Now that I’ve got some time this winter to get caught up on blogging some sessions, I can share some of the lovely fall shoots I had in 2015. Brad + Chasity are set to wed in April and their Fall engagement session couldn’t have been more lovely. We did their session at Andrew Jackson State Park; the weather was great and the light was beautiful. Cannot wait to capture their wedding at The Coker Ranch located in Lancaster, SC! Enjoy a sneak peek of their October engagement session…
Today’s blog post is a Southern styled wedding shoot I photographed earlier this year. The planner & designer for this shoot (Ashley with Magnolia Events) was inspired by photographs of her grandmother’s wedding day, which are displayed in her office. “Looking at these photos made me wonder what my grandmother’s wedding might look like today,” she said.
As you can see below, this elegant southern wedding shoot was a perfect balance of classic-southern with a contemporary, romantic flair. In the South, there are so many special details that can be incorporated into a wedding, and many of them translate through generations. The shoot took place at a Southern estate – Hutchison Estate at Arrowhead Dairy Farm – and the design incorporated many traditions of the South, including a Bible bouquet, vintage tins which served as flower vases, toile, homemade moon pies, bottled Coca-Cola, cake pulls, lace and silhouettes. Lush with vibrant flowers, this design is perfect for any bride who wants to have a charming southern wedding with a contemporary twist.
I absolutely loved this team of vendors and am thrilled with the way everything turned out. Find all vendor information and web links at the bottom of this post. Enjoy a peek!
Awesome vendors who participated: Photography – Alisha Rudd Photography | Planning & Design – Magnolia Events | Venue – Hutchison Estate | Florals – What’s Up Buttercup | Bridal Gown – Pixton Bridal | Tuxedo – The Tuxedo Shoppe | Wedding Cake – Cheesecake Etc. | Desserts – Queen’s Sweets | Hair & Makeup – Madison Kennington with Mahalo Salon | Rentals – Ribald Farms Florist & Nursery | Invitations – Dry Ink Designs | Calligraphy – Contemporary Calligraphy by Fabulous Fancy Pants | Models – Courtney Spencer & Paul Schott
This was my second session with this sweet family, and I was just as pleased the second time around as I was the first. Sweet Elizabeth has such a captivating smile, and it was so fun to watch her walk around, which she wasn’t able to do at our first visit together! Enjoy some of my favorite’s from the Hunters’ session: