Modern Frida Kahlo Wedding Inspiration

Frida Kahlo Inspiration

Cinco de Mayo may have passed, but the vibrant, bold vibes don’t have to end just yet. The team behind today’s editorial combined their love for spring with their love for Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo and the results are just so good! They really wanted to embrace the changing season with color and local florals + we’re loving the way they incorporated those elements!

Love Lit Wedding Photography planned, designed and photographed the shoot, working with florist Kailla Platt who created that super rad backdrop affixing fresh flowers to a pre-hemmed cotton sheet which she splattered with acrylic paint. Trust us, there’s so much eye candy to fall in love with, so we might as well let these gorgy photos do the talkin’…

For Love and Lemons Dress

Frida Kahlo Inspiration

For Love and Lemons Dress

Frida Kahlo’s bold and unique style set the bar for the team. They weren’t afraid to go for the unexpected – like that For Love and Lemons from Free People – to channel their muse in a really fun way!

Frida Kahlo Inspiration

long haired groom

Frida Kahlo Inspiration

Frida Kahlo Inspiration

Watercolor flower backdrop

colorful centerpiece

paper runner

paper runner

grapefruit

Watercolor flower backdrop

Water was poured over the acrylic paint to create the watercolor effect on the backdrop. Once the sheet was dry, the flowers were attached with floral glue.

Frida Kahlo Inspiration

cake

Frida Kahlo Inspiration

We thought it’d be fun to pull together a round-up of Frida inspired apparel + accessories that you (or your bridesmaids!) could rock on the big day. Bonus: these finds are also perfect for parties, events, or everyday!

Frida Kahlo Inspiration

red flower crown

Frida Kahlo Inspiration

We love the ‘go bold or go home’ attitude of this shoot! Hope you all love it, too!

Thanks to the team below for sharing!

photography, planning + design: Love Lit Wedding Photography // location: Portland, OR // florals: Kailla Platt // flower farm: Rose Hill Flower Farm, Elizabeth Bryant // cake: Portland Style Cheesecake & Dessert Company // calligraphy: Tiffany Peterson // dress: For Love and Lemons from Free People // models: Amie Tejedas, Donny McGee

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Elegant Illinois Prairie Wedding: Anna + Matt

Illinois Wedding

Anna + Matt threw the sweetest celebration, inspired by the open prairie lands of their scenic hometown of Lake Forest, Illinois. Their day was made incredibly special thanks to the loving contributions of friends + family. The biggest DIY was from Anna’s dad, who designed and built their incredible reception pavilion (srsly, just wait ’til you see!) and the vibe they created took a cue from their love of Napa Valley and appreciation of wine.

Anna tells us, Matt and I are high school sweethearts and we knew that after being together for ten years, we wanted to celebrate our wedding where it all started, in our hometown of Lake Forest. We decided to have our ceremony in our families’ church, St. Mary’s, that held a lot of history for the two of us. For the reception, we chose a location on an undeveloped natural prairie, and over several months, we enlisted a lot of our family and friends in building the site – it became a real labor of love. That day was incredibly special – being surrounded by all our family and friends, who all had contributed in some way to creating our wedding.

Thanks so much to T & S Hughes Photography for the photos + congrats to the happy couple on a lovely day!

Rosa Clara Wedding Dress

boutonnieres

Illinois Wedding

Anna wore an elegant Rosa Clara dress, which perfectly fit with the classic vibe of the day.

striped tie

suspender ring bearers

Illinois Wedding

Model T car

It is hard to pick just one, but besides when we said our vows, a very special moment was when we drove away from the church in a restored 1924 Ford Model T, that was inherited by Matt’s father. After the ceremony, we drove around our hometown, just the two of us, and it was a nice quiet time we were able to share before the partying really kicked off.

Model T car

Illinois Wedding

ivory bridesmaids

cotton bouquets

ivory bridesmaids

And Art Quest knocked it out of the park with these all white bouquets for Anna + her ‘maids. So delicate + timeless…we’re in love!

Rosa Clara Wedding Dress

Rosa Clara Wedding Dress

white wildflower bouquet

wedding party

Rosa Clara Wedding Dress

Illinois Wedding

Illinois Wedding

Illinois Wedding

prairie tent reception

A peek at the pavilion! More to come in just a sec…

prairie tent reception

floral table numbers

brown wooden chairs

boxes of wildflowers

wine cork name holders

menu

cake

Anna’s dad also created the flower boxes that her mom used to plant long centerpieces filled with white wildflowers. So good!

Illinois Wedding

Illinois Wedding

Illinois Wedding

Processional: Trumpet Tune in D – Johnson

Recessional: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel

First Dance: La Vie en Rose – Edith Piaf

Illinois Wedding

Illinois Wedding

Try to check off a couple of easy decisions first - and once you make a decision, stick with it! You can become so overwhelmed by the options - but in the end, just stay focused on the pieces of the wedding that matter the most to you as a couple. And remember to have fun!

photography: T & S Hughes Photography // ceremony: Church of Saint Mary in Lake Forest, Illinois // reception: Pavilion built and designed by father of bride on open land in Lake Forest, Illinois // florals: Art Quest // videography: George Street Photo & Video // music: Ken Arlen Orchestra // cake: Bent Fork // hair: Salon Buzz // makeup: April Ivory Artistry // dress: Mira Couture, designer is Rosa Clara // men’s suits: Joseph A. Bank // catering: George Jewell Catering //

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Folksy Bohemian Wedding Inspiration

Blue Agave Inspiration

Today’s styled shoot is so colorful + fun. Inspired by strong, beautiful shades of blue, Sharon of Knot Just Flowers conceptualized a setting that walks the line of folksy, bohemian, earthy + eclectic. We’re loving all the brass + texture, and the Blue Agave tequila cocktail you’ll see in a sec would make a perfect last minute drink idea for Cinco de Mayo! Let’s hear more from Sharon about her ideas:

When Meghan, from MeghanElise Photography and I decided to dream up our bohemian inspired shoot, I knew it would involve shades of cobalt, indigo and teal. We went with an earthy folk vibe, incorporating lots of brass, texture, and pops of mustard against lush natural agave surroundings. Our shoot was nestled within the woodsy yet rustic confines of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History where large agave plants grow surprisingly and abundantly. The small amphitheater was a wonderful surprise and perfect for our ceremony backdrop.

wild colorful bouquet

gold rings

Dreamers and Lovers dress

Dreamers and Lovers dress

A simply perfect (an ultra comfortable) Dreamers & Lovers dress!

Dreamers and Lovers dress

boho ceremony

Blue agave boho

floral tie

wild colorful bouquet

We’re pretty into that bouquet! A few statement flowers and a lot of texture can go a long way…

gold bar cart

limes

vintage decanters

boho tablescape

Blue Agave Inspiration

dyed name cards

Blue Agave Inspiration

Blue Agave Inspiration

airplant

cocktails

A little last minute cocktail inspo…(with super cute tassel drink stirrers!).

cocktails

boho cake table

boho blue agave cake

See more in the sweet film below by Vision One Films!

We hope y’all loved this editorial as much as we did! Bravo to the team!

And Happy Cinco de Mayo!

photography: MeghanElise Photography // planning, design + florals: Knot Just Flowers // venue: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Santa Barbara, California // videography: Vision One Films // styling + rentals: My Lovely Events // chair rentals: Ventura Rental // hair + makeup:  Alison – alisonvellanoweth@gmail.com // wedding dress: Dreamers & Lovers // groom’s attire: The Grunion Run // paper goods: Joya Rose // models: Brad + Bree // cake: Frost It Cupcakey

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