Rocky Mountain Engagement Inspiration

 

This engagement session was about capturing intimate moments between the couple and the romance of being engaged. Set in the garden of a private estate, we styled a dessert and champagne picnic complete with mini donuts and fine libations. The bride, Ciana, brought a copy of Shakespeare's complete works, which was something the couple had bonded over while dating. Her dress from BHLDN kept with the romantic theme, with its flowing shape. A loose garden bouquet by MJM Designs featured ranunculus and scabiosa. And an old ski lift that sits in the garden made for a fun photo op and nodded to the outdoorsy nature of the couple.  

Photographer: Sara Lynn | Planner/Styling: The Styled Soiree | Heirloom Box: Bohemian Woodworx | Flowers: MJM Designs | Save the Dates: The Styled Soiree | Venue: Private Residence | Baked Desserts: Whole Foods | Candies: Sugarfina | Hair & Makeup: Kim J. Beauty | Dress: BHLDN | Belt: Lazaro 

 

Oyster Shell Wedding Color Palette Inspiration

One of the first design decisions couples make when planning a wedding is the color palette. But how should a couple decide on wedding colors?

Inspiration is everywhere!  Choose your wedding colors based on a favorite piece of art, a favorite vacation destination, or even a favorite meal!

One of my current favorite palettes is based on a little obsession of mine: oyster shells!

Oyster Shell Wedding Color Palette Inspiration from The Styled Soiree

I love that this palette is soft and dramatic at the same time.  The slate gray and dusty blue are the perfect cool complement to the blush, rose, taupe, and lavender notes.

These colors are wonderful for any season but particularly for a Winter wedding or Spring wedding.  Imagine the men in slate suites, the bridesmaids in french blue gowns, and the florals filled with dusty rose, soft blush, and cream.

Can you see yourself incorporating these colors into your wedding?

Mountain Elegance Wedding Inspiration at Wild Canyon Ranch

 

Wild Canyon Ranch, a new wedding location in Lake George, Colorado, served as the perfect backdrop for this mountain elegance wedding shoot. The first scene I styled was an elegant getting ready and boudoir scene. The location's stunning claw foot tub made for a natural place to start our story. Our stunning model hair was styled with a slightly 20's feel, with classic finger waves and Sarah Gabriel headpiece and veil. Then we moved to the bridal suite where photographer Carrie King captured some stunning getting ready shots. 

For our groom, we chose a classic three-piece suit paired with a boutonnière of garden roses, pieris, and seeded eucalyptus, by floral designer Emma Lea. For the bride's bouquet, we picked muted tones that went with the neutral, textured feel of the Ranch. In her wild bouquet, caramel antique roses, ranunculus, and blooming pieris stole the show.

For the ceremony, I envisioned a simple space inspired by clean Scandinavian design. A manzanita branch held simple taper candles mixed with brass holders. Rustic chairs and a Nordic-inspired rug finished off the ceremony design.

The substantial stone fireplace made for a cozy location for the reception table. I picked a wood table and Emma created lush organic floral arrangements. At each place setting, petite jars of lingonberry jam served as a delicious favors for guests.

After dinner, a Fika station was setup along with the traditional wedding cake. Fika is a Scandinavian tradition, which simply means coffee break, but culturally is about getting together and appreciating the good things in life and especially while eating something sweet!

You can see more of this intimate Colorado wedding inspiration right here on Magnolia Rouge.

Photographer: CARRIE KING PHOTOGRAPHER | Venue WILD CANYON RANCH

Photographer: CARRIE KING PHOTOGRAPHER | Venue: WILD CANYON RANCH | Florals: EMMA LEA FLORAL Fur Shrug: MODERN TROUSSEAU | Veil: SARA GABRIEL VEILING & HEADPIECES | Skirt: WILLOW BY WATTERS | Female model: MEGHAN TIETZE | Wedding dress: BERTA BRIDAL | Models: WILHELMINA | Menswear: | Ring Box: THE MRS. BOX | Hair & make-up: ANGELINA LOREN BEAUTY | Paper goods: CHEEKA | Rentals: YONDER FLORAL & DECOR HOUSE | Comb: ENCHANTED ATELIER BY LIV HART | Shaving Products: THE ART OF SHAVING |  | Lingerie: URBAN OUTFITTERS | Cologne: CHANEL | Perfume: JO MALONE LONDON | Male model: NATE ALEXANDER