We love the use of raw and natural materials in this beautiful wedding inspiration shoot by JENNA MCELROY with styling by WESTCOTT WEDDINGS. With a neutral colour palette of greys and sepia tones, it’s in harmony with the natural environment. Samantha from WONDROUS WHIMSY explains, “One of my favorite parts about living in central Texas is the surrounding hill country. I am constantly inspired by the limestone rocks that have been carved out by blue-green waters with lush trees and rolling hills all around, it is truly uniquely beautiful. Set on a backdrop of gray and white limestone walls with flowing waters surrounded by lush greenery, we used a palette of gray and sepia tones, accented by greens and shades of whites. We chose raw wood and metal elements, adorned with foraged flora and hand torn paper and fabric elements to create a natural and ethereal aesthetic.“
When gorgeous bride Kate spied a picture of actress Amanda Seyfried’s hair style on Pinterest, it sent her down the direction of a vintage Hollywood theme for her wedding to Ben. Held at GRAY GABLES ESTATES in Portland, the venue itself also lent itself to this style, and these images by OREGON WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY ANDIE REAVELY, showcase that perfectly.
TELL US ABOUT FINDING YOUR WEDDING DRESS: Our wedding theme was Great Gatsby, so I was looking to dress accordingly. I was looking around on the internet and found the one that I thought was perfect. After that, I scheduled an appointment with Bridal Exclusives to try it on. Their system works in a way that they want you to try on dresses of different styles first, see what style you like the most, and then look for a dress of this particular style. Even though I already knew what dress I wanted, I still decided to try on other dresses. And… in the middle of this process I put on the dress that I have realized is the one! Absolutely different from what I was looking for but I knew it was my dress!
DESCRIBE YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS: I’m not a big expert with flowers and don’t have high standards. The only thing I wanted was gentle, white bouquets.
FAVOURITE DETAIL OF THE DAY: The weather was going to be rainy and to everyone’s surprise there was no rain, but instead the sun shown brightly. This miracle really set the tone of our wedding.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE OUT TO A COUPLE PLANNING THEIR WEDDING? Having a wedding planner binder was very helpful to me. It just helped me to keep myself organized and have all the contracts in the same place.
MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT? I had always dreamed about a beautiful first dance on my wedding day. We took some dance classes and we didn’t regret it. It was an absolutely unforgettable moment!
Aren’t the bridesmaids mis-matched gowns gorgeous?
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