Brake and Clutch Elopementwed


The name for this shoot is Lovers not Fighters. I wanted to create a shoot that was eclectic, modern, and took a fresh approach to the popular boho style. I envisioned a modern day couple that were “hipster troubadours”. It sounded like a crazy idea but I’m so glad all these talented vendors jumped on board with me and trusted my vision! I invented a story for the couple. They are the romantics, the bohemians, the artists. Cool yet contemplative. The couple are artsy – he’s a musician and she’s also an artist. The couple who modeled actually fit the dream bios pretty well: Pierce actually played the ukulele we handed him, and Ashtyn is a bridal gown stylist. And even better, they are actually married in real life and are the absolute sweetest couple. I searched hard to find the perfect venue for the shoot and discovered Brake and Clutch which is now my favorite Dallas venue! The lighting in that space is pure magic. The tones of bronze, brass, gold, and warm neutrals with pops of champagne that filled the day absolutely melted my heart. I knew Amelia of Yellow Thistle Designs was talented, but she absolutely killed it. The foraged and dried floral elements that were incorporated in the installations fit well with our eclectic mix of old and new: gorgeous modern typography by Carleigh Courey Designs, old furniture from Coral Lane. And Brook of The Rosemary Bakery made pies (both large pies and mini heart pies that fit in envelopes!) and rosewater meringues in lieu of cake. So many elements of the wedding day are chosen based on tradition, but we wanted to offer brides ideas for ways to make the day their own! My favorite part of the day was the gorgeous light streaming over the altar space, highlighting the vintage rug, the bouquet, Ashtyn’s Rue De Seine gown, and most of all, the sweet love Ashtyn and Pierce share. It was really fun getting to create what I had envisioned and working with new friends!

the dream team:

hair and makeup: Janae Sinclair
confections: The Rosemary Bakery
rentals: Coral Lane
hair comb: Mignonne Handmade