Designer Lydia Purcell and Captured by Corrin Photography, both love whimsical and vintage themes and came together to create this whimsical woodland Midsummer Night’s Dream styled shoot. They set their magical world up in the Blue Mountains, outside of Pendleton, Oregon and the mix of wildflower meadows and woodland forest was the perfect location. They used natural Oregon elements like moss, branch chandelier and wood slabs as their décor. By combining these natural elements with vintage objects and delicate peonies, they created the perfect romantic dream. We’re absolutely captivated!
From designer, Lydia:
A lot of the antiques were pulled from our personal stashes and were very meaningful. The Shakespeare books were Corrin’s great Aunt’s and the pearls were her grandmothers. The vintage camera’s belonged to my father. I also wanted to have a secret getaway for the bride and groom to run off to while enjoying their wedding cake. The sweetheart picnic takes you into an intimate setting just for two with the peeling barn window, vintage books, mosquito net curtains, sheep wool cushions and dreamy light fixture hanging above. When I mentioned to Corrin that I envisioned a world where our midsummer lovers seemed to be in a world of their own, Corrin had the idea to place a vintage bed with an antique wedding ring quilt in the middle of the meadow to enhance that world in which our couple lived, in beautiful secluded scenery.
When looking for a couple, we knew we wanted our models to be real people and genuinely in love. Our models, Stephanie Purcell and Mason Murphy, were not only a couple in love, but fit our styling and the personality of the shoot. Mason is a guide and lives in the mountains during the summer, and Stephanie is free spirit, yoga instructor. We had two dresses for the bride, my favorite being the vintage silk gown. It was a Grace Kelly style amazing ivory silk dress from the 1930s. Bias-cut with shoulder ruffle detail along with silk wrapped buttons that ran all the way up the back.
Photography: Captured by Corrin / Venue: Private residence, Oregon / Styling + Floral + Cake: Lydia Purcell of Pretty Your Party / Decor (Antiques + Place Settings etc): personal collection of photographer and stylist