An Inspiration Bridal Shoot Full of Rustic Elegance

It may be gorgeous outside lately, but a team of fabulously talented Wisconsin vendors brought the beauty indoors for this simplistically chic inspiration bridal shoot. Photographer Emily Steffen captures our hearts with photos filled with rustic details and natural textures. Some of our favorite details include Eat Cake's naked cake, which still appears decadent despite the minimalist approach; the flowing layers of the bride's Monirose gown against her bare feet; and the warmth of the fireplace beside what could certainly be an intimate reception. But maybe best of all is Milwaukee Flower Co.'s bountiful bouquet that pops with color from select bold blooms. Get ready to be inspired!

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From the Planner/Stylist:

We wanted to do something with Marsala, the color of the year, in mind but still with an earthy backbone. The idea was to keep the palate more natural and true to the culture of our state. Sally from Milwaukee Flower Co. and myself really wanted to incorporate antlers as the trend of taxidermy has been bleeding into the wedding scene throughout the last year, and it worked perfectly with our vision. With all this in mind we had to turn to our model Mariah who is a spokesperson for Discover Wisconsin, an absolute beauty, and the perfect representation of all that Wisconsin's culture has to offer. Mariah's natural red hair and her ethereal gown by Monirose gave a sort of enchanting look that perfectly suited the balance of romance and rusticness we were going for.

We wanted to execute our shoot in a way that reflected the real wedding trends couples would find approachable. For us it wasn't about bringing in the incredibly rare items that couples wouldn't be able to access but to use more common items in new and unique ways. This, paired with the beauty of Emily Steffen's film photography, left us with precisely what we always envisioned.

Credits: 
Photography
Venue
Dress
Planning and Styling
Hair & Makeup
Cake
Rentals
Rentals
Model
Mariah Haberman