another point that I’d love to mention is having the ability to bring in stronger details into the wedding day when you decide on having a smaller guest list, creating a luxurious feel to your day. I believe some couples feel as if less people means less celebration but thats not the case at all, an intimate wedding day just means you celebrate more closely to those who are dear to you!
This shoot was a long time coming. After the pandemic, and basically being starved from any creative outlet, myself, along with the other vendors were eager to create something beautiful. These photos were a breath of fresh air and a reminder that as vendors we truly love creating and making things look and feel pretty. I was inspired so much by the architecture of the home and wanted to make sure that it was captured. I also really wanted couples feel inspired again about having smaller gatherings in the near future. – Olivia Hatfield Photography An intimate ceremony and celebration located at a Georgian and Queen Anne style home is hard to come by in the midwestern city of Cincinnati Ohio. However, Peterloon offers a grandiose experience the moment you drive upon the estate, which is guaranteed to take wedding guests breath away.
Eva & Co Events assisted Olivia HatfieldPhotography in bringing this small but mighty editorial to life. Both were inspired by the warmth and intimacy that Peterloon provided all while having 36 rooms and 19 fireplaces in the home. Having strong feminine ties, Peterloon housed Irene Emery who was the daughter of Charles Dana Gibson, the creator of the “Gibson Girl.”. Irene Emery resided at Peterloon with her husband John Emery who had a strong hand in the revitalization of Cincinnati after the great depression. The “Gibson Girl” was the personification of the feminine ideal of physical attractiveness as portrayed by the pen-and-ink illustrations. The “Gibson Girl” was inspired by Irene’s mother, Irene Langhorne. Irene Langhore was celebrated for her beauty. But it was also noted that her sisters also possessed such beauty. One being Nancy Astors, who should not only be commemorated for her beauty, but she also became the first woman to serve as a member of Parliament in the British House of Commons.
Because of this, Eva & Co Events and Olivia HatfieldPhotography worked hard to celebrate the beauty of femininity of a bride by providing two different bridal looks for the model Alex, along with two different bouquets created by Emily Rose Florist.
Emily Rose wanted to provide a very organic bouquet with movement to represent that the flowers may have just been cut from the garden to pay homage to the fact that the house almost always had fresh cut flowers from the gardens on the 1,200 estate.
Another goal of this editorial is to get couples excited again about having a micro wedding. With only having a small sweetheart table and a cake for the couple, Olivia Hatfield really wants couples to consider having a micro wedding even once society resumes to normal after the pandemic. There are so many pros to having a micro wedding, like having stronger details and it truly being about the couple and their celebration.
Other heirlooms can be found throughout this editorial that provides a great contrast of old vs new. Such as, the stunning invitation suite created by Jchar Designs. You can find a small piece of the family’s original stationary that has Peterloon on the front tucked next to the newly created invitation suite.
Original hand painted family portraits also assisted in providing a unique backdrop for the cake created by Miam Cake.
When two different time periods collide while designing a wedding is where true magic, beauty and uniqueness happen for every couple. The models Keith and Alex (who are a real couple) got engaged just a few months after this editorial was shot. So the chemistry that you see in the photos is 100 percent real and Alex now has the ring to show for it! We can’t wait to see Alex and Keith’s wedding hopefully very soon! – Olivia Hatfield Photography
Photographer: Olivia Hatfield Photography
Stylist / Planner / Designer: Eva & Co Events
Floral Designer: Emily Rose Florist
Dress Boutique: Hyde Park Bridal
Dress Designer: Pronovias
Cake Designer: Miam
Makeup Artist: Moxxie Makeup & Hair
Hair Stylist: Moxxie Makeup & Hair
Men’s Formalwear: Generation Tux
Rentals: Lost & Found Event Rentals
Accessories / Decor: BBJ Linen
Film Lab: Photovision
Invitation Suite: J Char Designs
Rings: Richter & Phillips Jewelers
Videography: Beyond the Lens Productions