There are few things that, from a creative standpoint, get me out of bed in the morning. Rather I should say, there are few things that lock me snuggled into bed as I dreamily glide through each image, entranced by what I see. Moody, earthy artful yumminess is certainly on that short list. When I stumbled upon Australian wedding photographer Ine Ertvaag Photography styled elopement along the Australian coastline, you can best believe I didnt budge one inch out of bed. In fact I snuggled down hard as I walked through each and every frame of the elopement. The brilliance to the way that Ine captured such a simple (lacking in details :0 ) elopement is the very fingerprint to why, if dont value you wedding photography, true good wedding photography, you're a bloody fool. I wasn't there, but you better believe I was standing right next to them as I leafed through the story. I felt my own hair a complete mess, pushed around with reckless abandon by the wind. My eyes ached with each adjustment to the fading light. My own skin felt of the very same goosebumps Ine captured as the tendrils of the Gwendolynne wedding dress beat against her skin. True, honest, & worthy wedding photography is not about being able to look back at images and think to yourself, yup thats is what happened. Its about seeing even a solitary image and feeling as if it comes alive...
Drawing inspiration from the floral pattern within her gorgeous open back lace wedding dress from A&B Bridal Shop, bride Camille allowed nature's own beauty to do the talking. Taking place on her family's ranch, this Texas hill country wedding is all about minimalist reserve done in an elevated chic manner. While it might not be a wedding that is overflowing on details, each and every touch is done to perfection. Petite arrangements flowed throughout, featuring a striking juxtaposition of light & dark hues. The same floral accents were used to create a dreamy floral river that wrapped itself around the handmade cake, baked by a neighbor who does cakes on the side! In true minimalist spirit, place settings welcomed guest with an elegantly tied twine and rosemary accented napkin. While every loving detail is divine, wedding photographer Anne Brookshire Photography does a stunning job of capturing the day in a larger than life way. From showcasing the swoony love between Camille & Jon to highlighting the incredible hideaway that is her family's sanctuary, this is easily one of the more chic country weddings we've seen this year.
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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