21 Jul Vintage Bohemian Inspired Polo Shoot
Floral designer Debbie Hemingway and Jeannemarie Photography teamed up with some wonderful wedding vendors for this vintage bohemian, polo inspired wedding editorial shot against the majestic Ko’olau Mountains here in Hawaii. From Debbie Hemingway of Designs by Hemingway – “We decided to set our shoot at the polo fields in Waimanalo. Located on the east side of Oahu, we found it to be the perfect backdrop for our inspiration shoot. With the majestic Ko’olau Mountains in the background and the hidden, un-touched charm of the polo field, it was the perfect spot for us to create our beauty! I was inspired by the colors blush and ivory with accents of classic polo navy blue. Everything was styled around a few key vintage pieces I have in our vintage collection.”“For the sweetheart’s table I styled it with circa 1909 Limoges and English china from 1934. The napkin rings were made out of vintage spoons that I lovingly designed with pieces from a silverware collection that my great-aunt passed down to me from my grandmother. Honolulu’s Emi Ink designed the perfect classic polo style wedding invitation suite with navy blue, blush, and a hint of lace. Heather Saffery provided hair, makeup, and wardrobe styling for our gorgeous models. The bride wore Elizabeth Fillmore’s stunning Chantilly lace gown that we had flown in from Nearly Newlywed in New York. As for the floral design, I designed the bridal bouquet with pretty white anemones, peonies, pods, berries, champagne roses and accented it with feathers and herbs to compliment the matching flowers on the sweetheart’s table. The boutonnières had a rustic, organic look with succulents and herbs along with accent feathers, pods, berries, and twine. The haku necklace was crafted with an olive branch and ivory roses. Our horse, Miss Aloha, proudly showed off a rustic lei of garden roses, olive branch leaves and other organic foliage!”
More from Debbie – “A fun, rustic wine barrel was designed into a cocktail & champagne bar in a field of wildflowers. The Chantilly lace cocktails were garnished with a sprig of lavender. We also had a distressed, shabby chic buffet sideboard, which was the perfect way to showcase Cake Works’ three beautiful naked cakes!
Keeping withe the theme of organic, Debbie decided instead of using flowers, she accented the cakes with exotic fruits of pomegranate, figs, raspberries, and herbs of rosemary and basil.
Debbie’s favorite circa 1870 vintage chaise lounge lay waiting on the polo field for our model to relax on. We loved the juxtaposition of it with the natural beauty of the polo field.