Bride with a Pearl Earring

This bridal editorial is inspired by the famous oil painting by Vermeer, the Mona Lisa of the North. The Girl with A Pearl Earring is special for it is different from the quiet narrative scene dominating in Vermeer’s other work. Instead of witnessing a quiet scene, as onlookers, the girl with a pearl earring is staring straight back at the viewers. His composition with a dark flat background spotlights the subject and her three dimensional qualities. As she becomes the only subject, this anonymous girl is only the more intriguing. Although there have been many recreations of this painting over the years, here we aim to create our own version—a bridal editorial version. We want to inspire brides with a love for classic art and old world charm not to shy away from planning something bold and different.

Arundel Mansion, built in the Edwardian era (1910) with its anachronistic charm is the perfect location for this shoot. Taking us back to a different world, we are immersed in a quiet, detailed-oriented and colour-filled space. Polina Babina from Da Fiori Design put together the most exquisite arrangement complementing the room, finding the perfect balance and boldness in working with floral colours, texture, and form. The Pronovias gown from Bisou Bridal matches beautifully with the sapphire ring from Cavalier Gastown.

Published on Amber and Muse.

Veils & Earrings | Davie & Chiyo
Make Up & Hair | Afterglow Studios
Model | Haley, Richard’s Models
Venue | Arundel Mansion Hotel

Planner & Co-Designer | The Loveliest Day Weddings and Events
Photography & Co-Designer | Mattie C. 
Florals | Da Fiori Design
Dress | Pronovias via Bisou Bridal
Ring | Cavalier Gastown