A reflective of traditional, antique elegance, warmth, personality, and simplicity, the rustic chic wedding theme is getting more popular. It might convey different feels for different people, but with natural earth elements and design twists, it is definitely beautiful. Here is yet another fancy and rustic inspired shoot brought to us by Ivonne Carlton Photography and the rest of her amazing vendors. Cheers to the team’s creativity!
Styled Shoot Details
As the photographer shares,
We chose The Paseo Wedding and Event Venue in Apache Junction, AZ. With breathtaking Superstition Mountain backdrops, natural Sonoran Desert views and amazingly vibrant Arizona sunsets. The Paseo is the perfect outdoor venue and a perfect canvas to create your Rustic Chic wedding masterpiece.
Depending on the location of your big day, you may have many choices for your venue, and if you review those selections, think chic, flair, and elegance. Pavillions, large old barns, dance halls, traditional textures and landscapes are key. All these architecture elements add to the overall “rustic” ambience. The Paseo has them all. Outdoor settings will work if the weather and season matches your needs. In Arizona, we find, that is pretty much nine months of the year!
The Bridal Dress
When you think about the perfect dress, remember who you are, it must reflect you, have a sweet natural look, but possess a simple, refined elegance. Choose something traditional, yet sophisticated like this beautiful short sleeved lace dress provided to us by A Dressy Occasion. Think about your hair and make-up. Appear like an angel, exactly how Baby Doll Weddings made our Bride appear. Envision how you want you and your dress to flow as you move and dance towards the altar. Your look should be simple but fabulous!
Florals manifest another extension of the “Chic” look you are trying to achieve. Simple, elegant and beautiful. You can create this look with antique silver candelabras or nickel candle holders placed around your venue. Of course, a little greenery never hurts. Or, you can decide on basic vases peppered with a few stems of simple flowers.
For the styling of this photo shoot, we chose a simple, natural color palate layered with a unique and complex floral design. Our Bouquet, Boutonniere, and Centerpieces were composed of Eskimo Roses, Anemone, Parrot Tulips, Veronica, Blue Thistle, Bells of Ireland, Green Tickand White Sock surrounded by greenery layers of Plumosa, Italian Ruscus, Willow Eucalyptus, Gunnii Eucalyptus, and Lemon Leaf. The floral artistry for this styled shoot was detailed by the amazingly talented Flower Girl Events and styled meticulously by Ivonne Carlton Photography, Lace and a Barn Wedding Rentals and Design, and Events Your Way Wedding Planner to create this amazing floral imagery.
Plan on altars with flowing linens and greenery like Willow Eucalyptus. Substitute an old wine barrel for a cake table. Choose a simple, but classic cake design by Sue Jacobs Cakes and blanket it in beautiful flowers. Add to the mix an elegant and traditional sweetheart table with a burgundy Settee. Your result has to strike the perfect mix of sophistication and just plain “Pure Chicness”; as we believe our combinations certainly did.
Our beautiful, wooden altar, furniture design and vision for this shoot was provided by the fabulously talented Lace and a Barn Wedding Rentals and Design. Stationary was crafted by Lola Lee Custom Invitations and Stationary. Table details, Antique Glass Chargers, China, Glassware and Flatware were provided by Y-Knot Party Rentals and Tea Crockery Vintage China Rentals.
Tips and Tricks
Let wedding details reflect who you are, choose your wedding photographer based on their work and how their style will match yours not only on price. — Ivonne Carlton
Photographer: Ivonne Carlton Photography
Dress Store: A Dressy Occasion
Hair Stylist: Babydoll Weddings
Event Planner: Events Your Way
Other: Lace and a Barn
Invitation Designer: Lola Lee Invitations
Linens and Coverings: Southwick Linens
Cake Designer: Sue Jacobs Cakes
Design and Decor: Tea Crockery
Floral Designer: The Flower Girl Events
Event Venue: The Paseo
Other: YKnot rentals