Sometimes with weddings, you have to brave the elements. But for this styled shoot photographed at the Erich McVey Workshop, the elements are the chief inspiration. Based on the grace and beauty of the flowing wind, this incredible shoot captures the essence of the environment in Bend, Oregon.
With a collection of earth-tones and pale blue, each facet of this design is touched by nature. The invitation suite, the boutonnieres, and even the smallest of vases on the tables include small wildflowers and greenery.
The bride wears glamorous footwear with a nude color pair of embellished heels.
With a simple approach to bridal beauty, her brunette hair is loosely curled and swept up. Her V-neck dress has elbow-length sleeves and a skirt that catches the breeze.
The groom sports pale blue with a suit made of light fabric. He styles it with a white shirt, matching pocket square and dark brown belt.
The flowers are wild and varied. The arrangements, bouquet and centerpiece are all crafted with height and texture. Babyâ€™s breath, white roses, and wildflowers are simple but impressionable set against the mountainous terrain and organic feel.
A wooden picnic table features a white runner, tall slender candles, and assorted floral decoration.
The unique and rustic place settings include personalized calligraphy with gray napkins and relaxed flatware.
With a river cutting through the mountains, the bride and groom embrace in front of a softly painted sky. The breeze envelopes the two and the sunset kisses the mountaintops.
This effortless back-to-basics design presents the wedding spirit in a wonderful windy declaration.
Photography: Tracy Enoch Photography
Styling: Ginny Au, assisted by Ashley Nicole
Flowers: Ashley Beyer, assisted by Brenna Williams
Hair & Makeup: Amy Clarke for The Halcyon Agency, assisted by Beth Level
Gown: ‘Scarlet Gown’ by Rubicon
Veil: Monvieve from Ivory & White Boutique
Jewelry: J Crew
Groom’s Attire: J Crew
Paper Goods: Mon Voir
Ribbon: Froufrou Ribbon
Models: Sydney Babcock of Muse Models and Garrett Righele of Option Models
Location: Smith Rock State Park
Sponsors: Red Leaf Boutique and Neve Albums
Photo Lab: PhotoVision
Film Sponsor: Fuji Film
Erich McVey Workshop in Bend, Oregon