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A Midsummer Daydream Editorial

Wedding Design

This styled shoot from the marvelous team of Laura Witherow Photography, Camille Victoria Weddings, and Stemline Creative shows us what a wedding celebration may have looked like the morning after A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Eucalyptus crowns, mossy accents, a tower with macarons ready for the picking, and hints of whimsy in all the right places make this shoot as inspiring as it is romantic and woodsy!

a midsummer daydream editorial - photo by Laura Witherow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-midsummer-daydream-editorial

From the event designer, Camille Victoria Weddings: The movie A Midsummer Night’s Dream brought Shakespeare’s famous play to life for me. I was mesmerized by the lush forest scenery that, when night fell, was a playground for mischievous fairies. But at the end of the play and the movie, the evening’s fun and merriment is covered up with a bit of magic. The imagery of the movie stuck with me, and, as an event planner, I knew I wanted to one day try to capture that aesthetic. The concept for this shoot came as I wondered: What if, instead of a cover-up, the playful fairies of the story had left evidence of their shenanigans the next day?

green and white bouquet - photo by Laura Witherow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-midsummer-daydream-editorial

simple wedding makeup - photo by Laura Witherow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-midsummer-daydream-editorial

sweetheart neckline - photo by Laura Witherow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-midsummer-daydream-editorial

silver wedding shoes - photo by Laura Witherow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-midsummer-daydream-editorial

a midsummer daydream editorial - photo by Laura Witherow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-midsummer-daydream-editorial

I imagined what it would be like for a wanderer in the woods to come upon a beautiful table set for a feast that hinted at the excitement that took place there. Even during the day, such an encounter could seem like a dream. With this shoot, I hoped to depict that magic of the forest and show that it doesn’t have to disappear during the day! In the actual story, the character Helena is madly in love with Demetrius, who, in turn, only has eyes for another. For our shoot, I envisaged a scenario where Helena finally gets her man (maybe with a little help from the fairies) and is celebrating her wedding.

a midsummer daydream editorial - photo by Laura Witherow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-midsummer-daydream-editorial

spring wedding bouquet - photo by Laura Witherow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-midsummer-daydream-editorial

artichoke place card holder - photo by Laura Witherow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-midsummer-daydream-editorial

I wanted the tablescape to seem like an offshoot from the forest floor, incorporating shades of deep greens, whites, ivories, and browns. To create a dream-like effect, I pictured flowers cascading from above. Ryan Turner from StemLine Creative brought the vision to life. The table truly became a forest floor by composing a runner of moss with various herbs, plants, and birch vases full of blooms sprouting upwards. A column covered in curly willow branches brought the forest indoors and gave the feeling of a large tree sheltering the party. Ryan hung strands of rose petals and dangling votives from above to give the feeling of chancing upon this hidden feast.

a midsummer daydream editorial - photo by Laura Witherow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-midsummer-daydream-editorial

moss bouquet wrap - photo by Laura Witherow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-midsummer-daydream-editorial

The bride’s bouquet was full of texture, showcasing dusty miller and fiddlehead ferns for just a touch of whimsy. Every detail was meant to highlight elements of the forest while still maintaining the elegance of a noble wedding. The place settings consisted of large tree slices as chargers. Even the Spode silverware features woodland animals on the handles. We used Chiavari chairs to maintain that formal feel, yet we mixed the type of chairs, from fruitwood to Lucite, for the eclectic feel of the forest. Windy City Linen provided the beautiful Shantung tablecloth and napkins. Letterpress by Lydia designed place cards using a wood grain paper to echo the organic feel of the forest. As a nod to Shakespeare’s play, each place card names one of characters, and baby artichokes served as a natural card holder. Lydia made menu scrolls tied with sprigs of Rosemary that we placed atop small birch tree slices that would act as bread plates. And if you look closely, the menu consists of ingredients that could be found in the forest. The letterpress wedding invitation is traditional and elegant with just a light dusting of glitter along the edges for a touch of the magical.

a midsummer daydream editorial - photo by Laura Witherow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-midsummer-daydream-editorial

moss wedding decor - photo by Laura Witherow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-midsummer-daydream-editorial

woodsy green and white wedding - photo by Laura Witherow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-midsummer-daydream-editorial

woodland wedding - photo by Laura Witherow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-midsummer-daydream-editorial

mismatched chiavari chairs - photo by Laura Witherow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-midsummer-daydream-editorial

Sugar Fixe Patisserie provided two exquisite macaron topiaries that we positioned as part of the centerpieces to look as if they were also growing out of the forest floor. I also loved that the topiaries could be an interactive dessert, where our imagined guests could pull off their own macarons to snack on. Sugar Fixe also made a three-tiered wedding cake decorated with royal icing to look like moss. We draped the wooden cake table in moss and used a tree stump as the cake stand, so that even the wedding cake seemed to emerge from the forest. Michelle Jeremias of My Chicago Stylist coordinated the fashion. The gorgeous dresses came from Mignonette Bridal. The accessories came from Mignonette Bridal and Le Thrift, and the shoes came from James Ciccotti Bridal Shoes and Accessories.And, of course, Laura Witherow Photography took the incredible photos, highlighting every detail and turning our work into art.This shoot was truly a collaboration, mixing the organic with the elegant. I am still in awe of everyone’s talents. After creating such an amazing setting, I only wish that we could have actually sat down to a woodland dinner together at that stunning table!

