Feather Wedding Save The Date

I have the most wonderful surprise in store for you today. I am so excited to welcome Rebecca of Duet Weddings as a new contributor on Once Wed. When I think of individuals who I consistently draw inspiration from, Rebecca is one of them and I’m thrilled she will be joining us every couple of months on Once Wed…

Most of my inspiration ultimately tends to begin with nature, and for this shoot in particular, I had dreams of a forest at dusk. I think there is something completely enchanting and alluring about the dark, untamed, forest wilderness. I wanted to harness this, and celebrate the power and natural elegance of nature while infusing it with a bit of opulence.

For the tabletops, the wildly talented Kate Holt created little works of floral art which she combined with woodsy elements- interesting mosses, lichen, bark (some of which had these fabulous little mushrooms growing!) all housed within vintage jewelry boxes and antique horn vases. We incorporated wild bird feathers (guinea, wild turkey, pheasant,) snail shells and natural chunk honey for a beautiful amber color that we wanted to incorporate.

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Erica O’brien made the most perfect little cake- a subtle faux bois pattern with a bit of a silvery finish (to evoke weathered wood) and the most delicately shaped guinea feather and tiny nest were the finishing touches.

Stay tuned for Part II of this beautiful story coming up next!

Photography by Jose Villa


Comments (24)

olivia | Reply

the cake, flowers, dress, photography…everything is absolutely out-of-this-world stunning!!

katealtmix | Reply

ooo, i really love this one! and the setting is stunning!

Brancoprata | Reply

This is amazing! Love every single detail!! Can’t wait for part II!

Ashley Baber | Reply

Wow wow wow wow. That is all… :)

marta | Reply

Perfection! I would love to know the maker of the dress…it is stunning as well!

Sarah | Reply

oh my gosh! This is just so gorgeous:) Once again, you all blew this out of the park! Amazing!

Lex Cut | Reply

A most unique wedding! The cake, the eggs on the nest, the feathers with the name impirnted on it.. magical. They might as well add wood nymphs for a Peter Pan sort of feeling.

Corbin Gurkin | Reply

ooh, beautiful images! Rebecca & Kate’s genius is all over this design…absolutely stunning you guys!
xo Corbin

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat | Reply

Those twinkling lights looks simply magical hanging from the trees!


Terry | Reply

How ever did you print on a feather! Very clever!

melissa | Reply

A real looking person with curves-what a refreshing concept!

Album Boutique Team | Reply

Beautiful! I love the forest backdrop – it makes me think of fairies and fantasy tales. Thanks for sharing!

kc | Reply

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Who is this dress by!?! It’s taking my breath away!

Diana | Reply

Ah-mazing! I really love the cake.

Kelly | Reply

I love the feather idea- stamping on it just is amazing.

Emily @ Peach & Pearl | Reply

Oooo boy this is lovely. In particular, the cake and the raw bulbs — gorgeous!

Nico Designs | Reply

Wow! Sooo many fabulous little details! I had such fun looking through all the images! Cheers to Rebecca and Jose !!

kristi | Reply

This may be one of my favorite posts ever! I’ve been planning to use lots of little feathers in our own designs and until now haven’t seen anything like the natural, soft use of them here. More common are the big ostrich feathers. In Michigan we love our Loons, so we have collected dozens of loon feathes after the fall and spring moltings the last few seasons. I was afraid they wouldn’t have an impact, being so small, but now I know they’ll work. Thank you! Gorgeous!

rebecca stone {duet} Weddings | Reply

Emily, thank you so much for the beautiful feature! (And thanks to everyone for their extra sweet comments!!)
For those wondering about the dress, it is by Oscar de la Renta. :)

Pergolina | Reply

wow this is one of the most magical weddings. love the use of feathers. the abundance of rich textures and colors. everything looks so lush and delicious (including the bride!)

Rachel | Reply

Oh my goodness this is beautiful! And such inspiration too! I’m getting married in my backyard next spring and would love to know how you went about getting those lights in the trees. I figure extension chords would be the obvious, but I’m curious to know if you came up with an easier way. This is one of my favorite weddings on OnceWed!

misty | Reply

oh woow, is it possible to be in love with a wedding?? lol cause i think i just fell!

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