The Lost Boys: Inspiration Shoot

We like an inspiration shoot or two here and there and when this one came across our desk we felt it translated wild elegance unique to Utah’s landscape and the theme well played; the lost boys of Peter Pan. Kimberly with Petal Pixie shares some insight on the theme and styling:

“Alix with Alixann Loosle Photography contacted me about helping her design a shoot based around the Lost Boys of Peter Pan.  

The location of the shoot was more rocky and rugged then the forests feel in the original Peter Pan. We wanted a very simple and natural background.  I loved how the warm desert tones accented and highlighted the color scheme and design elements.  Everything came together to create a elegant and organic feel. 

 For our bride we decided to capture the spirit of Tiger Lily.  We knew we wanted to use Claire Pettebone dresses because we felt it captured the era and feel of Peter Pan.  We couldn’t choose between dresses so Gateway Bridal was kind enough to offer us two!  The first is a more romantic and formal look with the amazing lace back.  For the hair and make-up I wanted some edge but still remain romantic and elegant looking.  So an up-do with a Mohawk was created by Kali Wengreen.  We kept the makeup soft yet mysterious with a smoky eye and soft lip executed by Kristen Packard.  For the second dress we chose a very simple dress with lace edging.  It is very feminine and natural but still elegant.  The hair was re-designed into a side pony tail to make the more natural feminine feel of the dress.  Both dresses we paired with moccasins.

For our Groom we wanted to capture the memory of John.  John was always more formal and serious.  So we chose to sport a classic black tuxedo with tails from Tuxedo Junction.  This style is very elegant and formal.

The flower and décor elements where kept simple and elegant.  I used a standard white linen over a wood table but kept the linen length short to lend a more natural fee.  I paired the table with over sized wood chairs.  The place setting is a unique wave edge design that created a natural movement that mimicked the wood bowls.  The name tags where custom designed dream catchers that double as the favor.  The flowers are where we brought in the color.  I love the wild elegance of the bouquets; they were designed with lots of texture and movement.  I used ranunculus, garden roses, delphinium, berries, and lots of grasses and greens.  I paired the table centerpiece with candlesticks and fur for a romantic touch.

The ceremony backdrop was birch branches accented with white sheer fabric and berry vine.  I created simple dream catchers to hang from the top.

The cake was created by Tasha of Cake-A-Luscious and was a simple two tier white fondant.  I accented it with a touch of orange berry vine.

Photography: Alixann Loosle Photography
Floral artistry & styling: Petal Pixie
Creative direction: Alix Loose & Petal Pixie
Gowns: Gateway Bridal
Tux: Tuxedo Junction
Cake: Cake-a-licious
Hair: Kali Wengreen
Makeup: Kristen Packard
Paper Goods: Alexis June Creative
Masks: Etsy




  1. Petal Pixie says:

    Thank you so much for the feature UBB! I had such a great time working with so many talented vendors! And don’t you just LOVE the models hair and make-up!?! She was stunning!!! Thank you for the compliments Ella Bella. 🙂

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