When event designer, Jessie Patton, and Andie Freeman first started thinking about this inspiration shoot, they really wanted to incorporate elements that were unique. They knew that they wanted bohemian to be the main inspiration, but wanted to incorporate luxury that is not normally seen in a bohemian wedding. The creatives behind the shoot included real crystal, gold overlays, and glitz and glam.   They chose a beautiful location with wild pine trees growing and an old chimney. The ceremony inspiration would take place in front of the chimney, and they brought in a beautiful mantle to act as the altar.   Gold chiavari chairs lined the aisle and they had dried lavender bunches for pew markers.

For our reception inspiration, we had farmhouse tables to reflect the rustic elements but adorned them with a lace runner, a gold candelabra dripping in crystals, gold chargers, white china rimmed in gold, crystal stemware, and to top it all off, real heirloom silverware that my mother-in-law brought all the way from Britain as my wedding gift. There were gold chiavari chairs on the sides of the table with dried lavender bunches linked together with a greenery swag. At the ends of the tables sat beautiful red velvet chairs. We wanted to really incorporate rich colors into the session, choosing burgundy as our main color with berries and then accenting with rosemary and other jewel toned flowers. The paper suite was handmade and calligraphied by an amazing calligraphy artist, Sherry Beauchamp.

Our couple is actually a real couple. I wanted a bride and groom that could show true emotion and these two love each other so much. They are wonderful together and so comfortable showing emotion in front of the camera.

Our bride wore a beautiful floral halo in deep hues of green and purple and had a gorgeous one shouldered nude dress encrusted with silver sequins. To top it all off, on her feet, our bride wore the most amazing gold Sergio Rossi pumps that wrapped around her legs with lace detail. They came all the way from Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas!

Our cake was a naked cake adorned with rosemary and blackberries. Atop the cake sat a handmade Love cake topper in burnished gold. The cake sat on a gold cake plate dripping in crystals that matched the centerpiece candelabra.  It all sat on a vintage truck beside a port bar with crystal port decanters. One actually belonged to my deceased father in law and is very important to our family. I feel that including heirloom items like the decanter and the silverware is so very important to personalizing a wedding. Around the cake, we had a sitting area that included an antique lime settee.

Vendor Collaboration

Photographer:  Andie Freeman Photography // Dress Designer: Adrianna Papell Group // Equipment Rentals: Barron’s Rental Center // Makeup Artist: Bombshell Creations // Cake Designer: Classic City Confections // Caterer: Delicacies by Amy // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Express // Dress Store: High Maintenance // Shoes: Sergio Rossi // Paper Props: Sweet E’s Celebrations // Event Planner: Southern Sophistication Designs // Submitted via Two Bright Lights