Best of September: Inspiration from our Preferred Wedding Artists

Inspiration from our Preferred Wedding Artists

Our family circle rolls pretty deep here at GWS. We proudly partner with creatives at the top of their game to bring you the latest + greatest trends, photos, and design elements the wedding industry has to offer. Our selective community of Preferred Wedding Artists never fail to inspire and challenge the norm with their talents + creative ideas. Which is why it’s so fun for us to check in with our artists every month and find out what’s new + brewing! We’re feeling that fall inspiration this month with the turn of the season—and it looks like we aren’t the only ones.

If you’re on the hunt for wedding vendors, use our “find a vendor” tool to meet some GWS-approved artists. No lie—these folks are the real deal. Meanwhile, here’s what we’re loving from our PWAs this month!

All the Moodiness for Fall

Alixann Loosle Photography

Photo by Alixann Loosle Photography:

We just finished a super-killer fall shoot at a downtown SLC restaurant with a color palette of mauve, yellow, and black. This is a very fall-inspired shoot and will get people ready to kick off the upcoming fall wedding season.

Developing a Passion for Film

Photo by Braden Young Photo:

This couple session on Antelope Island was shot on film with Portra 400 and 800. I’ve been really excited about integrating 35mm film into my work for my couples. It has allowed me to slow down as a photographer and helped me hone in the “why” behind taking photographs of couples. I’m so excited with the results and want to shout it from the rooftops!

The Style + Grace Behind the Rentals

Artist profile of Witty Rentals:

We were recently asked by URBAN OUTFITTERS to create a styled shoot for their new summer outdoor home furniture! We obviously said, “hellz yeah!” And this is the BTS video created by our friends over at Essix Media, who shot about the process & what we do as a design oriented rental company.

That Fairy Tale Island Life

Lauren Dixon Photography

Photo by Lauren Dixon Photography:

Tammi + George are city dwellers from NYC, who have a love for Hawaii that goes deep. They got married in Hawaii in the early spring, but wanted to host their reception separately for family and friends in the late summer. They had a magical event at Sunset Ranch on the North Shore of Oahu, in a lush garden, with tropical drinks surrounded by mid century and tropical furnishings and a whole lot of love! They also had access to beautiful horses, trapped in florals and a gorgeous floral crown!

Handmade Boho-Bungalow Seating Chart

Wild Heart Events

Design by Wild Heart Events (photo by Preferred Wedding Artist Anna Delores):

This is a sneak peek of our latest seating chart from a late August wedding in Santa Barbara! Inspired by The Bungalow, Bloomingville, and Anthropologie, we created this boho mirror wall display with the help of Sophia Loves Letters and Idlewild Floral!

Boudoir Beauty

All Bliss Photography

Photo by All Bliss Photography:

Promoting our new boudoir photography with a modern, artful take.

Engaged in Wonder + Whimsy

Photo by Mary Costa Photography:

I went to the iconic Coney Island in NYC to photograph Sam Ushiro and Kyle Larsen of the blog Aww Sam! The carnival backdrop was such a cool location for a fun, whimsical engagement session. These two colorful cuties are getting married this fall!

The Classic Getaway

Adam Kealing Wedding Photography

Photo by Adam Kealing Wedding Photography:

I took this photo as the bride and groom headed towards their “old-school” transportation to the reception. I just loved the tones and the moment.

A Fistful of Flowers

Hey! Party Collective

Planning by Hey! Party Collective:

When the bride, Diane, came to us with this idea for her bridesmaids, I couldn’t contain my excitement. This is clearly the raddest “bouquet” ever.


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Witty Rentals video: Jessie Jean Photography + Essix Media // bouquet florist: Flora by Nora // bouquet photo: Our Love Is Loud