Styling a Photography Session for a Wedding Blog Feature

Such exciting news today because my styling work has been featured on Green Wedding Shoes today!
I work with my daughter styling the engagement sessions and we really wanted to do something that showed off her evolving film photography style.  We live near the Idyllwild California which is so pretty and the community is very artsy.  There is a tunnel of branches in a spot called Double View which we decided to use for our stylized elopement session.  My son in law is a very talented film maker for wedding and adventure videos so it was a fun family project.

My job was to create the setting and the flowers for the session.  It is something I have done as an event planner.  So excited to do this because I feel like an elopement can be a wildly romantic thing to do without Las Vegas or an ugly courthouse.  I have done these before, they are so much fun for a few close friends and family to share in!
 You can even include your dog!  We used the cutest VW bus, the dog got to wear a hat and it was all inspired by a book by Jon Klassen...I Want My Hat Back!  Wait til you see the dog in her red hat.

What's more romantic than a dinner for two in a pretty secluded spot at the end of the day?  Idyllwild has Bed and Breakfast Inns, cottages to rent and you could even camp after your nuptials for an incredibly memorable honeymoon.
We were also inspired by some amazing paper mache hats on Etsy.  The link for the masks is in the blog post.  The theme tied together perfectly.  You can see more by going to Green Wedding Shoes.  Don't forget to watch the video!!! 

I also made some forest pop tarts with home made peach preserves.  I'll have to post the recipe tomorrow on my recipe blog... The Vintage Recipe Smith


  1. I love the styling and location of this elopement session! I've hiked a couple of times in the Idyllwild area (Devil's Slide, up Tahquitz Peak and up the peak of San Jacinto) and I would love to visit this tunnel of branches at Double View. Would you mind sharing the exact location of the tunnel? Thanks!

  2. I saw this shoot on Pinterest yesterday! Love it so much.