Unlike their fancier counterpart, the cake, pies hold all the sweetness of classic desserts but with the added bonus of nostalgia and memories. There’s something about our mama’s pie recipe, those vibrant fillings and that carefully laid crust that evokes more than just a tummy growl. The wedding pie may be humble, but it holds the best parts of the family tree that marks weddings with meaning.
We couldn’t think of anyone better than Joey and Jessica to capture the feast we were dreaming up. With dozens of pies from my favorite pie shop, PieBird and china from Replacements reminiscent of our family heirlooms, we were ready to capture the South’s favorite flavors.
Y’all, we just have to tell you — your screen cannot do these horizontal shots justice. Get a copy of the magazine to see just why we made them cover a full two pages. A hint? You’ll also get to read the the “Love Pie” poem that our own Emily hand lettered below, written by a childhood friend of Lara’s.
We just love the idea of using these monogrammed hankies from Bumblebee Linens as a way to mark seating and demonstrate some Southern hospitality. Tucked under each plate and accompanied by a stamped fork from Silverware Creations with each guests’ name, we were ready to feast!
Oh my. How gorgeous is the crust detailing on these pies?
We had a blast pairing each pie flavor with china that represented the pie’s “personality.” The key lime pair ranks among our favorites.
When it came to Texas, there was only one thing to do. We asked Elizabeth at Hardink Calligraphy to hand letter a plate with lyrics from a song close to every Texan’s heart. The little star cutouts as the crust only made this Texas two-step pie even cuter!
Rah, rah, Carolina! We adore the collegiate preppiness of this Carolina blue plate with its decadent dessert.
This Southern classic just kills me! We were so enamored with the sugary pecans, deep colors and beautiful details of this pie that we had to close the feature with a full page shot of it.
Don’t forget to get your copy right here. Just be warned: when you come across this feature in print, you’ll want to dig your fork right into the pages.
Now that y’all have seen our full bounty of pies, how about spreading some love with a giveaway? We’re thrilled to give some of our props from this shoot a new home, including rings from Mary John, bracelets from Georgie Jewelry and Alexis K Jewels, an adorable dipped cake server set that reads “Your love is sweet as a peach” from Jagged Edge Designs and the cute mini cake stand trio from Aedriel Originals!
To Enter: Leave a comment below telling us what your favorite pie is and which of these items you’d love to win.
Win: Five people will win the item of their choosing!
Good luck y’all!