Hamilton: An Inspirational, American Love Story

  • Jul 25, 2017

Capturing The Love Between Alexander & Eliza

Photography by Green Pearl Photography

An artists’ inspiration can be ignited from anywhere at anytime. The subjective nature of art allows a person to make their own interpretations. To have their own emotional reactions. All, without any correction or judgement. The same painting of a flower could make one person cry, another angry and a third pull out their brush-set, and try to paint a prettier flower. One inspirational form of art that consistently encourages inspiration is music. Greta Green, of Green Pearl Photography, was inspired to put together a styled shoot after listening to the soundtrack of Hamilton: An American Musical. She was particularly attracted to the relationship between Alexander & Eliza and felt compelled to express her interpretation of the story through her own form of art. Every detail has been thought out, and every photo serves as an homage to the incredible music behind this inspirational shoot. Enjoy.

From Green Pearl Photography

Welcome to the wedding of Alexander Hamilton & Eliza Schuyler!

Knowing that the Hamilton-Schuyler wedding took place at the Schuyler Mansion in the blue parlor room, I wanted to find a venue that would hold true to the elegance and historical feel of an estate, and when I came across our venue, Luxmore Grande Estate, I knew that this was the place. And I am so grateful that they fell in love with the concept and allowed us to host our vision here! As you find out in the story of Hamilton, there would not be an Alexander & Eliza if there were not some other key players that were to bring them together, so we brought the whole wedding party to celebrate with them.

Although there is so much I love from this shoot, my favorite part has to be the vows. Everyone should have their vows, (promises to the one that they love), created into a memorable piece of art such as the ones that Andi Mejia created for our Alexander and Eliza. It is the promises that we make to each other that keep our marriages strong and bound together through all the ups and downs. Having those words hung where you can read them every day is such a great reminder of your promises and of your special day too!

More from Green Pearl Photography…

Bringing in touches of the Broadway masterpiece’s award winning soundtrack we featured decor that included a custom ‘Young, Scrappy + Hungry’ spoon, as well as our stationary suite, ‘Wait for it’ and ‘History is Happening here.’ Take a special look at the VIP seating chart as well, you may recognize quite a few of the featured guests.

…more from Green Pearl Photography.

Leslie of Flowers by Leslie is a floral genius! We said bough pots and pops of color – and she brought on 18th century floral designs like they had lept right from one of Henry Fletcher’s 1730 engravings of ‘The Twelve Months of Flowers’! Our master chef, Sherri, of The Pastry Studio created our pièces de résistance in a FIVE tiered luxurious cake. Pulling the blues and silvers from our in to artfully crafted scrolls and rice paper floral embellishments. Our Men were dressed in fine Italian silk suits provided by Bespoke & Co. with our groom in a double breasted vested suit to bring in the fine old world attire to modern day men’s fashion.

The matchbox favors, were chosen because it is rumored that Eliza burned all of her letters that she wrote to Alexander in a moment of anger.

If you are not familiar with the story of Alexander and Eliza’s love, Alexander made a lot of mistakes, though Eliza chose to stay and she chose to repair their marriage. Then once he was gone, she continued to tell his story and to keep his legacy alive, because she loved him that much even through all of his imperfections. No one is perfect, no marriage is perfect, though if you keep focused on the promises that you make to one enough, that is enough, that is what keeps your love alive and your marriage strong. Long past the beautiful wedding day.

Wedding Vendor Credits

Creative Direction and Photography by  Green Pearl Photography / Makeup Artistry by Laura Reynolds Artistry / Men’s Attire from Bespoke & Co. / Floral Design by Flowers By Leslie / Specialty Tea by K-Teas / Stationery and Calligraphy by Andi Mejia / Venue Location the Luxmore Grand Estate / Linen Rentals from Nuage Designs / Wedding Dress by Hayley Paige / Wedding Dress from The White Magnolia /Bridesmaids Dresses by Calvet Couture / Cake Design by The Pastry Studio / Dish Rental from Ever After Vintage Weddings / Furniture Rental from RW Style / Bridal Accessories by Edera Jewelry / Handkerchief from Bumble Bee Linens / Shoes by Bella Belle / Custom Matchboxes from Studio Portmanteau / Location at Luxmore Grande Estate / Day of Coordination with Christina from Coastal Coordinating South / Models: Karla Goodwin, Yianni Tsafonias, Rose Meyers, Ralph Alphonse, Charlene Anderson, Chris Keough