After months of planning and emails and phone calls and placing orders and sketching ideas, to see the concepts we’ve dreamed about come to life — and then to share them with y’all — is nothing short of surreal. We couldn’t be more excited to kick off a few weeks of sharing the editorials that make up Southern Weddings Volume 7, starting with our peach orchard cover shoot from Tec Petaja and Hey Gorgeous Events. If you’ve already snagged your copy off store shelves or ordered it from our Shop, read along at home – there are tons more photos and details that we’re not sharing here! And P.S.: love the words that dot the print version? We teamed up with Tec’s talented wife, Chelsea, to offer a print that embodies the heart of this issue!
Lucky Luxe crafted this gorgeous peach invitation suite, complete with a chambray-inspired envelope liner.
These sweet bridesmaids were the shining stars of our shoot! Kayla (darkest hair) and Whitney (blond) are both newlyweds within the last few months!
Rhiannon from Hey Gorgeous Events pulled together a stunning collection of pink and peach dahlias for the bouquets and centerpieces, tucking in peach branches for extra texture!
We love the idea of monogramming shirts for the groomsmen as their thank you gift from the groom!
Monogrammed jam jars? Don’t mind if we do.
I love that the light changes in these photos as evening draws closer – it makes the scene feel pulled out of ordinary time, set apart for something magical.
For an eco-friendly twist, monogram a cloth napkin with each guest’s name – it will serve double duty as a favor and place card!
Up next: sweet behind-the-scenes photos from this shoot so you can see how we pulled it all together!
Photographer: Tec Petaja / Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab / Florals and Styling: Hey Gorgeous Events / Wholesale Flowers: Florabundance / Bouquet Ribbons: Sara Kate Studios and Frou Frou Chic / Hair Styling: Kate Bryan / Makeup Artist: Makeup For Your Day / Venue: Fearrington Village and Auman’s Orchard / Food: Fresh.Local.Good food group / Paper Goods: Lucky Luxe / Calligraphy: Holland Wilson / Ceremony Program and Custom Backdrop Art: Momental Designs / Bride’s Gown: “Aspen” by Anne Barge Blue Willow / Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale / Groom’s Suit: Jos. A. Bank / Groom’s Bow Tie: Mrs. Bow Tie / Chambray Napkins: Bloom Textile Co. / Napkin Embroidery: Gramercy Fine Linens / Fiddle Player: Tommy Edwards Bluegrass / Farm Table and Chairs: Party Reflections Raleigh / Flatware, China, and Glassware: Classic Party Rentals Raleigh / Stoneware Plates: Seagrove Pottery / Runners: La Tavola Linen / Candles: Creative Candles
Fresh.Local.Good food group is a delightful member of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!
So gorgeous!! I can’t wait to see it all in print!! :)
Thank you, Lauren! Grateful for your support!!
Goodness! What a sweet surprise to find this post live this morning my friends! Seeing all of these photos makes me so truly happy. The team who made this all happen should be so proud :) I know I am!
Grateful for you, my friend!
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