Welcome to the land of Fire and Ice. When our Rebellious Brides team planned for our Europe trip/shoot projects, we included a 5-day side trip to Iceland. Little did we know that we would all fall in love with this country. So much so that we decided to shoot here instead of shooting in London.
Iceland shook us to our very core and knocked us off of our feet. We literally still can't stop thinking about Iceland at this very moment. And we are already planning to go back...at this very moment.
The French are subtle. They exude a sense of sophistication that comes from the rebellious balance of luxury and minimalism that can only come from their own way of life. French themes (and shoots) are aplenty. But often it misses the point of how the French are so not into the obvious. And that's what we wanted to achieve in this contemporary wedding editorial feature shot in various locations in France.
With all the craziness that goes on in planning a wedding, sometimes you just can't help but wonder if it's better to just pack-up your bags and do the wedding somewhere else with a grand vacation in between. No?
Here's a concept that we did inspired by that basic mindset that some couples these days would rather just travel as they celebrate their union in a place that moves and inspires them. In this case, we went for another non-mainstream destination to do just that. This time, in Portugal.
If you are a bride who can multi-task wedding preps with work, if you are the kind of bride that gets excited to research every blog, every magazine, every wedding expo, and every wedding forum and take note of everything on your Pinterest board, good for you. But some brides don't have the time to do all of these things.
And that's why it gives us great joy to conceptualize and create thoughtful "wedding bibles" for our Wedding Agency clients who are finding it hard to streamline the ideas for their dream wedding . They might not look much to some people but our wedding bibles are meticulously created to ensure that each slide leads to a carefully edited cohesive story. They are like vision boards of what our clients want for their big day--making it easier to articulate what they want (and what they don't want) to happen at the wedding.
One of our favorite concepts that we created for one of our brides is this French vintage theme. She knew from the very beginning that she wanted a French vintage wedding but she wanted it to be unique. We were ultimately inspired by the French word "Je t'aime" (I Love You), The Little Prince, and delicious French breads when we created this for her. And we are sharing some of the boards from her wedding bible today to inspire everyone on how to to apply new ideas to an otherwise popular theme.
We have another special editorial shoot to share with you today. The third that we have done from Oregon! But this time around, instead of showcasing gowns and wedding ideas, we wanted to focus on the place itself.
When you think of a destination engagement shoot or wedding location, it seems like it's always the same countries/cities that keep popping up. Just last Summer our Instagram feed was flooded with countless engagement (and even proposal) photos from Japan--like it is the only country in the world to do this.
If you were going to spend so much on creating travel plans for your engagement/wedding/and even honeymoon, wouldn't you want to go somewhere that's not as mainstream? Less crowded. More original. Wouldn't you want to go to a place like this?