Friday, January 6, 2012

[Styled Shoot] - Water for Elephants

Water for Elephants is a wonderful story of how a young boy loses his family and then finds himself on an adventure with a traveling circus.  There he meets a beautiful girl who captures his heart and in the end they save each other with their amazing bond. 

Randi Marie Photography and Blue Door Creative teamed up to create a wedding that would be a lovely replication of this amazing historic novel. I absolutely love this book and movie so when I saw how they pulled together all the perfect vintage details to recreate the beautiful love story, I had to share it with you guys!

Details from the photographer: Author Sara Gruen offers visual aids throughout the pages of her book to help Kate & I gather idea’s to incorporate in to this styled shoot. With warm tones and a rustic feel, what started as a mere idea turned out to be an amazing wedding brought about from the past; "Water For Elephants meets A Rustic Barn." Brides need ideas outside the blank ballroom to make their wedding one of a kind. What better of a way to do it then create a wedding perfect for the vintage rustic bride? Executing this idea was nothing but ease as we had the best vendors on board that anyone could ask for. We wanted to build this styled shoot to help give brides outside-the-box ideas for a fabulous wedding. Our amazing bakers, Juliana with 3.14 Pies and Megan with Eat Sweets Pastry, teamed up to make delicious treats and the yummiest goods. The fabulous Print Your Party did our custom paper goods. We gave her an idea and she turned it in to a dream come true. Sew In Love created the perfect dress for our bride. The florist took our idea and turned it in to a dream. Stemming from the very vintage past, we wanted to incorporate a hairpiece that would really compliment the style of our shoot along with our bride’s personality. Kira, a fun and outgoing lady, was more then happy to be our model. For the name of love, that girl would be up for anything! Daniel, a handsome fella with the sweetest personality, made the perfect groom with his gentle personality and striking good looks.

Event Planner: Blue Door Creative
Floral Designer: Culver City Flower Shop
Reception Venue: Private Residence
Invitation Designer: Print Your Party
Dress Designer: Sew In Love Couture
Etsy Designer: Art and Adornment
Submitted via Two Bright Lights


  1. What a lovely wedding! I adore the bride's unique hairpiece.

  2. I absolutely love the dress! Amazing! ;)

  3. Such a sweet shoot ~ love the shots with the balloons.