How pretty was this morning’s wedding? Feel free to take your time pouring over all the vibrant colors + patterns in this editorial by Katie Beverley too. When Kimberly of The Dainty Lion walked onto this old train car she was instantly drawn to the rustic setting, and wanted to set loads of color + bright décor against it for an east-meets-west design. Kimberly says, I immediately envisioned a story of two opposite worlds colliding and creating something incredibly beautiful while still maintaining their own identity.
Kimberly of The The Dainty Lion explains, I was so mesmerized when I found this venue that I was then left dreaming about it for months, hoping to find my way back. When I did come back, I brought with me a talented team of artists to create a wedding look that none of us had ever seen before. The western façade of the Ranch is inimitably playful and a rare gem that I think let everyone’s creative minds run rampant. This shoot was a true collaboration and therefore turned out to be even more magical than any of us could have imagined.
If our bride’s darling fit ‘n flare gown tells you anything, it’s that this wedding sure was pretty (hello, lace and tulle!). With 300 people in attendance at Leah’s childhood home in Alabama, Leah and Caleb simply wanted a classically romantic day spent celebrating with their guests. Thanks to Simply Bloom Photography for sending these light-filled photos our way—such a perfect fit for L + C’s wedding design!
Processional: A Thousand Years by Rhe Piano Guys
First Dance: You Are The Best Thing by Ray Lamontagne Band: The Downtown Band
Leah, on their wedding inspiration: Simple, classic and elegant. We wanted everyone to feel like they’ve fallen in love with their loved ones all over again. It was at my childhood home on the lake on lake Martin, and I am a very sentimental person and love everything about that place.
Their wedding stylist Janna Brown Design Co. + Leah’s mom Karen (who loves event design) facilitated all the planning and design during their eight month engagement. Basically, Leah got to walk in, see what they’d put together for her, and have the best day of her life. Did they follow through or what?!
If you want to get creative with your shoot, what better way than to start with an inspiring space? Salt Lake City’s CUAC provided just the contemporary background—with expansive white walls contrasted with colorful abstract portraits—photog Chantel Marie needed to kick off a series of edgy, avant-garde bridal scenes. Oh, and there may or may not be a crazy cool ombre purple cake involved…
The bold bridal look (which Rachael Ellen Events created so that it could easily translate from bride to ‘maid if you prefer) + oversized florals were balanced with the softer table design.