Today’s styled shoot from Booth Photographics and Mint & Lovely Studios is just too charming to resist. It tells the story of a bride and groom who chose to return to their hometown to exchange vows, making it a domestic destination wedding of sorts. The team blends modern and organic style brilliantly, using wood details and always-cheery greens and whites to create a clean vignette that will be as relevant today as 50 years from now!
From the photographer and event designer, Booth Photographics and Mint & Lovely Studios: A destination wedding normally conjures up images of warm beaches, tropical drinks and exotic locations that are brand new for both the couple and their guests. However, for this destination wedding shoot we chose to highlight a couple who headed back to their hometown of Milwaukee to celebrate their big day. A beautiful and meaningful marriage of cream city brick, a delicious doughnut bar and personal touches of the city where they grew up and met, serves as the backdrop for this stunning ‘Rooted in Love’ shoot.
We envisioned this wedding taking place in the late Midwest spring which can bring along some unexpected weather challenges, rain or even snow wouldn’t be too surprising! Instead of using the expected bright spring color palette, we chose saturated emerald green with touches of cream, white and shimmery silver to create a rich and romantic feel. The Third Ward district buildings are known for cream colored brick walls that were used at the turn of the century to construct the buildings. To complement that natural texture and give a nod to the “rooted” theme, we incorporated wooden signs and elements, hand torn muslin ribbons, and naturally textured florals and greenery on the table.
Incorporating personal touches that were special to the couple without becoming cliche was a special challenge that we took on for this shoot. We hope it serves as inspiration for readers who are searching for a way to feature their hometown pride in a refined way. A shimmery chocolate from a local chocolate shop molded with the iconic Third Ward Arch arrived with the boxed invitation to let guests know where they would be heading. Guests were treated to a spring tulip favor, set in rocks collected from the Lake Michigan shoreline. Wood table numbers showcased calligraphy with a location in the city that was special to the couple and seamlessly tied into the “roots” theme. Each one of these elements contributed to a marriage of thoughtful ideas and gorgeous decor to create a truly unique and personal event.