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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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!
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.
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.
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
Napkins: Silk & Willow
Bicycles with Baskets: Outspokin’
Models: Kelsey Chambers and Dylan Gibhardt of Directions USA