Woodland Wedding Inspiration by Sarah Carpenter


As seen in Once Wed (2016)

Because with greenery being Pantone color of the year, I'm just excited to use even more green watercolor just like this suite! Took me a whole lot of mixing to get that perfect shades of green, but it's so worth it! I love the effortless of this shoot, from the dress, the venue, to the simple touches of the couple!

I can go on and on, but Julia from Wedding Wisesaid it better, “The inspiration for this shoot came from a deep love for the forests of the Pacific Northwest. We could argue that there’s not much that’s more romantic or more magical than a day wandering in the northwest woods with your significant other!

The woodland elopement theme came easily after a location was selected. With the mountains so close to home, it’s no wonder some couples choose to plan secret weddings in some of the forests’ most beautiful and secret places.

A neutral color palette, headlined by cream and taupe, were a stunning compliment to the dark greens and browns of the natural surroundings. Keeping the design contained and structured enough to be fitting of a real wedding, yet wild enough to coincide perfectly with the setting was an enjoyable challenge for all the creative wedding vendors involved.

The bride was styled to look effortlessly chic amidst the easy serenity of the northwest woodlands, wearing a romantic flowing gown while barefoot, with unruly curls escaping her hairstyle. Fluid watercolor calligraphy on handmade paper and a nearly naked cake with vines seemingly growing around it added touches of natural elegance to coincide with the woodland theme. The wild floral design with pops of delicious peach and tan tones gave airy, soft texture and color that were unusual and really completed the look and theme.

Each member of the vendor team worked together to create a beautiful styled elopement and the results were nothing short of a romantic, intimate, woodland dream.”

Photography: Sarah Carpenter | Floral Design: Wild Bloom Floral | Design + Planning: Wedding Wise | Rentals: Northwest Vintage Rentals | Cake: Delicately Sweet Confections | Hair + Makeup: The Outer Edge Hair and Makeup | Bridal Gown: Saint Isabel Bridal | Veil: Tessa Kim | Jewelry: La Belle Elaine’s | Engagement Ring: Suzie Saltzman | Calligraphy + Invitation Suite: Seniman Calligraphy | Ribbon: Tono and Co | Models: Devon Fox, SMG & Thomas Canetti

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