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I must say, y’all, I’m extra excited to share the behind the scenes of V7’s A Bushel and a Peck because this is by far the best my hair has ever looked at an editorial shoot! ;) It was such a blast to be on both sides of this shoot–one of our biggest of the year, with incredible vendors who flew in from across the country to take part, including our photographer, Tec Petaja, and florist/stylist, Rhiannon of Hey Gorgeous Events. Our Blue Ribbon Vendor, Nancy Ray Photography captured all of the magic that went on behind the scenes, from invitation styling and film rolling, to bug spraying and table setting!

Oh, how we love Fearrington! There are so many beautiful nooks and crannies in the gardens that we took full advantage of.

I just have to pause for a second because the photo below makes me smile so much–thanks for protecting me from mosquitoes, fiancé! :)

Spending time together and with friends doing something we love so much is one of the best things about shoot days. Kristin drove down from Virginia to be on hand, and Rhiannon flew all the way from Michigan to style and create the most amazing floral arrangements for us.

After wrapping up at Fearrington, we packed up in about five cars and headed an hour west to the perfect peach orchard we had selected. It was the loveliest setting for our table, plus a bunch of bride and groom portraits!

Ladder-less, Tec had to climb onto a very precarious stack of crates to photograph the food! We did our best to spot him and make sure he didn’t fall face down into the peach galette :)

The day ended the way all the best shoot days do: hot, sweaty, tired, and bugspray-scented, but overwhelmingly happy, grateful, and excited about creating something truly meaningful and inspiring. Stay tuned for more editorials coming up over the next few weeks, and don’t forget to order your copy of V7 here!

lisa Written with love by Lisa
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  1. avatar Kat reply

    Can’t wait to see it in V7!!:)

  2. avatar Kirsti reply

    When I interned with Brides of Oklahoma magazine, I remember shoot days ending pretty similar – hot sweaty and tired! It’s so rewarding seeing the beautiful creations after a hard days work!

  3. avatar Kyla Fetzner reply

    You look beautiful Lisa! I’m loving that y’all are sharing a look at the making of V7. One of my favorite behind-the-scenes photos is the one that shows the moment when Tec captured the cover shot :)

  4. avatar Rhiannon reply

    I love this post so much :) So much love and heart in one place!

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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!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Lauren @ Every Last Detail reply

    So gorgeous!! I can’t wait to see it all in print!! :)

  2. avatar Rhiannon reply

    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!

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Yeehaw, y’all!

And the gorgeousness continues with Part 3. I couldn’t let Marissa have all the fun of sharing Bridal Market 2013 with y’all, now could I? Catch up on Part 1 and Part 2 before digging in to this next round of beauty, starting with Ines Di Santo.

Ines Di Santo captivated our attention with her beautiful collection, inspired by what Ines considers one of Europe’s most romantic cities, Venice. The beautiful lines and decadent fabrics of these trumpet style gowns were accented by lovely lace and bead-work adornments.

I loved all the layers of organza in this next sweetheart ballgown. This romantic off-the-shoulder beauty garnered gasps from both Marissa and me. And of course, I loved the delicate bow detail.

And we got the great pleasure of snapping a photo after the show with our friend Kristy Rice. A fun surprise? Kristy designed the beautiful Iphone cases seen here.

From the Ines Di Santo show we dashed straight to the coffee shop around the corner because I was begging for a little burst of caffeine. Thankfully, Marissa and Kat agreed. With coffee in hand, we headed to Pier94 for Anne Barge.

I love these preshow sneak peeks that Kat Harris snapped. Y’all, these shows are masterpieces, and the girls come out one after the other. I can only imagine how crazy it is backstage during the actual show.

Yes! This is the lovely Ms. Anne Barge. We managed to snag a picture with her after the show. And I have to say, her dresses reflect her sweet disposition. She couldn’t have been more sweet or gracious when we introduced ourselves.

Aren’t these lovely deep Vs breathtaking, and the birdcage veils so posh? During the show, one of these lovely hair accents fell off, and the model gracefully caught it without missing a beat and continued down the runway! Her feat was definitely worthy of applause and cheers from the audience.

One of my favorite ‘trends’ that we saw during our time in New York were all the amazing gown back details. Doesn’t this floral illusion back just make you swoon? This collection was packed with flowing silk organza, lace, and delicate bows – perfect for a romantic Southern fete.

On to the ballet studio for the ice crystal inspired collection from Rivini! Rita Vinieris is the brilliant mind behind this delicate collection, which was inspired by the softness of snowflakes and the Ice Hotel in Sweden.

Accordingly, this collection was filled with beading and delicate embellishment. This stunning crystallized blouse was unlike anything else we saw on the runway. I love how it seems to shimmer in the light and add a sense of elegance and barely-there warmth. The girls retraced their steps so we got to see each dress up close, twice, which was a real treat.

Stay tuned for more Bridal Market adventures tomorrow as we head to our next stop! BIG huge thanks to Kat Harris for photographing all these beauties for us!

P.S. Which is your favorite gown so far?

kristin Written with love by Kristin
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  1. avatar Kate Collison reply

    Great coverage, ladies! I’m just loving the illusion details. Favorites include the cap sleeve, illusion neckline from Christos (first on the left) and the Deep-V illusion backs from Amsale (with a choice of embellishment or without? Lovely!) The Anne Barge collection has some beautiful illusion backs and even shoulders, too! Favorite gown so far? Illusion back from Amsale without embellishment. Clean, classic, so gorgeous. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

  2. avatar Madelynne Moulton reply

    Ms. Anne Barge has REALLY outdone herself! All of those dresses are stunning, but I especially love the 4th one down with the floral illusion back! Stunning!

    • avatar Kristin reply

      Madelynne! I couldn’t agree more. I loved every dress in the Anne Barge collection. And I agree that the detailed floral illusion back was stunning! It definitely took my breath away when she turned around, however, the second to last dress (blush with the deep V + ruffles + bow) was my favorite of the collection. Such gorgeous details and I loved the way it swooshed!!

    • avatar Madelynne Moulton reply

      Kristin: What did the front of it look like? It really is stunning!

  3. avatar Emily reply

    Alrighty, here are my picks for today! From Ines, I am loving the one with the lace shoulder as well as the blush colored one with the lace bateau neckline. From Anne Barge, I adore the simple one-shoulder number near the bottom. And from Rivini, my pick is the top one!

  4. avatar Kristyn M reply

    My three favorites all together in one post!!! Rivini is my fav but I’m just partial to them because they made my dress :)

  5. avatar Kat Harris reply

    Ines di Santo always seems to steal my heart. Her of the shoulder silk organza gown is my favorite!

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