Jun 23, 2019
Elegant and classic style with soft colors and a pop of apple red brought vintage romance to the historic and southern Swan House in Atlanta, Georgia
When you’ve got a historic southern venue as breathtaking as this one, an elegant and classic style is the perfect fit to bring a beautiful wedding day to life. The soft color palette with a bright pop of apple red brought romance to all the right places while the accenting gold brought the elegance.
“The sweeping staircases of the venue along with the little details of bright red apples easily give this shoot a romantic and fairy tale feeling,” said the shoot’s photographer.
Each detail, like the red cocktails, the apple table decor and the attire changes for both brides is what really made this something special.
“This styled shoot was both elegant and vintage, effortlessly capturing both the grace and beauty of this historic Southern venue,” told the photographer. “The bright pops of red amongst the soft pinks and greens really draw your eye to the intricate details.”
The first couple met on the grand dual staircase, outside on the grounds of the venue where the ceremony was set. In between the two staircases was a fountain with greenery and white florals wrapped around the edges spilling over to the front of the fountain. The greenery that hung over top of each side of the staircase complemented the natural landscaping.
“To go along with the elegance of the house, this shoot was both classic and vintage, from the beautiful views of the front lawn to the sweeping staircases surrounding by the greenery and fountains,” the photographer said.
Two white wooden pews with a vintage feel lined the grass and faced the fountain and staircase backdrop. More greenery and white blooms laid along the bottom of the pews.
All the white blooms matched the white flowers in the bride’s rose filled bouquet that was accented with a very soft blush color. The light blush color also matched the color of the bride’s sash on her dress.
The dress was a satin gown with a low cut neckline and matching back. The sash was tied in an oversized bow in the back for a perfect flirty feeling. Opposite the bride, was a groom in a soft grey suit and yellowish gold tie for a pop.
As the couples switched out, a furry friend took the spotlight. It was the sweetest little pup with a greenery and white flowered wreath around its neck.
“What better way to celebrate your special day than by including your fur baby!” said the photographer.“It was such a special element to have her involved.”
The second couple joined their fur baby at the ceremony site for some pictures in their ceremony attire before the bride’s outfit change. Her first look felt very classic with a short sleeve lace bodice and full bottom. Her loose and wavy locks softened her look in the most romantic way possible.
The groom on the other hand had more of an electric feeling look –in a good way. He wore a bright apple red colored jacket paired with classic black pants and a black tie. It was the perfect pop of red.
It was then that the bride changed into something just as elegant and classic. Her second look was a spaghetti strap V-neck gown with a satin bodice. A beaded, pearl belt separated the top from the full tulle skirt. She added some white henna tattoos to her hands for a more personal, unique touch.
The couple twirled and posed and walked all around the beautiful grounds of the venue before grabbing a red colored champagne cocktail and heading to the reception.
A rectangular kings table was set on the stone patio and was the most intimate, romantic feeling spot for a first meal as a married couple. In the center of the table was a vintage bronze stand holding a floral arrangement. Greenery and white florals spilled out of the arrangement and hung over the table. There were even a few pops of red leaves that matched the napkins and table décor.
Hurricane vases filled with pillar candles and gold vintage candle holders with ivory tapers filled the rest of the table. Scattered beneath the candles was loose greenery and a few red apples to bring more pops of red to the table.
Wooden oval back chairs were set at each seat in front of the trio of plates. A gold splattered glass charger sat beneath a white dinner plate and a white salad plate that was separated by a red napkin. On top of the salad plate was a round floral designed menu that matched the floral designed place card.
Across from the table was a dessert display to die for. A bright red shimmery linen lined the table and a greenery garland draped over top and down to the floor. In the center of the table was a three tiered floral inspired, elegant cake. The middle tier was solid white with a single gold streak, while the bottom and top tiers had the same ornate floral pattern painted on.
Surrounding the cake were more white platters and pedestal stands holding an assortment of delicious looking desserts. There were gold and red dusted donuts, white macaroons and cherry topped somethings we aren’t even sure what, but we’d eat one.
With the reception coming to a close, the first bride came back out in her second look, which was vintage, flirty and fun just like the white vintage car she was about to ride off into the sunset in.
“She changed into a new wedding dress towards the end, changing the style from classic to vintage,” the photographer said.“This dress seemed as if it came straight out of the 20s, a little more daring and edgy than her previous outfit.”
The dress had a feathered top that clasped at the neck and covered her chest but left her midriff exposed.
With sparkler fireworks behind them, the couple shared one final kiss for the day.
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