With a love of Sundance, Utah and the aspen trees that are bright gold in the fall, Laurie Ruth Photography styled this beautiful wedding shoot for Darlene and Tanner. ¬†Laurie found the dress on ebay and pulled from personal collections of jewelry and accessories to style the bridal look. ¬†She also scoured¬†goodwill and second hand stores for the picnic decor and put the flowers together herself.
Tanner, the groom, is actually Laurie’s cousin so to make these photos extra special for the couple she decided to include a few family pieces as well.
Laurie:¬ I wouldn’t say I spent more than $200 on everything combined. I particularly loved the leather mirror I found and although it broke one the drive up the canyon, I still wanted to use it. The wicker disc I found was one of the first things I bought and introduced peach as one of my primary colors. I also really wanted to incorporate some teal or turquoise shades to contrast with the peach and that came from raw fabric I bought and used as a tablecloth. Gold was another color I wanted to make sure had prominence and found a lot of second hand dishes with gold rimming, etc. I found a few old suitcases in my family’s garage and that wooden tray with the divers in it is actually a child’s game from Guam my parents have hung on to after having lived there two decades ago. The candelabra was also a favorite find of mine from a thrift shop that I still have today. Probably the most important item of decor is the grey jug you see Tanner holding. That is an heirloom piece in the family and is at least 200 years old.