Photography workshops truly seem to bring the best out of wedding vendors, judging by this one hosted by the fantastic Taylor Lord. Marcie Meredith Photography is kind enough to share her images from the day, which featured impeccable styling from Lindsey Zamora and elegant floral design by Sweet Sunday Events. The aesthetic for the day was South African inspired with purely sophisticated design.

South African Inspired Photography Workshop - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

South African Inspired Photography Workshop - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

From the stylist, Lindsey Zamora: The design inspiration first came to me while flipping through an old Elle Decor magazine. It was a beautiful interior spread featuring a home with crisp white walls and worn, wooden accents. Something about the worn, perfectly imperfect minimalism sucked me in; I was hooked. Lucky for me, my parents have been collectors of African sculptures and masks for some time. One particular piece was a beautifully hand-carved African drum made of the most perfect shade of walnut. It was the drum that set the South African tone and guided the overall design there forward.

wedding invitation calligraphy - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

blush wedding dresses - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

groom accessories - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

wedding invitations calligraphy - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

gold wedding shoes - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

white green bouquets - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

groom boutonnieres - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

I have a tendency to pick out all sorts of interesting objects, props and fabrics while designing and love to just mix them all together and throw them into the design! My eye is drawn to the juxtaposition of hard and soft elements, mixing masculine and feminine. This shoot was no exception. As I sourced hand carved vases, organic terra cotta rimmed plates, metal beads, crisp white silk fabric and woven baskets, the design morphed into a reality. My favorite part about designing is hunting for unexpected pieces and that enthusiasm that follows when they fit perfectly together.

South African Inspired Photography Workshop - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

white groom boutonnieres - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

rustic wedding ceremony - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

gold wedding accessories - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

South African Inspired Photography Workshop - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

jeweled headpieces - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

nude wedding dresses - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

With the location and solid design in place, I set out to find a team to pull all the elements together. The design required an organic feel, something loose and free. I can not praise the artists enough that gave their time and wonderful talents; they provided everything and more. Katy Bohls, of Without Wax, Katy provided the most amazing florals. She is a floral genius and understood my vision perfectly. She brought in buckets of palm leaves, garden roses, foliage and ferns to create natively-authentic florals right on site. Korie Herold, the artist behind The Weekend Type, provided the calligraphy and invitation suite. Her work is so beautiful, seeing it in person was just surreal! Our models, Hunter and Laney were so sweet and absolutely perfect in front of the camera. Laney was dressed in a delicate lace gown, dyed in the most perfect shade of nude. I still can not get over the plunging, scalloped edge back-line; it was so beautiful. Hunter sported a classic shawl-collar tux and his glasses added the right amount of cool. Savannah King’s natural approach to hair and makeup is top notch; dewy highlights and a tousled chignon created the perfect look we were going for. This shoot was so beautiful in person and even more beautiful captured in the images!

South African Inspired Photography Workshop - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

place setting ideas - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

place setting ideas - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

South African wedding inspiration - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop

decorated wedding cakes - photo by Marcie Meredith Photography http://ruffledblog.com/south-african-inspired-photography-workshop


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Seguin, TX / Photographer: Marcie Meredith Photography / Workshop Host: Taylor Lord / Design, Creative Direction and Styling: Lindsey Zamora / Floral Design: Sweet Sunday Events / Venue: Geronimo Creek Retreat / Dress: Shopbop / Bride’s Shoes: Zara / Headpiece: Nordstrom / Earrings and Clutch: Anthropologie / Hair and Makeup: Savannah King / Groom’s Suit: J.Crew / Tie: Nordstrom / Cufflinks: Hugo Boss via Nordstrom / Linens: Marquee Rents / Props and Sourcing: Lindsey Zamora / Calligraphy and Invitation Design: The Weekend Type / Models: Laney and Hunter Sprague

3 comments
  • Stunningly beautiful and that headdress, in love!

  • Michelle

    This is the most beautiful wedding inspiration I have seen. I am in love with the dress here, is there a way to know where it is from? I can’t seem to find it at Shopbop.

    • Hi Michelle,
      This shoot was actually done a while ago so it’s probably not available :( The designer is Femme D’armes.