The heavens have inspired the people of the world for centuries. Whether its the twinkle in the sky, the beauty of the twilight colors or the mystique of another place so many worlds away, our heads swim with their euphoric enchantment. Its only fitting that such a thing would influence and inspire the wedding worlds as well. The idea of a celestial wedding brings a jewel tone palette, a dash of metallic detailing, and bevvy of geometric inspiration. When our friends at Love Inc saw David’s Bridal Ruffle Trim Faux Wrap Bridesmaid Dress collection, they knew a celestial wedding was the perfect way to showcase the figure loving bridesmaid dresses, no matter your style preference, shape, size or budget.
Raising at dawn, our bride and groom sought the sun. For the perfect locale, they headed to the open heart that is Snow Canyon Park for a dreamy intimate Utah elopement. Simple and incredibly private, it is as if the entire world was made just for them. The connection to mother earth runs deep, as does the desire for chic stylish attire. A sophisticated wedding evolves in the form of wonderfully fitted fabrics and boho bridal headpieces. The rest to this Utah elopement is all about moments captured between the two young loves. A certain vibrancy rising with the sun from the dusty yellow floors, filling the sky like a wash of love particles. Not all weddings require an audience, and those that do not, certainly do not require that you comprise on style in the process.
Unable to work with wedding photographers T&K PHOTOGRAPHY on their wedding day, Rhiannon & Christopher meet up with them just 24 hours after they were married for a portrait session. Mother nature however, had other plans. Weather rolled in, misty gray skies took hold, but the duo was undeterred. The result is a wonderfully moody rain soaked portrait session featuring two very different locales. The first, set in a dark brooding forest, gives off the most fantastic storybook vibes. The second locale for the portrait session, was an open rolling field, which by happenstance, made for the perfect spot location once the rain rolled in. What I truly love is how the couple embraced the torment and emotion that being caught in the rain brings, while T&K captured the most delicious stills. Rhiannon is an emerging model with Wilhelmina Models, Chris in the Navy, both more than gritty enough to take on such dreamy rain soaked moments.
For those not faint of heart, opting to shoot during inclement weather can offer up some incredible rewards. Often the skies are wondrously moody, the air unsettled potentially leading to fog and mist while the wind... the wind can be absolutely everything. While shooting during intense weather wasn't the original plan, when weather struck, wedding photographer Avonné Photography did not back down. Instead she embraced the brutal weather Great Orme turning the shoot into a beautifully stormy wintry UK wedding bridal session. The beauty to the shoot overall is how powerful of a force nature plays into each and every moment, serving to heighten and enhance each design choice. From the simple sleek J.Crew wedding dress that plays tag in the wind, to the thick wool tartan blanket warped around the bride juxtaposed to the angry winds. A collection of dark moody blooms were assembled into a wild and free bouquet, the perfect pairing to this UK wedding inspiro. No matter how hard we try to plan, be it a real wedding or one for a photo shoot, weather is the one aspect you can never control. Try not to get dishearten by it, instead embrace the elements as much as you can and turn them into your 12th man.