With this styled shoot, I really wanted to mimic the colors we see so often in nature. We used pops of turquoise, rust, gold and white to really give the feeling of spring and warmer days. I went with a local market here known as New Seasons Market for my florals. It's hard to find tropical flowers in many local florists, but this local market is saturated with rare, stunning flowers to choose from.
In order to save money and make this photoshoot affordable, I shopped at the local thrift stores around town. I'm really lucky to be close to so many where glasses with character like these cost $5.
Being a mother and small business owner, I decided to support local and small as well by reaching out to other mom owned businesses. This was a great call! Look at the detail and creativity that went into this stationary set. The envelope is made with real leather, while the invite is wrapped in leather and adorned with a beautiful sea glass charm. I could not have found that at a big retailer, that's for sure! For these invitations Contact Alyssa at Sweet Sentimentality.
Blanket scenes are my favorite! What could be more intimate than sweet snuggles after eloping? This scene also cost very little to put together. Thrift Stores are where the magic happens; and a high efficiency washer. I selfishly chose my favorite colors for this shoot, which benefited me in the end. These pillows and blankets now sit beautifully in my living room, reminding me of this magical day.
Without a rental company to work with, I had to get creative. We used Birch log rounds as seats for the Bride and Groom. The cost? FREE. And a few backaches from moving them. But totally worth it for the woodsy vibe I was going for. The table was brought by another local business known for their unique design and beautifully stained woodwork. If you're looking for these tables for your event contact Donna at Country Garden Tables in WA.
And finally, to give credit to the photographer who captured these lovely images, Jessica Hilton of Jessica Jean Photography.