macaron tower - photo by Laura Witherow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-midsummer-daydream-editorial

organic wedding ideas - photo by Laura Witherow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-midsummer-daydream-editorial

a midsummer daydream editorial - photo by Laura Witherow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-midsummer-daydream-editorial

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Laura Witherow Photography

Event Design and Planning:

Camille Victoria Weddings

Florist:

Stemline Creative

Wedding Dress:

Mignonette Bridal

Shoes:

James Ciccotti

Accessories:

Le Thrift

Personal Styling:

My Chicago Stylist

Desserts:

Sugar Fixe Patisserie

Wedding Invitations:

Letterpress by Lydia

Model:

Ford Models

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Rustic Weddings

When I think of intimate, homey weddings, this one from Henry Photography is exactly what comes to mind. Sweet details here and there, a beautiful venue, but the focus is on the love of the couple above all else. Brittany and Mark’s big day shows that weekday weddings can be just as spectacular as weekend weddings, as these pictures will attest!

intimate Ohio wedding on a Thursday - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

From the photographer, Ashley of Henry Photography: When I asked Brittany what style she was going for she said “very casual, laid-back, rustic chic… is that even a thing?” After photographing her wedding, it definitely was “a thing.” Their wedding was perfection. They wanted something intimate and casual and with their small guest list and it being on a Thursday, it was even more personal. Each detail was planned by the bride and her mom but Mark had his touch here and there. It truly was a beautiful wedding. He wore a navy suit and she wore a gorgeous gown from David’s Bridal. She accented the navy with lavender and little jars of honey were the favors; they were extra sweet!

square wedding invitation - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

wedding dress - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

all lavender bouquet - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

lavender boutonniere - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

intimate Ohio wedding on a Thursday - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

ceremony recessional - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

babys breath floral crown - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

square wedding invitation - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

honey wedding favors - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

wedding favors - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

intimate Ohio wedding on a Thursday - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? You can do a lot yourself if you want! It is important to have someone my your side each step of the way. My mom and I planned this wedding in 3 months and had an amazing time doing so. We were the wedding planners and hostesses and I would never trade that time with her for anything. Also, ENJOY THAT DAY! It goes by so so so fast and you have to cherish every moment you can.

baby's breath centerpieces - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

kraft paper goods - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

wood slice name card holders - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

chalkboard wedding signs - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

wood slice name card holders - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

intimate Ohio wedding on a Thursday - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

nighttime receptions - photo by Henry Photography http://ruffledblog.com/intimate-ohio-wedding-on-a-thursday

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
First Dance: “Magic,” Coldplay
Father/Daughter Dance: “Butterfly Kisses,” Bob Carlisle
Mother/Son Dance: “Have I Told You Lately,” Rod Stewart

Wedding Vendors

Photography:

Henry Photography

Florist:

The Flowerman Columbus

Venue:

Rockmill Brewery

Wedding Dress:

David's Bridal

Wedding Shoes:

Jessica Simpson

Groom's Attire:

Romanoff's Tuxedo

Catering:

Gordon's Gourmet Columbus

Ice Cream:

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Wedding Invitations:

Minted

Photos by:

Henry Photography

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Wedding Design

Maybe it’s because I grew up by the water, but I never tire of seeing a beach wedding done right. White Willow Photography, a new leaf floral design, and Ginger Creative put together this beautiful styled shoot set on the shores of Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, and it serves as a fantastic reminder as to why the beach will always be a romantic destination.

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From the stationery designer, Carrie of Ginger Creative: “Let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” The inspiration for this shoot came from the soft tones and romance of the sea. Set on an amazing sailboat, on the shores of Lake Okanagan White Willow Photography captured the intimacy of the bride and groom. In a heart stopping dress from Bliss Bridal, the bride had her look completed by Jenny McKinney Makeup Artist.

sail away with me wedding editorial - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

hydrangea and garden rose bouquet - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

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A stunning head table made on a vintage washed up door was created in the soft romantic color pallet by Vintage Origami. Set with teal colored service, vintage silverware and enhanced with seashells, driftwood and greenery, the amazing florals from a new leaf floral design set the tone of the table. The cake from Sweet on you Cups and Cakes was a hand painted teal ombre topped with white coral and surrounded with sea glass. Invitations and day of stationery from Ginger Creative used soft typography and were printed on textured paper with torn edges.

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beach wedding place setting - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

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sail away with me wedding editorial - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

ocean wedding cake - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

beach wedding ideas - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

beach wedding cake - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

beach engagement shoot - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

sail away with me wedding editorial - photo by White Willow Photography http://ruffledblog.com/sail-away-with-me-wedding-editorial

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Wedding Vendors

Photography:

White Willow Photography

Florist:

a new leaf floral design

Wedding Dress:

Bliss Bridal

Blue Engagement Dress:

Georgie Girl

Hair and Makeup:

Jenny McKinney

Wedding Cake:

Sweet On You-Designer Cups and Cakes

Set Design and Decor:

Vintage Origami - Vintage Wedding Rentals

Invitations:

Ginger Creative

Bride Model:

Tina Lee of Shine Models

Groom Model:

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