The Four Elements Editorial
An Editorial: THE 4 ELEMENTS – Earth, Air, Fire and Water
By Amy Mulder and Heather Eden Trost
Our shoot of the Four Elements at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens was both therapeutic and inspiring for me… by opening up creativity we are able see everything with fresh eyes. That inspiration leads to unparalleled images because it comes from a place of deep creative passion and inspiration. I hope that you are inspired by our art and creativity, and pushing the boundaries of bridal fashion in this editorial that explores the symbolism of the 4 Elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water.
For the first element, earth, we chose a setting with lush green vines with multiple layered archways so you can feel the depth of the earth.
The Gown and Veil…
The hand painted veil I created to go with a bud adorned gown by Monique L’Hullier…. and topped with the Gaia Crown.
I created The Gaia Crown with florals, and sparkly berry tipped branch elements for a beautiful expression of the Earth bursting forth with fertility and flowers.
Air is the second element of our shoot. We wanted to highlight the beautiful movement and simplicity of air. Free from distraction, air gives a sense of freedom. It can be peaceful, refreshing or have a destructive ferocity.
Fire is both fierce and beautiful… intoxicating and mesmerizing. The spot chosen to shoot our fire Goddess was filled with Firebush, coral colored walls, and spiked plants.
Water is powerful, beautiful, and life giving. Full of movement and fluidity, it dances for us in the form of waves, rain, and waterfalls. Embracing the power of movement and fluidity… we chose the water elements on the Vizcaya Estate and coral walls as the perfect backdrop to capture the Water element for the editorial.
The Water Headpiece was created with components that would represent the flow of water and the plants that spring forth in the sea.
Gowns Marchesa, Ritual Unions, Monique L’Huillier
Shoes Bella Belle Shoes
Accessories and Headpieces Eden Luxe Bridal
Hair and Makeup Bri Soffa
Clutch The Mrs Clutch
Models TouT Models