We always love seeing unique sites for weddings and inspiration shoots, so we were delighted when this shoot from Julie Paisley Photography fell into our laps! This dreamy winter shoot takes place in the heart of a cotton field, and effortlessly blends hues of green, blue, gold, and berry tones with help from the talented Megan Martin Weddings, AVD, and Shea Hopely Flowers.
From the shoot designer, Megan Martin: Being a designer in the South brings tons of brides who want summery styled weddings and why not, it fits just perfectly! But I have been dreaming of a fete for “I Do”s rich in colors of berry, greens, gold and navy on the back drop of a winter wonderland. So naturally we headed for Southern snow: cotton. The drive was a dreamy ride of passing green field after field filled with horses along the way, but there are no words that can truly describe the wonder of a sight that opened up ’round the last bend. White. Miles and miles of it as far as the eye can see. It took my breath away! A dream like location for a wintery Southern Soiree.
As far as the details, I wanted to evoke a welcoming environment that beckons guests to cozy up and stay awhile all while enjoying tastes of the seasons like creamy butternut squash soup, fresh loaves of bread topped with Camembert and cranberries and warm apple spiced cocktails. Mixed textured metals and a touch of glitter were added to juxtapose the organic setting befitting a night of dancing and celebration under the stars!
Everything came together so beautifully in large part to the amazing vendors involved. From the jaw dropping floral arrangements to the uniquely curated antique rentals, delicious butternut squash soup and red velvet cake (which we completely ate after wrapping up!), every detail was crafted with the utmost care. I can’t stress enough to my brides how important it is to have a solid team of professionals behind you as become a Mrs. and everyone involved in the editorial are some of the best!
Shoot Location: Jacksonville, FL / Photographer: Julie Paisley Photography / Event Design: Megan Martin Weddings and AVD / Floral Design: Shea Hopely Flowers Inc. / Wedding Dress: The White Magnolia Bridal Collection / Bridesmaid’s Dress: Bella Bridesmaid / Jewelry: Haute Bride / Makeup: Makeup by Paulina Perez / Caterer: Designed Events Inc. / Wedding Cake: Sugar Rush Confections / Equipment Rentals: Luxe Party Rentals / Rentals: Southern Charm Events / Farmhouse Table: Set