After seeing today’s styled shoot from Kasey Lynn Photography, Sweet Tea and Linen, and A Different Bloom, we’re convinced birch and copper are the chicest pairing to follow. A hint of burgundy brings this airy combination back down to earth, while plenty of greenery and geometric details tie everything together into a wedding package you’re sure to love.
This beautiful wedding editorial is just the thing we need for this September day, and how perfect is the styling for the upcoming change of the season? Kati Hewitt Photography and Love Birds Vintage Rentals & Styling collaborated on this Scotland-inspired shoot, bringing in all of the classic elements of the jaw-dropping elements of the Highlands terrain with a hint of modernity. Bride & Bloom drew in some of the most awe-inducing, berry-toned blooms and foliage for the arrangements; great complementary pieces for the earthy feel of this entire shoot.
From the photographer, Kati Hewitt Photography: There are few places in Europe as beautifully enchanting as the Highlands of Scotland, a fact not lost on the Mother-Daughter design team at the helm of Love Birds Vintage Rentals & Styling. “We lived in Scotland when Tiffani was a teenager,” explained Bridgette, “so we brought a lot of items home with us when we returned to the States. There is something about the history and character of those pieces that shaped not just this shoot, but our overall design aesthetic and how we approach wedding design in general. Scotland is all about history, and in a sense, weddings are as well. We want to help our clients create spaces that speak to their own story; their own history, and their families’ histories. That’s what weddings are, after all, taking his history and her history, combining them and then building upon that to create your own.”
We took the idea of quintessential Scotland, with its intense green hills, beautiful ivy-lined rose gardens and stark gray architecture and then tempered it with a modern touch. There’s a lot of that going on in the region as well, always a push and pull between the traditional and the modern, and that idea extends to American wedding design as well. We really wanted to keep that traditional element, that sort of wink to the past, without creating a design that felt stuffy. Of course there are elements like the tartan throws that are decidedly traditional, but when you look at Kelli, her look is much more edgy. We wanted to show brides that it is possible to combine both in a way that works.
Working with Kati Hewitt of Kati Hewitt Photography, they were able to capture the essence of Scotland without the 8 hour plane ride. “Olde Dobbin Station was the perfect backdrop, and Kati captured it perfectly. It’s one of the oldest structures in the area dating back to the late 1890s. We knew we wanted to capitalize on that for this shoot. When we started adding in all the details, it just took us right back home.”
Design and Decor
Calligraphy and Wedding Invitations
When we receive a beautiful shoot like this one from Courtney Leigh Photography, we know we’re already in for a treat. In this editorial, Chalie and Andrew were surrounded by lush, woodsy elements that were enhanced through Blush and Vine‘s lovely bouquets and floral arrangements, along with the dreamy tablescape by Jade Magnolia. As we dove more into it, we found out that this wedding inspiration turned into an epic marriage proposal caught on film and we got even more giddy than we already were. There’s no better way to end a shoot like this one!
From the photographer, Courtney Leigh Photography: This beautiful wedding inspiration shoot was inspired by earthy elements, neutral tones and pops of gold and dusty blue. The best part? This styled shoot romantically turned into a real life proposal for the sweet couple, Chalie and Andrew. It was such a memorable moment to capture and the moments following the proposal are my absolute favorite images from the shoot. This one definitely goes down as an all time favorite of mine throughout my photography career and so many talented teams helped bring my vision to life.
Wedding Dress Separates
Engagement Ring and Jewelry
Hair and Makeup
Linens and Ribbons
Ribbons for Invitation Styling
When we saw this wedding sent over by Half Orange Photography, the first thing that caught our eye was how crafty the bride was — from the string art sign of the couple’s name to the coffee filter altar backdrop, bride Nikki was an expert in finding low-budget projects with high impact effects. Read on for her inspiration and some great advice for you brides planning your own DIY wedding:
From the bride, Nikki: My vision for the day was one that was relaxed and fun, with a hint of rustic whimsy, and a mix of modern and traditional. My main inspiration for these projects came from hours of studying the visual displays at Anthropologie and of course, wedding blogs! The project I was most excited to make was the “Nikki & Derek” made of nails and yarn, which is now hanging in our home! The area I was the most stumped on was the ceremony decor, until I came across a blog post that reminded me of an Anthropologie display made of coffee filters. It was everything I wanted in a project: inexpensive, easy and high impact! Lastly, when Derek proposed, he used big wooden letters to spell out “Marry Me,” and I really wanted to incorporate those somehow. A fresh coat of paint to match the wedding colors, and on the stage they went! It was a perfect centerpiece for the dance floor.
