Contemporary Heirlooms


Contemporary Heirlooms is the product of three talented women from diverse artistic disciplines who have come together to create a spirited and graceful series of photographs. The images feature Gwendolynne’s exquisite wedding gowns, stunning floral arrangements by Wona Bae and a new collection of luminous and unique engagement rings designed and handmade by artist Julia De Ville.

Gwendolynne, Julia De Ville and Wona Bae all share a deep reverence for the natural world, and a devotion to the materials of their craft. They affectionately blend the old world with the contemporary, seamlessly combining time honored traditions of craftsmanship with their own individual aesthetics, creating a natural elegance to treasure, preserve and remember.

This beautiful shoot was styled and photographed by Gwendolynne, concentrating on close detail showing treasured materials and objects. The images place the exquisite intricate beaded elements of Gwendolynne gowns side by side with the glistening precious jewels black diamonds, pearl, lemon quartz and classic clear diamonds so tenderly set into Julia de Ville’s incredibly intricate and unique 18 carat gold engagement rings.


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