Native American Prairie: Styled Wedding Inspiration

Native American Prairie shoot DetailsI’m so in love with today’s styled bridal shoot. Native American Prairie: Styled Wedding Inspiration. For one, it has Claire Pettibone’s beautiful wedding gowns (which I can never stop drooling over) and 2, it has buffalo’s in it. Yes. Buffalo’s.

I’m gonna let the pictures do the talking…

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Inspired by Native American roots and the Old West history of where the photographer and I are both from – the great Prairie of Kansas.. 

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It started out as we wanted to do something with beautiful Claire Pettibone Gowns and Free People accessories, but ended up being a love song to our home state of Kansas. 

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We found ourselves shooting on nature preserves with real buffalo, elk antlers, arrowheads, golden wheat fields, and at historical museums with real pioneer homes and props like boots & buffalo hides from the 1800’s.

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The photographer, Chelsea Mitchell, and I have often asked ourselves what a wedding would have looked like in the time of Wyatt Earp, and the days of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Women. 

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For lack of a better term, we went back to our “grass roots” and drew inspiration heavily from that era.  We were very lucky to have Claire Pettibone ship three wonderful gowns to us, two from her Windsor Rose China Collection and the third from the Beau Monde Collection.

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This shoot has so many things to love and I ADORE the wheat crown, so pretty. The shoot was first seen in Wedding Nouveau Magazine and I’d like to thank everyone for letting me feature this awesome Kansas Prairie shoot here at WTW.

 

Lots of Love

XxX Sonia

and remember… keep wanting!!

 

Photographer : Chelsea Mitchell of Chelsea Mitchell Photography

Creative Direction, Styling and Flowers : Lauren Weems of Adorned Event Design.

Wedding Gowns: Claire Pettibone (Wheat Field Shots: “Fleur De Jour”, Buffalo Shots: “Grace”, Limestone wall and Horn Chair: “Abbey”)

Accessories: Crochet Barefoot sandals, Gold Circlet, Concho Ring Wrap Bracelet, Feather Headdress, and Suede and feather tie (wrapped around bouquet in lieu of ribbon) all by Free People. Gladiator sandals by Jeffrey Campbell, bolt suede necklace by Marisa Haskell, Wheat Crown by Adorned Event Design,

Pprops: Genuine Antique Buffalo Hide, lantern, horn chair, limestone pioneer house, pioneer’s bonnet, pioneer’s boots all circa 1890 provided by Barton Country Historical Society. Buffalo, the buffalo skull, and elk antler shot at the Maxwell Wildlife Preserve in Kansas

Hair & Make-up: Evann Stueder

Model: Andriel Prewitt

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  • chelsea
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    Thank you so much for the feature! It looks Great!

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