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Bridal Romance Inspired by Wordsworth

This past Spring we had the pleasure of being a part of Michael and Carina’s latest workshop. We all gathered at, one of our personal favorites, The Retreat at Cool Springs and the vendors alongside attendees soaked up all the beauty and impeccably styled romantic details by the ever talented Elizabeth from East Made Event Co. ¬†Each and every detail was totally romantic and its no surprise as they were inspired by the works and events in the 18th century where Romanticism was on the rise. Elizabeth with her creative eye perfectly embodied a minimalistic elegance that made us giddy!

In the words of Elizabeth from East Made Event Co: “The works of art,¬†literature, music, science, and history, surrounding the year 1799, which is when the Retreat at Cool Spring was built. The year 1800 marks the beginning of the age of Romanticism in all of these historical genres, where there was a resurgence of emotional feeling and sentiment throughout the arts, and also a revival of the appreciation for nature. Romanticism also sparked a desire for original ideas and creative, meaningful work, which are exactly the feelings I would like to inspire the photographers.”

This bridal shoot was inspired by a piece of romantic poetry by William Wordsworth (1770-1850) (1807) which I think perfectly embodies the emotion and movement that Elizabeth created and Michael and Carina perfectly captured in their images!


She Was a Phantom of Delight

She was a Phantom of delight

When first she gleamed upon my sight;

A lovely Apparition, sent

To be a moment’s ornament;

Her eyes as stars of Twilight fair;

Like Twilight’s, too, her dusky hair;

But all things else about her drawn

From May-time and the cheerful Dawn;

A dancing Shape, an Image gay,

To haunt, to startle, and way-lay.


I saw her upon nearer view,

A Spirit, yet a Woman too!

Her household motions light and free,

And steps of virgin-liberty;

A countenance in which did meet

Sweet records, promises as sweet;

A Creature not too bright or good

For human nature’s daily food;

For transient sorrows, simple wiles,

Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears, and smiles.


And now I see with eye serene

The very pulse of the machine;

Being breathing thoughtful breath,

Traveller between life and death;

The reason firm, the temperate will,

Endurance, foresight, strength, and skill;

A perfect Woman, nobly planned,

To warn, to comfort, and command;

And yet a Spirit still, and bright

With something of angelic light.

Photography | Michael and Carina || Stying and Concept | East Made Event Co. || Gown | Carroll Hannah || Ring | Suzie Saltzman || Accessories | Liv Hart || HMU | Emily Artistry || As seen on: Style Me Pretty