There is an undeniable beauty to the light that falls just as the sun is setting, a light lovingly referred to as 'Golden Hour'. A warm honey hue cast all around, the light in just the right place within the sky to create dreamy halos. A time of year when golden hour is especially delicious is the end of summer, a time when fall ever so slightly begins to peek through. Wedding photographer Rachel Fugate wanted to harness that earthly beauty, putting together a romantic styled shoot at the Historic Rock Castle that evoked a dark early autumn forest wedding feel. Riding the line between a indie style meets haunting sophistication, the shoot serves as a love letter of inspiration to those looking to stylistically be their own. Another key element at play that makes the dark forest wedding so successful is the hearty earthy nod found in elements like the two tier wedding cake adorned with blooms and berries, and an utterly to die for hand-tied bouquet by Hannah Jones. Each capitalizes on elements derived from the earth, displayed in such a way that their true beauty and rich falling loving hues become stars all their own. This late summer forest wedding is the stuff winter dreams are made of, the kind that leaves you swoony in the head for the beauty of things to come.
Fantasy weddings can be a truly magical thing. In the wrong hands, a bit of a cacophony to the eyes at times. In the right hands, a beautiful source of inspiration. This styled Wonderland wedding is everything right about pulling from a storybook world. Taking a cue from simple details like colors & decor, the skilled wedding pros created an elevated take to the Wonderland wedding. Set at Wonderland In The Woods, wedding photographer Sabrina Hall Photography, captured each little detail that makes this a true beauty, all starting with an incredible dreamy blue wedding dress from Blanc de Blanc! By focusing on just one aspect of the story, the team pulled together a thoughtful tablescape of tea cups, bell jar installations, and blue glassware from Borrow Rentals that was all kinds of perfection. Florist Nikki’s Perfect Petal Designs, inspired by Alice's garden surroundings, created gorgeous floral arrangements that had structure yet featured loose tendrils giving a slightly reclaimed by nature feel. The end result is a take on a Wonderland wedding that is refined & elegant yet wonderfully magical!
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For those that are bold enough, adventurous enough, and most certainly open-minded enough, there is a whole other world to be had when it comes to styling your wedding. Wedding photographers The Byrd Sisters Films teamed up with Alexis Solano Events to create a gorgeously dark and romantic woodland wedding that will leave your head swooning! Tucked away into the wooded hills of Malibu Phoenix, like a special little secret, the team of local wedding pros turned an otherwise masculine color palette on its head into a thing of glorious beauty. While the sweetheart table, covered in mood blooms accented by a regal place setting is certainly repeat worthy, its all about the attention grabbing desserts for me. Whats a dark romantic woodland wedding without an incredibly pin worthy black wedding cake?? What could one pair with such a beauty, why black 'candied' apples of course! From the lusciously dark photography to the moody chic styling, I dare you not to covet this dark romance.
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Tucked away into the The Ruins at Kellum Valley Farm is a bride so chic with dark side streak. No white wedding dress could contain her, no traditional affair would fit her. It was only when she harnessed her inner Gothic chic wedding Goddess that she finally felt free... Georgia wedding photographer Rustic White Photography does a stunning job of capturing every inch of beauty that there to this incredibly stylish chic wedding featuring an eye catching bridal separates wedding dress, Furiosa by Elizabeth Dye. No Goddess would ever feel quite right without a finishing touch like the ever so Delicate Lauren Leaf Bandeaux by Jennifer Behr to dot her hair. While the black gown with golden crown are the fashion stars, its hard to ignore the autumn hued wild bouquet from Amanda Jewel Floral + Design that is as much about statement and drama as our Gothic chic Goddess. Add these stylish elements into southern ruins dripping in history, taken back by nature, and you have yourself the makings of a hauntingly perfect southern romance that perfume ads would blush at.
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