Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Natural Whimsy.......part two of the inspiration shoot.

I hope you all enjoyed the images from part one as much as we enjoyed creating them. On to part two now....
Part two is all about the details! We wanted to do a soft, romantic, whimsical shoot that incorporated some natural elements and a bit of southern charm. Well for one thing, we couldn't have found a better place than the Museum of Appalachia as a backdrop and for another thing, no one could have suited the part of our naturally beautiful bride better than my sweet friend Elizabeth Seymour. In fact Liz was sort of a muse for the day! I wanted every thing to be light and airy, sweet and southern, natural and whimsical all at the same time.....and by George I think we got it;)

The dress and the gorgeous accessories from Wedding Wonderland fit the theme and the bride (in size and style) so perfectly I'm pretty sure she would have loved to take them home for her own big day! The soft airy quality of the gown and the simplicity of the accessories flowed perfectly with the wild flower quality of the bouquet. The flowers used for the bouquet were white scabiosa, white lysianthus, pale pink spray roses, soft yellow football mums, pink heather, creme stock, white veronica, pink alstroemeria lilies, Queen Ann's lace, accented with antique brooches.The table decor consisted of the same flowers designed in low antique milk glass vases, placed on a soft runner of sheet moss. The arrangements were complimented by crystal stemware and candle holders. Menu cards were place on handmade tree bark holders, and held in place with burlap ribbon and handmade silk and lace flowers. All topped off with antique buttons. The adorable little pink ruffled cake from Sassy Cakes of Knoxville was just perfect for the shoot. The delicate pink ruffles were the perfect accent to look (and it was soooo yummy too)! The favors incorporated two aspects of the style we were going for, nature and southern charm. Favor one consisted of saplings wrapped in burlap and accented with antique buttons. Favor two was delicate antique handkerchiefs to be given out with the message, "For happy tears only."

Here are some images from the day from Sarah C Photography......for more please visit my Facebook page!

 And here's the surprise I mentioned in the last blog.......
To view an amazing video of all the happenings during the shoot please follow this link Milestone Pictures. Milestone did a wonderful job capturing the energy and all the little details of the day. Check them out if you are in need of a videographer.....I wish I had known them when I was getting married!

A special thanks to everyone involved
Photos- Sarah C. Photography
Location - Museum of Appalachia in Clinton, TN
Wedding Dress and Accessories - Wedding Wonderland
Video - Milestone Pictures
Cake - Sassy Cakes
Makeup - Ruffles and Rouge Events
Hair – Annissa Troutt of LeCoop Salon

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Vintage Drama and Natural Whimsy Bridal Shoot.....fab day, wonderful vendors!

Hello all.......
On Nov. 1st I had the pleasure of taking part in a fabulous bridal shoot at the Museum of Appalachia. It all started when I met my fav Knoxville photog   Sarah McAffry.    Sarah and I decided that it would be fun to collaborate on a bridal shoot. One very yummy Starbucks strawberry's and creme later, the ball was rolling and ideas were piling up. Two different looks were in the works so we decided to go all out and do them both!

Look one was inspired by the vavavoom, old Hollywood good looks of my lovely friend and gracious model Amber Lane. Her dark hair and eyes were the perfect fit for the stunning birdcage veil from Wedding Wonderland and the make up by Ruffles and Rouge couldn't have suited the look more perfectly. I mean come on......the lipstick was the exact color of the awesome 1934 Ford Coupe we had on set!
The flowers I chose for Amber were a mix of classic red roses, red tulips, red gladiola blossoms, red cox comb, orange spray roses, and red coffee berry. I love using all sorts of different textures in a bouquet to add interest and depth. The velvet look of the cox comb gave the bouquet the luscious drama I was going for. The chandelier piece and the birdcage arrangement used complementary flowers as well as golden branches and chandelier crystals. Both could be used to accent reception tables, sign in areas, photo booths, and a number of other areas at your wedding or reception. 

To see all of the images from the shoot please visit my Facebook page and browse the pics I've posted.

I'll post look number 2 tomorrow.........can't wait to share! I have an extra special treat to from Milestone Pictures so please check back!
Sleep well and dream of beautiful weddings:)