A Modern Woodland Wedding Inspiration Shoot

On a normal little Wednesday afternoon, in the peculiar little town of Peculiar, Missouri... at a venue meant for those who value peace, tranquility, flowing river sounds and the magic that can only be found off the beaten path.....A sweet little couple, at the 7-month mark of precious marriage got all dressed up as bride and groom again.

With the incredible talent of some of Kansas City's finest wedding professionals, this dream styled shoot came to life! The goal overall was to have this look woodsy with a woodland feel - to have florals that had a wild and natural look to them, to showcase how beautiful nature truly is, to shake it up with perfect pops of color, and to throw in a couple who just complete that entire vision. To say we had a success in all those things would be an understatement! 

I am BEYOND THRILLED with how this inspiration shoot came together! Planning shoots like this is such a good time, and it is so rewarding to see it all come to life and to photograph every square inch of it!! 

Let's start off with showing just how incredible The Barn at Riverbend truly is.... You guys. This place is unreal. Off the beaten path, it really is a hidden gem! You add in two completely in love souls and then the over-the-top-amazing design of sweet Heather with Heart + Soul Floral Design Studio.....and what you've got on your hands is P E R F E C T I O N.

Just a few shots of this venue, and their outrageously gorgeous bridal suite - I mean really. JUST LOOK. If Joanna Gaines built a wedding venue... I'm convinced it'd look like this! 

Erin with Hello Lovely doing what she does so so well! 

OH and their grooms quarters...? Oh ya know, just an idyllic little cabin with a quaint back deck overlooking the river... no big deal!!

OH HEY perfect (and delicious!) little cake from McLain's Bakery and the unbelievably on-point styling of Alexa with the venue, and of course, Miss Heather of Heart + Soul again!! 

From here, it's, what I'd like to call...shot after shot of what you get when you team up with incredible KC vendors and a venue that you won't soon forget!

And then it was time to move all these gorgeous florals to the venues ceremony site, and let's just chat about that for a second!! Easily one of the most unique ceremony spots I've ever seen, it sits on a hill beneath tall oaks, with a wooded pathway and built-in benches made from the very trees on their property... Y'all. It's unreal!

The Barn at Riverbend has sooooo manyyyyy awesome spots for photos, I could shoot here all the live-long day! Also....if Tessa and Devin are involved again, welllll......((endless heart eyes)).

Styled and inspiration shoots are such an awesome thing, and I have to tell you how inspiring and rewarding it is to find that idyllic couple to model for you... Devin and Tessa could not have been more awesome, more beautiful, more freakin' perfect for this day! I'm so so thankful to have met them, learned a little about their sweet story, and been a part of giving these guys a fun little wedding day 2.0! 

Venue // The Barn at Riverbend
Floral // Heart + Soul Floral Design Studio
Bridal Gown // Emily Hart Bridal
Hair + Makeup // Hello Lovely Salon & Spa
Rentals // Ultrapom Event Rental
Linens // BBJ Linen
Cake // McLain's Bakery
Amazing Models // Tessa + Devin W.

Devin and Tessa run a YouTube channel, y'all! All about healthy relationships, love, and marriage! You should look them up here!