Earlier this year I had the extreme pleasure of organizing this Robin Hood inspired wedding styled shoot with the help of several wonderful vendors. I had such a wonderful time coming up with the concept and design for this shoot! I have always loved the wild, romantic, and playful aspects of the Robin Hood tale, and that is what I really wanted to capture with this shoot. I also wanted to play with the obvious rustic elements of Robin Hood's lifestyle as they contrast with Maid Marian's more sophisticated upbringing. I had a lot of fun asking myself whether Marian would have brought all of her formality to the forest, or if she would quickly adjust to Robin's lifestyle and wear less-formal, more down-to-earth attire. I could never decide which direction I loved more, so I invented two Marian characters to show brides just how varied the rustic bride can be in her approach to her wedding day.
As with any outdoor event, however, it's hard to be 100% sure how the weather will turn out and it rained. Thankfully, the rain cleared up enough for us to move forward without too much interference, though a few things did get a bit moist. I hope that these images show brides concerned about potential bad weather on their wedding day that an event can still be stunning and fun regardless of the weather. In fact, I would say these images turned out even stronger because the rain really brought out the deep greens in our surroundings. I love how it made the gold, red, cream and brown details of this shoot pop!
Be sure to stop by photographer Sarah's website to see more of this lovely shoot once you're done here! And a HUGE thank you to all of the other vendors involved - each of their contributed pieces made this shoot so much more special and all of their work is as amazing a it looks!
I hope you enjoy this shoot as much as I enjoyed creating it to share with you!
Photographer: Sarah Becker Photography | Artistic Director/Stylist: Paper Swallow Events | Veil: Gilded Shadows | Cake: Sweet Art Cakes | Cake Topper + Gold Hearts: Fairyfolk Weddings | Invitation Suite: Woodchick Studios | Models: Jessica Baskin, Juliet Spiekerman + Maddie the Great Dane | Hair + Makeup: Gabrielle Irvine | Venue + Rentals: Privately Owned | Everything else was either owned or created by Paper Swallow Events
P.S. Over the next couple weeks I will be sharing more details regarding how I created and styled different aspects of this shoot. If there is anything in particular that intrigues you please let me know and I will be happy to answer your questions!
P.P.S. If you want more beautiful rustic wedding inspiration you can check out Josiah + Emily's wedding from earlier this year!