Yeah, Those cliffs and trees as a bridal setting have us pretty intrigued, too. For this earthy bohemian editorial, Brooke of Brooke Michaelson Photography hooked up with Alexia + Emma of Whimsy Events and Design and Sarah of On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals to get all the details in place. Can you imagine how fun it would be to get the creatives in your area together for a day of shooting in such a stunning place? Sounds amaze.
For part of the shoot, the bride wore a handcrafted headpiece by Whimsy Events and Design, and later they switched it out for this bold asparagus fern shawl. How unique is that?
Brooke says, The cliffs and rocky grounds along the St. Croix were the ideal spot for our vision! As we were setting up, we kept noticing large potholes filled with algae that had formed along the cliffs over time. It was the perfect marriage of beauty and wild earth.
Inspired by the raw elements that the Midwest brings, they tied rocks and minerals in with wild florals and these dusty, romantic colors.
The evening came to a close with a cozy lounge area complete with a vintage wicker love seat, a vintage coffee table overflowing with raw minerals, modern terrariums filled with even more raw minerals, and a mix of neutral pillows and throws. Behind the lounge sat a small vintage table holding a naked cardamom cake wrapped in thyme.
This cake is heavenly! Thanks to the team below for all the earthy inspiration!
Photographer: Brooke Michaelson Photography / Location: St. Croix River, Taylors Falls, MN / Creative Direction: On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals, Whimsy Events and Design, & Brooke Michaelson Photography / Florals: Whimsy Events and Design / Hair & Makeup: Amber Rose Hair + Makeup / Invites: Gina Sekelsky / Cake: On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals / Furniture, Table Runner, Candle Holders, Throw: On Solid Ground Vintage Rentals / Cake Stand: Crate and Barrel / Plates & Glasses: Anthropologie / Minerals & Rocks: ZRS Fossils and Gifts as well as personal collections / Terrariums: West Elm / Pillows: Anthropologie / Bride’s Dress: Che Bella / Jewelry: Mineralogy / Groom’s Attire: Hammer Made / Shoes: Cole Haan / Models: Jazz Scholz & Hunter Ruhland