Intimate and quiet, this woodlands elopement is the ultimate inspiration for a bride who loves bohemian romance and a whole lot of adventure (we’re talking walking under waterfalls and getting your dress dirty). We are so excited to finally be sharing this collaboration we did with The Woodlands House, Lovely Bride and White Magazine last week!
The Woodlands House could just be the most beautiful intimate wedding venues we’ve ever seen. The first time we went there it was like we learned what real quietness is – the quiet of an untouched forest with no signal, with only birds and rustling trees to hear. You drive down a long windy driveway in thick forest until you see a gorgeous brown house completely tucked away in trees. It is HUGE (we’re not exaggerating), and every room has stunning bohemian decor. With three levels and a ton of bedrooms, we could easily picture the home full of wedding guests spilling onto the deck under the Oregon stars.
These invitations by Libby Tipton are a serious dream. She took my quick mood board and came up with invites that so beautifully fit The Woodlands House (that watercolor drawing of the house? So amazing!). She is a dream to work with, and has an incredible eye. We basically wanted to spend the whole day shooting these invites because they were so pretty!
Beginning the morning with a fire and tea (Gregory’s cup actually had whiskey in it, but that’s beside the point), Anna + Greg curled up on the couch and we took the morning really slow. We met Anna + Gregory a while ago, and have shot them in the snow, ‘Winter Wonderland at Mount Rainier,’ and when we needed a married couple for this styled shoot we couldn’t think of two better people. Photographers themselves at Woodman Weddings, they are both insanely talented!
Wearing the stunning new Lake Gown from the Lovers Society collection, it perfectly suited Anna. The slip gown was form fitted, with panelling to flatter every figure. Gorgeous worn on it’s own, Anna opted to wear the matching lace blouse, which sat over the shoulder and finished at the waist, exposing the low back of the gown and showcasing the full skirt and train. Stocked at our favorite, Lovely Bride, it was so much fun to work with them to showcase a gown perfect for the modern boho bride (with a bit of adventure in her heart!).
For the late afternoon ceremony we used a gorgeous macrame piece from Ferns And Fiber as a backdrop for their vows, which in reality were spontaneous sentences of affection to each other 😉
Anna just recently got a fringe during their time living in Hawaii this year, and Greg constantly combed through it for her (with a baby bamboo comb!) the entire day – it became this hilarious thing – we call it, the fringe comb series 😉
Instead of involving a florist, we had fun creating the bouquet and floral installation ourselves! I (Athena) made my own flowers for our wedding and playing with flowers is my ultimate dream… so I took advantage of this shoot!
It began pouring on us so we went back into the warmth of the house before getting in the car and driving 40 minutes north to Latourell Falls, the same falls that Anna + Greg had their first look and wedding photos at on their own wedding day! And we got COMPLETELY soaked!
Anna and Greg were brave enough to go out to a large rock Anna had avoided on her wedding day but “I’m not going to be the kind of bride that avoids getting wet today” and she did it (and we are SO glad because the image is epic!).
The final fringe comb through 😉 These two are the BEST and literally within 24 hours after these were taken they had put on offer on their FIRST HOME together! Love doing life with them and celebrating their wins. Thank you for being our models and inspiring brides everywhere to elope!