Mar 15, 2019
Soft color palette of cream, blush and gold accents paired with elegant decor for this styled shoot at The Jarvis at 220 in New Bern, North Carolina
In historic New Bern, outside the most charming bed and breakfast boasting a Southern porch and a bright turquoise door, a spring-inspired styled shoot was brought to life by soft blush tones, gold accents, elegant decor and an abundance of florals.
“I wanted the details for this shoot to be spring, intimate and Southern,” said the planner.
Starting with the invitation suite, every detail of the shoot was aligned with the airy essence of the spring season. The invitations were printed on champagne-colored, speckled deckle-edge papers, with handwritten calligraphy on delicate vellum overlay. Single bud, powder pink roses surrounded the layout for a romantic finishing touch.
The bride stole the show in a bone-colored sleeveless gown with a plunging neckline, form-fitting silhouette and full beaded detailing. She wore a pair of rose-colored, satin pointed-toe pumps with a ruffle edge that added a chic touch. Her gorgeous dark curls were left all natural and she swept on a warm berry pink lip.
“She chose this gown because of the detail on the dress,” said the planner. “She loved that it was all beaded and she felt that it showed something that was modern but also elegant with a classic twist.”
Her groom looked sleek in a classic black suit with a crisp white button down and blush pocket square, which really tied the looks together. She carried a soft bouquet full of blush roses, white anemones, dahlias and lush greenery, tied together with an ivory fringed linen ribbon.
“I wanted to go with a spring look to kick off the season,” said the planner. “The pinks really brought that out and I asked the florist to create her own magic from there. She does a really great job in creating and designing so I trusted her with that.”
On a herringbone red brick walkway, the couple posed in front of an enchanting, tiered garden fountain and a Tiffany blue bicycle. With her bridal bouquet nestled in the bicycle basket, the scene was absolutely picturesque.
Up on the classic Southern porch, the setting was even more magical. A table for two was set with a heavy, bone-colored linen and two King Louis XVI chairs. There was sheer floor to ceiling drapery and a vintage Oxford lamp post, and on the table, an ivory chiffon fabric runner, a statement floral centerpiece in an antique brass base and a matching set of candlesticks.
“The porch that the venue has is the perfect spot for a small dinner party or intimate elopement,” said the planner, “and that was the model for this shoot inspiration - intimate.”
The tablescape was truly gorgeous, with each place setting showcasing a set of white porcelain dinner plates, gold brushed flatware, classic glassware and a rose-colored linen napkin. Perhaps the most tasteful detail of all was what was sitting on each plate.
“I wanted it to be simple with a few extra details,” said the planner, “brie with caramelized onions was something that I wanted to do for an intimate setting and I thought this was the perfect time.”
On each dinner plate, there was a perfectly round, soft wheel of brie cheese, topped with golden caramelized onions. It was just as aesthetically pleasing as it was delicious, and the rose gold tones were complemented by the stemmed glasses filled with rosé.
“I thought that this was a great touch for the table,” said the planner. “It really completed the tablescape to make it more natural and real looking.”
Near the garden fountain, there was a whitewashed wooden Baroque-style table with a two-tiered wedding cake on display. It was iced in textured, bubblegum pink frosting and complete with a floral garnish on the side.
The photographer captured a few final shots of the couple, holding hands in front of the inn’s enchanting turquoise door and window frames. Every detail of the inn spoke to the charm of the small town and its many hidden gems.
“I loved being able to walk around the small town of downtown New Bern,” said the planner. “it was so historic and has so many gorgeous hidden areas.”
Congrats to this team on a styled shoot that exuded elegance and some true Southern wedding inspiration!
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