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Love Letters From a Beloved - A Styled Shoot


“I already love in you your beauty, but I am only beginning to love in you that which is eternal and ever precious – your heart, your soul.”

These eloquent words in a letter from Count Leo Tolstoy to his fiancé Valeria Arsenev in 1856 in which he speaks about a love that surpasses outwardly beauty, are the perfect backdrop to today’s pensive but striking bridal portraits. Under art direction from Jien of Wit x Folly whose inspiration arose from collections of quotes, a compelling story captured by Nino Yap emerges.

Model SiPei is a picture of the luminous bride in love with help from Indigo Artisans, Berta Bridal, Belle and Tulle and Flower Story and together, the allure of studio photography is reignited in this styled shoot co-produced by The Wedding Scoop.














A word from Jien...
"'Love Letters from a Beloved' takes a reflective and introspective look into the emotion of love, told through a collage of words & beauty. The storyline is inspired by a collection of quotes from classic poems by Leo Tolstoy as well as modern-day writers like Tyler Knott Gregson. The visual theme is inspired by the true modern bride - exuding an effortless elegance and intimate sensuality. Her makeup is soft and subtle; her hair is loose and flowing. Exquisite lace and textured details of her gowns are contrasted with fresh nails and bare feet. Floral arrangements are wild and free.

Equally effortless is the style of hand-lettering I've chosen - an organic freehand script written in brush, with a slightly unpredictable rhythm. Watercolour patterns were created through a careful mixture of digital and traditional mediums, complementing each photograph to form a compelling visual story.

Through 'Love Letters from a Beloved', we hope to bring back the beauty of studio wedding photography. Sometimes, less is more and there is beauty in simplicity."


Psst...for your pinning pleasure, you can find all of the dresses from this shoot on our "Love Letters from a Beloved" board on Pinterest! :)


{We would like to thank our wonderful team of vendors who collaborated with us on this beautiful shoot. Sharing your creativity with our community is a joy and privilege!}


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Styled shoot co-produced by The Wedding Scoop.


Vendor Information
Co-Production: The Wedding Scoop
Photography: Nino Yap
Art Direction: Jien, Wit x Folly
Wedding Gowns: Spring/Summer 2014 dresses (14-04, 14-12 and 14-15) from Berta Bridal in Israel, Kenneth Pool "Meredith" tulle ball gown from Belle and Tulle
Hair and Makeup: Joanna Koh and Yi Lee, Indigo Artisans
Flowers: Flower Story
Model: SiPei Goh