A Starry Night

An art history enthusiast, I was elated when Kyle and Stephanie asked me to be a part of their Van Gogh inspired celebration!  A dapper couple, every detail from their engagement photos and wedding rings to their shoes and ties spoke to an artist and social era long since passed. 

A contemporary photographer’s dream, Kyle and Stephanie chose to liven their engagement session by playfully throwing homemade powdered paint (called Holi paint) at one another in the shades of their alma mater, West Virginia University!  This Hindu celebration of love dates back to the 7th Century and is kept alive today in India, Nepal, and various other regions around the world.  If you haven’t seen the spectacle of colour check it out on Pinterest!  

On the big day, friends and family helped the couple bring Vincent Van Gogh’s 1889 painting, “Starry Night” to life in the 21st Century with elegant décor and excitement!  Glittery paper stars lined the isle, blue and gold West Virginia marbles swooped across every table, and of course lovely shoes, jewelry, and flowy dresses mimicked the vibrant blues and gold’s within Van Gogh’s vision. 

The ceremony was lit by the setting sun as Stephanie and Kyle said their “I Do’s” in the Gazebo of Berkeley Springs Park surrounded by loved ones.  The reception venue brought guests inside Van Gogh’s painting as glittery lights, vibrant fabrics, and stars hung from every corner!  Guests looked like Van Gogh’s tale tell streaks of color as they danced away the Starry, Starry Night! 

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