Water for Elephants Movie Wedding Inspiration

If you loved the Water for Elephants inspiration board from this morning, I think you are going to love this styled shoot based around the book + movie, Water for Elephants. And a fun fact about this shoot – it was shot at one of the locations they used in the movie!! How perfect is that? The Orange Empire Railway Museum is such an amazing venue and there are endless possibilities for couples who want a historical playground that is simply amazing.

A bit about the shoot from Marilyn Nakazato (the photographer), “It’s not necessarily trying to mock the look of the movie but rather how we imagined what the main characters, Jacob and Marlena played by Rob and Reese, and how their wedding would have been like. It’s almost as if they had collected things they found in their homes and brought them outside, set their furniture on a nearby grassy area with the trains in the background. The ceremony area was created with a wrought iron gate intertwined with moss and wood to bring a simple and rustic feel.”

outdoor wedding ceremony

anemone bouquet

anemone bouquet

water for elephants wedding

1930's wedding dress

water for elephants wedding ideas

“The reception tablescape included centerpieces with pops of color against soft creamed colored flowers to tie in a bit of the whimsical circus element. We chose to use vintage mismatched china, platters and colored goblets along tea light candles against intricate beaded table linens to create a soft intimate glam in an outdoor setting.”

water for elephants wedding ideas

circus inspired wedding invitations

chandelier with glasses

water for elephants wedding

dessert station wedding carnival

dessert station wedding carnival

Orange Empire Railway Museum wedding

water for elephants wedding ideas

water for elephants wedding ideas

water for elephants wedding ideas

How sweet + perfect, right? Thanks so much to all the vendors involved for sharing their talents today! And they also photographed what their engagement would have been like! I love vintage photos by trains, so I think this is perfect, especially since they traveled around by train. :)

water for elephants engagement ideas

water for elephants engagement ideas

vintage train engagement photos

vintage train engagement photos

Check out this AMAZING film Rustic Red Studio created for the shoot – beautiful job!

Vendors:
Photographer: Marilyn Nakazato //  Venue: Orange Empire Railway Museum //  Event Stylist + Wedding Gown Designer: Miss Tashina //  Wardrobe Stylist: Heather Skelton //  Jewelry: Jenny Dayco //  E-Session Hat: Sweet Evie //  Florals: Ambiance Designs //  Coordinator: A Classic Touch Events //  Hair/Makeup: Nicole Valentine //  Vintage Rentals: Pow Wow Vintage Rentals //  Rentals: Premier Party & Tent Rentals //  Paper Goods: Copper Willow Paper Studio //  Calligraphy: Jill Velez Calligraphy //  Cake Truffle Favors: Velvet Rope Bake Shop //  Dessert Bar: Summit Events Catering //  Cotton Candy: Tasty Clouds Cotton Candy Company //  Cake: Tasteful Cakes //  Videography: Rustic Red Studio //  Models: Harrison Muncaster, Kaylie Renee Wilson

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