Recently featured on The Bride Link’s blog, we wanted to take a moment this week to highlight one of our favorite styled shoots this year, and also the winner of our 2016 election campaign. Without further ado, we present to you Red, White, and Blueberries!
Vintage Americana. Gingham. Ripe blueberries beneath a golden summer sun; these were the influences that sprang to mind when we envisioned our styled shoot at Cedar Pond Farms, a sprawling venue in New Market, Tennessee. A functional farm boasting over sixteen ceremony sites, two different lodging facilities, and a freshwater pond, the farm-fresh venue offered the perfect backdrop for the ultimate dream wedding that we were determined to create.
However, we didn’t want to do just another run-of-the mill styled shoot—quality local vendors and endearing details were paramount. Rather than pairing together two models, we chose Brad and Brittany because they are, in truth, a married couple who recently celebrated their first anniversary at the time of the shoot. As they posed—Brittany in impeccable makeup by Southern Sirens and a stunning ballgown from The Gilded Gown, and Brad in red-accented formalwear from Regal Tuxedo—their real-life love was palpable, as Star Noir Studio’s breathtaking photographs brilliantly demonstrate.
The details, too, were of the utmost importance. Emphasizing the vintage-inspired atmosphere we sought to create were Unique Settings’ mismatched china and red and blue goblets set at an intimate dinner table for four. Its centerpiece, a sprawling arrangement of wildflowers by Melissa Timm Designs, further contributed to the rural elegance of our setting. For the cake, we felt compelled to maintain our berry theme, and Rosa’s Catering’s three-tiered wedding cake provided the perfect opportunity to add a handful of blueberries, thus echoing the venue’s farm-fresh motto as well.
Beyond anything else, though, we wanted to create a wedding that would inspire any colorful, summer-loving couple. For those who love vintage appeal, pops of color, and whimsical wonderment, this is for you.
Event Design, Favors, and Invitations: Custom Love Gifts, Events, and Prints
Photography: Star Noir Studio
Venue: Cedar Pond Farms
Florals: Melissa Timm Designs
Hair & Makeup: Southern Sirens
Wedding Gown: The Gilded Gown
Menswear: Regal Tuxedo
Mismatched China and Tableware: Unique Settings
Cake: Rosa’s Catering