Dreamy Forest Wedding Inspiration

forest inspiration

The goal for today’s beautiful wedding inspiration, captured by Ryan Zarichnak Photography, was to encompass both the vastness of the outdoors + the intimacy of a backyard wedding. After trekking deep into the Pennsylvania wilderness to find the perfect location, the team set out to stage a rustic + romantic ceremony and reception in the middle of the forest. Brimming with beautiful details and a delicate blush + gold color palette, this shoot is sure to inspire those of you planning a woodsy, outdoor wedding celebration…

pink wedding dress

forest inspiration invitation

pink bouquet

pink dress

pink shirt on groom

forest inspiration

forest inspiration

forest picnic

champagne

forest picnic

forest picnic

floral centerpiece


From RyanTo achieve the vintage look we set out for, Shayne Souleret, our event planner, started with a rustic tablescape and built up from there. She has a personal collection of antique china that provided the inspiration for light floral touches throughout the shoot. To complement the centerpiece by Hens & Chicks, Shayne strung flowers from hanging mason jars, had buds spill onto the table, and pinned red ranunculus into our bride’s hair. And to incorporate the earthiness of the outdoors into our design, we added a moss runner and wood stumps for seating…

forest tablescape

deep red floral tablescape

vintage place settings

ombre red cake


The beautiful ombre cake, by Megan Hart of Dozen Bakeshop, looks so yummy! :)

ombre red cake

forest inspiration


And can we talk about this amazing oatmeal tulle Reem Acra dress from Rent the Runway?! So in love with its delicate + ethereal feel.

pink wedding dress

pink wedding dress

forest-styled-22

forest inspiration

forest inspiration


Big thanks to the following artists for sharing their talents with us today!

photography: Ryan Zarichnak Photography // flowers: Hens & Chicks // event design: Shayne Souleret // hair + makeup: Justine Kolano from Beauty Justified // location: McConnell’s Mill State Park Portersville, Pennsylvania // prop rental: T’s Upholstery Studio // stationery: Lisa from Sapling Press // cake: Megan Hart from Dozen Bakeshop // dress: Reem Acra from Rent the Runway // models: Katie Schurman + Michael Kappler

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