Photos by:

The Willinghams

For today’s shoot, event stylist Jill took two objects and ran with them — you guessed it, feathers and wood. With a bit of help from photographers The Willinghams and florist Bare Root Flora, she was able to get a great deal of mileage out of the theme, coming up with this fresh take on the rustic phenomenon.

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From the stylist, Jill: This styled shoot was inspired by the current bohemian trends and rustic romance of Colorado. Dramatic elements of leather and feathers were brought into the bride and groom’s accessories as well as in the beautiful florals, cake, stationery, and table settings. The result is an earthy, elegant, and achievable vibe with many do it yourself details that brides will love to make their own.


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When it came to florals, Bare Root Flora wanted something textural and lush. We went with a palette of deep eggplant purples, wines, blush pinks, and creamy whites as a soft, feminine foil to the earthier feel of the leather and feathers. Gorgeous ranunculus, king protea, anemone, roses, andromeda, parrot tulips, sweet peas and viburnum gave the pieces the rich look we wanted–not to mention a fragrance to die for!


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White chocolate fondant cake wrapped with edible sugar belts that look like real leather with metal buckles. The belts were textured, then antiqued with edible food color. The top of the cake is adorned with a single sugar feather.


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View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Denver, CO / Photographer: The Willinghams / Flowers: Bare Root Flora / Wedding Dress: Winifred Bean / Fashion Styling: Common Couture / Hair: Graham Nation of Jua Salon / Makeup: Stephanie Klasse Makeup Artistry / Wedding Cake: Intricate Icings Cake Design / Rings and Cake Cutter: The Reno Bros. / Furniture Rentals: Chairished Vintage Rentals

10 comments
  • The brown is so lovely for winter, but what I really love are those pale purplely pinks against the snow- like an early sunrise- coming from her bouquet. It just compliments beautifully. I love the way they timed the lighting to compliment the whole shoot and of course the location is lovely!

  • The Willingham’s just killing it again. Great job guys.

  • Love this. So much inspiration.

  • A-maz-ing! The colors are so rich, and the details are perfection.

  • LOVE this, the cake is amazing.

  • Wow, gorgeous color palate and great photography! Love the cake and table settings.

  • This is so flippin’ gorgeous. I don’t even know where to start. From those amazing eyelashes to that crazy cake, and the light and the photography, this is just amazing.

  • As the stylist for this shoot, I can’t let the amazing artwork by Denver’s Fletcher Zaragoza go unrecognized – he drew our beautiful invitation by hand.
    The amazing feather bow tie is by Victoria Nicoll of http://www.ourhousevintage.com

  • Wowsers, everyone involved absolutely killed this shoot!

    I’m jealous and clearly need to up my game this year…

  • Absolutely stunning photos….. What a inspirational site for finding just the right style…

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