Set against a backdrop of rich architecture framed by lush, tropical foliage, we’re taking notes on how to do a sophisticated seaside-inspired fete, courtesy of this styled shoot filled with coastal wedding inspiration from Jacquelyn Nicole Photography. The Bryan Museum’s storied history around the American West lends elements of style and heritage to the shoot. Scrolling iron work, giant chandeliers and stone arches set the scene perfectly for the airy, glass atrium-like dining setting. The elegant dark wood table from What’s the Occasion donned with breezy white linens, a garland arrangement of eucalyptus and white garden roses, and beachy decor of mercury glass and wood elements drew attention in the golden evening light of the all-windowed space. Keeping with the natural elements, the model bride’s long-sleeve lace and chiffon gown was accessorized by a cathedral-length veil made to catch every breeze in its sheer, floating fabric. From overall ambiance to minuscule details, we’ve fallen for every bit of this tasteful take on elevated coastal wedding design! Enjoy!
Photos // Jacquelyn Nicole Photography
From the photographer: “As a photographer with an interior design background, I am fascinated by unique venues with a stunning aesthetic. Located in a historic neighborhood along the Texas coastline, The Bryan Museum houses one of the world’s largest collections of artifacts, documents and artwork relating to the American West. The collection spans more than 12,000 years, with antiquities ranging from ancient Native American cultural heirlooms to modern twenty-first century pieces.
Upon arrival to the property, I was drawn to the lush tropical landscaping, immaculate grounds, European-inspired conservatory and storied past of this landmark. The design of the photo shoot merged the museum’s rich heritage with elements of the seaside nearby. The ethereal white tablescape stood gracefully against the intricate metalwork and emerald glass of the conservatory. Driftwood and mercury glass details mimicked coastal textures while a custom leather invitation suite and wooden subtleties paid respect to the museum’s western influences. Eucalyptus, plumosus and variegated pittosporum were woven into a fragrant garland of greenery punctuated by white garden roses. An organic, wooden pedestal featured a rustic semi-naked wedding cake.
With glowing skin, face-framing curls and a playful smile, the bride exhibited a delicate lace and chiffon dress with flowing cathedral veil – a work of art all her own. Similar to the calming serenity felt near the ocean’s tide, I feel an overwhelming peace when I am behind the lens. Photography has brought great fulfillment to my life, and this editorial shoot at The Bryan Museum allowed me to stop and reflect on my artistic journey thus far. A special thank you to the team of incredible ‘friendors’ who came together to make that experience possible.”