Planning this style shoot was a pretty special for me because it would be the first time I would be published in a printed magazine, Wedding Day Magazine.
This style shoot was a little different than the ones I usually plan because Wedding Day Magazine, along with the venue, was hosting it. Most of the vendors were already selected by WDM and the venue had a preferred mood and theme (which were romantic, rustic, vintage).
Like with most weddings, the venue can really set the tone for the overall wedding style. The Hall at Oakland Park is full of natural and earthy elements and charm and instead of covering up these features, I wanted to embrace the beautiful and romantic setting.
The rustic look is still a popular wedding style for The Hall at Oakland Park. I knew that I needed to push the boundaries of what it means to have a rustic wedding, while still understanding the elements that make rustic weddings so popular. I had to stay true to my company’s brand and style while cohesively blending it with a different style, something we have to do with every client.
While the venue tends to draw in the couples that want that traditional rustic style, I approached the shoot with a more organic and earthy vibe. I wanted it to feel like you were out in the countryside on your family’s vineyard that had been in your family for generations and that everything, from the plates to the plants, you already owned and were part of the home.
I pictured warm, dancing candlelight; whimsical greenery, as if it had been neglected and was growing wild; and potted herbs and plants in weathered urns. I wanted as many raw and earthy elements as possible, from natural linens, earthen stoneware and terra cotta, to bamboo and rattan.
Planning + Design | JS Weddings & Events
Host | Wedding Day Magazine, Kaitlyn
Ceremony + Reception Venue | The Hall at Oakland Park
Photographer | Weeping Willow Photography
Hair + Makeup | Blown Away Blow Dry Bar, Kelly
Floral Designer | Camille’s Floral
Dress + Accessories | Bianka Bridal
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