If you’re planning an outdoor wedding (or in this case, elopement!) and are unsure of how to design and decorate the space, then allow us to suggest taking inspiration from the environment around you. Nature always provides the most beautiful settings, so working alongside what’s given to you, instead of working against it, will result in a design that looks and feels like it was meant to be there.

For Michelle and Jeff’s elopement, that meant paying attention to the colors and textures of the mountain top views: whites, blues, greens and greys worked their way into the overall wedding palette. The bridal bouquet is minimal, while feeling wild. The ceremony “arch” appears to be growing naturally and freely, as though the couple just stumbled across this perfect spot.

Read on for more about the inspiration behind this shoot, by photographers Abigail of A Thomas Photography (one of our Premium Vendors!) and Simply Sarah Photography:
“Styled by Lacy Geary, this mountaintop elopement inspiration has all of the feels. The wind was so strong at times, we vendors had to hold onto one another & our equipment to make sure we didn’t blow over! However, it was the perfect, natural addition to the romance that this shoot evokes, and it caused the most beautiful movement in the Alexandra Grecco gown. Jennifer Nieman created a hair & makeup look that made us feel like we had stepped right out of Pride & Prejudice. Kate Asire’s floral design was based off of the natural beauty of the mountaintop, & the arbor she crafted was the perfect backdrop to the (real couple) models’ love. Handwritten vows & a dreamy invitation suite from Owl Post Calligraphy evoked so much emotion & romance. We had so much fun hiking (yes…hiking!) up the mountain to capture Michelle & Jeff’s love.”

Photographer: A Thomas Photography | Workshop Host: Simply Sarah Photography | Hair & Makeup: Jennifer Nieman | Floral Design: Kate Asire  | Styling & Design: Lacy Geary  | Wedding Dress: Alexandra Grecco  | Calligraphy: Owl Post Calligraphy  | Model: Michelle Kopec | Film Scans: Photovision Prints | Location: Max Patch Mountain

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Joanne Torres | Reply

Outdoor weddings are my favorite. And love the dress. Gorgeous!

Lisa Fitts | Reply

Nature really is the most beautiful setting the photos are beautiful I think the wind adds to it!

Naomi | Reply

A wonderful couple. An excellent example of how a wedding outside the city can take place. Nature and place were chosen successfully. I wanted to say a separate word about the work of the photographer – very warm photos were obtained. Looking at them already there is an opinion that this is something unusual. Outdoor wedding is the best way to spend time together and keep all the intimacy of the moment. It turned out very beautiful!