For this styled shoot, I wanted to emulate one of my favorite directors and a source of inspiration. Wes Anderson is known for his use of color, symmetry, iconic locations, and quirky characters. This styled shoot was loosely inspired by his film, The Darjeeling Limited, and was done to showcase local vendors in a simplicity that felt unique and would help others in their inspiration for their weddings or elopements.
Working in collaboration with the vendors we chose a pallet of rich greens and vibrant yellows, a simple lightly sea-foam green Alexandra Grecco gown. The invitations by Iris and Marie Press are embroidered and hand letterpressed, and the florals are a stunning fall pallet that perfectly complimented the space of Hotel Trundle.
Hotel Trundle is a new boutique hotel in Columbia, SC. They pride themselves on creating a handcrafted luxury experience for their guests in the heart of Columbia's Historic District.
Words and photos by Alexis Schwallier.
Photography | Alexis Schwallier Photography LLC
Venue | Hotel Trundle
Makeup | Carly Wilson Artistry
Hair | Kristy Ramos of Sunflowers and Scissors
Ring designer | Moseley's Diamond Showcase
Bakery | M and M Sweets SC
Floral designer | Margaret Kelly Weddings
Invitation designer | Iris and Marie Letterpress
Dress store | London and Lace
Dress designer | Alexandra Grecco
Alexis Schwallier is a South Carolina wedding photographer based out of Columbia. She currently works throughout the Southeast and is available for worldwide wedding coverage. She advocates for LBGTQA rights and the #blacklivesmatter movement, and enjoys working with ‘non-traditional’ clients. In fact, Alexis especially loves photographing fun, progressive couples who are crazy about each other and comfortable in their own skin.