vintage eclectic rv wedding inspiration

Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding

Brooke, co-owner of one of my favorite Tacoma shops, UrbanXChange, has been building a collection of vintage wedding gowns over the past couple years and we dreamed up this idea for a wanderlust-y, vintage inspired, eclectic styled wedding shoot to showcase her dresses!  I loved the idea of it being colorful, but not in an over-the-top way, cozy, and eclectic with lots of interesting textures and patterns.  One of my favorite ideas was a "Pendleton" wedding cake.  I love the look of cakes that have amazing patterns, but I'd never seen a cake that utilized the sort of Pendleton type patterns, and it went perfectly with the Vintage RV and free-spirited style we were shooting for.

In addition to the photography I also did the florals for the shoot.  I love working with more unconventional florals and the Protea in the bridal bouquet was one of my favorite details.  I also had a ton of fun decking out the front of the Winnebago with a pretty floral swag and handmade fabric tassel strand (from my own wedding!) across her "nose".

In true Pacific Northwest fashion Rainier beer was our cheers-ing beverage of choice, rather than champagne!  (The groom model actually had the beer in his car from a camping trip he'd just returned from, which made it all the more perfect!).  

Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding

Rainier is a solid go-to cheap beer here in the PNW, but I thought a fun couple like this would also have a delicious signature cocktail for their celebration, so here is "The Brave," a scrumptious cocktail recipe with a lot of visual impact as well!  Figs are so gorgeous!

Signature Cocktail recipe:

"The Brave" Fig, Gin, & Honey Cocktail

(adapted slightly from Savor Home)

Fig Puree

1 cup fresh figs, rinsed & halved

1 tablespoon sugar

2 teaspoons water

Juice of half lemon

Add everything to a blender and blend until smooth. You can make this ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.  Recipe makes enough puree for about 4 cocktails, multiply for larger quantities.

Cocktail recipe

1 1/2 tablespoons fig puree

1 tablespoon honey

2 oz ginger ale

1.5 oz gin

2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Add the fig puree and honey to a cocktail shaker. Stir it together with a spoon until it is well combined. Add ginger beer, gin, and lemon juice and fill with ice. Shake until frosty and strain the mixture into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a halved, skewered fig!  

Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding
Vintage RV Elopement, Eclectic Wanderlust Wedding

Set Styling + Floral + Photography:

Liz Morrow Studios

Gown + Wardrobe Styling:

UrbanXChange

Jewelry:

SVNLIGHTS

Hair + Makeup:

Lizzie Rodrigue