Seeing this shoot took me back to when life was simple aka my childhood. Circa the 1980’s when I was introduced to a book called “Where the Wild Things Are“. Yes, you remember Max! After dressing in his wolf costume Max destroys his house and is sent to bed without supper. That night his bedroom undergoes a strange transformation into a jungle environment, and he winds up sailing to an island inhabited by malicious beasts known as the “Wild Things.” After successfully defeating the creatures by intimidation, Max is hailed as the king of the Wild Things and enjoys a playful romp with his subjects; however, he decides to return home, to the Wild Things’ dismay. After arriving in his bedroom, Max discovers a hot supper waiting for him. The team behind this inspirational shoot went above and beyond the creative geniuses that they normally are and designed something so surreal!
From Elizabeth Cryan Photography:
“Each season we discover unique clients that enjoy expressing themselves through their wedding day. As wedding professionals we often dream of how we would describe ourselves in a unique way to show future clients that we can work with them to get outside the typical wedding box. We love taking something seemingly so ordinary and turning it into an extraordinary experience. This is where our idea for a Where the Wild Things Are photoshoot began. We wanted to take a childhood story we all know and love and find a way to turn it into a love story. One you could center your wedding on, pulling out layers of details that make the touching words and details of the book carry throughout.
We wanted to incorporate many of these scenes from the book, as well as pull in lines from the story to tuck into each scene. From Max’s bedroom growing into the world all around him, to him sailing to some far off land to find his wild thing. Max is made king and makes his wild thing his queen. Their entire day is spent in the wilderness, embracing the beautiful scenery around them. Layering in details of leathers and fur, hinting that the wild things are close by. From the wild picked florals to the hair and bark and feather details in our cake. We cared the beautiful and playful details throughout this wedding. Ending our day of extraordinary adventure with a wild rumpus. And as Max and his bride awake to find they have returned home, they realized they were where someone loved them the most.”
Photographer: Elizabeth Cryan Photography // Dress Designer: D’Lola Couture // Cinema and Video: 4th Kind Entertainment // Invitation Designer: Anthologie Press // Jewelry: Ashley Schenkein Jewelry Design // Floral Designer: Bella Calla // Apparel: Brackish Bowties // Model:Garrett Kidd // Cake Designer: Kelley Kakes // Event Planner: MAG Events // Model: Olivia Ritchie // Veils and headpieces: Opam inc // Other: Patina Preferred: A Vintage Rental Boutique // Reception Venue: Piney River Ranch LLC // Makeup Artist: The Parlour Fort Collins //
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