Inspired by William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, a team of local West Virginia wedding pros turned The Carriage House into a wonderfully romantic winter wedding. Working with rich textures like fur and velvet, a complimentary color palette of deep reds and blush pinks were selected to breathe life into their winter wedding. A stunning vintage soft pink tufted couch from The Mustard Couch created the most gorgeous portrait opportunity, perfect for canoodling. Wanting to taking a playful turn, an outdoor reception table was set, lined with rich greens dotted by organic detailing such as picturesque pomegranates. Really giving off the romantic storybook feel is combination of stone locale in the Carriage House plus our bride's stunning long sleeved full skirt Hayley Paige. Maybe its just me, but this is the kind of winter wedding everyone goes nuts about!
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.
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.
Film photography, in the right hands, is something that can evoke the most intense emotions while leaving you weak in the knees. When wedding photographer Sarah Nichole Photography sent me this Oregon Coast Engagement session, a piece of the Katie Nicolle Photography workshop, I was immediately smitten. For me, this hits on so many levels. Photographically speaking, there is a gorgeous art in Sarah's choices, playfully dipping between shallow and deeper depths of field. The magic of film bokeh is something that, to me, digital cant quit touch... its just different and wildly enchanting when executed in such a dreamy way. Locale wise, I adore it. Long having had a fascination with the Pacific Northwest, I can see why there is such an attraction to an Oregon Coast engagement session, or any photography session for that matter! Jutting in and out of the rich dark volcanic rock, walking the length of the coastline, all while vibrant lush green pines stand watch in the background. They say locale is everything, I'd say its locale plus some pretty amazing film photography that really brings it home.