I don’t know about you, but I love to get the backstory: the how and why and what-happened-next. For us, the backstory always involves a whole lot of heart and soul, hopefully no blood, usually tons of sweat (this is the South, after all), and on a very funny day, some tears. These editorials matter a lot to us — we believe they can help inspire and encourage you toward a wedding that truly celebrates your story, and becomes a platform to launch you into married life with joy and surety and the support and best wishes of your loved ones. Our shoot days are long, fun, and filled with talented people who also care very much about this mission. I hope you enjoy this peek behind the curtain! :)
We’re grateful to Rachel and Taylor from Blue Barn Photography, who graciously captured all of the action back in May!
Aimee of the Parlour Chapel is a budding and talented hand letterer! It was so sweet to be greeted by this chalkboard sign as we walked in. And as you likely saw in the magazine, her lettering also came in handy on our punch cup display – so grateful she was able to help us out in a pinch!
One of our favorite beauty gals of all time, Sam from LULA Hair & Makeup, was on hand to get our gals looking even prettier than everyday life.
I have about ten more behind-the-scenes photos of Mallory gazing thoughtfully at details and set-ups throughout the day, which makes me want to insert the crying-laughing emoji :) But truthfully, she was such a lovely, thoughtful partner throughout planning this editorial, and I’m grateful for all of her considered decisions!
Jess’ nails are spot-on, aren’t they? This was her first time at a shoot, and she was a natural — even producing bubbles from her trunk to occupy our flower girl towards the end of the day!!
See the finished images from this Southern Weddings V9 editorial right here, and in our magazine on newsstands around the South! (And, of course, in the Southern Weddings Shop!)