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Flowerchild Wedding Inspiration

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Sassyfras Studios

North Carolina photographers Sassyfras Studios sent this inspiration shoot our way, and we knew within seconds we needed to share it with you all. This is bohemian and vintage styling to perfection, featuring a real-life newlywed couple with a serious penchant for traveling. Get ready for some ultimate hippie chich inspiration:

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From the photographers, Sassyfras Studios: Sassyfras Studios bring you a inspiration shoot based on the idea of wanderlust, mother nature and all things boho. This session was for our recent workshop. Courtney and Nathaniel are newlyweds. Not only did Courtney play the tambourine as she came back down the aisle (at her wedding), but they also have a love and passion for travel and adventure. Nathaniel grew up in West Africa, and they are moving to Thailand soon. We didn’t want the setup to seem forced but something natural that gypsies would do to gather their friends together to celebrate their love.


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We wanted to bring in elements of nature along with hippie treasures. Some main themes and elements seen throughout are antlers, arrows, organic fruits, Aztec and Indian prints mixed and matched with metallics… The invites are handwritten on leather attached to arrows, and the map is of the mountain and what will be going on during the gathering to celebrate their love. The personal Pomegranate Pies to go, as desserts.


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We used instagrams from Courtney and Nathaniel’s personal journeys as favors at every place setting and for the Mr & Mrs Place cards which have saying from their vows on it. The shoot is supposed to go from the beginning of the day, Courtney getting ready, to the exit and all the details in between. The Colored Smoke was their exit.


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Shoot Location: Valle Crucis, NC / Photographer and Paper Goods: Sassyfras Studios / Shoot Venue: The Mast Farm Inn / Dress: The Roundabout / Wedding Shoes: Steve Madden / Headpiece: Urban Outfitters / Tights and Scarf: Forever 21 / Hat: Out of Twig / Groom’s Pants and Scarf: 21 Men / Hat: Vintage Iceland

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CRIMSON LETTERS

My company, Crimson Letters creates unique hand painted wedding stationery, specialising in opulently painted, heavily illustrated design work, with calligraphy. All items are digitally printed from a master watercolour or acrylic artwork piece and individually and lovingly painted upon. Using only the finest papers and card stock sourced from London And Paris.

I’m a British designer with a degree in textile design, artist and a person with a passion for intricate creativity who’s inspired by all fine things, whether it’s food, interiors or architecture. I’m influenced heavily by my love of travelling, my rich heritage and travelling frequently through the Mediterranean where I have family in Portugal and Paris. I’m exhilarated and humbled by the beauty of this world. Bringing these ideas back to my design studio, each piece is fuelled from the cultures across the world.

I enjoy bringing a fresh decadent approach to wedding invitations, which are a timeless medium. I have always loved weddings and seeing the bride in her white dress has always been a magical moment for me. I feel completely over the moon to be able to create irreplaceable memoirs that the bride can look back on one day with a huge smile.

When I’m not busy in my design studio, I love exploring new parts of Europe, trying to improve my hopelessly basic French and Portuguese skiing, cross stitching, kissing my sons, watching period dramas and painting whilst drinking copious amounts of tea.

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Industrial Glam Melbourne Wedding

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Louisa Bailey

I could easily build an entire feature around Catherine and Julian’s reception tables — they’re just that incredible — but the beauty in this wedding from Louisa Bailey doesn’t stop there. It continues with Catherine’s incredible gown and accessories from Johanna Johnson, Julian’s participation in the reception music, and the lush floral arrangements from Cecilia Fox. I promise you’re going to fall in love!

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From the bride, Catherine: We wanted our wedding to be fun and relaxed with a mix of glamour and elegance. There was no theme as such but when making decisions in regard to the type of wedding we wanted, we focused on things important to us such a wonderful food and great music. We both love to dance so it was critical everyone was up on the dance floor early in the evening!


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When it came to the actual décor and colour theme, we had had a fabulous florist in Cecilia Fox who used white creams and green winter blooms with accents of rich burgundy and violet. Julian’s Dad made the square wooden boxes used for our centerpieces which were filled and overflowing with winter blooms and foliage and berries.


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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Ensure you take the time to choose a wedding photographer that you connect with and who has shot previous weddings that make you smile!


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Wedding Music:
Julian’s Dad played a selection of bluegrass songs on Mandolin during the welcoming and ceremony. As for the first dance, one of my friends choreographed a routine that we attempted to perform to Icehouse’s Electric Blue. Julian plays saxophone, so halfway through the dance jumped up on stage and played the sax solo!

Wedding Location: Melbourne, Australia / Wedding Photographer: Louisa Bailey / Pre-ceremony Venue: Chrysalis Gallery / Wedding Venue: The Substation / Wedding Flowers: Cecilia Fox / Wedding Dress, Veil, and Headpiece: Johanna Johnson / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Makeup: Karen Burton / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Nicolangela / Groom’s Suit: Harrolds Melbourne / Wedding Caterer: Artistic Catering / Wedding Cake: Chocolate Rose / Wedding Music: The Harpoons / DJ: Rainbow Connection / Wedding Invitations: printed by Taylor’d Press

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FROM SF WITH LOVE

Hello! From SF With Love is based in San Francisco. We cover local weddings within 2-3 hours of SF. Our photography style is urban, modern, timeless, editorial & authentic. We try to catch the in-between moments that reflect who people really are & their loved ones in an artistic way.

We love to photograph people & living a creative life rich in culture here on the West Coast. Finding & being found by the right couples is a beautiful thing.

Please get in touch if you think we are a good fit.
Packages range from $3,500-6,500.

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We are a specialty bridal boutique in Glendale, Arizona, where we strive to provide our brides with a genuine and unique, one-on-one experience.

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