“This styled shoot is set in the woods and is full of beautiful DIY fall, bohemian-inspired details including hand-made pottery, macramé, wild flowers, and a homemade wedding dress. In planning for this shoot, we were inspired by macramé and we wanted to give a nod to the past with a modern twist. We are firm believers that weddings shouldn’t follow a certain pattern. Macramé and ceramic pottery aren’t often seen at weddings. But our advice to brides is to consider including things in your wedding that inspire you and that you find beautiful even if they break the mold of what is considered “acceptable” for wedding decorations…
The styled shoot has three “scenes.” The first scene is a tablescape with a beautiful wooden, hand-made table made by a local artist. The centerpiece of the table is a macramé plant holder filled with flowers and greenery. The place settings are hand-made pottery made by local artisans. Hand-made macramé hangers line the back of the chairs and a hand-made dyed runner sits on top of the table. The second scene is a picnic setting with a folk band playing in the background as if it’s a wedding reception. The picnic scene includes a hand-made crocheted blanket, an old trunk, a naked cake, and a wine dispenser made from Venician glass. Our goal was to create a beautiful relaxed and bohemian atmosphere with the picnic set in the woods with a folk band. The colors of both of the scenes include rich, earth-toned fall colors like marsala, mustard yellow, off white, and green. The third scene is in a field with horses just as the sun has set.
One of our favorite details in this shoot is the wedding dress our bride is wearing which was made out of taffeta by her mother and is inspired by Tess’ wedding dress in the movie 27 Dresses. In addition, we loved working with Spring Forth Farm (a local family farm specializing in sustainably grown flowers). Megan, the “farmer-florist” for the shoot knew it would be set in the woods and fields, so she was inspired to try and make the flowers feel like they belonged in a hidden glen where a summer evening of love and magic might happen. She was going for a magical feeling to accompany the bohemian and natural theme. She felt she could achieve that feeling with trailing greenery like ivy and honeysuckle to give the feeling that just about anything could happen here. Because the set up featured older/antique props with neutral colors such as wood, ceramics and macramé, she chose deep, saturated colored flowers with lots of texture and a few bright flowers to pop against the antique and wooden props. – Jenna, of DiPrima Photography
Photography: DiPrima Photography // Second Shooter: Sammi Evans Photography // Event Design + Coordination: Carry Your Heart Events // Florals: Spring Forth Farm // Band: Gipsy Danger // Invitations: Julie Patoolie's // Hair + Makeup: All About That Hair NC // Wood Table + Decor: Southern Glen // Decor: Fancy Farmhouse // Other Decor: Ajh studio, Sara Gray Design, Simply Pallets // Cake: Main Street Cake Shoppe // Catering: Company Street Cake Shoppe // Models: Joe and Melissa Valenti