Western-Inspired Garden of the Gods Styled Shoot
A bride saying “I do” at an outdoor wedding in Colorado can gather an immense amount of inspiration from the landscape surrounding her. For example, a mountaintop wedding in Vail features endless blue skies, rugged mountains, and sometimes even snow! From this, we draw inspiration of soft, ethereal textures paired with nature-inspired color palettes and details. An airy, flowy gown looks fabulous floating in the breeze. Reading vows in a mountain valley makes us think of bright, rich pops of color against the lush green background. A chic, boho-inspired wedding gown is the perfect match.
For this western-inspired styled shoot, the massive, breathtaking red rocks at Garden of the Gods served as inspiration. Just a short drive from The Bridal Collection, Garden of the Gods is an incredible location for a surprise proposal, engagement photos, or even an elopement! When For the West and Wild Photography, Melissa Hirsch Photography, and A Light Photography decided to capture some gorgeous images at Garden of the Gods, they had a vision of a romantic, western bridal look. From the drop-dead gorgeous Lazaro ballgown to the richly-hued bouquet to the western jewelry, their vision truly came to life. The turquoise jewelry added a pop of color against the red tones of the rocks. The insane textures in the bridal bouquet remind us of the wild west — especially the tiny cactus!
Our gorgeous model wore style #3762 by Lazaro. This long-sleeved tulle bridal gown features a jaw-dropping sculpted V-neckline. The warm ivory and champagne colors contributed to the romantic western vibe of the shoot. Delicate alencon lace appliques are perfectly placed to draw attention to the bride wearing it, while the circular skirt with horsehair trim adds a hint of modern flair. The layers of this gown look stunning as they float along in the Colorado breeze.
Take a look at some of the incredible photos captured by Melissa Hirsch Photography. One of our favorite artistic wedding photographers in Denver, Melissa captures the details with finesse. (She’s also a blast to be around!)
Dress designer: Lazaro
Bridal Shop: The Bridal Collection
Photographer: Melissa Hirsh Photography
Florals: Nicole Savage
Shoot Organizer: For the West and Wild Photography