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Cozy & Playful Autumn Engagement Session at Wavering Place

Cozy & Playful Autumn Engagement Session at Wavering Place

groom hugs his bride as they make apple pie

Guys, our hearts are about to burst over this precious Autumn engagement session at Wavering Place filled with playful looks, hints of history and a puppy surprise. We are full blown fan-girling over this cozy shoot at Wavering Place. With warm golden hues, cinnamon dusted apple pies in single serve cast iron and blissful bicycle rides through an arch of grandiose trees, we cannot stop gushing over every detail designed by Willow & Oak Events. So get all cozy with your favorite blanket and cup of hot cocoa and dive into this playful autumn engagement session captured by Brian D Smith Photography in South Carolina.

bride and groom portrait under a massive tree for their engagement session

Wavering Place southern engagement session

Gardens & Gun inspired engagement session with bicycles and sheepadoodle puppy

Southern plantation wedding venue in fall

historic Southern house engagement session

From the stylist, Willow & Oak Events: When Brian D Smith Photography came to us with the idea of a runaway elopement, we knew we wanted this autumn inspiration to feel playful, spontaneous and totally light-hearted. Wavering Place proved to be the perfect location with its abundance of wild, overgrown footpaths, oak-lined avenues, manicured grounds and a Greek Revival house with original hard wood floors. 

groom twirls his bride during their engagement photos

cozy bike location in South Carolina

groom proposed to his bride during the engagement session

couple polo raid with a sweet note

she said yes!

Our story began with the couple, LauraLee and Taylor, discovering this abandoned historic estate this nestled in the Carolina countryside. The photographer, Brian D Smith Photography, had an artistic lightbulb moment for the visual storytelling approach. Everything you see in this lifestyle imagery is meant to emulate the natural chemistry of the couple as they capture images of one another on vintage film cameras. The results are impeccable as Brian’s gallery illustrates this raw, organic experience untold like the norm. 

bride and groom riding bikes with an adorable pup running along side with them

mini apple pie success

groom hugs his bride as they make apple pie

groom holding his vintage camera

Gardens & Gun inspired engagement session with bicycles and sheepadoodle puppy

french braid engagement look tied with a velvet bow

cozy fall engagement session with apple pies

bride taking a photo with her vintage camera

The groom proposes with an alternative engagement ring from Sofia Kaman that speaks to the free-spirited nature of their love story. And while this ring may leave you starry-eyed, just wait till you see the gleam of the sun on the cream and sage Townie bicycles from Outspokin’  – complete with baskets! 

bride and groom making mini apple pies together

groom beaming with pride over his mini apple pie

Gardens & Gun inspired engagement session with bicycles and sheepadoodle puppy

groom getting cozy with his bride in the kitchen

cozy fall engagement session with apple pies

apple pie engagement session

The bride’s modern French braid with a black velvet bow was styled effortlessly by Contours + Curls – the most exquisite echo to the handmade fashion pieces by Hackwith Design House. Marigold pants and a white wrap blouse… is this outfit not the most darling autumn casual wear you ever did see? 

Gardens & Gun inspired engagement session with bicycles and sheepadoodle puppy

mini apple pies

Gardens & Gun inspired engagement session with bicycles and sheepadoodle puppy

Gardens & Gun inspired engagement session with bicycles and sheepadoodle puppy

bride laughing as she rolls out the dough for the pie

Single serve fruit pies in cast iron skillets were the piece de resistance to this delightful autumn day. And Vanilla + The Bean can bet we’re coming back for more! 

the groom serenades his bride with a song on the guitar

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bride and her bike

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cozy fall engagement session with guitar

Gardens & Gun inspired engagement session with bicycles and sheepadoodle puppy

From the sheepdog pup racing jovially alongside his owners to the perfectly imperfect apple pie prep work, we will forever be inspired by these couple portraits with color, life and an unforgettable story.

Gardens & Gun inspired engagement session with bicycles

cozy fall engagement session with guitar

bride and groom take off on their bikes together

cozy fall engagement session with apple pies

groom snaps a picture of his bride

apple pie engagement session

fall engagement session outfit with rust pants and white tie blouse

Don’t you just love the level of cozy this autumn engagement session at Wavering Place brings to the table? We obviously viewed these photos while sipping on our favorite autumn drink and suddenly we’re feeling inspired to bake an apple pie! If you’re loving fall as much as we are then check out this elegant wedding filled with burgundy hues.

cozy fall engagement session with apple pies

Gardens & Gun inspired engagement session with bicycles and sheepadoodle puppy

Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Brian D Smith Photography
Planning + Design: Willow & Oak Events
Floral Design: Philo Floral
Venue: Wavering Place
Paper Goods: Little North Company
Hair + Makeup Artist: Contours + Curls
Gown: Jenny Yoo via Bella Bridesmaids Columbia
Bride’s Sweater: & Other Stories
Bride’s Autumn Attire: Hackwith Design House
Groom Fashion: ASOS
Pies: Vanilla + The Bean
Rings: Sofia Kaman 
Tabletop Pieces: Farmhouse Pottery
Linens: MagicLinen
Napkins: Silk & Willow
Bicycles with Baskets: Outspokin’
Models: Kelsey Chambers and Dylan Gibhardt of Directions USA

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