The entire wedding day to me is just beautiful. Some of my favorite photos are of the bride and her bridesmaids getting ready, her Mom close by, and the groom with his groomsmen. How sweet when there are pretty robes, details with special meaning and champagne passed around.
The wedding day for a bride starts well before guests arrive – she is filled with anticipation and happiness. As a wedding planner, I believe it is extremely important for the getting ready portion of the day to be well thought out and added to the timeline. It can also be beautiful with simple details and touches of the bride’s favorite items.
This idea gave me inspiration for a styled shoot where we would only showcase the bride’s process. From getting hair and makeup completed to getting the gown on. The behind the scenes hours, before she sees her future husband. The quiet moments where she is smiling and relaxed are truly stunning.
I had the most incredible team that helped to put this styled shoot together. Ashton Gardens in Atlanta has the the most gorgeous Chapels (the doors!!) and ballroom. We are so grateful that they allowed us to use their space. Jeff Lott from JL Floral Designs created the beautiful floral arrangements that matched our vision exactly. He is so talented!!
Chrissy Swanson photographed the gorgeous bride on a vintage sofa wearing Kate Ketzal jewelry. Julie Ha’s stationery might be one of my favorite touches to the shoot. She designed the invitation, table number, quote and place cards that are all perfect. Renee Locher is the hair and makeup artist and she was wonderful!! I highly recommend her.
One of really special aspects of this shoot is our gorgeous model, Liz! She is one of my 2016 brides. We won’t show her husband to be these pictures until after the wedding. Shhh! She did such an amazing job as our model! See her engagement photos here.
The amazing bridal gift box is from Southern Grown Vintage. We told Owner, Brittney Frick, our ideas and she created the most beautiful gift that any bride would love to receive. We hope that you enjoy the soft color palette and romantic details. Links to all vendors below. I love how everything turned out and am so excited to share with you!
Stunning gown from Bride Beautiful Atlanta, beautiful cake made by Sugar Kneads. Ring from Amulette Jewelry.
Special thank you to:
Venue: Ashton Gardens Atlanta
Photographer: Chrissy Noel Photography
Planning, Styling, Design: Elizabeth Marie Weddings and Events
Florals: JL Floral Designs
Stationery: Julie Ha Calligraphy
Hair and Make-up Artist: Renee Locher
Wedding Dress and Veil: Bride Beautiful Atlanta
Cake: Sugar Kneads
Jewelry: Kate Ketzal Australia
Ring: Amulette Jewelry
Ribbon: Silk and Willow
Pashmina Favors: Alquimia Shop