Rustic-Meets-Elegant Wedding Inspiration

Rustic Elegance

Inspired entirely by nature, a group of Louisiana-based wedding creatives got together to produce this dreamy styled editorial where rustic-meets-elegant in all the best ways! Designed by Everything Artsy Events (who also provided the beyond gorge florals), the plan was to mix an eclectic tribal theme with small pieces of nature in each setup. As you’ll soon see, we have to say she pulled that off like a total pro and the images captured by Rachel Leigh Photography definitely back us up. Let’s take a look…

invitation

rustic bouquet

A perfect woodsy bouquet to match the natural setting.

Rustic Elegance

wooden structure

The Briarwood Nature Preserve, a hidden treasure tucked into the piney woods of north Louisiana, served as the location and inspiration of the shoot. The preserve is the birthplace and home of Caroline Dormon, a world renowned naturalist, author, artist and the first woman to be hired in the United States Forest Service. Incorporated into the shoot were many native plants and Native American artifacts that help to communicate the rich history of the nature preserve.

The teepee + woodwork were beautifully crafted by Jodami Design Wood Furnishings. Such a swoon-worthy place to say I Do!

Rustic Elegance

Rustic Elegance

Paperglaze Calligraphy knocked it out of the park with the gorgeous calligraphy! We can’t decide which we love more: the boho signage or the epic scroll backdrop. We’ll  just go ahead and call it a tie!

calligraphy backdrop

Rustic Elegance

Rustic Elegance

Rustic Elegance

Rustic Elegance

Rustic Elegance

Rustic Elegance

Parker, the groom, is from Germany, and Ellen, the bride, is from Spain. We loved giving them a small taste of what we consider to be one of Louisiana’s best kept secrets. The culture and history are so evident at the preserve, and the natural elements tied the day together perfectly. We wanted to combine an eclectic and tribal theme, with small pieces of nature in each setup.

Rustic Elegance

rustic cake

A perect way to end a lovely shoot? With an adorable cake by Social Bites of Ruston!

Big thanks to the entire team below for sharing their work with us today!

photography: Rachel Leigh Photography // venue name: Briarwood Nature Preserve, Saline, Louisiana // event design: Everything Artsy Events // planning: Everything Artsy Events // florals: Everything Artsy Events // makeup artist: Samantha Pinder Makeup Artistry // calligraphy: Paperglaze Calligraphy // cake: Social Bites of Ruston // bridal gown: Hers Bridal // teepee: Jodami Design Wood Furnishings // woodwork: Jodami Design Wood Furnishings

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