Tuesday, May 6, 2014


When Michigan photographer Jacqueline Stevens of Jacqueline Marie Studios was couped up this past snowy winter she dreamed of a beautiful, blossoming spring.  This Boho chic styled shoot is the result of all that dreaming and boy it really has some off the charts inspiration to be found. So much care and thought went into developing this rustic and bohemian theme  Says Jacqui about this project, " Each snowy night meant I had time to drink tea by a fire and read wedding magazines. I was so inspired by the earthy and organic feel Bohemian weddings offered. Heavily featured with beautiful blooms and a lovely pastel palette, I knew that I wanted my stylized shoot to have a Boho vibe with a rustic touch. I wanted it to be soft, romantic, and simple and incorporate certain must-have’s such as a floral headpiece, an outdoor setting, several DIY touches, and a beautiful lace gown. Flower crowns are used in cultures all over the world to symbolize a woman’s beauty, love, and story. I instantly connected with this since my own photography has the same philosophy. Lastly, I wanted to show that a wedding can be styled in a simple, inexpensive way… and still be luxurious. Simplicity is the key.
While I live in Howell, most of my weddings are in Metro Detroit. I made it my mission to research the best and brightest wedding vendors that are local to me. Livingston and Washtenaw County have amazing talent, and I was blown away by my hometown vendors. Teresa did the hair and makeup from Mi Amore Beauty in Howell. I can honestly say she is the very best in the business. Her makeup photographs flawlessly. Sandi from Ruby Slipper Design, Howell, created the most amazing floral decor that I have ever worked with. Her wreath, centerpiece, and boutique were like works of art. Kelly from Serradella Vintage, Howell, has the most mind-blowing collection of vintage pieces that you can imagine. Sandi and her have a new warehouse in Downtown Howell that is bursting at the seams with antique props, furniture, and tablescapes. She is a true game-changer in the industry, as are all of the vendors who participated. Lastly, Laura and Dan from Cottonwood Barn have restored the most beautiful barn in the country. It literally takes your breath away. They painstakingly rebuilt every piece of the historic barn and added beautiful antique elements. The chandelier alone is from a turn of the century ballroom in Miami!

  Needless to say, I am so thankful for all of their help, whether it be with products, service, or simply their words of encouragement. I highly recommend collaborating with these incredibly talented and passionate professionals…they are seriously the best in the biz! I also have to give a big heartfelt THANK YOU to my models, Joel and Sarah Sherrard. They have been my photography muses for years. They truly understand how to be themselves in front of a camera, and Sarah trusts me when I coach her posing. They are both naturals and all around fantastic human beings:).


Photographer/Event Design: Jacqueline Marie Studios
Models: Sarah & Joel Sherrard
Dress: $40 Ebay Special from the U.K.
Men’s Attire: Calvin Klein Vest from Macy’s, Chambray Shirt from Old Navy, Thrift Bowtie
Event Vintage Rentals/Props: Serradella Vintage
Hair & Make-Up: Mi Amore Beauty


Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Beautiful wedding, loved their venue and the flower crown the bride wore.


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Grace Community Garden said...

Very pretty! Love the floral hairpiece. So unique and the gold flecks in the cake are a lovely touch! Well done.

Silvia C. said...

I dont know if I will ever get married... but if I do I want a cerimony kinda like this.... a little more 'hippies like' :) but al the nature and even the dress would be similar :)

Lovely ideas

María Pilar Bernal Maya said...

very nice photos and dresses for a special day
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