An elopement really cuts to the heart of what a wedding is about: the joining of two souls. This shoot at Indian Head Mountain in the Adirondacks captures the timeless nature of love.
For the bouquet, we selected a palette of creams, browns, peaches, and oranges to coordinate with the burnished foliage of late October. We created an earthy, textural, hand-gathered look appropriate to the setting, yet contrasting the airiness of the gown. We knew the floral selections would need to be able to handle a several-hour hike to the summit, so we planned for hardy fresh blooms and dried materials.
Quicksand roses, apricot ranunculus, and caramel carnations lent fresh lushness, while white delphinium and yearning desert amaranthus echoed the floral details of the gown. Dried hops, fuzzy protea banksia, and brown bunny tail grass tied the bouquet to the seasonal change of the natural environment. Copper beech brought the look of stained glass and referenced the gown’s translucence.
For his boutonniere, we concentrated on dried textural items including broom corn, scabiosa pods, and bunny tail grass. A simple wrap in coordinating natural brown gave understated texture.
Cheers to all our cooperating vendors on this shoot! We are so very pleased with the results of your hard work!