Do we ever have a big chunk of pretty for you all! Stylist extraordinaire Erika of Vintage My Wedding put together this styled shoot inspired by all things quartz with touches of gold and blush pink. With photography by Love Is A Big Deal, how could they possibly go wrong? Keep an eye out for the amazing wedding cake!

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From the stylist, Erika: We knew we wanted to create something beautiful and awesome using natural elements. We wanted the shoot to be romantic and soft with an edgy feel. Most of our inspiration came from agate, precious stones, and metal. The hard edges and colors of those rocks mixed in with brass and gold elements were the perfect combination.


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When scouting for a venue to bring all of our ideas to life we found the most amazing hidden rock quarry. The color of the water and the cut rock inside the cave was unbelievable! We gold leafed individual rocks, painted wood slabs to mimic agate, cut and wrapped handmade soaps that resembled rock slabs, and crafted a table number using gold painted twigs on a painted concrete chunk. In the end, the shoot turned out even more amazing than we could’ve dreamed.


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View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Nashville, TN / Event Styling, Floral, and Rentals: Vintage My Wedding / Photographer: Love Is A Big Deal / Wedding Dress: B Hughes / Hair and Makeup: Jessica Steingard / Tie: RedBird Designs / Paper Suite: Be True Designs

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Comments (27):

  • Lauren Robbins on January 18, 2014

    I would love to do my cake similar to this cake. Does anyone know how to do the gold flake detail? I love everything about this!
  • S on October 19, 2013

    Beautiful!! Where is this quarry located? Can you avtually have a wedding ceremony there?
  • Jewel on April 23, 2013

    Wow, this shoot is beautiful, ethereal...I'm inspired! Can you tell me more about the wild protea bouquet? I see protea and heather, which other flowers were used? Was it a DIY project or was a florist involved? thanks so much!
  • Katie on December 29, 2012

    I love this entire spread! So much inspiration for me. Who did the cake? I would love to check out their other work too! :) Thanks!
  • Andrea on October 18, 2012

    So beautiful and unique! Is there any information as to where the earrings are from?! Thanks!! :) -Andrea
  • Christina on October 16, 2012

    Thanks Erika!
  • Vintage My Wedding - Erika on October 16, 2012

    Christina, The dress is a Vera Wang. You won't find it on B Hughes site, you'll need to make an appt to go see Rachel if you're in the Nashville area ;). She's amazing! XO, Erika
  • Plan Vinatge {wedding} on October 16, 2012

    The metallic accents on that stunning green cake and the stylish use of succulents in the centrepieces are both strong looks for vintage weddings in 2013, love it! Bec xx
  • Christina on October 15, 2012

    I love this shoot! I see where you linked the dress to - but who is the designer so that I can search for it on the b Hughes site? Thanks!
  • naomi on October 15, 2012

    One word...simply magical! Ok two :-)
  • My Dreamed Day on October 12, 2012

    In My Dreamed Day we're organizing the wedding of a couple of geologists for next year, and this post give us a lot of ideas to think about it, we will share it for sure. Thanks for for your awesome ideas.
  • Arzelle's Bridal on October 11, 2012

    Beautiful unique shoot! Love it all!
  • Rose {Rose and Ruby Paper Co.} on October 11, 2012

    AMAZING!! The colours are delicious! Just dreamy! x
  • Leon on October 11, 2012

    I must say that is a pretty unique cake. I like it. Great color seclection for the entire wedding.
  • lydia {ever ours} on October 11, 2012

    that color palette is more than amazing. but that gown is absolutely stunning too!
  • Ginny on October 11, 2012

    Thanks, Linda! The suit is from Victorias Secret
  • Kim {Petal Pixie} on October 11, 2012

    This is such a magical shoot! Seriously stunning! Fantastic job!
  • Aurelie on October 11, 2012

    Love all the turquoise color, it looks so beautiful!
  • nina on October 11, 2012

    In love with these colors!!
  • Katie Jayne on October 11, 2012

    Love this color palette! Great setting for photos!
  • CottonCandy on October 11, 2012

    I love absolutely all of this. My Pin It button has not seen so much action!!
  • Erika on October 11, 2012

    Thank you guys SO much for the feature!!! We look forward to putting together many more for you guys in the future :). XOXO!!
  • Tiffany on October 11, 2012

    This color pallet is breathtaking and the photographer handled the lighting so beautifully.
  • Linda on October 11, 2012

    So pretty! I love the bathing suit too, where is it from? Thanks!
  • Ashley Dru on October 11, 2012

    Oh my word, that color palette gives me chills! Stunning, just stunning!
  • AC on October 11, 2012

    Very pretty.
  • Sarah Tucker on October 11, 2012

    This is just stunning! LOVE

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