Enchanting Woodland Wedding


"When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it."

~ William Blake

A woodland wedding in the forest… what could be more enchanting? Nature lovers, Annalesa and Nick, felt it was the perfect place for them to say "I Do." They tied the knot under the green grandeur of the majestic redwood trees in Saratoga Springs, nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains. Their wedding color palette of white and soft dusty gray, was purposely subtle, as bride Annalesa pointed out, "With all the foliage, all we needed was a clean crisp white to set the tone." The bride's and bridesmaids' bouquets consisted of white blooms (roses, peony, ranunculus) and green fill (seeded and gunni eucalyptus). Charleton Churchill Photography captured the mysterious, fairy tale charm of the day, including the dramatic rays of light sneaking through the tree branches.


Bride and groom cross a stream | Charleton Churchill Photography

Bride and groom next to stream in forest | Charleton Churchill Photography

Bride and groom photographed in the forest | Charleton Churchill Photography

Bride with bouquet in the forest | Charleton Churchill Photography

The large white blooms of roses, peony and ranunculus created a crisp contrast to the dark forest backdrop, while the texture and soft green of the eucalyptus tied in with the surrounding foliage.


Wedding party photographed in the forest | Charleton Churchill Photography

Wedding party pose on bridge over stream in the forest | Charleton Churchill Photography

Bride and bridesmaids | Charleton Churchill Photography

Bridesmaid | Charleton Churchill Photography

First look bride and groom | Charleton Churchill Photography

Exchanging vows | Charleton Churchill Photography

Bride and groom embrace | Charleton Churchill Photography

Annalesa and Nick's wedding was featured in Our Wedding magazine. Click here to see the story, on pages 50-51.


Vendors

Photographer: Charleton Churchill Photography

Floral Designer: Visual Impact Design

Gown: Second Summer Bride

Hair: Samantha Johnson, Salon 1938

Makeup: Carina Martin

Menswear: R. Douglas Custom Clothier

Desserts: Whole Foods Market, CREAM


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