Moonrise Kingdom Wedding Inspiration – Part 1

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

Today’s whimsical styled shoot, which is so gorgeous we had to break it into two parts, is pure fun! Think Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom meets the sophisticated simplicity of Kinfolk Magazine for a sweet Summer engagement + elopement! Laura of Laura Izumikawa Photography + Caroline of Oh, Lovestruck Event Design and Styling were inspired by these two very different styles + wanted to blend the natural elements of the forest with the quirky, mid-century modern details from the film. Together, they created the story of a couple’s surprise engagement followed by a charming elopement in the woods. Here’s more from Laura:

We decided to take the characters from the film, Sam + Suzy, and visualize what their engagement + elopement would’ve looked like in a unique Kinfolk-like vignetting. When designing the wedding shoot details, Caroline was inspired by the characters + their personalities and the quirky props + details that were true to the Wes Anderson aesthetic and his peculiar + beautifully strange vignettes. Staying true to the movie’s storyline while creating a cool interpretation of the movie’s plot, the engagement + elopement setting was in the midst of a gorgeous and magical, summer forest setting. Since the forest was the main backdrop of the movie’s storyline, we decided to create an intimate setting for the two runaway lovers in their forest hideout.

wildflower bouquet

wildflower bouquet

camping groom

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

orange dress

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

camping gear

The team used so many super-fun props to really achieve the Moonrise Kingdom feel… I just love it!

camping gear

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

kinfolk invitation inspiration

Love the invites by Love Vs. Design

moonrise kingdom ceremony decor

branches ceremony


Megan Gray of Honey and Poppies created amazing floral pieces that were unruly, filled with wildflowers, airy and forest inspired. The floral crown headpiece she created matched the amazing cascading bouquet, all with rope detailing and fun, bright florals + textures.

flower crown

orange tie

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

You might recognize this adorable real life couple as Jill + Zach of Little Black Boots :)

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

moonrise kingdom bouquet

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

moonrise kingdom wedding inspiration

Be sure to check back in bit for Part 2 of this super fun, Moonrise Kingdom wedding inspiration!

photography + concept: Laura Izumikawa Photography // design, styling + coordination: Caroline Cervantes of Oh, Lovestruck Event Design and Styling // floral design: Megan Gray of Honey and Poppies // ceremony floral altar design: Caroline Cervantes of Oh, Lovestruck Event Design and Styling // invitation design: Love Vs. Design // hair + makeup: E2Beauty // cake + dessert design: Merely Sweets // wedding dress: BHLDN // mid-century modern pieces: Yeah! Rentals // vintage rentals: Heirloom + Love Vintage Rentals // tableware: Anthropologie // flatware: West Elm // venue: Arrowhead Pine Rose Cabins Lake Arrowhead, California // models: Jill and Zach of Little Black Boots

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  1. thanks so much for the feature, Jen! This was super fun to be part of.

  2. Thank you so much to Green Wedding Shoes for featuring our work today! It was a blessing to work with an amazing team of artists to dream up this fun shoot. We are so honored to have GWS showcase this fun Moonrise Kingdom Themed Shoot!

  3. Beautiful photos and a lovely couple!

  4. This is the theme for my wedding! I’m so excited!

  5. We are so honored and thankful to have Green Wedding Shoes feature our Moonrise Kingdom Wedding Inspiration today! It was a blessing to work with an amazing team of artists to dream up this fun shoot!! Thank you GWS for featuring us!

  6. I love the movie and I am even more in love with this wedding! Any wedding with a nature setting is just so amazingly beautiful.

  7. Thank you for sharing. So, so beautiful!

  8. Jen! Thank you so much for sharing these photos and for the beautiful kind words. We are so thrilled and honored to be featured on GWS!!

  9. I love the whole idea behind this shoot, every little detail has been so well executed to create the whimsical, almost fairytale feel to it. It’s made me want to run off into the forest! Also, the floral crown worn by the model is amazing – I want!

  10. where oh where is that ring from?

  11. One of my favorite movies! This is so adorable and the details are spot on. My favorite is the save the dates!

  12. What a handsome-looking couple!

  13. Melting over every image. What an incredible creation, yay to everyone involved!

  14. Ohh I absolutely adore this styled shoot! The colors, the small vintage details, the setting! It is very Wes Anderson

  15. The title intrigued me, the first image hooked me and man did LOVE all of it!

  16. Entirely too fabulous for words. Love this!

  17. Oh my, what a gorgeous couple <3!!

    Those INVITES wowza!!

  18. I just love everything about this shoot! Wow the color, the fact that it is in the woods, the dress and the decor.. Everything is amazing. I am sure I could do this for real with a bride here in toronto.


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