Spring Wedding Inspiration: Nature as Science

nature as science styled shoot

Spring is here (YAY!) and I thought this styled shoot was perfect inspiration for the season. The overarching theme for this shoot was Nature as Science. Yelena Johnson of The Stylish Soiree was the designer behind this gorgeous shoot and envisioned the bride as a free-spirited nature lover and intellectual. They styled her with pretty, natural makeup and a headpiece with wired butterflies adorning her tousled tresses – just love this! Gorgeous photos by the lovely Meg Perotti + pretty watercolor letterpress invitations by The Aerialist Press (and yes, they sell that exact lovely invite you can customize for your day!).

butterfly invitation suite

green and orange bouquet


orange bouquet

bride in white gown

orange and green bouquet

butterfly hair clip

butterfly hair clip

spring tablescape

spring tablescape

For the tablescape + vignettes, Yelena gathered inspiration from botanical and naturalist drawings, as well as watercolor paintings. To bring the Nature as Science theme to life, they used quirky flowers with a lot of natural movement (including poppies, ranunculus and anemones), ferns, mushrooms and moss, vintage furniture that looked as if it might be found in a naturalist’s office, and science related ephemera for styling. I’m totally in love with the pretty poppies and all the florals by Karen of Huckleberry Designs!

poppy centerpieces

poppy centerpieces

spring tablescape

square china

spring tablescape

poppy centerpiece

square china

poppy centerpiece

bookshelf spring science

bookshelf spring science

spring microscope

spring nature as science

butterfly cascade cut outs


butterfly spring nature

nature as science styled shoot

Big thanks to all these creative artists for sharing all this pretty inspiration with us today! Don’t forget to Heart This post to save to your faves :)

Originally featured in Magnolia Rouge : Issue 2

photography: Meg Perotti // designer: Yelena Johnson of The Stylish Soiree // florals: Karen of Huckleberry Designs // hair + make up: Jane Kim of The Glamourist // rentals: Amanda at One True Love Vintage Rentals // invitations: The Aerialist Press // dress: Haute Bride // additional prop rentals: Paxton Gate

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  1. Wow! This shoot went above and beyond! I could use some of those pieces for my house too! My goodness, I love it!

  2. oh meg! these are gorgeous. this is the feel i want for my wedding, natural. and i love the post editing. hooray for yelena for doing an awesome job styling it. i wish there was another her in italy.

  3. Thanks Jen for featuring this shoot! Love the shots you chose. :)

  4. Thanks again for the feature, Jen! The layout of the shots is just beautiful! And can we talk about how awesome it is that shoot features a pair of green wedding shoes?! Pretty perfect :)

  5. I love your web, your posts and all you do… I’m a spanish super fan and I share lot of your pictures in my blog. Congratulations!!!!! :)

  6. Where are her butterfly hair accessories from??

  7. The headpieces = GORGEOUS!

  8. Great! I love the butterflies! so elegant!

  9. Gorgeous and brilliant spring wedding ideas. I love nature and the idea of putting it into a wonderful wedding was awesome. Nature lover is great for this kind of wedding.

  10. Love the concept and beautiful colors.


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