Today’s bride, Aubrey, had the loveliest vision for their wedding day: “I really hoped for our wedding to feel romantic and organic while remaining simple. We also wanted it to feel a tiny bit undone.” With an outdoor ceremony and open-air reception filled with lush florals in a palette that mimicked the tones in the fields outside, her aesthetic plans for the wedding certainly came together beautifully. With the help of many talented family members and friends (including a beloved aunt who sewed the bridal gown!), their perfect day was complete.
Read on for more from the bride:
“Our wedding day was the most blissful and magical one Eric and I could have imagined.
Wishing for a ceremony in an open field and racing against the calendar’s winter months ahead, we were spoiled with the most wonderful talent to help us make our dreams come true. Florals were the only decor we imagined at our ceremony, and Ashley from Tinge Floral was able to create a most beautiful overgrown look with blossoms kissing the sides of our aisle.
And my dress…my dear, sweet Aunt Jeanette patiently and perfectly helped me design something elegant yet simple. She majestically sewed my dress in three weeks time, and I truly can not express how special and warm it felt to wear something made with so much love and reverence.
Incorporating our two year old son was incredibly important to us so we had identical tuxes made for him and Eric. After we were announced husband and wife, all three of us walked hand in hand as a family (w/ Lightning McQueen) back up the aisle. This may have been our favorite moment of all.
13 flower girl dresses made by the hands of loving friends, my late grandmother’s necklace around my neck, having my father’s arm to walk me down the aisle, and being madly in love with my groom at the other end… the details of our day and the people around us truly made it the most special one. Our hearts were overflowing as the rain drizzled outside, candles flickered in the evening breeze, and we dined on the yummiest Food by Tom. Soon enough we were being sent off with sparklers ablaze and mouths aching from a happiness we never knew was possible.”
Photography: Jill Thomas | Wedding Coordination: Natalie Kenley | Caterer: Food by Tom | Florals: Tinge Floral | Bridal Gown: Jeanette Nelson | Bride’s Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell | Bridesmaid Attire: Jenny Yoo | Invitations: Script Merchant | Videography: Joshua Brown | Woodworker: Hans Ringger | Cake: Tess Comrie | Makeup: Vivian Johnson | Suits: Urbana Custom Suits
This magical forest wedding inspiration shoot was uniquely created by a team of photographers and hosts of The Cultivated Artist workshop.