Jun 16, 2019
Elegant and romantic, blue and gold intimate mountaintop elopement at Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Pine Mountain, Georgia
Typically, elopements are thought to be a quiet and non-decorated event, but that couldn’t be further from the truth, especially with this styled shoot. There are gorgeous flowers, amazing attire and breathtaking views. It’s the perfect inspiration for the adventurous bride to plan an elegant and beautiful elopement.
“Our vendor team put together this styled shoot as a way to give inspiration to all those adventurous brides who are considering eloping,” said the photographer, The Photobrief. “Overall our hope is that this styled shoot serves as a reminder that just because you elope that doesn't mean it can't be elegant and beautiful!”
Before heading outside to meet her groom for the first time, the bride fluffed the tulle on her blue skirt and grabbed her bouquet of deep colored flowers and wild greenery. Her bridal look was amazing and unique, and worked perfectly for the adventurous vibe of the day.
The bride wore a full length blue tulle skirt paired with a short sleeve white lace top to bring in the bridal feel. Her hair was done in a half up, half down braided style that felt magical, especially once the floral hairpiece was secured in place.
“We specifically chose elements to stand out from the traditional wedding look, such as the blue skirt and non-traditional ring style,” said the photographer.
The bouquet the bride carried was filled with a variety of different florals and fall-like colors. There were red and ivory roses, deep plum hydrangeas, blue thistle to tie into the skirt and so many different types of greenery to add texture and a unique feel to the bouquet.
Outside, the groom stood there waiting for his bride. He wore a slim fit navy blue suit paired with a light blue bowtie to match the color of the bride’s skirt. The bride walked up behind him and tapped him on the shoulder. He was speechless when he turned around to see his future wife for the first time.
After the couple embraced the special moment, they separated again so they could incorporate the traditional element of a walk down the aisle for their ceremony, even with it being an elopement.
The ceremony was set on a grassy field with the mountains in the backdrop. A triangular wooden arch was placed at the front with a cluster of greenery on one side to add to the natural feel. As the bride walked down the front steps of the cabin and down the aisle to her future husband, there wasn’t a better moment. Everything the couple had been waiting for came to life in that moment. They exchanged heartfelt, personally written vows and exchanged their rings before sharing a kiss.
Inside, there was a romantic table set for two right in front of the stone fireplace. The building gave off the perfect rustic mountain vibe with just the right amount of romance. The sweetheart table was elegantly set with a gold charger and a duo of blue plates with gold speckles. A white linen napkin separated the two plates and tied into the white linen tablecloth. The gold silverware and gold wine glasses were the perfect additions to the table.
A runner of greenery laid across the table and was accented with a few different sized gold candlestick holders and taper candles. The real greenery tied perfectly into the greenery printed on the menu card that sat on top of the plates.
After the couple chowed down on some pizza, they headed across the room to cut their cake. Just because it was an elopement, doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be a beautiful cake – no wedding is complete without cake! Another classic white linen draped the table, but a light blue runner added some color. The single tiered, all white cake sat on top of a wooden pedestal stand and was surrounded by greenery. A few more gold candlesticks and taper candles decorated the table for the perfect, romantically elegant look.
Once the reception wrapped up, the couple ran – quite literally – off into the woods just as the sun was setting. Hand in hand they ran through the trees and the grass until they reached the most amazing overlook. With nothing but blue skies behind them, the couple hugged, danced and kissed on the mountaintop until the sunset.
When the couple came back there was a romantic pink velvet chair surrounded by candles set up in front of the ceremony arbor for them to cuddle up on. They ended their magical day surrounded by glowing light and love.
Looking for the perfect photographer to capture your wedding day or elopement? Check out The Photobrief HERE!
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