If you haven’t already seen the IWA’s new online magazine, Hearten, give it a look – its luscious photos tell the story of how to bring ease and grace to an Upper Midwestern wedding.
For this Hearten shoot, we took inspiration from legendary lumberjack Paul Bunyan, and transformed Babe the blue ox to Babe, his bride-to-be in blue, dressed in an Upcycled & Accessorized Designed by local upcycling brand CounterCouture. This dress was created for their new line which will be debuting next spring. It is made from 100% upcycled materials, primarily a gently used bridesmaid dress unworthy of reuse in it’s original form.
What follows is a more complete gallery of the images from that shoot, which we’d describe as “rustic folklore meets urban Minnesota fashion”
Armato Design & Press | Stationery, Becca Dilley Photography, Brett Dorian Artistry Studios | Hair & Makeup, Counter Couture | Blue dress
Fleet Farm | Boots, Suspenders, Jacket, JWP Jewelry
Posh Bridal Couture | Jewelry, Sarah McGee Photography, Sassafras Floral + Garden Design
Location | Lake Maria State Park, Models | Mandy & Chandler Olson