Up next is an inspiration shoot captured by Alea Lovely Fine Art Photographer which takes your typical rustic country wedding theme, infuses it with a whole-lot-of romantic style and classical old world elegance. With sherbet hued florals by the Victorian Gardens, a stylish invitation suite by Announce This, a gorgeous array of pastel ombre cakes by Classic Cakes and a beautiful gown by Ivy & Aster with a beaded cape we are sighing over, this shoot is not only bursting with fabulous ideas but writes a whole new chapter on vintage country chic and we’re LOVING it to bits!
From photographer Alea: A little bit of country, a little bit of elegance. I am from the Midwest and wanted to show a new way to do a Midwestern affair. We got away from the rustic look and found a more romantic way to fit this wedding. With bright colors and eye catching details, my team and I put together a styled shoot that a bride from any region could get on board with.
I loved the cake table. The three cakes with ombre details and soft pastels was a new spin on the traditional one cake. Stunning florals accented the unfinished wooden top table and the “bride and groom” mannequins brought a very unique accent to the table. The dress by Ivy and Aster was a great complement to the shoot. I was going for something elegant that could also be very casual. With laser cut layers and a gorgeously detailed beaded cape, it was a super light and airy gown and also perfectly falls in line with the bridal fashion trending right now. I had her hair done with lighter extensions to accentuate the ombre in her hair. Our hair stylist created gorgeous curls that looked effortless in the wind, and we gave her a rusted golden hair piece to pin back her hair, a nice accessory that wasn’t too overbearing. She wore flat gold tin earrings that complemented her hair, and bronzy makeup.
The ceremony area was in an open field with the center stage being wooden poles, much like you see on a country home, and decorated with florals and hay like accents. I chose mismatched chairs as a fun way to play up an intimate ceremony. The reception table was a worn blue table and we used purple napkins to contrast the colors of the florals. Old silverware was placed next to the gold-lined plates for a subtle juxtaposition of classic and antique. There were great food details like the mini open fruit pies, pecan desserts, and a peach signature drink with actual sliced peaches in it. The invites were watercolor with a modern approach to the RSVP card.
Photographer: Alea Lovely Fine Art Photographer / Hair Stylist: Neon Hair Design /Floral Designer: Victorian Gardens / Invitation Designer: Announce This / Dress Store: Jennifer Behr /Dress Designer: Ivy & Aster / Cake Designer: Classic Cakes / Equipment Rentals: Hickory Dickory Store / Makeup Artist: Cara Porter Makeup /Submitted via Two Bright Lights