If you’ve ever seen the show, Downton Abbey, you can probably recall the opulence and refinement of the English manor house which the main family called home. From there, they hosted extravagant dinner parties in honor of visiting VIP’s, lounged in luxurious clothing, and spent their days existing in a scene of dramatic elegance. What better inspiration for a romantic wedding than that of this bygone era?
In early fall, I was invited to participate in a styled wedding based on this beautiful and idealistic concept. Despite being busy with the fall wedding season, I knew this opportunity would be a perfect match for me creatively so I was eager to see it come together. Thanks to the efforts of several local creatives and a gorgeous venue, it turned into everything I could have asked for!
Gilded china. Candle lit dinner. Chilled wine. Pearls, feathers, and lace. Southern mansion with classic furnishings. Landscaped gardens and manicured paths. It all made my heart sing!
Special thanks to those involved in pulling off this amazing shoot!
Organization: Simple Elegance Bridal Show
Venue: Allandale Mansion
Bouquet and Head Pieces: Filomena’s Florals
Decor and Styling: Cherished by Melanie
China: Celebrate Rentals
Cake: Cakes by Lillian
Gown: Annie’s Room
Tux: Moon Tuxedo
Makeup and Hair Design: Leatausha Starr
Models: Matt Hess & Laykin Tomlinson