In the world of “over-inspiration”, it can be quite the struggle to be unique in all aspects of life, not just weddings. Especially as small business owners! Everything is a trend, then you have to try and separate your ideas from what is timeless to what is actually just a passing phase! So when we got together to brainstorm, we thought to ourselves, what’s missing in the industry today? How can a wedding be unique?
The answer is, It’s all about the Personal Touch.
We wanted the young Southern woman’s culture and taste to be infused into our shoot.
So, being southern ladies and gents ourselves, we know that brides are always looking for some way of keeping the themes of their weddings, quintessentially Southern, but with a twist. We thought, what better than to bring in the wonderful train of style and thought that is Anthropologie, the store that has transformed their name into an adjective?
Starling and Sage and a group of crazy talented wedding industry peers pulled together and made this happen. And on top of just seeing how amazing the result came to be, our work was noticed by 100 Layer Cake!! A massively well known wedding blog with readers all across the globe! I even got a message from a friend in Singapore who had seen the article 🙂
We are all so crazy proud of everyone on this team!!!
Photographer: Starling and Sage / Floral Styling: Blooms A Garden Shop & BCWevents / Hair & Makeup:Allie Lee Bridal MUAH / Invitation Suite, Menu, Place Settings: Jenn Gietzen of WriteOn Design / Calligraphy: Stephanie Casey of Blooms A Garden Shop / Catering & Cake: Cotton Blues Catering / Groom’s Cake: Monkey Kisses / Cocktails/Bartending: Branch Bar in Hattiesburg, MS / Rentals: Ardor Rental Boutique / Push Pop Confetti: Kristen Ley of Thimblepress / Dreamcatchers: MadeByBettyB / Dress: Imaginations Bridal / Hair Accessories: MollyGee Designs / Suit: Randy Price & Company
We brainstormed both themes and created a dreamy story that told a tale of peach, mint, light pastels and soft sunshine. We created a vision in dreamcatchers, whipped up a one-of a-kind groom’s cake, draped a boat with a stunning floral arrangement, and a simple yet beautiful tablescape adorned with a watercolor stationery suite to die for. Of course, we spotlighted all that was essentially Southern with food and drink!
With real peaches and mint (a clever play on the currently popular color palette), we brought touches of these wonderful Southern elements to the table through details like stunningly prepared and plated dishes (did I mention, we Southerners LOVE food!!) and two custom cocktails created especially for the bride and groom (Stone mountain Sunset and Rose Sorbet Cocktail).
We had a delicious lineup sitting on an old vintage canoe, ready to take its place on a tablescape that expressed a “less is more” vision.
One of my favorite ideas that came from the shoot is the personalized quotes that Stephanie Casey, a lovely Mississippian artist/photographer/floral designer, calligraphed.
The bride wore a stunning blush gown, an intricately embroidered corset and skirt combo, alongside a sharp and dapper groom, wearing a dark suit and a gingham bow tie. We were going for a classy, unique and romantic look, fit for a woodland story!
The dreamy dreamcatcher backdrop was our spin of a wedding ceremony backdrop by adding a touch of fantasy and whimsy to a beautiful affair.Plus this watercolor stationery suite was to die for! So jealous that this wasn’t my wedding!!Want to know a secret? The Boat was sinking!! And it was sinking FAST! We had to make this shot work in 15 minutes!!