“The Modern Southern Belle” Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Brianna Kozlarek / Tuesday December 6, 2016


What does the modern Southern Belle look like? That was the question this group of vendors answered when putting together this inspirational shoot. They worked hard to put together the dreamiest garden wedding inspiration featuring gold details, a stunning Southern bride, and her handsome groom in a dapper navy tux. The Eugenia Couture gown from London and Lace was the icing on the cake for this shoot and shows the true definition of the modern Southern Belle. Sit back and get ready for truly swoon-worthy inspiration.


At first glance, you get your ballroom gown, but when the bride starts to walk you then see the modern play of high skirt with shorts beneath the skirt. Paper Dreams & Keepsakes fused together the vision of lace, silk and sparkle into a gorgeous invitation suite. Leen Machine Calligraphy provided all the calligraphy, including hand-lettered gold foil South Carolina cut outs. Xpressions Floral Design created the lush florals that complimented the bride and sweetheart table perfectly. Charmingly Southern Vintage Rentals provided the dusty blue velvet couch, patterned dinner plates and gold candle sticks. The female model, Jessica Brady, is a makeup artist as well and did her own flawless makeup for the shoot. Kayla of Vivid: Cut. Color. Style. was on hand to give our bride a stunning loose braid, because Southern girls love their long hair but do not have time for it to be in their faces! Silver Spoon Bake Shop provided the three gorgeous cakes which feature some stunning gold design and blush accents. Southerners are all about helping one another and the gold flatware was provided by a friend from Molly Fornadel Events Design. The gold rimmed chargers and plates came from Pier 1 Imports, and to round out the vision, the pink chiffon runner, gold sequin runner and peach disk sequin tablecloth were used to soften the rustic look of the barn table provided by the Corley Mill House. All in all, this shoot is meant to give brides, Southern or not, inspiration into how to make their day perfectly classic and modern, in perfect balance.

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Photographer:  Jessica Hunt Photography//Model: Brian Gardner//Linens and Coverings: Candy Crush Events//Event Venue: Corley Mill House & Garden//Favors and Gifts:Couture Events//Dress Designer:Eugenia Couture//Jewelry: Haute Bride//Cinema and Video: Images of Power//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Invicta//Model:Jessica Brady//Makeup Artist: Jessica Brady//Calligrapher: Leen Machine Calligraphy & Design //Dress Store: London and Lace Bridal//Other: Molly Fornadel Events Design //Linens and Coverings: Mrs. Freund & Co.//Invitation Designer: Papered Dream LLC//Equipment Rentals: Peir 1 Imports//Design and Decor: Please Be Seated//Cake Designer: Silver Spoon Bakery//Signage: State Your Team //Tuxedo and Mens Attire:The Black Tux//Other: The Mrs Box//Hair Stylist: VIVD: Cut. Color. Style. //Floral Designer: Xpressions Floral Design//Event Planner: Avila Dawn Events