Layers of Love : An Editorial

  • By Jen Hart
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Layers of Love : A Bohemian Wedding Inspired Editorial


Layers of Love:  Written by Dreamers & Lover’s Writer Laura

It’s not about exaggeration, quantity or cost

None of those details, in which so much of love gets lost

Like sparkle, corsets, cans of hairspray, everything that’s fake

Kilograms of scratchy fabric, oh! For Heaven’s sake

I’ll be okay without stilettos or a million frills

Just copper, colored glass and cotton in the Painted Hills

You’ve always known me as a spirit unrestrained and free

No reason I should change that, now that you’re in love with me

For years people have questioned me and put me on the spot

Where do I see myself 10 years from now, what plans I’ve got

I always felt ashamed; I always wondered what they thought

I’d say I wasn’t sure, I hadn’t found the things I’d sought

I didn’t know my dreams yet now I see them coming true

And now I know, a decade hence, I see myself with you

To me it makes no difference if the roses don’t arrive

I’ll stop to pick wildflowers on the way here as we drive

To me it doesn’t matter if the tie’s mustard or blue

No matter what you wear I’m going to stick to you like glue

What matters is our friends and family, bonds of time and trust

The promise of a lifetime, because gold will never rust

I will survive without black macarons or Veuve Cliquot

That I’ll end up with you is the only thing I need to know

I’ll be okay without stilettos or a million frills

Just copper, colored glass and cotton in the painted hills




This shoot set in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monuments is breathtaking on so many levels. This team of Oregon based wedding vendors created magic with this earthy bohemian elopement shoot. Marisa is the talent behind Revel Petals, and here is her inspiration for this shoot:

The layers of love are like the layers of earth, created over time and experience, folded and pressed in color and beauty. From the first blush of youthful flirtation, to the wrinkled hands still cradling one another after decades of adventures, the sediment of life settles in brilliant striations in our hearts, like the painted hills themselves. As a way to honor and celebrate a love that is now, new and fresh on a wedding day, but also to celebrate the promise of an ageless, layered lifetime of romance, the painted hills are a perfect backdrop and inspiration for a styled wedding shoot.

We are in love with everything about this one. The dress featured is the Dreamers & Lovers Camelia 2-Piece Silk Wedding Dress with Silk Embroidered Panels.



Vendor list is directly below:

Photographer : Katie Dessin

Venue: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Painted Hills, OR

Coordination & Design: Kandice of Rose & Stone PDX

Florist : Revel Petals

Hair & Makeup: Makeup Mafia Weddings

Cake: Delectable Baked Goods

Wedding Dress: Dreamers & Lovers Coco Dress