Styled Shoot: Goddess of the Glen | Contemporary Greek Wedding Inspiration at Cottonwood Glen

By Season Hurd |


Sometimes the heavens open up and everything comes together perfectly. For a few of my old favorites (and some new favorites too), such an event clearly transpired. I cannot get enough of this contemporary Greek wedding inspiration shoot. Aldabella photography has the power to take beautiful things and elevate them to the level of divinity. The crystal clear images and perfect light always make me feel like I’m right there – all the more incredible in this case because “there” is a bit of an illusion. This team of visionaries managed to make Colorado feel like it was transported half a world away. Our ethereal bride wanders a landscape that feels every bit appropriate to the theme somehow. Her skin being kissed by the sun of a faraway land in our own backyard. Every detail was impeccably chosen; blending vintage and contemporary pieces in a way that feels so unique. This shoot is a major eye opener that all things old are new again. The weathered table, vintage Hellenic glasses, polished gold accents, and antlers are relevant in multiple eras and places. It is only in the chosen combination that they read so perfectly Mediterranean. I dig that flexibility. The whole shoot is so timeless and chic! The choice to stick with natural, largely monochromatic tones in each floral piece was a fantastic decision to prevent visual clutter. Sometimes it’s easy to overdress surfaces in a styled shoot but everything here is spot on! I’m also massively impressed with the model, who, in addition to putting Helen of Troy to shame, provided sooo much variety in posing, facial expression, and movement. There are a few things that stick out to me personally as well. My grandmother, a woman of incredible style, had that set of drinking glasses in the Wedgewood inspired Greek motif. It takes me back. The very same woman was a wheat farmer; so the green wheat in the floral arrangements really speaks to me. Basically I want to live happily all summer long on the patio in this shoot. (Note: I usually don’t publish vertical images without making them a collage for space, but I couldn’t help it here. So dreamy!)


Venue: Cottonwood Glen | Photographer:  Aldabella Photography | Event Planner: Platinum Weddings and Events | Rentals: Plank & Pearl | Floral Designer: Bella Calla | Bridal Gown: Dora Grace Bridal | Makeup Artist: Megan Cary Artistry | Invitation Designer: Lana’s Shop | Model: Mariah Choury


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