Wedding Design: Allure A La Chinoiserie

Photographs by Sharyn Peavey Photography
Design, Coordination, Prop Creation + Styling by Paula Cano, A Family Affair in Maine



The remote and stately Eastman Hill Farm in Lovell was chosen for its rich history and Chinoiserie-style decor, which Paula Cano plays off of with enhancing fabrics and florals in this inspiration shoot. She worked closely with Dagmar Klosenski of Sash Couture to create a custom, nontraditional dress in a print inspired by floral patterns popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. “The cut was inspired by classic 1930s glamour with an over-styled train, dramatic plunging neckline, and open back,” says Cano. The flowers by Emily Carter Floral Designs are made to mimic floral patterns used throughout the shoot and create a kind of optical illusion when layered. In keeping with a the shoot’s theatrical nature, Jessica of Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott began her creative cake-making process at the bottom tier, depicting a stage and curtains opening to the buttercream flower. Papier designed the invitation suite with a theater playbook in mind, taking contrasting fabric in a deep green color with a gold Asian pattern as the cover to the book, and a heavy card stock band with gold letters inviting guests to open “A Love Story.”





Cake | Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott |

Calligraphy | Megan Chapin | Calligraphy |

Design, Coordination, Prop Creation + Styling | Paula Cano | A Family Affair of Maine |

Dress | Sash Couture |

Floral Design | Emily Carter Floral Designs |

Hair, Makeup + Nails | Head Games Salon |

Invitation Design | Papier |

Jewelry | Intrikate Designs |

Photography | Sharyn Peavey Photography |

Venue | Eastman Hill Farm

Vintage Lettering | Bay City Cargo |


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