What better way to kick off the work week than a sweet wedding editorial inspired by poetry? Today’s styled shoot came to fruition thanks to the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with a talented team of Awake Photography, Makeup by Alli Kirk, and Glitter and Whiskey Events translating those words into beautiful scenery. It’s impossible to do these images justice with words, so let’s jump right in!
From the event concept designer and makeup artist, Makeup by Alli Kirk: This styled shoot took place on several acres of land belonging to our coordinator Candace’s family, and they have owned the Houston, Texas property for 67 years. We felt that the sprawling woods and unmanicured meadow were the perfect place for this non-traditional bride and groom. Our original inspiration came from the poem “Hymn to the Night” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, which we included in several ways throughout the shoot. We loved the romantic outdoor ceremony in the woods at dusk, which led us in the direction we took for our style and design. We chose an organic but luxe feel, with free form bouquets, farm-to-table food creations, and rich, autumn burgundy and berry tones throughout, such as the lovely red velvet table linen, semi-naked cake topped with berries, and the groom’s velvet coat.
We constructed the ceremony site with a free standing, dark vintage mantel, beautiful florals, and a burgundy-dipped linen that “Glitter and Whiskey” made for the shoot. For our bride’s look, we chose an amazing Tara LaTour taupe dress that had a cutout below the bust, pearl jewelry, and a smokey eye, resulting in an elegant look that featured some non-traditional elements. We feel that our beautiful design and the tangible chemistry of our real life couple — High School sweet hears that celebrated their 9 year anniversary in October and are newly engaged — result in both stunning imagery and wonderful inspiration for real brides. Enjoy!