“A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.” Isn’t that beautiful? You know who wrote those darling words? L. Frank Baum, the author of The Wizard of Oz! And that, my friends, is where today’s inspiration stems from! Highlighting the darker and moodier elements, the team behind this edgy editorial focused more on the Wicked Witch of the West, the haunted forest, and the Emerald City Palace.
The planner, Chantilly Couture, shares: We made sure to incorporate the colors we are all familiar with when relating to the Wizard of Oz: green, gold, purple and black, but we wanted them to be a bit more muted and moody, so we added our own twist within that color scheme.
Talk about ELEGANT! From the sumptuous velvet fabric to the mix of charcoal and gold, we’re pretty keen on this Emerald City-inspired invitation suite. Did you happen to notice the hand-painted envelope liner done by the talented Megan Miller?
Um, isn’t that headpiece epic? From the gold florals to the dazzling crystals… It just so happens to be from one of our faves: Emma Katzka Bridal!
Timeless bridal accessories and the moodiest of vibes have definitely won us over!
The backdrop took on a sort of whimsical notes with the fun crescent moon shape (which we could see being used for so many different themes — rustic, modern, even vintage-inspired!). Topped with overgrown, lush florals from The Wild Mother — it’s elegant, yet wild.
Dig this simple, yet elegant tablescape look with pieces from Borrowed Charm? Steal this styling below:
HOLY SMOKES. When it came to the delightful desserts, Amy Cakes pulled out all the stops. Not only did she impress with an emerald geode cake, but she dazzled with the painterly designs, too! As you might have guessed, they got their inspiration from the towering palace and Emerald City!
We’re loving the way the greenery is pinned to the cake to add to the overall whimsical feel!
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the groom’s sharp suit! From The Wardrobe OKC, it featured a cool almost snakeskin-like texture…
The Wicked Witch of the West would always appear and disappear in smoke so we thought the smoke bombs would serve as a small + sweet nod to her…
How cool was that?! Moody, romantic, whimsical and refined when it came to the theme. Thanks so much to the team behind this creative Wizard of Oz-inspired editorial!
To dive a bit deeper into this world, check out this clip from Redeemed Productions!
photography: Chelsea Denise Photography // venue name: Rosemary Ridge Event Venue, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA // event design: Chantilly Couture // planning: Chantilly Couture // florals: The Wild Mother // wedding dress: Daalarnacouture // wedding dress boutique: chantillycouturebridal // hairpiece: Emma Katzka Bridal // hair stylist: Lexi Faught // makeup artist: Brittany Aldridge // groom attire: The Wardrobe OKC and The Wardrobe OKC // groom's shoes: The Wardrobe OKC // videography: Redeemed Productions // calligraphy: Megan Miller // cake: Amy Cakes // desserts: Amy cakes // tabletop rentals: Borrowed Charm // furniture rentals: Borrowed Charm // specialty rentals: Mood Party Rentals // models: Cody Laurendi and Dacey Hutchinson