When Melanie Gabriella visited an ancient Spanish monastery in Florida, she left completely inspired. And I know what she means! I come from a family who are artists and sculptures. Because of our devout faith, my family would dream about having one of my father’s sculptures in a monastery.  To see this editorial grace our website is a dream for me. I can feel the spiritual history, their dedicated prayer life, their love and devotion for God, and the simple nature of living a monastic life.  Melanie and her team of wedding vendors collaborated and created an editorial shoot that honored the monastery that was organic and ethereal and perfectly inspired for a simple, sophisticated wedding.

Keeping the color palette and tablescape simple and minimal, allowed the lavender to take center stage, though not overwhelming the rest of the table. Lavender has a beautiful meaning to them as well. Here is a list of meanings:

•    Purity
•    Silence
•    Devotion
•    Caution
•    Serenity
•    Grace
•    Calmness

With the table runner created by Silk and Willow rested gracefully under the lavender garland, and finished off with a few simple, ivory taper candles the table was stunning.

Gossamer’s breathtaking, beautiful gowns had the perfect color, drape, lines, and textures.