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Rustic-Glam with an Elegant Touch

Dec 12, 2019

Winter rustic styled shoot with gold mustard, deep berry, apricot, velvet peach and dusty plum tones outside a barn at Waverly Place in Eastover, South Carolina 


Outside a charming barn in South Carolina,a winter rustic styled shoot was brought to life with a cozy color palette and glamorous details. The location was surrounded by woodland gardens, which created an intimate and private setting. 


“The mood board was designed with colors in gold mustard, deep berry, apricot, velvet peach and dusty plum,” said the photographer. 


For the invitation suite, classic, bone-colored papers were embossed with gorgeous gold print and calligraphy. The layout was surrounded by white Italian ruscus, sprigs of berry and cream-colored garden rose buds. 


The bride’s two bridesmaids wore mismatched, velvet dresses from Bella Bridesmaids Charleston, that beautifully complimented the winter-rustic theme. One of the ladies wore a long-sleeve, apricot-colored gown with a romantic plunging neckline, and the other was in a sleeveless, deep plum gown with a halter top. 


In her first bridal look, the bride exuded whimsical beauty wearing an ivory, tulle gown with an illusion neckline. The dress featured a deep open back and a stunning chiffon, double-panel train. Her vibrant red curls were twisted into a low ponytail, and she completed the look with a delicate floral hairpiece and gold drop earrings. 


All three of the beautiful ladies carried matching winter-inspired bouquets, with pops of deep berry and dusty plum tones. Each bouquet was a bundle of lush greenery, baby’s breath, peach roses, purple scabiosa and white peonies, held together with a cream satin ribbon. 


The picturesque barn, surrounded by woodland gardens, created the dreamiest location that truly brought this rustic-glam vision to life. With whitewashed wood panels, pale blue sliding barn doors and charming white benches, the barn was the perfect backdrop for the first part of the shoot.


“We had four different stations including the barn for the invitation suites, details and cake, the reception table outside, the balloon arbor in front of the getting ready brick building and the bride with two bridesmaids,” the photographer said. 


Out in the garden, there was a reception table set with six wooden cross-back chairs, a porcelain-colored linen and the chicest tablescape. At each place setting, there was a different textured gold charger, a white ceramic dinner plate, gold flatware, a French countryside goblet and a gold laser cut name card.


At the end of the table, there was a large floral arrangement in a glass vase, and along the center of the table there were rose-colored, crystal votive candles, copper tin votive candles, sprays of fresh eucalyptus, sprigs of berry, bunches of grapes and a few pears.


Between shots, the bride wrapped up in a chic, tribal-print shawl with a fringe trim. To add to the cozy vibes, she and her bridesmaids sipped on hot cocoa in glass mugs, finished off with a large cubed marshmallow sprinkled with cinnamon. 


Having each tapped into their sweet tooth, it was time for the wedding cake. In front of the barn, there was a round table set with a muted berry-colored velvet linen, and a beautiful three-tiered ivory cake. With textured icing details, a cream satin ribbon and floral embellishments, it was almost too pretty to eat!


For the last part of the shoot, the bride shifted into her second bridal look. She looked absolutely stunning in a satin, long-sleeve ivory gown with a plunging neckline and cinched waistline. Her veil had gold, hand painted floral detailing, and she completed the look in a pair of gold sunburst earrings and strappy satin heels, with bows on the backs. 


Next to an old building with exposed white brick and pale blue shutters, a balloon arbor was created in shades of white, rose, apricot and peach. Beside the arbor, there was a donut wall on an antique gold stand with rows of assorted frosted, sprinkled donuts. On the wall, a gold laser cut sign read, “Donut ever let me go.”


Nearby, Moscow mules were served in copper tin mugs, set in rows on a tall, boxwood hedge wall. After the bride and her bridesmaids had quenched their thirst and satisfied their sweet cravings, they posed in the natural light for a few finishing shots. 


As the sun began to go down, the ladies danced in the rays shining through the trees and soaked up the last moments of a perfect day and a beautiful shoot. 


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Creative Team

Bella Bridesmaids Charleston
London and Lace Bridal

Bonnie Brunt Cakes
Duck Donuts

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72 Coffee Company

Pretty and Pinned

Forage Botanics

Alabaster Company
The Mrs Box

Paper Goods + Calligraphy
Empress Stationery

Franzi Annika Photography

Alexandra Madison Weddings

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Crisp Event Rentals
Light Box Laser - Custom Signs & Decor

The Wavering Place

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