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The Modern Southern Belle Styled Shoot (South Carolina)

Planner, Avila Dawn Events, wanted this styled shoot to capture the “modern Southern Belle”. To execute this vision, the shoot combined elements representative of being a “Belle”, coupled with some sparkle. Shades of pink, peach, marsala and metallic gold were used throughout the shoot and complemented the gardens at the Venue.

The Eugenia Couture gown from London and Lace was the icing on the cake for this shoot and showcased the true definition of the modern Southern Belle. At first glance, the bride is wearing a ballroom gown, but when the bride starts to walk, you then see the modern play of high skirt with shorts beneath the skirt.

All in all, this shoot is meant to give brides, Southern or not, inspiration into how to make their day perfectly classic and modern, in perfect balance. .

Get inspired and check out this stunning “Modern Southern Belle” Styled Shoot below, as beautifully captured by Jessica Hunt Photography.

About the Vendors in this Shoot:

The Black Tux provided the dapper wear for the male model, Brian Gardner. Paper Dreams & Keepsakes fused together the vision of lace, silk and sparkle into a gorgeous invitation suite. Leen Machine Calligraphy & Design provided all the calligraphy, including hand-lettered gold foil South Carolina cut outs. Xpressions Floral Design created the lush florals that complimented the bride and sweetheart table perfectly. Charmingly Southern Vintage Rentals provided the dusty blue velvet couch, patterned dinner plates and gold candle sticks.

The female model, Jessica Brady, is a makeup artist as well and did her own flawless makeup for the shoot. Silver Spoon Bake Shop provided the three gorgeous cakes, which features some stunning gold design and blush accents. Silver Spoon Bake Shop incorporated the pearls, metallic gold and shades of pink into the design, because does it get any more Southern than pearls and pink?

Kayla of VIVD: Cut. Color. Style.  was on hand to give our bride a stunning loose braid, because Southern girls love their long hair but do not have time for it to be in their faces! The gold flatware was provided by Molly Fornadel Events Design. The gold rimmed chargers and plates came from Pier 1 Imports, and to round out the vision, the pink chiffon runner, gold sequin runner and peach disk sequin tablecloth were used to soften the rustic look of the barn table, were provided by the Corley Mill House & Garden.

Event Date: August 28, 2016
Corley Mill House & Garden
Photographer: Jessica Hunt Photography
Model: Jessica Brady
Favors and Gifts: Couture Events
Linens and Coverings: Mrs. Freund & Co.
Equipment Rentals: Peir 1 Imports
Linens and Coverings: Candy Crush Events
Other: The Mrs Box
Floral Designer: Xpressions Floral Design
Design and Decor: Please Be Seated
Signage: State Your Team
Other: Molly Fornadel Events Design
Calligrapher: Leen Machine Calligraphy & Design
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: The Black Tux
Invitation Designer: Papered Dream LLC
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Invicta
Model: Brian Gardner
Jewelry: Haute Bride
Cinema and Video: Images of Power
Cake Designer: Silver Spoon Bake Shop
Hair Stylist: VIVD: Cut. Color. Style.
Makeup Artist: Jessica Brady
Design and Decor: Charmingly Southern Vintage Rentals
Event Planner: Avila Dawn Events
Dress Designer: Eugenia Couture
Dress Store: London and Lace Bridal
Event Venue: Corley Mill House & Garden