Inspired: Magical Woodland Romance

Boy, have we got some magical inspiration to share with you today! Sent to us by our friends at Mackenzie PR, there are so many striking ideas, gorgeous imagery and delicious elements to enjoy, all inspired by wood nymphs and their mysterious nature. We thought this inspiration shoot was rather fitting to share right before All Hallow’s Eve; the dripping moss, dark desserts, crystal goblets and dreamy setting scream magic and romance….enjoy!

From Designs by Spring: I wanted to focus on a wedding with earthly magic seen though the eyes of a mysterious wood nymph.  At a time when the heat of summer begins to wane, the leaves transform their colors, earthly creatures begin harvesting and preparing for the bitter cold of winter. I choose the wood nymph as my theme for their playful earthly focus, but also for it’s mystery and magic.  I represented this theme by using earthly products or mimicking them where ever I could.  For example we used birch and vines as an altar, wood benches for seating and the ceremony itself in the woods.

The reception used wood tables and benches, a moss runner, wooden candles and vases, branch silverware, wood slabs for chargers, and the table scape itself was set under a large tree.  We also had a moss swing with vines, shoes covered in leaves and flowers, deserts centered around berries and apples, menus in the form of a maple leaf, as well as an organic game centered menu.

We conveyed mystery and magic though dramatic makeup for our model, dry ice in drinks to create a potion effect, and a complex layered ethereal gown. I choose the name Edmund Mountbatten for our groom; Edmund being a common princely first name and Mountbatten being a Royal English Surname.  I choose the name Rusalka Wood for our bride; Rusalka being literally translated to Wood Nymph in Czech and Wood referring to our focus.

Event Designer: Designs by Spring | Floral Design of Ceremony, Swing & Tables: Grand Floral | Furniture & Small Prop Rentals: Farm Tables and More |  Makeup: Melissa Rae Makeup | Hair: Pinned up Betty, Amanda Moore | Styling: CBS Lifestylist | Paper Products: Simply Michelle |Desserts: Wicked Spoon Events | Photography: Paul Douda Photography | Bridal Gowns: Bliss Bride | Accessories: Beads of La Jolla | Dinnerware, Glassware, silverware, pillows, props etc: West Elm |  PR: Mackenzie Marketing and Design | Models: Bri & Christian

Utterly magical and oh-so dreamy, right? It has us in the mood to wander through the damp fall forest wondering what’s around the corner….

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  1. says

    This inspiration shoot has lots of great ideas to take away. You most certainly couldn’t get any more earthy than this. I think the food looked great with its berries and cherries ontop, really helped give it that earthy feel.

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