These are some of my favorite photos I have ever taken. Capturing an old friend in her mothers beautiful wedding dress in a perfectly styled and planned shoot just doesn’t get much better. Below are all the vendors that made this shoot possible. Y’all I was blown away by everything about this shoot. From the impeccable planning, the absolutely perfect vintage hair and makeup, to the UNBELIEVEABLE florals, it was WAY more then I ever imagined. These vendors below are truly incredible!
Planning/ Styling: A Touch of Southern
Floral Arrangements: Flora
Venue: The Homeplace
Hairstylist: Dry/Style by Madeline
Make Up artist: Make Up by Erin Alice
Rentals (furniture, chandelier, etc.) : Eventful NC
Brides Maids Dresses (y’all this is such a cool idea to buy your bridesmaids dresses from a boutique and WAY cheaper! Wish I had done this! And Simply Oak Boutique will work with you to special order) : Simply Oak Boutique
Cake Designer: Bake Me Happy
Calligraphy/ Invites: The Keen Bee
Models: Samantha and Ryan Lambeth (Ryan deserves an award for being such a trooper and model!) , Aimee Hill, Kayla Lib.
For a little back-story on how this shoot came to be and what it taught me:
She text me to ask how much a portrait session would cost of her in her mother’s vintage wedding dress: “I just wish I had thought it was cool when I got married. It would have meant so much to my mom, and I LOVE her dress!” She sent me a picture of the dress and I knew that this deserved more then an outdoor portrait session with a pretty old dress and sentimental photos that told the story of generations. It deserved to be made beautiful, celebrated, and to serve as a reminder that in age there is unique character, charm, beauty, and love that can never be replicated.
So often when we get engaged and married we get carried away with all the new fads that our wedding season brings. Whether it’s the mason jars and rustic wood, or the array of color bridesmaids dresses, it’s fun to have fresh new trends and ideas implemented into our wedding day. But this winter styled shoot gives nod to the beauty of yesterday. Our goal was to help brides see that sometimes the most beautiful and treasured parts of their wedding will be things that are already sitting right in front of them. Their grandma’s colored glassware, their aunt’s old brass candlesticks, a mother in laws veil, or maybe even their mom’s long sleeve lace wedding dress. When you look back 20 years from now at photos from your wedding day, what do you want to remember?
We hope these images spark a realization that it’s not “out with the old and in with the new”, but it’s a bit of new sparkle mixed with a bit of old lace makes for the very prettiest taste! Enjoy our “Mother’s Dress Makeover Rustic Styled Winter Shoot” shot using both the vintage medium of film and the modern convenience of digital photography!