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Paper Antler

When styled shoots can fuse together great design ideas with an even greater cause, the result is far beyond the realm of inspiring. Paper Antler and Weddings for Freedom recently worked together on a styled shoot that not only shows us beautiful wedding inspiration, but also highlights the realistic threat of the sex trafficking industry. Take a look at Weddings for Freedom‘s website to learn more about their cause and motion to raise both awareness and funds for sex trafficking victims in the United States.

Weddings For Freedom bridal inspiration - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

From the photographers, Jonny and Michelle of Paper Antler: Talking about sex trafficking is not easy and it’s often difficult to know where to start. While most people understand it is an issue “over there” it’s far more difficult to acknowledge the fact that it is a growing and rampant problem in the United States.

coral wedding invitations - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

Weddings For Freedom bridal inspiration - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

hanging wedding bouquets - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

Weddings For Freedom bridal inspiration - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

bohemian bridesmaid looks - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

With that said, the purpose of this photo shoot is to raise awareness about sex trafficking in the United States by showcasing statistics utilizing both traditional and non-traditional wedding details. We incorporated wedding elements such as a bride and groom, tablescapes, an invitation suite, and flowers and then interlaced statistics about modern day slavery in the United States into said elements. Our main color palette was shades of melon and touches of gold and soft greens.

Weddings For Freedom bridal inspiration - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

Weddings For Freedom bridal inspiration - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

flowers in hair - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

Weddings For Freedom bridal inspiration - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

geometric wedding inspiration - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

geometric wedding inspiration - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

Weddings For Freedom bridal inspiration - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

Weddings For Freedom bridal inspiration - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

Weddings For Freedom bridal inspiration - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

We hope this shoot is not only inspiring in a wedding sense, but on a social justice level as well, and that it encourages wedding vendors and couples across the country to check out Weddings for Freedom to help take a stand against modern day slavery.

coral wedding inspiration - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

Weddings For Freedom bridal inspiration - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

cute engagement sessions - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

Weddings For Freedom bridal inspiration - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

Weddings For Freedom bridal inspiration - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration

Weddings For Freedom bridal inspiration - photo by Paper Antler http://ruffledblog.com/weddings-for-freedom-bridal-inspiration


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Photographer: Paper Antler / Concept: Weddings for Freedom / Art Director: Angelique Salzmann / Floral Design: Angelique Salzmann / Dress: Free People / Hair and Makeup: Kelsey Moravec / Groom’s Shirt: J.Crew / Styling: Erin Venable / Printing/Canvas: Loktah / Wedding Invitations: Splendid Supply Co.

6 comments
  • WOAH! What a beautiful different inspiration shoot with such a POWERFUL message! I admire the message behind this shoot. Great job!

  • These photographs are beautiful! Jonny and Michelle did such a gorgeous job putting this together. We’re so thrilled to be a part of the Weddings for Freedom movement – what an incredible way to leverage the wedding industry to take a stand against sex slavery here in our own backyards.

  • Ruffled –

    Thank you so much for helping us spread this message and for the beautiful feature! We’re humbled by and so grateful for your support.

    Your friends at paper antler/weddings for freedom,

    Jonny + Michelle

  • Ariette

    Wonderful! I like this photoshoot. This theme wedding arises the knowledge of people against sex slavery. Hopefully all the wedding companies out there will also make such kind of photoshoots to heighten the awareness of people.

  • Chad Fenwick

    Great photoshoot. Love the colors.

  • Kady

    Hello! Fantastic photo shoot- truly remarkable!
    Question, though… My sister would love for me to wear this dress in her wedding. Where can we find it?? Thanks!