Last year, I was so grateful to be asked to capture a beautiful wedding in Colorado. Since I don’t get to bask in the gorgeousness of mountains every day, I decided to also set up a personal shoot to do more mountain portraits. It is so rare to be able to practice photography for the sole purpose of having fun, but man, it feeds the soul. My good friend Meagan (who is also a talented health coach, if you live in Boulder, Colorado!) and her super cute hubby were kind enough to be our subjects and we drove around laughing and visiting beautiful spots. It was heaven. Enjoy some of my favorites from their shoot!
Inspired by deep berry tones and understated elegance, we wanted to show that brides can embrace color while still having their wedding be beautiful, soft and romantic. We wanted to keep all other elements refined + minimal; pulling in wood, flowers + food found in nature, gold accents in the furniture and soft greenery. Varied natural textures, beautiful hand-lettered calligraphy and deep earth tones add timeless romance to the tablescape. Each element incorporated was carefully curated to reflect simplistic elegance. By selecting a flowing, effortless gown for the beautiful bride we carried this into her look, showcasing a bride that is authentic to her style on her wedding day. Our venue, Jennifer’s Garden in Austin, Texas, brought out the European touch with it’s space having an old-world feel. The Spanish style tile framing the door, the hand carved wood, the beautiful textured stucco – it all was perfect for setting the scene. By choosing a venue that both mimics your style and speaks for itself is how you can carry your style seamlessly throughout the entire event. To fully bring the look together, Birch & Brass styled a seating area to add atmosphere + showcase that berry color palette that we started with.
The tablescape was a highlight but the one moment that shines brightest is the moment where the bride and groom are laughing together. That moment is what it is all about. On your wedding day, it’s about celebrating the love you share, enjoying the presence of the people you love and living in that moment for as long as possible. The joy, the laughter, the love. That’s what’s important. The hearts of the two people uniting, staying true + authentic to yourselves and intentionally curating pieces that reflect what’s most important to you. Remember: Be true to yourself and create a beautiful environment to enjoy the most important thing about a wedding – your love and your guests.
This styled shoot was recently published on Ruffled. To check out the feature, click here.
Talented Vendor Team: Design & Coordination – 36th Street Events, Rentals & Lounge – Birch & Brass, Venue – Jennifer’s Gardens, Floral – Remi + Gold, Bridal Store – Unbridaled, Wedding Dress – Amy Kuschel, Ring – Susie Saltzman, Hair & Makeup – Makeup by Sommer, Wedding Cake – Feathers & Frosting, Stationery – Boarding School Collective, Models – Mystie Pineda & Matthew Redden
One of my favorite styled shoots that I have been honored to be a part of! Styled & Designed by the talented Birch & Brass with their gorgeous goods, located at the stunning and unique Greenhouse at Driftwood, and ridiculously beautiful florals by Sweet Magnolia Floral Studio as always. All created for Brides of Austin. Hope to work with this dream team again sometime in the future!
Talented Vendor Team: Styled & Designed by Birch & Brass, Venue – The Greenhouse at Driftwood, Florals – Sweet Magnolia Floral Studio, Brides of Austin, Paper Goods – Paper Place, Hair – Weddings by Celissa Rae, Makeup – Cren de la Cren, Bakery – 2Tarts Bakery, Gown – Blush Bridal Lounge