When uber talented photographer Stormy Sloane wrote a shout-out on twitter for some wedding style ideas for her dear friend Kirsten, I jumped at the chance to have a go! The initial brief from Stormy, “Her wedding will be in Idaho, America (think rural, proper cowboys and Indians territory!) in July. She hasn’t chosen a venue yet, but is considering an outdoor wedding. Her colors are black, white, and lime green.”
Kirsten’s brief: “For my wedding I want the main colors to be black and white with an accent of Lime Green, and I also really like the damask print. I love modern decor and I want the overall feel of my wedding to be modern and elegant but still fun. I love the look of Chandeliers and I also really love modern art type things like branches painted black as centerpieces with candles and diamonds hanging from them. I want it to be big and make a statement that people will remember. As far as flowers go, I love green Orchids and white Calla Lilies and white Stephanotis. I really like things to be symmetrical but I also like a little asymmetry too. I really want things to look elegant and simple but at the same time be fun and have some surprise.”
Such a fun brief to work on, when Kirsten mentioned elegance with the black and white colourway, I immediately thought of My Fair Lady and Liza Doolittle’s impactful striped dress! I wanted to include rustic elements in homage to Ohio and it’s beautiful landscape…but also featured chic and elegant details that you wouldn’t normally associate with an outdoor wedding – thus bringing in ‘fun’ and playful elements. And for the green accents? Apples and limes! In a destination like Ohio work with what nature gives you!
Credits: Shoes, Elizabeth Anne Designs; Jar lantern via SMP; Branches via Junebug Weddings; Ceremony venue via Utah Bride Blog; Lights via Fall Wedding; Chandelier via SMP; Grooms via A Mountain Bride; Place settings via Uptown Bride; Flowers via SMP; Reception barn via Fresh Weddings