The grand staircase leading up to the Cleveland Museum of Art was the perfect setting for the Laura wedding dress with its clean, modern, and architectural lines. The bright, airy quality of the dress pairs perfectly with the sharp, crystalline marble of the building.
The museum was completed in 1916. It is made of Georgian marble mined from the earth of Pickens County, GA. The gleaming white stone is absolutely radiant. The long staircase seems to cascade down from the Beaux-Arts style building like white water. The early 20th century architects drew inspiration from Baroque, Greek, and Renaissance styles associated with Beaux-Arts architecture.
The institution is an absolute treasure. It holds an impressive collection of over 61,000 works of art and 16 departments including extensive collections of ancient Egyptian, Pre-Columbian, Japanese, and contemporary works. For couples who want a stunning backdrop with deep historical roots, it is the perfect place.
The Laura wedding gown shares many of the same characteristics as the museum, most notably in its stark contrasts. Laura’s structural, fitted top contrasts with its loose, billowy skirt. The white Georgian marble’s intricate, organic veins contrast the perfectly straight lines of the staircase and main entrance.
Laura’s high neck spreads into a sharp, sexy upside-down v cut with sheer panel. The light, soft crepe fabric is versatile in its ability to convey structure while remaining flowing and able to catch in the wind in full skirts.
Laura is from the Wild Heart Collection from independent designer Hyacinth Bridal, an atelier located in Brookings, South Dakota. Gowns from the collection are modern and minimal, made by hand using ethical and sustainable practices. An incredible team of Cleveland wedding professionals came together to make this beautiful shoot possible.
Photographer: The Cannons | Gown: Hyacinth Bridal | Veil: Lea Ann Belter | Makeup: American Beauty Artistry | Hair: Hair by Kenz | Pro Sarah | Florals: Sweet Pea Weddings | Venue: Cleveland Museum of Art