What If Olivia and Fitz decided to get married; what would their wedding look like and what would Olivia wear? If you’re like me and obsessed with Shonda Rhimes’ hit ABC show Scandal, then these are the questions running through your head, especially since it returns today. To bring this fantasy to life, our pretty perfect partner Petronella Photography teamed up with a group of talented visionaries to create this incredibly romantic and steamy shoot. It perfectly captures the INSANE chemistry between Olivia and Fitz. The styling of Olivia is so spot on with gorgeous white, structured dresses perfectly complemented with deep red roses and Fitz’s tuxes are beyond dapper. So pour yourself a big glass of red wine and take a look at this sizzling shoot of one of the hottest on screen couples ever!
I wanted to photograph and bring to life how Olivia Pope and Fitzgerald Grant’s relationship might have evolved several years after Fitz’s presidency. With the help of a fabulous editorial team, we came together to dream up what a Scandal wedding might look like as inspired by the show, characters and our imaginations.
Olivia Pope and Fitzgerald Grant have always had a special connection, which continues long after the scandals and drama associated with his presidency. It was effortless to photograph Angel and Ross, who brilliantly brought to life Olivia and Fitz’s intense chemistry. Fitz now sports a grizzly beard look. Olivia is poised, simple and nonfussy when it comes to her personal style and demeanor, but now, she’s a little more relaxed.
Not surprisingly, Olivia and Fitz elope in an intimate, private classic affair brought to life by Eliana of EllyB Events, which features sultry RED hot décor elements including Olivia’s bouquet beautifully designed by Makini of Makini Regal Designs, intimate dinner centerpieces and red velvet cake table linens. The team also incorporated classic gold and black accents in the floating candleholder gold laser cut designs by LBV Designs, gold menu card and black candlesticks and stationery. Kisha of Royale Amethyst incorporated a signature Scandal detail on the menu card: Olivia’s favorite red wine, 94 Duvillet.
Like the TV show, this shoot is all about Olivia’s style. So the editorial shoot features 4 different looks for Olivia, picked out by Selina of Vainglorious Brides. With all her looks, we wanted to stay true to Olivia’s persona, so we kept Olivia’s hair and makeup done by Nakema Patton of N’Spired by Nakema simple, modern and classic. For her wedding day, she wears a classic elegant Jean Ralph Thurin peplum wedding dress with crystal beaded belt, For her honeymoon getaway look, she wears an all white Sarah Jassir bridal pantsuit with sequined jacket, For her honeymoon look, a relaxed Olivia sports a classic trench coat.
An Olitz (Olivia and Fitz) wedding would not be complete without epic portraits around the city they both love. For the first time stepping out in the public as newlyweds, she wears a Jean Ralph Thurin gold strapless dress with a detachable gold skirt and gold gloves.
Creative Director & Photography: Petronella Photography, | Design & Décor Styling: Elly B Events | Floral Design: Makini Regal Designs | Hair & Makeup: N’Spired by Nakema | Gowns: Jean Ralph Thurin | Bridal Pantsuit: Sarah Jassir | Bridal Stylist: Vainglorious Brides | Bridal Shoes: Freya Rose | Models: Angel Ross & Daniel Enskat | Stationery: Royal Amethyst Invitations and Design | Laser Cut Designs: LBV Designs