Nov 17, 2019
Styled shoot with urban influence, boasting a color palette of rust, burnt orange and cream paired with vintage décor at the Vizcaya Villa in Fayetteville, North Carolina
On the grounds and lush gardens of a private villa escape in North Carolina, vintage décor and a warm fall color palette created a whimsical setting for a styled elopement. Every detail of the location and the shoot exuded bohemian influence but with a unique flair.
“The shoot was planned and designed with the help of some of the most talented creatives in North Carolina,” said the photographer of The Photobrief.
The bride stepped gracefully out of the bridal suite in a handmade bohemian dress made from cream, vintage lace and showing off flutter sleeves, a plunging neckline and an open back. Her blonde waves were braided back into a half-up, half-down hairstyle and she added a hairpiece with dried floral elements. She completed the look with statement earrings, rose gold strappy heels with pearl embellishments, and a bold lip.
Her groom complemented the rustic vibes with an olive dinner jacket, khaki slacks, brown shoes and a burnt orange patterned tie. His boutonniere was made of greenery, dried grass and an orange pincushion protea, complementing the bride’s bouquet of fresh eucalyptus, dried grass, ivory roses and assorted florals in shades of maroon and rust.
As the couple strolled across a charming arched bridge in the villa grounds, they stopped to pose for some intimate shots against a magical wooded backdrop. They exchanged vows in front of an enchanting, wrought iron trellis that was intertwined with green ivy, sealing the moment with a kiss before throwing their arms in the air in celebration.
“Our goal was to create inspiration for couples to elope even in an urban environment,” said the photographer.
Once the sun began to disappear into the crisp autumn sky, the bride threw a dark amber fur shawl over her shoulders for the remainder of the evening. She and her groom joined the photographer who captured more photos of them in front of a Spanish-inspired villa with white stucco walls and a red-tile roof.
On the terrace, there was a tablescape setup with cozy floor seating on an oriental rug in jewel tones of deep teal, cream and berry. The place settings featured gold flatware, crystal glass chargers, fine china dinner plates, acrylic plum-colored salad plates and matching goblets. Several different fabrics covered the wooden Japanese-style dining table, showcasing lace and metallic accents.
There were white candlesticks in antique brass candle holders and two large floor arrangements, potted in fluted ceramic vases and overflowing with an abundance of flowers, greenery and large sprays of pampas grass. In the background, the trees were bursting with leaves of every color.
Nearby, the wedding cake sat on a table with a rust-colored linen, surrounded by candles and sprigs of eucalyptus. A gorgeous, three-tiered buttercream cake was on a wooden display with bright orange frosting and colorful floral sculpting. It was the most tasteful finishing touch to a shoot that perfectly reflected the couple's style and personalities.
“We truly believe that your wedding ceremony is your own and you deserve to have it the way you would like to, including at a more ‘traditional’ wedding venue,” said the photographer.
As the last bit of natural light began to fade, the couple nestled into matching brown leather loveseats, surrounded by lit candles, romantic lanterns and beneath the twinkling fairy lights strung overhead.
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