Masquerade balls were a feature of the 15th century and spread through most of Europe by the 17th and 18th centuries. Balls, gardens, plays, operas with an air of secrecy, were considered a little bit if not a lot quite scandalous. Lending an air of mystery in much different times, they still to this day evoke a feeling of clandestine love and emotions.
This styled session at Sweet Cheeks Vineyard nestled in the hills surrounding Eugene, Oregon was just the magical place for a bit of masquerade. Our model Heidi Marie Carpenter evoked just the right amount of mystery in her eyes. The purple and gold accented meringues were absolutely delicious. The handmade ring was to die for. The bouquet brought the smell of fresh herbs mingling with the passing rain storm that day. The props were bold and colorful. The gown had a frothy cascading train. Everything was perfection.
Special thank you to my two beautiful partners and our incredible collaborators:
Heather Mills Photography, Photography by Lynn Marie, Peachy Keen Coordination, Poppies and Top Hats, Merrime Bride and Soiree, Meghan Donahue Handmade Jewelry, Gingerhead Cookies, Hardcore Florist, Silk and Willow, Makeup/Hair Felicia Knapp.