There is something so organic and elegant about a winery setting for a wedding, so when I saw this whimsical woodland shoot by Emily Wenzel Photography and Belle Journee Events at Arbor Crest Winery popped into my inbox I knew it would be a great inspiration for all our winery couples out there. Not only is this shoot full of great ideas, it also features a fabulous cast of vendors (full list at the bottom of the post). Here is a little more from Emily about the inspiration:
“Alyssa, of Belle Journee, and I came up with the shoot together. I really loved the idea of a whimsical, woodland fairy. Very graceful and elegant, but also really natural. We really wanted to play up the textures — even the cakes and desserts from Batch Bakeshop were textured.
One of my favorite elements are the lamp shades, which Erica at Erica’s Expressions covered in moss. We hung them to the side, in front of our vintage lace curtains (a great ceremony or photo booth background too), but you could also hang them above the tables, if your space permitted. I also loved our table. We wanted a big table, perfect for a family style service, so we combined two 6 foot rectangular tables with a low tablescape to make conversation easy.
Even though we shot this as a fantastic venue like Arbor Crest, I think this setup would translate well to a backyard wedding.”
Photographer – Emily Wenzel Photography
Design & Styling: Belle Journee Events
Venue: Arbor Crest Winery
Hair & Makeup: Terri Reece Studios
Desserts: Batch Bakeshop
Florist: Erica’s Expressions
Stationery: Nicole Mae Paper Design
Rentals: Event Rents
Vintage Rentals: Glam Vintage Events
Model: Perla Noemi Ochoa
Dress: Casablanca, from Cameo Bridal