Photos By Elle Boone Photography
Classic Southern charm gets a contemporary twist in this dreamily inviting eventscape at the RoseMary Barn in McKinney, Texas. Made out of salvaged materials from an original pole barn built in the 1970s, the bright and airy venue is itself a blend of old and new. Working with a neutral color palette (and a bit of blue!) that played off the white-painted space, Sarah Wintersteen, owner and creative director of Dallas-based event design studio Sistered States, combined Southern favorites (think mint juleps) with of-the-moment details (think geometric designs) to create a timeless look that would work almost anywhere. “All of the refined, traditional elements are juxtaposed by a young and vibrant couple that’s not afraid to let loose and enjoy their special day,” Sarah says.
Photos By Your Adventure Wedding
What better setting for a happily-ever-after scene than a 19th-century Scottish castle? That’s what Ann Peters was thinking when she dreamed up this sylvan shoot on the remote, verdant grounds of Dunans Castle, an ivy-covered Cowal Way ruin that is currently in the process of being restored to its once-upon-a-time glory. Ann is the founder and owner of Your Adventure Wedding, an Iceland-based wedding planning and photography studio that caters to thrill-seeking couples who are looking for an off-the-beaten-path nuptial experience. “Our team pulled together an A-list of vendors to create a woodland fairy tale,” Ann says. They embraced the natural landscape, with its lichened trees and moss-covered rocks, while adding more than a touch of storybook charm.
Photos By NST Pictures
Clean lines, light-handed details, neutral-hued blooms, and a timeless trousseau mark this chic elopement shoot, an NST Pictures’ production fittingly set at an artist’s penthouse loft in Lower Manhattan. The bright black-and-white space provided the perfect backdrop for a scene that epitomizes New York minimalism and eclectic simplicity.
Photos By Carrie House Photography
You needn’t take an overseas trek to the foot of Mont Ventoux or the gates of Sénanque Abbey to experience the intoxicating sight and scent of lavender fields forever. A whiff of Provençal charm can be caught stateside in the rolling hills of Northern Michigan, where France’s most fragrant treasure thrives. A stone’s throw from the cool, glimmering waters of Little Traverse Bay sits the lovingly tended Sweetwater Lavender Farm, where today’s romantic shoot was set. Kalin Sheick, the owner of this sweet-scented stretch of land, is also a wildly gifted floral designer, and she joined forces with some other wedding talents in town, including film photographer Carrie House, to show off the natural beauty that they and their region can offer. Dreamy whites and galvanized grays gave their summertime creation a traditional French country vibe, while subtle touches of elegance balanced out the rusticity. Comme c’est romantique! The lure of lavender is everywhere, and the scene surely smelled every bit as heavenly as it looks.
Photos By Just for Love Photography
Set on the coastline of southern Queensland, Australia, this pearl of a shoot envisions a bride-to-be and her future bridesmaids enjoying a cozy seaside picnic at dusk. “With this shoot, we wanted to focus on the bond between a bride and her bridesmaids,” says photographer Kylie Maree of Just for Love Photography. “So often we see inspiration shoots that are only focused on the wedding day, but there are many memorable moments and events leading up to the wedding that are worthy of celebration. We wanted to provide brides-to-be with a fun, stylish, and special idea for asking their closest friends to be their bridesmaids.” Breezily beautiful and brimming with nods to the sea, the scene was captained by Coco & Confetti, a small team of design-obsessed wedding planners, stylists, and florists based in sunny Brisbane. Their dreamy seascape features freshly shucked oysters, shells, sand, sparklers, and sea spray under a slivered moon. Prepare to be swept away by their oceanic magic!
Photos By Kera Photography
Event designer Amy Kladis, who runs Tampa-based Glitz Events, felt inspired to create this pared-down yet punchy wedding concept after watching Matt D’Avella’s Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things on Netflix. “I started to research the minimalist lifestyle a little bit more for my personal life,” Amy says. “As I started to purge just about everything, I realized two things: One, minimalists tend to prefer a neutral palette, and two, so many things incorporated into weddings are just not important.” For this shoot, set at boutique event venue Forty-Two Ten and photographed by Kéra Holzinger, she and her team did away with added fluff to produce a minimalist aesthetic, but they used bold, vibrant blues instead of the subdued hues that typically mark the look. Think of it as minimalism with a kick!