A new wedding venue is opening in Franklin, NC that boasts an impressive “traditional style” whitewashed chapel with lots of natural light next to a stunning river in the mountains of North Carolina. The venue collaborated with Victoria Grace Photography to organize a styled wedding shoot before their open house. Using the colors around them (green from the forests, blue from the river, and white from the chapel) they started planning.

However, for a week before the shoot date NC experienced severe flooding, which meant that Victoria and the florist had to brainstorm how to decorate the inside of the chapel instead of the arch outside, which is actually good to do for real couples as well.

“What if we draped florals over one of the pews and used it as a backdrop?” I asked her. Then I started searching the internet and Pinterest for what I was picturing – and came up with nothing. There were no “floral covered pews” online whatsoever. The florist perfectly executed the backdrop and the florals with no “inspiration” to go on – and now I am hoping my real life couples who do church  and chapel weddings will utilize this sort of thing because it was stunning. – Victoria

The Truvelle dress (with pockets and touches of lace) was perfect for this white washed chapel and natural beauty (the florist was the model bride when an emergency kept the original bride from making the shoot) and Altar’d State’s gold earrings were a romantic and budget friendly accessory.

Vendor Collaboration

Invitation Designer: Pixel Perfect Invites // Location: Double R Wedding Vows & Events // Bakery: New Holland Cakery // Apparel: Meadowbrooke Bridal // Dress Designer: Truvelle // Apparel: Altar’d State // Floral Designer: A.G.S Floral // Photographer: Victoria Grace Photography //
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