If ever there was a love song to indie wedding seekers, this wonderful styled shoot from wedding photographer Caitlin Trickett Photography at the uniquely cool Dandy Roll print shop, just might be it. Dandy Roll, collects and sells antique prints and maps dating back to the early 1900's. The shop has a working printing press, and uses reclaimed barn wood to make gorgeous frames. Taking a cue from their eclectic vintage surroundings filled of prints and poetry books, the team imagined the bride as a poet who wondered into her own wedding. Bringing on the sense of a boho indie wedding, a sweet heart table was set near the large shop front windows, while the table was adorned with rustic nosh detailing, accented by shop prints of course! Much like a true indie bride would be, our poet dons a simple white dress from Anthro, perfectly paired with vintage brown shoes. There is a causal coolness to this indie wedding that is inescapable, the kind that no matter how hard you try, you simply can not replicate, it just is. The locale is incredible, the table divine and the style.... utter indie wedding perfection.
Of all the different styles one could put together when it comes to wedding design, a true favorite for me is rustic elegance. It is also, in my opinion, one that isn’t the easiest to pull off. As a rule, to craft a wedding like this, you need to start with an elegant wedding style as a foundation much the way TeamWedding, and The Bride Link have done. To then massage in rustic wedding décor, you need to understand the nuances that make it so, allowing that to guide your décor selections. Simply opting for a wood table isn’t quite enough. Choose the wrong one and it looks more ragged than sophisticated. French country style does an unbelievably gorgeous job of crafting rustic elegance. Polished, yet gently worn, natural and wholesome all while encompassing regal perfection, much the way the natural wood table and modern black plates from All Occasion Tent & Party Rentals do. Location is key, you can almost never have any sort of an elegant wedding without a venue that first exudes elegance, much like the one here at the incredible Candoro Marble Factory. Then there is the fashion, it’s pretty impossible to have an elegant wedding without stunning wedding attire choices that drip in style like the Gilded Gown and Regal Tuxedo showcased here. Driving this dreamy rustic elegant wedding home is the artful eye...
Not everyone craves a cookie cutter wedding, nor should they. The stylish fashion forward bride is probably my absolute favorite. Color, is nothing to her but a vehicle for style. Black, white, fuchsia, they are all equal, what matters is how evocative one feels over another given its overall design. For those leaning toward a more moody & mysterious wedding style, something like this Gothic chic Utah wedding hits on all the right levels. With a hearty focus on wedding fashion, this sophisticated formal exudes atmospheric perfection. All starting with a black wedding dress from Bling It On Dress Rentals, details like sheer long sleeves accented by hand beaded detailing and a cafe au lait underlay are the touches that elevate & add intrigue. Dialing up the brooding romance allure, a bridal up-do just the right balance of undone polish, plays a heavy hand into the romance factor. The rest of this dark & dreamy Utah wedding is the sweeping landscapes that is Antelope Island, captured with beauty by wedding photographer Ashley Smith Photography.
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.