My first piece of advice to future brides is to create a list of projects, and then prioritize the most important to you. You won’t get to do everything on your to-do list, but if you select a handful to focus on, it will prevent you from having a ton of half-finished projects. My second piece of advice is to delegate. Trust your friends and family! They likely have talents that you never knew existed. Most importantly, keep your groom involved. Find out what aspects of the wedding mean a lot to him and let him handle those. It’s a good reminder that you know the wedding is about him too, and you have delegated tasks to lighten your load. It’s a win-win! Above all, soak up every minute of your day. It’s true what they say, it will be over before you know it!
Wedding Vendors (Montgomery, TX):
Wedding Venue: Stonebrook Hall at Amber Springs / Wedding Photographer: Half Orange Photography / Wedding Flowers: HEB Blooms / Wedding Dress: Enzoani / Wedding Shoes: Steve Madden / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Alexia Designs / Wedding Cake: Kristin Spicer / Wedding Invitations: Minted / Program Designer: Haley McMichael / DJ: Klentzman Entertainment / Videographer: Simmons Visual Arts
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Personality, personality, personality! Chelsea and Brock were determined to infuse their day with plenty of it and the final product is a day full of fanciful color, favorite foods, amazing design and cozy holiday details. A wedding photographer herself, the bride had in mind exactly what she wanted out of her big day and started curating knick-knacks and attire that perfectly reflect her relationship with her fiance. I love how Chelsea describes the reception as “a world that reflects all that you and your hubby love!” You said it, my friend. Thanks to Jamie Delaine for the amazing photos!
From the uber-creative bride, Chelsea. Our colors were red and green originally. Red is Brock’s favorite color (one of his alma mater’s colors) and bright green is my absolute favorite color–I drive a green Beetle and all of my own business branding is green. The red and green really worked since we were having the wedding so close to Christmas. Then, I decided on a pink dress and started adding in touches of pink everywhere and the vision came together.
I acted in college and love the arts in general (Brock is a musician and I am a photographer) and decided that I would love the look of a black theater that gave me free reign to decorate as I desired. We had three pieces of furniture on stage, symbolic of the home we are building together. When we exited after being announced hubby and wifey, all of our family threw fresh long stem roses on stage, reminiscent of classical theatre!
I did all of the planning and coordinating myself, which may not be right for some brides, but being a professional wedding photographer myself, I knew JUST what I wanted. With our invitations, we sent out “tickets” that our guests signed and dropped in a box at the ceremony instead of a standard guest book. When our guests entered the ceremony, there was a red vintage suitcase with all of the programs in it as well as the “ticket box.”
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? To start with, your wedding day ia ALL about you and your hubby. Don’t ever forget that. Be respectful and sweet when family members and even friends try to tell you how it should be done, or what tradition is, etc, but remain firm in what YOU want for your wedding day.
Wedding Vendors (Montgomery, AL):
Ceremony location: Auburn University Montgomery Theatre / Reception Location: The Chapel Hill Meeting House / Wedding planner and event designer: the bride / Florist: Bride and Groom’s mother / Photographer: Jamie Delaine / Wedding Dress: Light in the Box Reception Dress: Light in the Box / Hair: Whitney Lemaster / Birdcage Veil: the bride, My Pink Wedding Dress / Shoes: Bordello and Luichiny / Groom’s suit: Banana Republic / DJ: Exponential Entertainment / Caterer: family friend/ Wedding Desserts: Family friends / Wedding Cakes: Big Bad Wolfe Catering / Photobooth: Joy Box Photobooth / Wedding invitations: the bride / Videographer: Ryan Rodinis