Inspired by geometric shapes and the bohemian lifestyle of the 70’s era this styled shoot combined the right amount of elements to create a beautiful rustic wedding. The Rodale Institute was the perfect setting for this ethereal day that showcases the most organic details that are positively inspiring! The nostalgic feel behind every photograph was conceptualized by the talented Christina Campbell (Nina Lily Photography) and Meg Fox (Fox and Finch Vintage Rentals), who worked together with a lovely team of vendors to carry out every visual aspect of the shoot. The enchanting images were taken during the solar eclipse (2017) so it’s no wonder the lighting is absolutely perfect! Immerse yourself in the beautiful details below to see all of the organic wedding inspiration that is truly magical.
From the Photographer, Nina Lily Photography: “The Rodale Institute is a charming working farm tucked away in the rolling countryside of Kutztown, PA just outside of the Lehigh Valley. Known as organic pioneers since 1947, the Rodale farm is a beautiful destination for wedding events and is centrally located between New York City and Philadelphia. Inspired by the Rodale Mission, “Through organic leadership, we improve the health and well-being of people and the planet.” Christina Campbell of Nina Lily Photography brought together a group of Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia professionals interested in sustainability within the wedding industry.”
“Established in 1974, Rodale’s Demonstration Gardens proved to be the perfect setting for this inspirational collaboration. Using the geodome greenhouses as a key design element, Nina Lily Photography styled and photographed the 1970s inspired organic geo-boho micro-wedding to blend into the established gardens. Rust tones, blues, mixed metals with a copper focus and garden greens served as the inspirational palette for the shoot which took place during the solar eclipse of August 2017.”
“Aqua Juel created a lovely stationery suite to set the tone of the shoot, complete with a bohemian macrame band. Fox & Finch Vintage Rentals created a dreamy ceremony vignette featuring their wicker screen backdrop and peacock chairs which paired with the organic florals created by Katie of the Rustic Bunch. In keeping with the nod to sustainable weddings, the Rustic Bunch used elements grown and foraged on their farm and the ceremony background was filled in by native plant rentals from Edge of the Woods Nursery. Geometric shapes echoed the dome throughout the sweetheart tablescape sourced by Nina Lily and continued with a gold leaf flecked cake from Made by Lino.”
“The Bride wore Barbara Kavchok’s gown beautifully; Barbara Kavchok sets themselves apart by using domestically-sourced natural materials and closed-loop production”
“The Groom and groomsman donned blue corduroy blazers from Nordstroms Rack. The bridesmaids attire emphasized the retro bohemian theme wearing Joanna August and Bari Jay from Bella Bridesmaids Philadelphia. Brittany from True Beauty Marks created an organic hair and makeup look emphasizing the nostalgic theme. All of the models wore jewelry designs by local artist, L2 Creations. Custom wedding bands were created especially for the shoot and the necklaces worn were a nod to the partial solar eclipse that enhanced the moody nostalgia of the light.”
“All of these contributions combined to create a unique take on the nostalgic farm wedding. We hope to encourage both local and destination couples to embrace this beautiful area for all of their sustainable wedding needs!”
Vendors | Art Direction: Christina Campbell (Nina Lily Photography) & Meg Fox (Fox and Finch Vintage Rentals) | Photography: Nina Lily Photography | Venue: Rodale Institute Experimental Farm | Rentals: Fox and Finch Vintage Rentals | Florals: The Rustic Bunch | Hair/Makeup: Brittany, True Beauty Marks | Bridal Gown: Barbara Kavchok| Bridesmaids Dresses: Store Bella Bridesmaids, Philadelphia Designers Bari Jay Bridesmaids Joanna August | Groom: Image International | Jewelry: L2 Creations | Stationery: Aqua Juel Design | Cake: Made by Lino | Plant Rentals: Edge Of The Woods Native Plants