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Naturalist Wedding Inspiration

We love the delicate romance of natural elements, and there are plenty to be found in this inspiration shoot sent over by Annie of Brumley & Wells. With a headband made of plants found from their own yard and a dress handmade by Annie herself, we’re pretty sure it’s impossible to not love this gorgeous shoot! Don’t miss all of the beauty found in this collaboration between Brumley & Wells and Colorado artist Wendy Francisco.

bride holding booknatural place settings

From the photographer, Annie of Brumley & Wells: Jake and I both enjoy a broad palate of artistic mediums. Sometimes in the business of the wedding season, we crave to create art in different forms. This Naturalist styled shoot served as a great way to satisfy some of that desire.

brown bridal bootsbride sitting in chair

egg inspired invitations

hand drawn butterfliesbutterflies with calligraphy

bride on a farm

green bridal sashtwine wrapped invitations

We were so excited to use Wendy Francisco’s land in Northern Colorado. Her ranch is a natural wonderland, filled with flowers, succulents, and what we call “Narnian” animals. Wendy is an outstanding artist, musician, writer, and a renaissance Jill-of-all-trades. She created this stunning bouquet for us using plants and flowers from her own land, and a few succulents from Creekside Garden Center.


gold bird paperweightsbride with binoculars

egg feather place settings

succulent wedding cakeswhite succulent bouquets

bride with bouquet

blue sky photographyegg and feathers

wedding invitation illustration

bride walking bootsnatural wedding ideas

Eva Holbrook, of the band SHEL, is a world class vocalist, writer and mandolin player. She absolutely rocks the house, and you simply must go hear it. Jake and I designed and created the invitations together, in an attempt to blend classic naturalist print style with the latest spin on calligraphy. Jake created this beautiful, succulent-topped cake, and I handmade Eva’s dress. We made the jewelry from stones we found on the property, and handmade the ring from materials that we rummaged from the art studio on the land. We created the butterfly seating chart from butterflies that Wendy drew. I made the hairpiece from fresh plants found right in the front yard, and we were thrilled to feature some of the gorgeous animals that were following us around.


bride with horsevintage paper invitations

bohemian bridal beauty

simple white cakescalligraphy on paper

green gold rings

bridal hair accessoriesstring wrapped plants


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Shoot Location: Fort Collins, CO / Shoot Venue: Heart Rock Ranch / Wedding Photographer: Brumley & Wells / Wedding Flowers, Vintage Furniture, and Hand Drawn Butterflies: Wendy Francisco / Wedding Dress, Cake, Jewelry, Hair Accessories, Calligraphy and Invitations: Brumley & Wells / Plants: Heart Rock Ranch and Creekside Gardens / Model: Eva Holbrook

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