This is such a gorgeous take on rustic, mismatched elegance.
The burnt orange and bronze shades mixed with corals, peaches, buttery yellows, pale blue hues and pops of cherry red make for a beautifully eclectic colour scheme. It reminds me of those first few weeks in September when you’re not quite sure whether it’s summer or autumn.
I adore every element of this wedding inspiration shoot from the water colour stationery to the rustic florals, the colourful cushions and the bride’s ombre, untamed hair. Even the wind adds a special something to the mix. But the thing I love most is that this is a real married couple, Andrea and Lucas, and their love shines through in each breath-taking image by Alea Lovely Fine Art Photography.
Alea of Alea Lovely Fine Art Photography shares all the shoot details:
A little bit of country, a little bit of elegance.
I am from the Midwest and wanted to show a new way to do a Midwestern affair. We got away from the rustic look and found a more romantic way to fit this wedding. With bright colors and eye catching details, my team and I put together a styled shoot that a bride from any region could get on board with.
I loved the cake table. The three cakes with ombre details and soft pastels was a new spin on the traditional one cake. Stunning florals accented the unfinished wooden top table and the “bride and groom” mannequins brought a very unique accent to the table. The dress by Ivy and Aster was a great complement to the shoot. I was going for something elegant that could also be very casual. With laser cut layers and a gorgeously detailed beaded cape, it was a super light and airy gown.
I had Andrea’s hair styled with lighter extensions to accentuate the ombre in her hair. Our hair stylist created gorgeous curls that looked effortless in the wind, and we gave her a rusted golden hair piece to pin back her hair, a nice accessory that wasn’t too overbearing. She wore flat gold tin earrings that complemented her hair, and bronzy makeup.
The ceremony area was in an open field with the center stage being wooden poles, much like you see on a country home, and decorated with florals and hay like accents. I chose mismatched chairs as a fun way to play up an intimate ceremony. The reception table was a worn blue table and we used purple napkins to contrast the colors of the florals. Old silverware was placed next to the gold-lined plates for a subtle juxtaposition of classic and antique. There were great food details like the mini open fruit pies, pecan desserts, and a peach signature drink with actual sliced peaches in it. The invites were watercolor with a modern approach to the RSVP card.
It has been such a pleasure to share this gorgeous shoot today, many thanks to Alea Lovely Fine Art Photography and the team of talented creatives behind it.
I’m so excited to be featuring more of Alea’s exquisite photography (and cinematography) in the coming weeks ~ hurrah!
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