My very first post on this blog was a Twin Peaks wedding inspiration mood board, where I talked about visual and thematic elements of the show and how I would apply them to a wedding. Fast forward to Spring 2017, Twin Peaks is coming back to TV and I found out that Jessica of Three Region Photography was just as into the show as I was. I had already been planning the shoot with a friend, our model Anna, and with Jessica on board, things started to come together!
Jessica and I wanted to capture the surrealism of Twin Peaks and other David Lynch films. The quirk, the charm, and even some of the horror elements were all necessary for our vision. We wanted to include the conceptual elements without crossing the line between a wedding styled shoot and a cosplay shoot… I actually do cosplay myself, so this was definitely on my mind. It wasn’t about recreating characters or scenes, it was about taking those thematic details and incorporating them into wedding inspiration.
We shot in two locations, a local farm, and at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, NC. I love working with the folks at Motorco, and not just because I had my own wedding there, but because they always are enthusiastic about my weird ideas! We built our Red Room set with pipe and drape (flannel curtains for that soft velvety look without the price tag of actual velvet) and peel & stick zig-zag wallpaper from Target of all places! Most of the decor items used were from mine and Jessica’s inventory, as we both have a tendency to hoard cool vintage stuff. I created the wooden cake stands and have actually now used them at two other weddings since the shoot! Our invitation suite was designed and handpainted by Richelle of Lynn + Lou Paper Co.
Our model, Anna Reynolds, wore three gowns for the shoot, two of which were from her own collection. The wedding gown featured is the Leanne Marshall “Remy” gown and was provided by Gilded Bridal in Raleigh, NC. The red velvet gown is a Tadashi Shoji, and the floral gown is from Chotronette. We took wardrobe, hair & makeup inspiration from Audrey and Agent Cooper. Hair & Makeup was done by the talented team of WINK Hair & Makeup! Anna just happens to bear a striking resemblance to Sherilyn Fenn who plays Audrey Horne. Nick Popio was our “Agent Cooper” and he provided his own wardrobe.
I definitely encourage you to check out my original mood board to learn more about our inspiration for this shoot.
The Dream Team
Planning & Floral Design – Folie à Deux Events
Photography & Art Direction – Three Region Photography
Venue – Motorco Music Hall
Hair & Makeup Design – WINK Hair & Makeup
Red Velvet Gown – Tadashi Shoji
Floral Gown – Chotronette
Invitation Suite – Lynn + Lou Paper Co.
Locally Sourced Farm Flowers from – Wild Scallions Farm