A Radiant Summer Daydream

May 22, 2019

Vivid and bright styled shoot featuring fuchsia, yellow, orange and blue with a glamorous feel at Board and Batten Events in Lexington, North Carolina  

Just because summer is nearing an end, it doesn’t mean we aren’t still dreaming of bright colors and dreamy florals. This summertime inspired styled shoot takes all the bright colors we associate with the warm season and combines them flawlessly with the florals and décor. 
“Summer is all about radiant colors,” said the planner for the shoot. “We knew while planning that we were reaching for bold, bright colors that not only brought attention to your eyes but left an impression to guests that summer had arrived.”
While the invitation was kept simple with pink calligraphy on white stock paper, guests were in for a bright surprise when they entered the space, starting with the ceremony spot. 
In between two floor-to-ceiling windows letting in the most gorgeous sunlight, a gold circle arch was dripping with fresh bright greenery and the most vivid blooms possible. The bright orange, yellow and fuchsia colored flowers really popped against the white wooden chevron walls of the venue. 
“Using vibrant bright fuchsia gerbera daisies, along with orange garden roses, peonies, yellow Billy buttons and green hypericum berries, we couldn’t go wrong making these a statement,” said the planner. 
The couple met in front of the arch and their attire tied right into the style of the day. The bride’s gown was dreamy with it’s lace trim, V-neckline, side V-cutouts on the bodice and deep V-back. The lace took on a floral pattern and tied right into the botanical inspired look of the day. 
The bride’s loosely half pulled back wavy hair had some small flowers and greenery woven into it, just adding a touch a flower fairy feeling to her dreamy look. Her purple smoky eye and bright nail polish added the right touches of drama to round out her look. 
The bouquet she carried was filled with more fuchsia, orange and yellow flowers and trailing greenery. You can’t have a radiant summer themed shoot without a bouquet as lush and bright as this one!
The groom wore a classic navy blue suit that tied into the rest of the look and color scheme in the reception space. Even the groom’s unique wooden bowtie matched some of the venue’s wooden accents, like the sliding barn doors and fireplace mantle. The oversized fuchsia peony boutonniere added the perfect pop of color to complete the groom’s look
Across the room from the ceremony arch was a fireplace used as a focal point for the reception space. In between two other floor-to-ceiling windows was a fireplace that made a huge statement with its floor to ceiling stone brick and natural wood mantle. 
On the mantle was loose greenery and a few clusters of bright colored flowers tucked in. A few gold candlesticks of different heights holding white taper candles added a touch of romance. Beneath the mantle on the ledge were different sized hurricane glasses with floating hot pink candles. A few gold bud vases and bright flowers completed the look.  
In front of the fireplace the sweetheart table was set up. As if the fireplace wasn’t statement enough, the sweetheart table really knocked it out of the park. It had a shimmering gold organza overlay linen and two ornate white chairs. At each seat was a gold charger topped with a white dinner plate that was wrapped in a fuchsia napkin. The center of the table was flooded with an oversized bouquet of radiant colored flowers and greenery spilling out the sides. 
Flowing into the rest of the space there were round guest tables set with a navy colored linen that tied back to the groom’s suit. The whitewashed Chiavari chairs softened the look while the gold décor glamourized everything. 
“With the venue’s cathedral ceiling we decided to decorate the tables using tall and short centerpieces, so guests could get the true feel of ambience that the venue has to offer,” the planner said. 
The low centerpieces were set in a gold compote vase and featured the same bright colors. The tall centerpieces were on a gold harlow stand and were more horizontally flowing with greenery, but equally as beautiful. Each place setting matched the sweetheart table with a gold charger and white dinner plate wrapped in a fuchsia napkin. 
At that point in the shoot, there was a bride swap so the shoot could feature a second bridal look. This bride wore a gown featuring a lace and skin toned bodice and dainty straps. 
“This gown was ideal for a radiant summer shoot with its flowing organza, lace, and embroidered tulle,” said the bridal boutique who supplied the gown. “This fun dress featured spaghetti straps and came complete with pockets for that bride-to-be to keep all her treasures for the day.”
If you ask us, nothing beats a dress with pockets! Aside from the gown, the bride added a fun pop of color to her look not only with her bouquet but also with a pair of fuchsia heels. 
The shoot wrapped up with a three tiered statement cake. The middle layer was partially naked to play into the venue’s more rustic features but kept a classic textured buttercream design on the top and bottom to stay true to the overall style. And of course, there was a trailing cluster of big and bright orange and fuchsia flowers accenting the cake. It all sat on top of a gold square cake stand and a table with another sparkly gold overlay linen. 
Anyone else now wishing summer would stay forever?!
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