Simple Organic Inspiration

Wedding Photography

By Magnolia Rouge

ASHLEY SAWTELLE recently collaborated with CEDARWOOD WEDDINGS to create this very natural and organic shoot on their property. I love that the bouquet was foraged from the gardens and woods on site. And it's so fun to see the beautiful RUE DE SEINE gowns in shoots around the world!

From Linda at Cedarwood Weddings, “In this inspirational shoot featuring Auckland designer Rue de Seine's ‘Eve' bridal gown from The Dress Theory, Cedarwood Weddings event designers embrace the simplicity of native beauty. Set in Cedarwood's Tennessee nature preserve, styling is minimal, allowing the purity of the subjects and the diverse textures and hues of the land to be captured in soft light by film photographer Ashley Sawtelle.

Cedarwood designers handcrafted a bouquet for our bride with spring blossoms and foliage found on the property. Graceful Wild Honeysuckle provides a foundation for loosely gathered flowers including: Sweet Clover picked from the meadows; Lenten Roses, Ferns, Bleeding Hearts and Astilbe from the creek side shade garden; and delicate Wild Hyacinths. Hand-tied with long Lyon French ribbons, the bouquet is fluid like the organically elegant ‘Eve' gown.

Our designers take every opportunity to venture into our property's designated green belt, not only for our commitments to composting, water and forest ecology, but also for design inspiration for Cedarwood Weddings. We love incorporating foraged plant materials into our floral designs, and our goal of growing a portion of our wedding flower inventory is fast becoming a reality with the development of our very own flower farm.”

Photographer/Stylist ASHLEY SAWTELLE / Venue & Floral Designer CEDARWOOD WEDDINGS

Hair & Make-up BETSY CATHCART OF STUDIO BBC / Dress Retailer THE DRESS THEORY

Dress Designer RUE DE SEINE / Headpiece TWIGS & HONEY / Model CAMILLE BIRKHEAD OF EYE MODEL MANAGEMENT

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