Today's blog post is all about a woodland, textural, and vibrant photoshoot we did just for fun! In case you missed our last photoshoot wedding, you can check that out here.
I got together with a group of my favorite creatives so we could come up with a wedding style where we had total freedom to try something new! I'm always so excited for photoshoots/mock weddings like this because it's so fun to play with different shapes, colors, styles, and come up with something really unique and different from my normal style of floral arrangements.
I really wanted to play on the woodland vibe that the venue location had, so I limited the colors and focused on texture. Ferns, pods, and thistles give this such a beautiful, natural style.
For the bouquet, we kept the colors really simple. To jazz it up, we added a ton of textures and movement, which made the bouquet SO striking.
Moving on to the flower crown... every girl deserves one! I kept this super simple as well, and I wanted it to be loose so it looked effortless and didn't take the attention away from the beautiful bride and her dress. I focused on the greenery and added small touches of filler flowers like pods and blue thistle to add a little pop of color and dimension.
For the backdrop, we offer this large wreath for rent and it's just GORGEOUS. I wanted to showcase it as a gorgeous way to frame the bride and groom. We used legs to hold the wreath up, but what's cool is that it can also be hung from a tree! We then used the wood stumps provided by the venue and added small floral arrangements to the top to elongate the whole backdrop design. I'm obsessed with this!
SPOILER ALERT: the arrangements on the stumps were actually repurposed for the centerpieces! This was a fun thought process because I wanted to create something that can be used in more than one setting. I always encourage my brides that there are LOTS of different ways to reuse ceremony flowers at the reception! I think these did the trick!
This photoshoot was held at a brand new ceremony location at Oak Hill. I really wanted to play off of the forest/natural look, but doing just greenery would completely blend in with the background. This is where the gorgeous pops of color come in and make a huge difference. Color is key with a background like this!
I have to give a shout-out to all the vendors who helped make this beautiful photoshoot happen! It was an amazing group effort!
- Designed/Envisioned/Styled and all Florals: River Valley Designs, Savanna IL
- Photographers: UnPosed Photography, Galena IL
- Venue: Oak Hill Weddings, Apple River IL
- Hair and Makeup: Maggie Richardson from Studio One Spa and Salon, Galena IL
- Dress: I Do Bridal, Galena IL
- Models: Jill and Rob Naples
Thanks for reading, friends! Be sure to keep an eye out on our Facebook and Instagram pages for the next photoshoot blog coming soon!