A Seaside-Styled Shoot at Harbour View Straight Out of a Russian Novel

This Woodbridge, Virginia styled shoot by Mila Jackson Photography proves that wedding inspiration truly can come from anywhere!
by Saffa Khan
  1. This nautical-themed styled shoot at Harbor View has tons of elegant details that will have you daydreaming about waterfront weddings. With the help of Voila! Event Studio and local Woodbridge, VA vendors, Mila Jackson Photography crafted this inspiration based on the Russian novel, Scarlet Sails. The decorative display set the overall tone, with a fishing net and some seashells arranged with red sails and antique books. From there, Kristen Caudill Invitations created a pretty invitation suite complete with a maritime compass motif that showed up in the rest of the wedding stationery and informed the rest of the details. Check out all this and more below!

  2. These Nautical-Themed Paper Goods with Rope and Compass Motifs

    Nautical Themed Wedding Invites
    photo by Mila Jackson Photography

    Kristen Caudill Invitations created this red, white and blue invitation suite, complete with a maritime compass motif, perfect for a nautical-inspired wedding.

  3. This Bold Red and Ivory Bridal Bouquet

    Red Rose and Ivory Hydrangea Bouquet
    photo by Mila Jackson Photography

    The red roses mixed with white hydrangeas add a touch of drama to this Flower Box arrangement. The color palette for the floral design alludes to the color of the sails from the novel Scarlet Sails, the story that the shoot was inspired by.

  4. This Seaside Display With Nautical Decorations and Accents

    Nautical Decorations and Accents
    photo by Mila Jackson Photography

    There are tons of great ideas in this seaside display! Consider using ship models to decorate your welcome table, or accenting your centerpieces with rope netting and actual seashells to create a seafaring atmosphere.

  5. This Elegant Gold and Ivory Place Setting With Starfish

    Gold and Ivory Place Setting
    photo by Mila Jackson Photography

    This place setting features a white starfish on top of the gold and ivory dinnerware to add a nautical touch to the elegant dinnerware.

  6. This Silver Pedestal Vase Centerpiece With Cascading Hydrangeas and Red Roses

    Rose and Hydrangea Flower Arrangement
    photo by Mila Jackson Photography

    Elegant roses and hydrangeas provided by the Flower Box filled the silver pedestal vase in this nautical centerpiece. The nautical tablescape was completed by rope netting and seashell accents around the base of the centerpiece.

  7. This Intricate Wedding Cake With Silver-Tipped Cake Flowers

    White Wedding Cake With Red and Silver Accents
    photo by Mila Jackson Photography

    These red cake flowers and intricate silver details are an eye-catching addition to this otherwise classic ivory cake by Sweet Blossom Cakes.

  8. This Natural and Elegant Bridal Look

    Nautical styled shoot wedding portrait
    photo by Mila Jackson Photography

    Bella Chic Luxe Events provided the gorgeous strapless wedding dress with a ruched bodice for this shoot. To showcase the dress, Haircolor N Style styled the bride's hair half-up in loose curls, and Carolyn Thombs Makeup gave her a flattering natural look.

  9. Venue: Harbour View | Photography: Mila Jackson Photography | Event Planner: Voila! Event Studio | Flowers: The Flower Box | Makeup: Carolyn Thomb Makeup | Hairstyle: Haircolor N Style | Dress Store: Bella Chic Luxe Events | Stationery: Kristen Caudill Invitations | Cakes and Desserts: Sweet Blossom Cakes

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