Blue Ridge Beauty

Jun 2, 2019

Rustic styled shoot with a modern twist, featuring blue hues and crystal elements at Lewis Farm Venue in Weaverville, North Carolina 

In the Blue Ridge mountains surrounding historic Asheville, the opportunities for beautiful, glamorous and rustic weddings and elopements are endless. For this styled shoot, the creative team paired blue and ivory hues, copper accents and crystal elements with a rustic farm backdrop. 

“Rustic doesn’t have to be just sunflower barn weddings (though those are beautiful),” said the wedding photographer. “We added a modern twist to the traditional.”

The bride and groom - who are a real happily married couple - wore the exact same attire that they wore on their special day. It just happened to work perfectly with the rustic-meets-vintage aesthetic, beginning with the ivory A-line gown with a simple V-neck, long lace sleeves and an embellished belt. She added handcrafted jewelry from a local jeweler, featuring crystal and copper elements. 

“Hair was styled with a simple braid to support the flower crown,” said the photographer. “Eye shadow was kept warm and simple to complement our bride's hair and eyes.”

Keeping with their color palette, the team selected blue thistle as the focal point in the floral design. The florist fashioned a flower crown and boutonniere to compliment the bridal bouquet, which boasted blue bachelor buttons, white daisies, snapdragons, pink peonies, lush eucalyptus and fern stems. 

“All of these flowers match the Blue Ridge mountains we call home,” said the photographer.  

Also aligned with the color palette, the groom looked sleek in a deep navy suit. He wore just the vest instead of a traditional jacket, paired with a baby blue satin tie and a boutonniere with a blue thistle, of course. Their ensemble blended beautifully with the Blue Ridge mountains in the backdrop. 

“One of the biggest draws to Western North Carolina is our mountain ranges,” said the photographer. “Brides and grooms can have a beautiful venue and backdrop with minimal decor.”

The rustic barn onsite was framed with twinkling market lights and the overlook featured a tall wooden cross with sprawling mountain views. Under the covered ceremony site, there were turquoise vases lining the aisle, and a row of chandeliers made from deer antlers. 

At the entrance to the pavilion, there was a large piece of welcome signage, featuring geometric elements and moody hues on a vintage metal easel.  

For the intimate dinner reception, there was a small, wooden sweetheart table set up with turquoise wrought iron seating. The centerpiece featured an abundant bouquet of foraged florals surrounded by crystal geodes. 

Each place setting had a layered copper charger, ivory dinner plate, textured navy central plate, and copper flatware. To top it off, the marble-dipped stemless wine glasses were filled with refreshing rosé!

“Glassware was designed specifically for the color palette used during the shoot,” said the photographer. 

Keeping things simple, they added a few crystal elements to the decor - including the cake! The three-tiered cake, iced with white buttercream instead of fondant, featured a unique geode design in vibrant blue hues. There were handfuls of crystal geodes on the top and around the base of the stand, which was made at a local workshop. 

“So this cake not only looks beautiful,” said the photographer, “but tastes amazing as well.”

One aspect that makes this shoot so inspiring, is that each participating vendor is a local female entrepreneur striving to break through in the wedding industry. Even the “bride” is a wedding photographer herself!

“We all seek to help each couple have the wedding of their dreams within budget,” said the wedding photographer.

Congratulations to this female-powered team of creatives on a spectacular styled shoot!

Looking for a rental company to execute your dream wedding vision? Check out our list of vetted vendors HERE!

Creative Team

Lewis Farm Venue

Vidalia Outfitters
Evergreens & Cocoa
David's Bridal

The Cake Lady

Whipp Lashes

The Never Ending Flower Farm

Alan's Jewelry & Pawn

Paper Goods + Calligraphy
AR Workshop

Lightning Captures Photography

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