Southern Weddings

It was so fun to relive my and Lisa’s stay at the Salamander Resort on Tuesday! Our trip wasn’t all spa treatments and horseback riding, though – we were in Virginia to work! We met up with one of our favorite florists, Holly Chapple, and one of our favorite photographers, Katie Stoops, to pull together our bouquet feature for Southern Weddings V7. Our floral features have been inspired by a number of things in the past, including Southern states and different aspects of the South, but I dare say this one is our most fun yet.

Our day started with a visit to The Old Luckett’s Store out in the cow fields of Leesburg, VA. Anyone who has been to this vintage treasure trove and/or feels the same way I do about collected goodies knows how painful it was for me to walk briskly through all four floors, sticking to my list, instead of meandering from room to room for the rest of the day. We left with an armful of artifacts to complete our vision, and headed to Holly’s delightful home studio!

The rest of the day was really just the best kind of photo shoot dream. The weather was gorgeous, so we set up our shooting space outside in the garden, and the rest of the day was spent building bouquets, choosing ribbon, snipping branches and greenery from the yard, and composing images.

We even had a few helpers as Holly’s kids came and went! Miss Grace was particularly taken with the cotton bolls we were using, and asked us very sweetly if she could keep one after we were finished. We said yes :)

That’s it for today, but keep an eye on the instagram hashtag #MakingSouthernWeddings – we’ve been sharing the daily bits and pieces and tiny steps that somehow, over the course of a year, add up to a big, beautiful magazine!

P.S. We’re still looking for reader models for our Charleston and Nashville editorial shoots!

emily Written with love by Emily
2 Comments
  1. avatar Lisa reply

    Such a fun day!!

  2. avatar Kat reply

    This makes me even MORE excited for this issue!!! YAY!

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