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I’ve wanted to do a shoot inspired by the Wizard of Oz for so long, since it’s my favorite movie OF ALL TIME. Since Oz The Great and Powerful was coming out, it seemed like the perfect time to make this shoot happen. I really wanted to stay true to the essence of the story, which has a lot of meaning for me. I see myself in Dorothy: going on adventures to search for something, finding best friends along the way, defeating inner demons until finally realizing you have everything within you. And it’s been there all along. You’re brave, strong and there’s nothing else you could possibly want because you have everything. Once you realize you don’t need a Love, that’s when you find it…

What if Dorothy and OZ fell in love?….(Scroll down to read the story)

Dorothy leaves her Kansas house in her classic dress.
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She carries with her a basket filled with darling cookies that represent her best friends: Lion, Tinman and Scarecrow along with her poppy and wheat bouquet.
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Oz waits for Dorothy in his vintage suit complete with an ascot and hot air ballon boutonniere.
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The artful invitation and welcome table.
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Meanwhile in Oz…Munchkins!
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Glinda the Good Witch and Dorothy’s dear friend.
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Toto!!! Toto’s bowtie.
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Dorothy and Oz follow the yellow brick road to their yellow brick alter where they tie the knot under a green curtain arbor. They have a small, intimate ceremony in land of Oz. Glinda, the munchkins and Toto are their witnesses.
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They have so much fun with their friends (and Toto too!)
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Dorothy and Oz have a day filled with magic and love.
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Details. Thoughtful touches of their styles.
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Oz and Kansas inspired cake.
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Their table. A whimsical and elegant combination of the couple..
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The night starts with Dorothy changing into a gorgeous emerald gown with sparkly emerald shoes.
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They feed each other a cookie and live happily ever after!
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A gorgeous yellow bouquet.
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I can’t thank all these wonderful, talented people enough!!
Designer of Dorothy’s, Glinda’s and flower girl dresses, also custom ruby red slippers, green heels and green converse: Evey Rothstein Clothing
Hair and Makeup: Melody Rachunok
Owen and Levi Rachunok as Munchkins and cousin Lily Bos as flower girl munchkin
Table decor: Serendipitous Events by Julia
Invitation: Christy Schurle, One handspun Day
Hot air ballon boutonniere/red sparkle bow tie/green backdrop, Emilee Hegg: Tasteful Tatters
Glinda Model:Maile Roseland,
Alexandria and Spencer Phillips, Dorothy/Oz models, Oz’s vintage suit, ascot, vintage rings: PhillipsandCoVintage
Toto Doggy model (Dorothy Mantooth) and Dorothy’s bouquet and Glinda’s vintage crown from France: Rebecca Stringham
Cookies: Linzy Kearby, Parchment Cookies
Cake: Cakes and Catering by Karie
Yellow bouquet/flower girl flowers: Florist Rose Safran>

3 Comments on “Featured on Green Wedding Shoes

  1. Catie Johnson says:

    Dana Darling,
    You guys have clearly outdone yourselves!!!! I saw this on Green Wedding Shoes and my heart stopped! I thought, Dana Grant would LOVE this! And it was you!!! Wish I could have been apart of this shoot somehow. I think I will stare at it some more…gotta go!!!

  2. Love this!!

  3. Did a little feature of you on http://www.facebook.com/stephotogss I’m in love with this concept shoot!!

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