Photos by:

Awake Photography

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!

Moody Woodland Romance Wedding Editorial - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

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.

hand painted wedding invitations - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

wedding stationery - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

blush bridal gown - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

wedding menu - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

bride and bridesmaid - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

green and gold calligraphy wedding sign - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

velvet grooms tux - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

bride and bridesmaid - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

bridal makeup - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

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!

wedding reception table - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

calligraphy table number - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

bridal bouquet with purple flowers - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

place setting - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

wedding food - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

floral centerpiece - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

unique place settings - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

wedding food - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

cake table setup - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

wedding cake with drips - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

woodland wedding - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

drink containers - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

woodland wedding inspiration - photo by Awake Photography http://ruffledblog.com/moody-woodland-romance-wedding-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Awake Photography

Event Concept and Makeup

Makeup by Alli Kirk

Event Planning, Creative Design, and Floral Design

Glitter and Whiskey Events

Wedding Dress

Tara Latour

Bridal Store

Unbridaled

Ring

Susie Saltzman

Hair

Beauty Call Hair and Makeup

Catering

Red Sage Catering

Wedding Cake

Dulce Cakes and Sweets

Stationery

Paper Tie Affair

Calligraphy

Handwritten Jane

Models

Ashley Font, Ashley Johnson

1 comments
  • Katie Donovan

    I love the style of this wedding! Perfect for early fall! The makeup is so soft and just what I would want!