It’s no secret that Lake Superior has a special place in this heart of mine. It’s vastness reminds me so much of the ocean – but it feels so rugged and raw in comparison. A place where you can walk the crashing shoreline and enjoy the warmth of a crackling campfire as the sun slips away – all without seeing another soul. It is absolute m-a-g-i-c.
It’s only makes sense for my passion for photographing intimate elopements to crash into my love for this beautiful lake. And when they do – styled shoots like this evolve. The goal for this shoot with Lace and Brass Events was simple – to highlight the ability to strip away the “fluff” of traditional wedding day design and create a feel as organic (yet refined) and raw feel as the backdrop itself. To show that elopements have the ability to feel adventurous and intimate, yet intentional as well.
Neutral linens and tablescape details, like the foraged florals from Wild Hollow Farm and ivory ceramics by Bit of Earth Pottery, worked together to create a soft romantic feel as the couple sipped local wine and danced barefoot along the shoreline. It was as dreamy and relaxed as you can imagine – and I’m manifesting so much more of this is 2020.
Design: Lace and Brass Events + Alysa Rene Photography
Hair/Makeup: Mollie Kae
Jewelry: Erin Enk
Pottery: Bit of Earth Pottery
Florals: Wild Hollow Farm
Velvet Vow Books: Velvet Raptor
You're nestled up by a fire at your family cabin, lakeside, with only the stars to accompany your sweet conversation over hot cocoa and Blue Moon.
Family, friends, and twinkle lights. Windblown hair. Hiking boots for adventurous photography. Cozy moments for just the two of you.
A dirty hem from dancing and making memories...
and smiles you just can't wipe off your faces.