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

  • This is just stunning! LOVE

  • AC

    Very pretty.

  • Oh my word, that color palette gives me chills! Stunning, just stunning!

  • Linda

    So pretty! I love the bathing suit too, where is it from?


  • This color pallet is breathtaking and the photographer handled the lighting so beautifully.

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

  • I love absolutely all of this. My Pin It button has not seen so much action!!

  • Love this color palette! Great setting for photos!

  • In love with these colors!!

  • Love all the turquoise color, it looks so beautiful!

  • This is such a magical shoot! Seriously stunning! Fantastic job!

  • Ginny

    Thanks, Linda! The suit is from Victorias Secret

  • that color palette is more than amazing. but that gown is absolutely stunning too!

  • I must say that is a pretty unique cake. I like it. Great color seclection for the entire wedding.

  • AMAZING!! The colours are delicious!
    Just dreamy!

  • Beautiful unique shoot! Love it all!

  • 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.

  • One word…simply magical! Ok two :-)

  • Christina

    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!

  • 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,
    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!

  • Christina

    Thanks Erika!

  • Andrea

    So beautiful and unique! Is there any information as to where the earrings are from?!
    Thanks!! :)


  • Katie

    I love this entire spread! So much inspiration for me. Who did the cake? I would love to check out their other work too! :)


  • Jewel

    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!

  • S

    Beautiful!! Where is this quarry located? Can you avtually have a wedding ceremony there?

  • Lauren Robbins

    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!