This Chicago wedding photoshoot was inspired by 18th century France Rococo, mostly a painting called “The Happy Accidents of the Swing” by Jean-Honoré Fragonard.
Since we can’t fly to France and have a wedding at the Versailles, we found a contender. Cuneo Mansion in Vernon Hills is the Versailles of Chicago. The building is pink, it is surrounded by gardens decorated with statues and fountains. Everything inside is meticulously preserved from the gold leaf bathroom to the original tiffany china in the kitchen. The delicate chandelier that hangs in the breakfast room will remind you of Marie Antoinettes Petit Trianon in Versailles. It’s what fairy tales are made of.
We incorporated pastel colors and tea stained sepia paper for the invites. Veronica Sheaffer brought her incredible talent with delicate yet modern pieces to match the aesthetics of the property. Small details like flowers and feathers on shoes tied into the cake colors and decorating.
Flowers: Persephone Floral
Stationery and Calligraphy: Maison Blanche Lettering