Styled Shoot: Romantic Mountain Elopement

Styled photo shoots are one of the best ways to get unique ideas and inspiration for your wedding. And I don’t know about you, but I get lost in the details of each photo and I can’t help but feel a tug on my own heart strings to get creative and plan my wedding all over again!

With the Sandia Mountains in the background, this romantic elopement, captured by Maura Jane photography, is no exception. The earthy shades of pink and gold stand out perfectly against the muted backdrop of the southwest desertscape – typical of our beautiful New Mexico sunsets.

To give you inspiration for your own wedding, local experts in the business got together to bring you a fresh spin on the moody trend taking the wedding industry by storm. As you get lost in the details of this romantic shoot, remember to hit the drawing board for your own wedding plans!

We ventured deep into an untouched field with the snowcapped Sandia Mountains in the distance for this romantic elopement. Drawing inspiration from the dusty rose colored vintage couch, Maura Jane Photography and Just Lovely Weddings came together to create this inspirational photo shoot. Stephanie Yardman designed stunning florals with an eclectic bouquet of ranunculus and roses full of moody magentas, pinks and creams. Using a nontraditional, dusty rose colored, lace gown from K2 Boutique we matched it with a delicate vintage veil from Teresa Romero and fun statement earrings by Betsy Johnson. Julianne looked stunning with her hair swept to the side by Lavender + Rose Studio while she walked hand in hand with our makeshift groom, Isaac. Paired with a rose colored bow tie, Isaac’s charcoal grey tux by The Black Tux matched Julianne’s dress perfectly. This photo shoot all started with a couch and turned into so much more, all to inspire brides with its romantic and moody color scheme. – Maura, Maura Jane Photography

The inspiration for this shoot was based around a lovely vintage couch that I had recently purchased. Maura and I had discussed using it for a photo shoot in the spring, but then came up with the idea of using it for a moody love inspired shoot. I thought this was a great fit, since vintage decor already feels very romantic to me because of the timeless beauty that it offers, much like a long lost love.We decided that for flowers we wanted deeper, moodier colors. Maura had the brilliant idea of having greenery frame the couch, and I think it fit in so well. For the table, I wanted lots of candles to add to the theme of romance. At first we had looked at traditional wedding dresses, but ended up loving the dress that was used because of the vintage aesthetic and how nontraditional it was. We wanted the hair and makeup to be soft and romantic, and I think that the artist did an incredible job achieving the look we wanted. The veil was an essential touch to keeping the look bridal, while still being nontraditional. While planning this shoot we hoped for sunshine, but in the end I am so grateful for the weather that we got. Seeing the clouds rolling over the mountains in the background added so much to the essence of the photo shoot. As much as brides want to avoid it on their wedding day, rain really does symbolize cleansing and good luck. Besides, what is more romantic than kissing in the rain? – Lauren, Just Lovely Weddings

Photos By: Maura Jane Photography
Photography: Maura Jane Photography @maurajanesphoto | Planning: Just Lovely Weddings | Decor: Darling Details | Floral: Stephanie Yardman Floral Design | Ribbons: Honey Silks & Co. @honeysilksco | Dress: K2 Boutique @kii_boutique | Suit: The Black Tux | Veil: Teresa Romero | Jewelry: Betsy Johnson | Hair & Makeup: Lavender + Rose Hair and Makeup Studio @lavendarroseabq | Models: Julianne Montano & Isaac Herrera
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