Behind the Scenes – Tribal Wedding Inspiration in Southern Utah Bride Magazine

Over the years of traveling to Utah I’ve made some friends…yes I’m in with the locals, so to speak.  The wedding scene in Southern Utah is overflowing with talent and I’m proud to be part of this group if only part time every year.  Jimmy Bishop of Gideon Photography built Southern Utah Bride Magazine from the ground up and this most recent issue’s cover gives you a peek into the sharp eye and artful aesthetic of this talented man.

southern utah bride winter 2014I was brought in to design stationery for the Tribal Shoot and, how can I forget, these incredible hand chalked paper lanterns!

Hand Drawn Paper LanternsColor everywhere mingling in intensity and tone is the star of this scene.  Texture is layered and layered upon layer lending an opulence not often seen in tribal wedding  inspiration.  I began with a mix of materials from wood veneer and shimmery stock to thickly applied opaque paint and gilded inks.  Chevron painted in white against the wood textures was perhaps one of my favorite moments.

chevron wedding menusMore chevron, more wood and a watercolor treatment that took perfectly to the woodsy finish.

watercolor chevron wedding invitationsThe place cards were handwritten by yours truly on dark, walnut veneer and then hand painted with abstract touches of teal, ultramarine blue and bold red!

watercolor on wood wedding invitationsAnd the cake inspired by the stationery!!

tribal wedding ideasOh I’m in love so much with this bouquet…

southwest inspired wedding bouquetThe full suite featuring floral, pattern chevron, wood textures and a singing pattern on teal cardstock with an enchanting sheen.

tribal wedding invitationsYou’ve likely noticed the bit of blue peeking out from behind the invitation…this is the pattern developed to compliment the more edited tribal elements on the invitation.  I can’t get enough of this palette, these textures…oh my. floral pattern on blue for wedding invitations
hand drawn paper lanternsSee it all in action…

Thanks so much Jimmy, for bringing me on board and giving me the opportunity to dive in to this sumptuous creative scene! XO

Photography – Gideon Photography  ::  Location – Brianhead  ::  Planning and Design – Forevermore Events  ::  Flowers – Bloomers  ::  Hair – Julie Thomas Style  ::  Hand Painted Stationery – Momental Designs  ::  Gown – BHLDN  ::  Jewelry – MS Turquoise  ::  Film – NP Films  ::  Cake – Sweet Cakes by Karen