This past fall, I had the pleasure of photographing my first styled wedding photoshoot. It was such a blast to meet other vendors and work together creatively; this shoot was the brainchild of collaborative efforts and ideas, and I love how all of the pieces came together.
The original concept of the shoot was inspired by Emma Hardin; she does bridal hair and makeup as HoneyComb Charm Beauty Parlor and was so excited by the element of velvet. As we chatted about it, we dreamed of gorgeous velvet table linens and seeing how the heavy fabric drapes on the floor.
Erica Davis, a photographer/stylist through Erica Davis Portraits, set up the gorgeous scene. The deep, moody reds and rich blue tones were perfectly balanced through her insightful eye. What would have previously been assorted objects came together as a complete scene.
Also working with us was our gorgeous venue: The Corner District. This gorgeous location is in Ball Ground, Georgia and features three separate buildings to host weddings and guests in. The building our shoot was in had an industrial feel to it - textured, brick walls, rough hardwood flooring, and an exposed ceiling.
The light in The Corner District was PERFECT. The way velvet shimmered was so perfectly highlighted by the plates, cups, and flatware (provided by The Prissy Plate Company and Present Time Rentals) in gold and copper metallics.
Valerie of The Prissy Plate Company truly has unique tablescape wares; her plates are mismatched, and the way the details of the plates play together creates such an experience for guests at the reception.
The lovely florals came from Leneille Moon - the owner of Special Event Factory. She created arrangements the mimicked the tones in the velvet - and even found floral elements for the bouquet that matched the velvet texture! With all of her bouquets, she includes a stunning broach; even after a wedding is long over, and florals have faded and dried, her couples have a precious keepsake of the bouquet.
And no wedding - even a styled one - would be complete without desserts! Yum! We had three confectionary vendors joining the shoot: Cake Envy, Sarah's Sweets, and O'Krum Baked Goods.
Cake Envy made the cake. Natalie makes some seriously amazing cakes, and the one for our shoot was no different. The textured bottom of the cake gave perfect contrast to the smooth, flowing gold on the middle layer. And that top layer! Metallic and marble! Just stunning!
I'd never eaten a macaroon before this shoot (couldn't even have really explained what they were), but the macaroons Sarah of Sarah's Sweets made gave me macaroon fever. They were delicious! And beautiful! I love the gold sugar she put on them; they sparkled!
And those sugar cookies? That's Kellie with O'Krum Baked Goods and those cookies really are as amazing as they look! The frosting is so wonderfully sweet and the cookie so decadent and soft. They're great as they are or even with a nice, hot tea. Mmmm.
Also on the dessert table, we had Katherine of Valchara Designs with her hand-lettered signs! How incredible that she just free-hands her calligraphy! I can't even trace letters and have them look that good! She's truly amazing, and even does stationery.
If you wanna see more, this shoot has now been featured on The Overwhelmed Bride! Yay!
And if you're super thrilled with any of the items or services from this shoot, definitely reach out to the vendors credited! They're all super kind and knowledgable; they were all a dream to work with!