Real Wedding: Rebecca & Michael

Don’t let this summer wedding fool you, it’s full of festive vibes…

It might be a summer wedding we’re showcasing today but there are so many beautiful festive vibes at work here…from the beautiful berry purple of the bridesmaid dresses to the stunning festoon lighting at the venue.

We love Rebecca Carpenter‘s work, so when she got in touch with Rebecca and Michael’s big day, we literally bit her hand off. Rebecca’s work is so honest and natural; her effervescent personality is intrinsic to how she gets the best out of her couples and we can see just how much of a good time they have working with her. And Rebecca and Michael were no exception….

“They were so warm and friendly from the moment they booked; we kept in touch via e-mail and whatsapp! When I showed up on their day it felt like I was meeting an old friend when I met Rebecca. Her family and bridesmaids were so welcoming, fun and positive to be around.” Rebecca

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As you will see from this real wedding, Rebecca is great at capturing both the big picture and the smaller details; from the couples chosen fragrances and stationery, to little details on the wedding breakfast tables. It’s the little things couples often forget, and so this is a really important part of wedding photography.

You may also recognise the Royal Mail ‘something for you’ notecard which went a little Instagram viral when Rebecca posted it onto her grid. Like we said…it’s the little details that make a wedding day truly complete.

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When thinking back to this beautiful real wedding, Rebecca remembers if being one that really stuck out for her in 2018…

“I know this sounds like a cliche but the whole day was just a photographers dream. I loved it all. The weather was incredible, the bride and groom were madly in love, their little girl Bluebell was present, they had the most stunning flowers, there were the beautiful and hilarious bridesmaids, and of course, there was the loveliest church ceremony.” Rebecca

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This couple really did cover all bases with their wedding planning…every aspect of their day was detailed and tailored to their life and their loves…from food and drink, to decor and even the games that they played during the wedding breakfast…

“Rebecca and Michael thought of everything – The Mr and Mrs Game led by the Bride’s brother was created so that all the guests were involved and were able to interact. There were details the bride and groom really thought hard about, such as the strawberries and cream stand, pimp your processco stand, a harpist and a fabulous cheese tower.” Rebecca

We love the table plan…a whimsical fairytale/literary plethora of the couples favourite stories, and each table was themed around the table plan. We also love all the little details around the barn venue, from the festoon lighting, the little paper lanterns and the photo wall showcasing the couples time together.

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When it came to photography, Rebecca had a blast with the couple and their guests.

“I had so many ideas for photographs that day and sometimes you do get resistance from people. However, Rebecca and Michael, her bridesmaids and the wedding guests in general were down for anything and everything! From setting off confetti canons during bridal prep, to jumping fences and going into a field for celebratory photos are some of my favourite moments of that day.” Rebecca

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When it came to challenges on the day, Rebecca explained that the curse of the sharp sunlight struck…every photographers nightmare…

“I think the biggest challenge that day was that the sun was scorching which never really makes for the best photos. Eyes squinting and harsh shadows never make for the prettiest of photos, so I decided to hold off doing the couple portraits until later in the day when the light had settled. It was a bit of a gamble when a wedding is busy and flowing, but I explained to the couple that for the best results we wait until then and I’m so glad they trusted me!” Rebecca

And so are we, because the couple shots and celebratory bridesmaid/bridal portraits are just to die for! Well done Rebecca, and huge congrats to the beautiful Rebecca and Michael.

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A Mind-Blowing, Cheeky Medora Shoot

A cheeky end to this visually stunning shoot set in the wilds of Medora.

When we saw this shoot kicking about on the incredible Blaine Finneseth’s Instagram, we knew we had to get it in the bag. Not only is it set in the most incredible landscape, but the hats and flowers had us at the proverbial ‘hello’.

Blaine is a North Dakota-based photographer, with a passion for capturing perfect moments. Specialising in weddings and graduating seniors, Blaine’s love getting to know people and utilising that familiarity to get the best out of client sessions.

Combining a killer team for this stunning shoot, Blaine captured not only raw emotion but lots and lots of fun with this dramatic conceptual project. And watch out for the cheeky shot at the end…

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We love that so many rules were broken with this shoot…because why should we to play by the rules when it comes to weddings? From the groom attire, the hats, the jewellery and the smoke bombs, every detail is deeply personal and visually showcases how far you can push your wedding day concept to align with your preferences as a couple.

We heart an unconventional wedding.

By far, out favourite aspect of Blaine’s concept is the colour palette; whilst we usually see red tones paired with plums, silvers and greens, we love that the team utilised oranges and yellows to pair with the rusty red of the grooms blazer and the silks of the bouquet. Such a perfect pairing with the surrounding landscape.

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Atop Black Balsam

Bridal shoot set atop Black Balsam, giving Wuthering Heights vibes for bride Kayla.

When I saw a couple of the images from this shoot on Instagram, I knew I had to reach out to the photographer, Alli, to feature them. They gave me a real Wuthering Heights moment, and since I grew up close to the moors that the Bronte’s wrote about in their books, this visually stunning shoot just had to grace Wed in The Wild. 

Shot in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains that border North and South Carolina the landscape is wild and natural, aside from the gravel footpath and the winding road in the distance which brought the team to their chosen location.

Alli’s love for nature is clear; her shots go beyond solely capturing the lovely model, Kayla, and capture the beauty of the landscape too.

“I had to stop and take in how beautiful the whole scenario was. The mountains. A gorgeous bride. The wind bringing life to all around it. The evergreens that give me the green I oh, so love for my pictures. Everything was just perfect.”

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With a simple bridal look, Kayla fits the essence of a natural, relaxed bride. We love understated styling here at Wed in The Wild, and the free flowing hair, natural makeup and simple flowers captivate against the stunning backdrop of Black Balsam point.

