Mar 15, 2020
Pantone blue and peach tones paired with traditional florals and whimsical greenery for a rustic Southern styled shoot at Cinnamon Hill House & Gardens in Lexington, South Carolina
Set in the gardens surrounding a historic, enchanting house, this styled wedding shoot paired pantone blue and spring peach tones with traditional florals and whimsical greenery to create a rustic Southern look. Infused with vintage decor, including a classic blue convertible, the setting was the ideal inspiration for a vibrant spring wedding.
“The inspiration behind this shoot was to really try and marry a classic wedding look with a little bit of a Southern vintage flavor,” said the photographer. “I wanted the shoot to appeal to brides that like both traditional and rustic aspects of a wedding day theme.”
On theme with the blue color palette, the invitation suite featured off-white deckle edge cards embossed with sky blue calligraphy, and finished with floral designs in the corners. There were strands of ivory tulle ribbon, sprays of pine and fern, and a creamy anemone bud surrounding the layout.
The bride modeled a very classic ivory lace ballgown with champagne colored underlay, featuring a sweetheart neckline and off-the-shoulder cap sleeves. To complete the look, she wore a pair of nude embellished strappy heels, teardrop stud earrings and a lace-trimmed cathedral veil.
“I love the traditional structure of this gown paired with the ivory lace,” said the photographer.
Her groom wore a classic blue suit, paired with a spring peach colored tie, brown leather shoes and argyle patterned socks. He donned an anemone with sprigs of myrtle on his lapel, which complemented the bride’s ensemble beautifully.
“Their love is one of the most genuine connections I've ever had the privilege of photographing,” said the photographer. “It radiates in the way they look at each other and almost expels physical warmth when they hold each other close.”
The flowers in both the decor and the bridal bouquet, tied with a blue organza ribbon, were a traditional combination of David Austin roses, peonies and ranunculus in shades of cream and peach. Mixed throughout the arrangements were whimsical sprays of lush eucalyptus and assorted greenery.
“I am obsessed with the combination of the structured blooms and whimsy greens,” said the photographer. “Also, the way the floral designer decorated the lattice of the ceremony space was to die for!”
Sitting in front of the main house, boasting original blown glass windows and heart pine floors, an outdoor terrace spilled into an extensive garden with quaint rustic structures. For the ceremony, the focal point was the floral installation that was affixed to the wooden lattice wall, and cascaded down to the grass in between two potted ferns in cast urn planters.
“The one thing I loved about our venue was that it really didn’t need a lot of sprucing up,” said the photographer. “I wanted everything we did to compliment the late 1800’s aesthetic of the home and the gorgeous gardens.”
After the ceremony shots, the bride and groom slid into a vintage, classic blue convertible with brown leather seats for a series of vibrant and playful photos. In the backdrop, a tin roof rustic shed accompanied by a Tiffany blue rusted pickup truck added to the picturesque setting.
At their dinner party for two, the tablescape design was perfectly suited for al fresco spring dining. An ivory fabric ran down the center of the wooden table, with strands of blue ribbon, taper candles lit in antique gold holders, and a centerpiece floral arrangement in a brass vase. The bench seating and wooden panels of the shed in the backdrop added to the scenic charm.
Each place setting was complete with a patterned China dinner plate, a ceramic white salad plate, antique gold flatware and a rose-colored acrylic goblet. The cream, raw-edge linen napkins and blush organza ribbon gave the setup a soft, romantic touch.
This shoot wouldn’t have been complete without a gorgeous wedding cake, and the four-tiered white buttercream cake was absolutely dreamy. It showcased an array of spring florals and greenery climbing up the cake, with ribbon-like gold foil detailing along the flower placement.
“From the classic car, house, gardens and rustic shed to the perfectly on-trend gown, tuxedo, florals, and stationary, this styled shoot would make a real wedding dream!” said the photographer.
After the final few shots of popping champagne bottles and making toasts, the couple climbed into the vintage getaway car and kissed before driving off into the sunset.
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