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I am SO, so very excited to share this styled shoot with you today. I have kept it under wraps for over two months, and it’s the first time I have ever revealed one of our photo shoots before our magazine publishes, so you are truly in for a treat! Plus, there is a story behind this shoot that I love… it truly was a collaboration.

The inspiration for our “dramatic monochromatic” shoot was this lovely Exquisite Leaves invitation suite from Wedding Paper Divas. In fact, I knew as soon as I saw the invitation that it was perfect! From it we drew inspiration for color, burnt out leaves and a style of simplicity with elegance.

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From that inspiration, I decided on Bella Rose Plantation for the venue. It has lovely outdoor spaces along with having the perfect combination of rustic elegance. Estates Revisited offered the perfect selection of tableware and furniture for our theme. I love the combination of the ivory and gold dinnerware with the gold toned pressed glass drinkware. So lovely! One Creative Cookie designed these lovely (and yummy!) cookies, and Love Is in the Air took all of the elements and combined them into one beautiful table setting that I adore!

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Gaining inspiration from the Wedding Paper Divas invitation, the skeleton leaves struck me as something that has beauty and structure that appears simple (because, after all… it is just a leaf), but if you inspect them closely, they are so intricately structured. So lovely! I used paper, frames, the leaves and parts of the invitations themselves to create some DIY projects that I will share with you on Wednesday. I can’t wait, but grab a sneak peek below!

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Our bride and groom (a real life adorable couple!) was perfectly coiffed by Bodyworks Day Spa & Salon. Bethany’s hair turned out so lovely and is balanced by the subtleness of her shimmery makeup. Stunning! Our couple was decked out in a tux and gown (the slightest hint of a champagne color) from Celebration Bridal. The jewelry (all in rose gold) was borrowed from Fink’s Jewelers, and I love how unique it is… the pattern of the band and also the color of the diamond (along with the simple yet stunning necklace and earrings!). I also can’t brag enough about the handmade bow tie from Twenty23… those guys are amazing, and the ties are perfect for a wedding (and attendant gifts!). Bloom by Doyle’s added a naturally elegant touch with our bridal bouquet and boutonniere… perfect!

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At the time of the shoot we were also fostering kittens from the Lynchburg Humane Society, so I couldn’t resist having 2 month old Gremelina (named such because my husband said she looked like a Gremlin as a kitten!). I am happy to report that she now has a loving home and is enjoying her new found photography fame.

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Below are a few of my favorite images that our photographer, Liz, from Sincerely, Liz: Photography shot. That chair made the perfect background, and our setting was stunning!

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Again, I would like to offer heartfelt thanks to the many, many vendors who made this shoot possible! Stay tuned on Wednesday for our invitation-inspired DIY projects, Friday for more perspectives on this shoot from our guest photographers (they had amazing vision and lovely images!) and on Monday for another DIY project. Enjoy!

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This Virginia winery wedding just exudes joy and love and also highlights the faith of the couple. It’s so bright, colorful and happy! I love what Allison from Allison Maxwell Photography wrote about this special couple…

This gorgeous wedding is one for the books! Sunflowers, mountains, a surprise horse drawn carriage, a father smitten with his eldest daughter and a beautiful couple in love. 

Sarah and Matthew are completely and utterly perfect together. These two beautiful people have such selfless personalities. All the details about their wedding day were perfect for the, but they were also caring and thoughtful decisions that expressed love to everyone present.

As a surprise to her parents, Sarah walked down the aisle to a song played at her mother and father’s wedding. She wore pearls that belong to her mother. She has so many children at her wedding. all people into whom she has invested her life – and not only did she have goodie bags for every child, but she wanted pictures with all of them! Sarah is the deepest definition of love and kindness, and her wedding communicated that very clearly. 

Sarah and Matt got married at CrossKeys Vineyard in the Shenandoah Valley, overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The day couldn’t have been more beautiful. Bright, cheerful, colorful, romantic, sentimental and deeply spiritual…these are words that describe their perfect day. A very strong theme throughout the day was how close the bride and her father are. Sarah’s sweet moments with her dad brought me to tears, and her first look with her husband was just as moving.  

Sarah and Matthew’s wedding was a lovely picture of who these two people are.  

Enjoy!

