Jeremiah and I jump at any chance we get to shoot on the coast. We were traveling in SoCal for a lovely wedding in Santa Barbara so we thought "why not do a bridal shoot!?" We brought this amazing Theia Couture gown from Willow Bride, and I made the bouquet with flowers from the downtown LA Flower Market! I somehow also managed to do Dani's hair and make-up in the back of our rental car. I think that's what we call ghetto fab, but the end result was magic and I'm so glad we did this shoot. I always love creating with my husband, even if that means dragging him to downtown L.A. so I can stare at pretty flowers.
A few weeks ago we had the privilege of attending the Vintage Whites + Shop Ruche Tailgate Soiree. It was a magical evening, filled with good conversation and good food. Darci of Beargrass Gardens hosted an amazing DIY flower crown station, and we all had a blast being creative and adorning our heads with beautiful blooms. Vanessa and Jana of Vintage Whites styled this adorableness, and Sweet Notions made the most beautiful desserts. Almost too pretty to eat...but we did anyways! We was such a great way to end our gorgeous Summer in Montana, and welcome Fall and it's crisp cool evenings.
These were shot on the Hasselblad with Kodak Portra 800. Processing by our wonderful lab, Photovision.
"Every summer, people from around the world flock to our little Flathead Valley in northern Montana. Mostly to see the majestic Glacier National Park, but also for Flathead Lake. Growing up here we were inspired by the beauty of the lake, it's crystal clear water, surrounded by towering mountains, the waving white sails. Working with Cara Finch Lard from Goldfinch EVENTS & DESIGN, we wanted to take a different approach to this shoot from the typical "Montana" inspiration. When most people think Montana, they picture rustic, cowboy, big red barns etc. But since Flathead Lake is the largest natural body of water west of the Mississippi River, for me it feels a little like living near the coast.
There's something incredibly romantic about two people vowing their love for each other on the cliffs of Flathead Lake, watching sailboats drift in front of the mountains. We went with an underlying nautical beach theme to bring an unexpected perspective to the Flathead Valley. We were inspired by the colors of the sunset on the water in the way we chose navy, soft white, gold and blush. We kept the wardrobe modern and fresh, letting the gold sequins dazzle in the sunlight against crisp navy blue linen. The all-white floral from Mum's Flowers with garden roses and white anemones with navy blue centers kept the tablescape romantic and soft, offsetting the cragginess of the rocks.
Tyler Thorney from One Ten and One Third illustrated the paper goods, which we then gold leafed to add the modern element. We kept the cake simple drawing inspiration from the seashell topper and gold-leafed frosting. As we shot into the last bit of sunset we toasted with our gold leafed champagne flutes to the beauty of Flathead Lake."
Rentals: Goldfinch Events and Design www.goldfinchevents.com
Paper Goods: Tyler Thorney www.onetenandonethird.com
Flowers: Mums Flowers www.mumsflowers.net
Photography: Jeremiah and Rachel Photography www.jeremiahandrachel.com
Event Design: Goldfinch Events and Design
We shot this film last year at Cara and Dan's wedding in Eleuthera, Bahamas. Still one of our favorite weddings. I love the feel and softness of super 8 film, and the amazing vintage camera's we get to use. When we got this film back it made us both miss the bahamas so much. Such a beautiful amazing place.
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