Urban Fairytale Wedding InspirationPhotography - The Paper Elephant
Today’s magical styled shoot took place at The Box, a one-of- a-kind event venue located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, but was transformed into a whimsical woodland complete with moss covered toadstools and table, as a backdrop for an urban fairytale wedding. With more than a smattering of elegance thanks to the calligraphy stationery and the bride’s long lace sleeve dress; and no shortage of romance, reflected in the lush florals, the candlelit ceremony space and the black and white wedding cake, this editorial is truly breathtaking from start to finish….
Here’s a few words about what inspired this dreamy vision, from Danielle of Rosewood Weddings….. “My daughter and I were shopping our local garden center and came across a ‘fairy house’ kit for children. The kit immediately sparked a conversation and we walked the aisles discussing moss and what fairy wings might be made of.
On the drive home, I remembered when I was a little girl. I pulled patches of moss up from our sidewalk and held it high with two little sticks. I made fairy villages back then. The magic of fairies and fairytales is so real and, evidently, timeless. I was inspired to produce a moss and fairy-inspired styled shoot, set in the cream city brick-drenched background of our downtown.
Laurel, our florist, really ‘brought it’ that day. From her stunning, modern woodland bridal bouquet, highlighting a king protea, to the ridiculous fairy shoes she, quite literally, conjured up. And with a floral necklace & ring to match; it was all incredibly inventive.
The meringue mushrooms that our baker, Alexis, created were so authentic; and the black forest brownies were dusted with ‘mossy’ pistachio crumbs. She created a floral and romantic cake that also had a bit of a dark twist. Our couple cozied in this urban dessert nook with such a sensual vibe – like fairy mischief in a Midsummer Night’s Dream…. “
Isn’t it magical? I just love the idea of an urban fairytale (a woodland wedding in the city!), and how gorgeous is all that moss?? It really is such an utterly inspiring editorial. I can’t thank everyone involved behind the scenes enough, but especially to The Paper Elephant who captured it all so perfectly. If you would like to see more of their work you should pop on over to their website at thepaperelephant.com and be sure to find and follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
Now if this urban fairytale has you dreaming of a woodland wedding of your own, you might want to take a look at this heavenly Lavender farm wedding editorial, or this ethereal fine art editorial is utterly breathtaking – with its focus on bridal style. You may also love this romantic garden wedding inspiration at Houston Oaks, and this fabulous farm to table wedding inspiration is lush.
Contributors & Credits
Photography – The Paper Elephant // Planning & Design – Rosewood Weddings // Floral Design – Bloom Floral & Design // Makeup – Aesthetics By Cecilia // Wedding Dress – Bucci’s Bridal // Stationery – MJ Creative Co // Rentals – Relics Vintage Rentals // Venue – The Box Mke // Wedding Cake & Desserts – Yield Bakehouse