Wedding Shoes by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideAccessories by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideFlowers by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideSunflowers and Rings by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideOutdoor Decor by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideGown by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideGetting Ready by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideAllison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City Bride - DetailsBride by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideBridesmaids by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideSunflowers by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideFirst Look by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideGroom by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideFather of Bride by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideOutdoors by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideWedding Arch by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideSweet VA Wedding by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideAllison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City Bride - Flower GirlVenue by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideCeremony by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideNewlyweds by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideAllison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City Bride - Wedding AttendantsAllison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City Bride - Wedding DetailsBridal Bouquet by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideChildrenDecor by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideDetail Elements by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideFavor by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideHonoring Grandparents by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideMr. Mrs. Pillows by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideSignage by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideTable Number by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideTable Numbers by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideVirginia Wedding by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideWedding by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideWinery Wedding by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideWedding Decor by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideVA Wedding by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideWedding Cake by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideTable by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideAllison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City Bride - WeddingWedding Exit by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideCouple by Allison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City BrideAllison Maxwell Photography as seen on Hill City Bride - Virginia Wedding

 

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There are SO many things to love about this lodge wedding, truly! When I receive submissions that are filled with beautiful images and a great story, it just makes my heart sing. I would love to tell you in my own words, but what photographer Cadey of Cadey Reisner Weddings wrote was all too perfect. Here is what she had to say…

Justin and Rachel were married at the Custer State Game Lodge in Custer, SD. They are both from Arlington, Texas but fell in love with the Black Hills and decided to get married there. Justin is a English professor at the University of Texas in Arlington, and Rachel is a voice instructor. The couple are avid runners and Justin proposed on a run. After Rachel said “yes” she told  every other runner as they ran past them!

This wedding was truly unique. Rachel walked up the aisle by herself, and then along with her bridesmaids sang a beautiful song to Justin as he walked up last. The officiants were best friends of the bride and groom and held an amazing ceremony. Since Justin loves literature and English, members of the families came up and read their favorite poem or story of love.

The couple recited vows they wrote for themselves, and Justin had to use his pocket square several times to wipe the happy tears from Rachel’s eyes. Everyone shed a tear during the wedding as it was just so intimate and sincere.The wedding guests played a role in the wedding as well. The rings were passed around to everyone seated and they could say a special prayer over the rings, or out loud to the couple. This wedding was not about fan fare, or the details, it was about starting a life together.

I love all of that. How sweet! Enjoy this lovely, meaningful wedding today.

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There is just something about Indian weddings… the colors, the heritage and the fun all come out. I adored looking through this wedding and seeing how decked out the guests, bridesmaid and the bride were. Speaking of the bride, it’s so fun that Indian brides wear a color for their wedding day. It’s absolutely beautiful!

To top it off, this international couple (Dharini hailing from Sri Lanka and David from Ecuador) chose Sydney, Australia as their wedding destination. They were married at the Banjo Patterson cottage and then whisked away by a private boat to Cockatoo Island for a fun photo session with their attendants… the island is actually a former prison, but although it seems like an unlikely spot, it made for unique photos.

I hope that you enjoy this wedding today. Be sure to take a moment to notice the bride’s shoes… they are lovely!

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This wedding is so sweet, and I absolutely can’t get over the venue! This venue has a lovely older Texas mansion coupled with what they call an “artisan ballroom” that is completely modern and amazing. What a treat for a bride and groom to be able to have the best of both worlds – modern and historic – on their wedding day. Lovely!

Here is what photographer Traci of Photography by TSM had to say about Frank and Courtney’s wedding:

These two had the most beautiful intimate Texas wedding I have attended. The love between the two had everything around them glowing. You could see the way they simply looked at each other. The love in their eyes was to die for.

When I first arrived at the hotel you could see how much this wedding meant to Courtney. It was not your everyday Texas wedding, no this was a wedding that had every special detail at the top of the list. Courtney had all her girls getting ready in the room, from childhood friends to sisters. The amazing view of Austin from the top floor in her room was amazing!!

I went with the girls as they rushed over the Barr Mansion on a trolly. We fought through some Austin traffic, but made it just in time. When we arrived Courtney headed up to the top bedroom of the old style farm house to get her beautiful dress on. This dress was just stunning on her! I could not have imagined her in anything else. As she got ready for the ceremony the venue was preparing the room for the reception. I adore the pastel pinks, greens, and creams she picked. From the soft butterflies to the hint of sparkle everything came together perfect. There were so many amazing flowers and butterflies. I don’t who would not ask for such a picture perfect Texas wedding. Shooting in Austin is a great passion of mine and I am in love with Texas weddings. The style and the details of this wedding were so immaculate.

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