Marsala has proven itself to be a stunning color pick for any season, just as we’ll see in this styled summer wedding shoot from April Maura Photography, Hytched Weddings, and Lighthouse Flower Shop. Bohemian details mix with geometric elements and an overwhelming appreciation of nature to form an absolutely inspired session we’re sure to love for years to come!
From the event designer, Hytched Weddings: This shoot was inspired by a couple who has a passion for nature. This couple still desires a beautiful and unforgettable wedding, but wanted to incorporate many natural elements and make the event feel organic and free. There is a movement in weddings toward more of a rustic look, and in a sense it is authentic and true to who we are as human beings. We are wanderers, explorers, and ideally we are in tune with nature and the universe. I wanted this shoot to reflect those values
There were many little details which made the shoot come together and reflect this bohemian vibe. Everything stems from the couple, who wanted to celebrate their union while celebrating their love of nature. The bride’s gown was a long-sleeved lace piece which was gorgeous but not over the top. She also wore a floral crown to tie in with that hippie vibe. The bride’s hair was styled in loose curls, and her lips complemented the deep red featured in the flowers. The groom wore tan suspenders, a white shirt and tan dress pants instead of the traditional suit. His boutonniere added a natural touch to his earth toned look. The flowers, in the same sense, were very flowy and organic. The colors used in the flowers were deep reds like maroon and burgundy, with lots of greenery. The bride’s bouquet had burgundy peonies, Peruvian lilies, carnations and coxcomb with a large variety of hanging greenery. The deep red colors were also tied in with the wine bar and charcuterie platters which were served out of an adorable local food truck. I tried to incorporate nature into as many details as possible; you’ll notice that the place cards were pinned onto red apples.
The venue was another key component of this shoot. Heritage Square is a historic venue, and a public area where people can visit for inspiration, or simply to learn about the past. Beyond the Rosson House Museum, which is a stunning fully restored 1895 Queen Anne Victorian house, there is an event pavilion, a quaint gift shop, and a gorgeous green area with an abundance of plants, which I lovingly referred to as the “enchanted jungle”. The cake was a deconstructed “naked cake”. Instead of opting for the traditional three tiered cake with many embellishments, the tiers each stood on their own with a very light buttercream coating. The tiers were displayed on wooden trunks placed atop gold cake stands.
The purpose of this photo shoot is to inspire a wedding with many natural, bohemian, and earthy elements. I love the fact that weddings today can really reflect the personalities of the couple who are planning it. I encourage people to think outside the box, and challenge your wedding planner to do so as well. Inspiration can come from so many different places. Pinterest and bridal blogs and magazines are great, but you may find inspiration while hiking or strolling around a museum. Take pictures of the things that inspire you and show them to your wedding planner. You may be surprised at how unique and unexpected elements can be beautifully incorporated into your day. This inspiration shoot is perfect for nature lovers because it allows them to incorporate that part of their personalities into one of the most important days of their lives.