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Happy Monday! Today I'm sharing with you a project that I started working on last year, was shot this past spring and has finally been reveal on Ruffled - a gorgeous vintage wedding inspiration blog.

I have done several bridal inspiration shoots, but this is the first one where the inspiration was derived from a poem. I think that's what intrigued me most about the project. The Owl and the Pussycat is a poem I remember reading as a kid, and is about an unlikely pair falling in love. What a great premise, no?

Given the characters are animals and the poem sets the pair in a canoe, the wedding was photographed outdoors among water and trees at the Rio Salado Habitat and Restoration Area.

Below is the list of talent that contributed to making this happen:

Photography: Melissa Jill Photography Concept, florist & table/props: Amanda Johnson of Butterfly Petals Invitation & paper suite: Kelly Ashworth Design Stylist: Alex of AVE Styles Dress: Ian Stuart provided by Mariee Gallery Venue: Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area Models: Cody & Jessica Helgeson Makeup: Ashley Nicole Hair: Kim Cornwell

My thoughts by behind the fashion can be summed up in one word, "retro." All of the decor was made up of an eclectic mix of retro pieces, so a skinny black suit, a short wedding dress, cat eye liner and a bouffant hairstyle was a great complement.

You'll also find current popular trends thrown in with the old consisting of coral lips, coral finger nails, colored socks and a tie clip.

I hope you like it. To see more photos from the shoot check out the feature on Ruffled and check out Melissa Jill's blog.