The inspiration elements for this shoot were twigs and lace. We wanted to play up the natural elements of the venue, but also create an ultra romantic setting. The altar was created by hanging a sheer ivory panel from a horizontal tree limb and framing it with lace panels on either side. The twig and crystal chandelier created interest overhead, while a simple antique table served as a resting place for candles. We incorporated soft, romantic flowers in shades of white, pink, and coral by hanging mercury glass lanterns with shepherd’s hooks on either side.
For the table scape, we incorporated the element of lace with an ivory overlay on top of the deep coral linen. The lace theme was repeated in the delicate ivory vases that held small bouquets of soft peonies, hydrangeas, and spray roses. Overheard, we suspended natural twigs, which were adorned with spray roses and mercury glass ornaments. An antique heirloom dresser was used as a cake table, while sheer panels along the back of the reception area mimicked the sheer panel of the altar.
The invitation was printed on a shimmery ivory card stock in a romantic script. The outdoorsy element was subtly incorporated by housing the invitation in a fan shaped pocket of luxurious embossed paper, embellished with a coral ribbon and square vintage style rhinestone. The coordinating stationery and accessories also utilized the shimmery ivory paper with pops of coral and pink.
Photography By: Jennifer Cook and Ann Carroll at Photographix
Location: Southall Eden
Dress: The Bride Room (designer is Melissa Sweet)
Stationery: Southall Eden Paperie – Shannon O’Kelley
Cake: The Bake Shoppe
Hair and Makeup: Kara Gaylor
Event Design: Southall Eden – Shannon O’Kelley
Florals: Southall Eden – Jennie Watkins and Shannon O’Kelley
Rentals: Music City Tents and Events