This chic styled shoot takes place in a beautiful barn adorned with sheer fabric, wood branches, greenery and lots of twinkle lights. Tall silver vases overflowing with florals and a moss runner with succulents beautify the rustic table. These nature-inspired details bring the outside in and add a touch of luxe.
THE STYLE TEAM
Photographer: Vitor Lindo Photo + Video // Makeup Artist: Beyond Beautiful by Heather // Dress Store: BleuBelle // Location: Red Gate Farms // Caterer: Thrive Catering // Bakery: Wicked Cakes of Savannah
Stephanie & Jared | June 13th
From the bride: Three words…..One. Long. Engagement. We were engaged for almost two years prior to the wedding day. Jared was in school until the December prior to the wedding. So, with that kind of stress we thought it was best for us to hold some of the wedding planning until he was finished. That left us six months to actually accomplish most of the work.
We wanted our wedding to match our lifestyle….we love the outdoors and boating. So we went with a bit of outdoor rustic theme with nautical elements.
All in all, the wedding planning ended up being mostly a team effort. We had some rocky roads in the planning, but we managed to not kill each other! It was not always a fun process, so we hated and enjoyed it all at the same time. We just had to remember to celebrate the big decision maker days and try to enjoy as much as possible. I feel like we accomplished that task… End of day…we are married! And we are happy!
Stephanie’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Ali & Garrett Wedding Photographers // Floral Designer: Bella Lu Floral // DJ: Mannequin DJ // Cake Designer: Mulberries Cakes // Venue: Sevens Restaurant
Today, we are featuring the couple that graces our cover, Maureen & Shawn. Their destination wedding in Steamboat Springs was a mix of traditional elements with a mountain vibe. They incorporated a color palette of greens and neutrals with gold accents designed by Quintessential Weddings. We especially love all the mountaintop images of the couple beautifully captured by Rachel Havel.
“I had a few veil malfunctions. My husband stepped on it during the ceremony and it jerked my head back. That caused a lot of laughs. My veil also got stuck on a post as we were doing our grand exit from the church. It flew off, but I just kept going.”
Read the entire wedding day story HERE!
From the photographer, Kari Geha Photography: This may be a styled shoot, but this couple is a real life couple and are adorably sweet together. Victor is also a photographer and met his muse, Jessica, on a shoot. The two compliment each other so well. While I would be taking his individual portraits, I would catch him looking over my shoulder and smiling. I would look back, and of course, he was swooning over her. She would be giggling. It was the sweetest of interactions between these two!
THE STYLE TEAM
Photographer: Kari Geha Photography // Photo Styling: Ashley Demoss // Floral Designer: Fairytale Floral // Dress Store: Blue Bridal Boutique // Hair Stylist: Jaded Beauty // Venue: Moss Denver // Film: Adam Bradley, Aflātis Films // Bakery: Wake and Bake Cakes // Calligraphy & Lettering: Brynn Woodley // Couple: Victor Fossen and Jessica Nazarenus
“Looking back, our wedding was a dream. All we wanted was our closest loved ones with us on a vacation with God’s landscape as our decor and we got it. When planning your wedding, remember that there are no rules. Your wedding day should be a direct reflection of you both and your personalities.”
Read the entire wedding day story in the MAGAZINE!