“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall…” – Oscar Wilde
There is something romantic about the first touch of Fall. Cuddling under a blanket with the one you love until the sun sets on the horizon. The warming sensation of bourbon on the rocks. It all just feels like home. These are the emotions that we wanted to bring forward in this Autumnal inspiration shoot in historic Charleston, South Carolina.
We gained inspiration for this styled shoot from the natural elements of Middleton Plantation. We wanted to showcase a different space that isn’t used as often, so we chose the stable yards as the perfect location. Middleton is for a bride that wants a more sophisticated feel but still incorporating southern elements. The base of our color palette was a range of sepia tones with accents of rust and copper with masculine touches. We incorporated leather material, pampas grass, organic foliage, and wood accents. We wanted to take a simple southern style and refine it to create a more sophisticated look. A wheelbarrow became the inspiration for a self-serve bourbon bar overflowing with florals. The bride’s attire was a bohemian lace flutter sleeve dress with sleek black details and a wide brim felt hat. To escort guests to their table, we opted for vegetables from the garden in a tobacco basket for a fun twist on seating.
Design & Planning: Pure Luxe Bride
Photographer: The Happy Bloom
Venue: Middleton Place
Rentals: Ooh! Events
Linen: La Tavola
Hair/Makeup: Pampered & Pretty
Cake: Jim Smeal
Paper: Dodeline Design
Wedding Dress: Verita
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Groom’s Suit & Shoes: M. Dumas & Sons
Bridal Accessories: Kata Banko Couture
Calligraphy: J Lily Design