The dress, from Lulu’s only adds to the romanticism and the connotations of 18th century literature…with a flowing skirt, sweet ribbons, intrinsic lace sleeves and a beautiful belt. The open back thoroughly modernises the whole look.

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As with most outdoor shoots, set atop a mountain, the weather was a bit of an obstacle.

“It was absolutely freezing cold to the point to where I couldn’t feel my hands as I snapped each shot. The wind didn’t help either as it hit us with all of its might that it had that day. The hike is difficult, especially for someone in a dress, because some of the rocks are nearly a climb straight upward. We were hoping that it would be sunny for golden hour, but the cloud coverage was too thick.”

But with shots like this…how can you really be disappointed! While the wind was one of the challenges, each image has so much personality; each bluster giving life to the dress and to the models hair.

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Alli explained that the location is so unique in relation to where she lives, and as such, she loves to bring clients up to Black Balsam to shoot. And we can totally see why, with a landscape like that…

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Real Wedding: Madison & Austin

Woodland vibes for this real wedding, featuring some really cool details and a wonderfully loved up couple!

All the feels for the sweetest couple on the blog this evening. Madison and Austin’s wedding features so many pretty little details, and was shot by the lovely and equally talented Brynna of Three Birds Photography

The couple had the most perfect, intimate wedding surrounded by close friends and family. When Madison contacted Brynna about photographing her wedding, she told her of her plans for a small backyard wedding. She also expressed an interest in wanting to shoot images of just her and Austin at a separate location in the woods. For Brynna, it was the perfect brief…

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Brynna explains more…

“Madison and Austin have such a loving and warm connection that shows in every picture. I loved every detail of their day! Madison’s dress, the flower details in her hair, the groom’s entire outfit, the flowers by Centre Floral – all of it. The most unique and beautiful part about the day was Madison’s tattoo of the moon phase of their wedding night. Their fun and relaxed personality made the day and the photographing experience so amazing and special. Madison and Austin’s day still inspires me when planning sessions and photographing other couples to this day – a wedding I’ll always treasure!”

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Brynna has actually known Madison since they were children, having grown up in the same county, but were never friends. However, Madison began following Brynna when she began her photography venture, and they began to form a bond. She shot their engagement photos in downtown Nacogdoches, TX in different abandoned spots. Madison’s unique personality really clicked with Brynna’s style and every detail of their wedding really spoke to her.

Match made in heaven, it sounds like!

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The wedding took place in Madison’s aunts backyard. It was a very short ceremony and Brynna and the couple left right after to take pictures in Sabine National Forest. When the pictures were taken, the wedding party convened in an old community house for the reception, where the food and decorations were made by family and friends. All so simple, but oh so perfect.

Brynna recalls that she “learned that it is better to just do what you want on your wedding day, because it is in fact YOUR day! Madison and Austin did exactly what they wanted, pictures, decorations, and all and it was perfect.”

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Question: Brynna, what does love mean to you?

“Love means being completely authentic and 100% yourself with your partner. Raw honesty is love. Acceptance of faults and flaws is love. Quality time is love. You don’t need expensive dates, cards, and money to show your love. You just need each other. Time spent watching a movie together, making cookies together, dancing to “your” song, or just being beside each other, not even having to say a word. Any day spent together.  That’s love to me.”

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Brynna provides photography in a style which shows authenticity and joy. She is East Texas based but is willing to travel both within the US and overseas, and she loves to shoot weddings, portraits, and lifestyle sessions. Her boyfriend partners with her for weddings as a second shooter and videographer.

 

Rustic Vibes, Chickens & Cows, in Beautiful BC

Wild and romantic styled shoot from Vancouver Island, BC, shot by Myrtle and Moss.

We are super excited today, not only because its launch day, but we able to finally show you this picture perfect, rural shoot set in the most beautiful location in Canada.

Kimberley Solecki, from Borrowed and Blue Events, submitted this beautiful shoot in response to our first callout on Instagram. A wedding planner from Vancouver Island, BC, Kimberley is a self confessed planning fanatic, which is obviously why this styled wedding inspiration, shot by Myrtle and Moss, is just everything.

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Comprising a stellar team of creatives and the most perfect models, the concept was realised at Birds Eye Cove Barn; a hand-cut timber frame facility which nestles into the grassy fields of the 300 acre property. Leaving the colour palette neutral, the styling, fashion and the surroundings speak for themselves. Even the farmlife matched the colour scheme perfectly…scroll down for highland cows and chickens galore!

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Kimberley told us that the team faced a few challenges. As the property is located right at the base of a valley in the inlet of a bay, the wind posed some issues. The ceremony arch broke, but the team were able to come up with a plan b…showcasing just how fast a team of quality creatives can resolve an obstacle.

It’s super hard to not love all this beautiful wedding inspiration…we particularly love the flowers by Bespoke Blossoms, the macrame on the tablescape and the beautiful Pronovias gown (loaned from Blush Bridal) worn by Jilliann, the bridal model. And who could forget, the chickens…!

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Planning | Borrowed and Blue Events

Photographer | Myrtle and Moss Photography

Couple | @jilliannjones and @mrjonesisstoked

Venue | Birds Eye Cove Farm

Florals | Bespoke Blossoms

Decor, Rentals & Styling | Darling Vintage Rentals

Cocktails | Twist Victoria

Jewellery | Melissa Caron

Mens Attire | Outlooks for Men

Stationery | Emma Allen

Hair | Salon Muse

Makeup | Erica Harris

Bridal Boutique | Blush Bridal

Gown | Pronovias

Chairs | Wise Co.

Cake | Schur to Please

Fabrics & Linens | Sheer Florals

Vows | Crimson Letters