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Ethereal beauty comes in many forms, however I would venture that something spirited after a wood nymph is tops on the list!  When I received this submission I knew it would be the perfect way to celebrate Halloween in a stunning wedding sense.  The woods are a naturally enchanting place to start off with, add in the perfect organic decor elements & end up with a true place of wonder.  The write up from Designs by Spring being so eloquent & detailed, I will allow their words to speak for themselves regarding the perfect touches that made this enchanted woods styled shoot the inspiration goodie that it is.  I do want to point out one thing before passing the floor to them… I do love the idea of a bride changing up her look from ceremony to reception, not just in a quick change of dress, but restyling her hair & adding in some wonderful make up!  Perhaps not in such a theatrical manner for every all, but hair & makeup are 2 under utilized areas where brides can change things up for her grand entrance into the reception!

“Every girl wants a fairy tale wedding, some want to feel like a princess some want to feel like a fairy, either way they want to feel magic on their wedding day. I wanted to focus on a wedding with earthly magic seen though the eyes of a mysterious wood nymph. At a time when the heat of summer begins to wane, the leaves transform their colors, earthly creatures begin harvesting and preparing for the bitter cold of winter. I choose the wood nymph as my theme for their playful earthly focus, but also for it’s mystery and magic. I represented this theme by using earthly products or mimicking them where ever I could. For example we used birch and vines as an alter, wood benches for seating and the ceremony itself in the woods. The reception used wood tables and benches, moss runner, wood candles and vases, branch silverware, wood slabs for chargers and the table scape itself being set under a large tree. We also had a moss swing with vines, shoes covered in leaves and flowers, deserts centered around berries and apples, menus in the form of a maple leaf, as well as an organic game centered menu. We conveyed mystery and magic though dramatic makeup for our model, dry ice in drinks to create a potion effect, and a complex layered ethereal gown.”

Vendor Love

Hair Stylist: Pinned by Betty
Event Designer: Designs by Spring
Floral Designer: Grand Floral Design by Robin
Dress Store: Bliss Bride
Makeup Artist: Melissa Rae and Company
Jewelry: Beads of La Jolla
Personal Stylist: CBS Lifestylist
PR: Mackenzie Marketing & Design
Bakery: Wicked Spoon Desserts
Paper Props & Furniture & Small Prop Rental: Simply Michelle, Farm Tables & More
Photographer: Paul Douda Photography