Google+ Inspiration Shoot :: Utah Salt Flats - Southern Weddings

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This shoot is so otherwordly beautiful, it’s almost unbelievable.  The best part, though?  The elements involved are so shockingly simple, it’s almost unbelievable.  Utah photographer Erin Kate set out to provide oceanside-inspiration for her landlocked brides, and we think she succeeded.  I almost don’t miss the waves — how about you?  Read on for more details behind the day, as well as the talented vendors involved!

From Erin Kate:

“This shoot was inspired by the love for the ocean… and an intimate island in that ocean.  I wanted to keep the colors in blues and whites like the color of sea glass.  I also wanted to bring in a lot of textures… glass, burlap, bamboo, linen, jute, shells, corals, sand, delicate peonies and sweetpeas paired with more textured dusty miller. 

The theme of a “message in a bottle” ran throughout, from the placecards for the guests to the large bottle that held notes the guests wrote to the bride and groom.  There was also a coconut cake topped with an island photograph framed in burlap.  The table sign was also an island photograph framed in burlap and attached to a bamboo pole and placed in a bottle of sand.  A bamboo charger plate framed small vintage surf plates, and sat on cloths of burlap and linen.

I’m always trying to get brides to think outside the box.  In Utah we are landlocked, but that doesn’t mean brides can’t bring the ocean to their wedding in a very beautiful way.”

Vendors: Location: Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah // Photographer: Erin Kate Photography // Stylist/Designer: Erin Kate // Bridal Salon: Alta Moda Bridal // Gowns: Melissa Sweet and Amy Kuschel // Flowers: Amanda at Decoration Inc.

Written with love by Southern Weddings
  1. avatar Rowell reply

    What a creative concept. The photographer, and the vendors as well, really did a great job in conveying intimacy with the photos. Definitely an inspiration for me.

  2. avatar reply

    So beautiful and I love all the dresses!!

  3. avatar silvana reply

    oh wow….so different and refreshing. i love the location and the entire shoot details. amazing.

  4. avatar Tessa Woolf @ Utah Bride and Groom reply

    I absolutely love this photo shoot! Who says you need an ocean for island inspiration? :) Congrats Erin!!

  5. avatar erin kate reply

    Thank you Southern Weddings for the feature!

  6. avatar Hilary reply

    Fresh and honest. I adore Erin’s work and concept.

  7. avatar Katie reply

    That last shot is BE-utiful

  8. avatar Kim King Smith Edvents reply

    Loved the ideas. Photography was gorgeous. So many precious details……..

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