From the designer, Smells Like Peony Events – “For this shoot, we were inspired by the nature that surrounded us at the romantic country venue, Wildberry Farm, which rests quietly in the country in between Charleston & Wilmington in South Carolina. We appreciated that Wildberry Farm was effortlessly elegant and maintained a sense of clean untouched space so we felt compelled to merge modern contemporary details with the romance of this country setting!”
“To create a contemporary feel, we showcased modern shaped cookies from the Cookie Creative, ghost chairs, and couture linens by Nuage Designs. At the same time, we stayed true to the natural surroundings with free-form, wild, and lush flower arrangements. We are absolutely obsessed with the floral designs from Beth at Wildflowers, Inc. Every floral arrangement she creates is a true piece of art with carefully selected sprays of florals and specialty ribbons incorporated into each bouquet.
We also maintained the natural free form look by showcasing calligraphy by Overdressed Paperie. Lauren Cirincione was the perfect one to communicate elegance and sophistication to our project.”
“The dessert table was a banquet of treats starting with this elegant yet simple design by DeClare Cakes. The modern shaped cookies by the Cookie Creative were custom handmade and decorated in royal icing specifically for our inspiration shoot. We paired these cookies with simple and amazing donuts from local donut maker, Diggity Donuts.
Ava Moore photographs in such an elegant and romantic style, we just love the dreamy feeling that her photographs evoke in us! Crystal Rogers finessed our model, Brenae, into a stunning bride who wore a two-piece, Hayley Paige gown and we adored the modern touch of a two piece dress with a curved V Illusion neckline, but the handkerchief overskirt of layered tulle and lace with thin horsehair edging and chapel train gave us that romantic feeling that we also wanted to blend.”
“Of course we cannot leave out Bella, the most adorable Yorkshire Terrier, who wore her wreath necklace designed by Beth LeonGuerrero. The grand finale of our creative inspiration was to set up a sweetheart table in a nearby field. Our horse whisper, Beth, was able to endear the horses to our project by feeding them treats.
We came away with the most elegant and romantic sunset images of the day! Each talented artist who collaborated with us was very enthusiastic about making it look unique and different in order inspire future brides to approach country weddings in a contemporary style.”
Photography: Ava Moore Photography // Event Planner: Smells Like Peonies Events // Floral Design: WildFlowers Inc // Makeup Artist: Bonnie Jean Beauty // Tux: Charleston Formal Wear // Cake: DeClare Cakes // Specialty Foods: Diggity Donuts // Rentals: Event Works // Dress Designer: Hayley Paige via Paris Chic Bridal Boutique // Hair: Rachel Davis Artistry // Bakery: The Cookie Creative // Linens & Coverings: Nuage Designs, Inc. // Invitations: Overdressed Paper // Model: Brenae Reeves // Venue: Wildberry Farm in South Carolina.