I can’t believe I’m JUST now posting this stylized session! I had a BLAST working with Molly from Chancey Charm Weddings to stylize this shoot! We met one day over lunch, pulled our computers out onto the cute little bistro table, and started brainstorming! We had so many ideas floating around as to what to do for our first stylized wedding shoot together. But eventually, we landed on something tried and true and very near and dear to both of our hearts – our lovely little state – Georgia!!
Madison Oaks Inn was the perfect Southern bed and breakfast for the shoot to take place. Covered in giant oak trees and flowers of every kind, the grounds are an absolutely gorgeous place for a Southern affair. Of course, Coca-Cola (born in Atlanta, the South’s favorite drink) had to make a debut. We used vintage Coke bottles, along with vintage glassware, for the centerpieces. Each guest had their own glass bottle Coke. Place cards were real peaches with DIY pendant flags. As Southern girls, we often call ourselves “Georgia Peaches.” Peaches are one of the state’s best products and proud motifs! The fabrics incorporated by robintreelane were Southern as could be: gingham and florals, reminiscent of home. We used vintage doilies as “place mats” and rose-colored depression glass for the settings. One of my favorite details were the farmhouse tables, along with stunning white chiavari chairs. Mismatched silverware, from different thrift stores, completed the look. The flowers, by Gardenia Floral Design, incorporated soft colored florals and cotton (another well-known Georgia product), with a pop of red to match our Coca-Cola bottles. The bouquet was tied with a vintage red polka dot scarf. Two “special” cupcakes were created for our bride and groom: peach cobbler cupcakes for the bride, and cherry cola for the groom. Not only were they super cute, they were delicious too.
So many awesome vendors went into the making of this shoot, I just HAD to give them a shout out!
Photo Shoot Venue: Madison Oaks Inn & Gardens in Madison, Georgia
Styling + Planning: Molly McKinley of Chancey Charm Weddings
Floral Design: Gardenia Floral Design
Invitations + Paper Goods: Plainjane Designs
Wedding Cake: Sugar Kneads Cakery
Cupcakes: Silver Lining Cupcake Co.
Cake Stand Rental: Barron’s Rentals
Chiavari Chairs + Farm Table Rentals: Goodwin Event Rentals
Napkins, Runner + Ties: robintreelane
Wedding Dress: Vintage
Bride’s Makeup: Linda Brothers Purvis, Independent Mary Kay Consultant
Jewelry Styling: Ashley Bardash, Independent Stella & Dot Stylist
P.S.~ This shoot was featured on Style Me Pretty! Head on over to check it out! http://www.stylemepretty.com/georgia-weddings/2012/07/04/southern-vintage-inspired-wedding-photo-shoot-by-berrytree-photography-chancey-charm-weddings/