STYLED | MOODY FALL HARVEST BRIDAL SHOOT AT CAVE ROCK - SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA
Recently my talented friend Autumn invited me to act as stylist and florist on a styled bridal shoot she was coordinating with some local ladies and, naturally, I jumped at the chance. Drawing inspiration from the gorgeous fall foliage this season has offered us, I went for a lush, moody theme built around deep crimsons and the fiery oranges and yellows of the leaves I sourced for the chair’s wreath. Utilizing local pine branches, cattails and other interesting plants I “rescued” from the wilderness, and some stunning sunflowers purchased at the grocery store, I assembled the bouquet and chair arrangements the morning of the first Friday of November. A few hours later, Autumn and I found ourselves lugging half the contents of my living room up to the top of Cave Rock in Lake Tahoe. It was a stunning day, with an unseasonably warm sun beating down on us, but somehow she still managed to capture exactly the vibe I wanted from this shoot.
I had so much fun building out this shoot; deciding on the moody, autumn-inspired color scheme, thrifting in the Carson Valley for just the right champaign flutes and candle sticks, sourcing local flora for the bouquet and peacock chair design, I even utilized some of the leaves that got jostled loose on the hike up to embellish the gorgeous little cake that Lake Tahoe Cakes generously provided for our shoot.
I am so excited with how everything turned out and absolutely thrilled to have met such wonderful ladies in the process of building this shoot. I’m so excited to share these photos by Autumn Marie Photography, whose vision and organizational skills got four ladies on top of a mountain with all of this stuff. Shout out to our talented makeup artist, Migle Watson, and hair stylist, Brielle Whitney of RAH Hair Studio’s, who took our model from natural stunner to actual angel with their talents. And a huge thank you to our lovely model, Christina Pearson, who still fits in to her wedding dress after ten years and two boys (i’m not jealous, you’re jealous) and was an absolute doll to work with.