I know y’all already love everything Chelsea from Southern Fried Paper touches, correct? (Yep, just check out our first Ultimate Southern Challenge, where her sweet tea escort cards were a finalist!) That’s why I just know you ladies are going to die over the inspiration shoot I have for you today. It’s 100% Southern, and 100% state fair inspired. What could be more perfect as we head into fall? (I don’t know about y’all, but I am DEFINITELY looking forward to the North Carolina State Fair, which opens on October 13!) Enjoy these lovely photos from N Barrett Photography, and read on for the story behind this fun shoot!
“Fall is here, which means everyone is gearing up for Fair season! We were so inspired by the fun and excitement of the State Fair of Texas that we created an entire styled shoot around it. We used a warm color palette of yellow, orange, pink and red throughout the design.
We built an awning to shade the sweets bar and decorated it with handmade paper pinwheels and bunting. Sugar Bee Sweets designed a delicious yellow buttercream cake, accented with cascading fondant ribbons. In addition to the pies, cake, and plethora of candy there were corn dogs, pretzels and popcorn for guests wanting to snack on something savory.
The head table was “picnic chic” with a red and white table cloth, hand painted plates, and stunning floral by Bows and Arrows. Tall glass pillars were filled with popcorn and topped with pomanders made of ruffled carnations and cymbidium orchids. Smaller arrangements of dahlias and chamomile were placed in paper wrapped vintage cans. Each cocktail glass had a pennant-wrapped paper straw that doubled as a place card and each plate was topped with a mini cherry or pecan pie.
The bride held an ombre Biedermeier ranunculus bouquet with vintage velvet ribbon and wore a three tiered tulle gown by Rosa Clara.
The playful save the date by Southern Fried Paper showcased a state fair classic: the corn dog. It was backed with red gingham. The invitation featured cheery yellow stripes and vintage typography.”
The vendors who brought it all together:
Stationery and Paper Decor: Southern Fried Paper // Photography: N Barrett Photography // Cake and Sweets: Sugar Bee Sweets // Floral: Bows & Arrows // Hair, Makeup, and Wardrobe Styling: Something You Makeup Artistry // Rentals: Ducky-Bob’s // Wedding Gown: Rosa Clara