So I had a crazy idea for Stefanie and am so glad she went with it! This is my favorite styled shoot do date and I LOVED how everything turned out. I saw this photo of a kitchen (interior design is somewhere I find a lot of inspiration) and designed the shoot around the feel of the photo: Inspiration Photo.
We drew from our original inspiration from the green backsplash–literally using that element of emerald green glass tiles as our place cards. Stefanie and I loved that copper was a staple element for the fall season and utilized that in our barware. The bride’s dress was simplistic in shape, something we felt suited the space, mood, and intimacy of a small elopement.
Being that the venue, The Ivy Place, is a beautifully secluded and historic working farm & wedding venue, we wanted to downplay any rustic notes associated with a farm wedding. While nodding to the history of the land by using a wooden farm table from the property, and setting it gracefully on the house’s front lawn, we tried to balance history, legacy, and modern elements. Classic Party Rentals provided us with everything necessary to set up a table that would graciously host 6, and we borrowed my credenza from to create a small bar.
The final, yet most integral, part of the shoot was the real couple who offered to model for us. I love capturing the authentic emotion and Jacob & Camryn were full of young love! Jacob left for Army training right after our shoot. Their personal love story lent itself so well to the mood of the shoot and we could not be more grateful for their involvement.
Wedding Planning and Design: Magnificent Moments Weddings
Photography: SMM Photography
Venue: The Ivy Place
Rentals: CE Rental Charlotte
Hair: Carmen Carmen Salon
Makeup: Erin Ashley Makeup
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Bridal Jewelry: Gemma Jewels
Cake: Sweet Scene Cakes
Invitations and Calligraphy: Ocean and Coral Creative
Dress: J Majors
Flowers: What’s Up Buttercup
Vow Books: Wedding Story Writer