So with talks of snow just around the corner again in the UK we thought what better than to share this stunning styled shoot all the way from Snowy Wisconsin. We hope you enjoy this dreamy, enchanted barn elopement!
The team from Linyage tell us all about the concept…
“Together, with a lineup of vendors bursting with talent and ideas, we created a vision for a winter elopement that was slightly edgy but with an overall organic, free-spirited vibe. We wanted to give those winter brides out there some new inspiration, with focus on attire, setting, and hues in the details. We chose romantic, feminine mauves and dusty rose as our primary color, with pops of warmth and deep fall. The morning of the shoot we woke to a fresh blanket of snow covering the rolling hills of The Enchanted Barn, the picturesque venue laid in the Wisconsin countryside, creating a magical, whimsy feel that had everyone feeling like it was a true elopement. The timing of it could not have been more perfect.”
We took our time getting ready, as we feel this is a part of a wedding day often overlooked; nodding to the details of the bridal separates, jewelry, and so on. We really wanted linyage’s custom silk organza skirt and hand-sewn, vintage lace bodysuit to be a focus of inspiration. We felt our adventure bride should be a little less traditional, and so rather than a veil we worked with Jennifer Joyce to design a floral that would compliment the Gigi Pip hat to match the bride’s bouquet. What a refreshing take on a traditional aspect.
Being an elopement, we also wanted to draw in the true ‘adventure’ aspect. Something that seems to be more of a focus in elopements is the arrival and sendoff. We wanted these events to be spontaneous, whimsical, romantic. The bride arrived to the barn in a classic vintage car, where her groom awaited her. After taking in the moment they held an intimate elopement out in the pasture, wild horses roaming and the snow beginning to heavily fall. Their small wedding party and closest friends and family looked on, taking in the magic of the moment and the breathtaking backdrop. Afterwards the party laughed, ate, and sang their way through dinner in the glass barn. As the sun was just about to set, the bride and groom ran off together for their helicopter grand exit.
Our models were a real life couple and it showed every bit with their love, and that along with our crew of vendors helped foster such a memorable energy. By the time everyone sat down to dinner, we had all gotten to know one another well and completely unprompted, our groom took a nearby guitar and started playing. Turning towards his “bride” next to him and serenading her, it helped seal an already incredibly full-with-love day.
With thanks to all of the very talented people involved in putting this shoot together. Its makes me want to go and play in the snow!
Decor rentals- Sweet Legacy
Photographer 1- Meghan Lee Harris
Photographer 2- Narvold Photography
Mens attire- Heimies
Floral design and styling- Jennifer Joyce Design
Hair- Jules Annen
Artisan Kombucha Brewmaster- Kompass Kombucha
Calligrapher- Brittney Tovar Calligraphy
Chef- Bistro 63
Helicopter- Ace Helicopters
DJ/MC Pulse Entertainment
Videographer- Flow Event Group
Bride and Groom- Mikayla and Jay
Groomsmen- Caleb, Greg and Evan
Bridesmaids- Hillary, Maggie and Joanna